Lori Ohman Heckman, Viewer’s Choice Award Winner 2019
2021 Fine Art Postcard Exhibition – Leave No Trace
January 4, 2021 - February 5, 2021
Live Streamed Receptions and Virtual Online Bidding
Opening reception: Friday, January 8 (5:00 – 7:30 pm) – Live Stream – Auction Opens
Closing reception: Friday, February 5 (5:00 – 7:30 pm) – Live Stream – Live Auction Original Artwork Opens
*All auctions end Sunday, February 7th at 9pm.
How to Register for the Online Auction:
- Make your way to the registration page here. (This page can also be reached from the auction portal (linked above) by pressing the “getting started button”)
- Click 'Create Account'
- Start to set up your account with an email and password You will receive an email to confirm your account
- Click the link to verify your account Finish setting up your account (check spam)
- Click the green gavel that says 'Start Bidding'
- When the auction is open, you will receive an automated ‘Welcome’ text with your bidder link.
- After clicking the link, select the package you wish to bid on.
- You can Bid the next increment or Bid More than the next increment. If you choose to Bid More you can choose to set your Max Bid. If your max bid is the highest, the system will automatically bid in your favor until you are outbid or until the silent auction closes.
- To "watch" a package, select the star icon on the package.
- If you’re out-bid at any point before the silent auction closes, you will receive a text message.
- To view packages you are bidding on, click the menu button and select Bids.
- To view packages you are watching, click the menu button and select Favorites.
- Once the auction closes, the guest with the highest bid will win. Under the Bids area you can check your winning packages.
How to Make an AppointmentSchedule an Appointment
Before you come to the Leonor R. Fuller Gallery please visit spscc.edu/covid-19.
Gallery Appointment Hours:
Monday - Friday 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Contact the Leo Fuller Gallery
Monday - Friday 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The Fine Art Postcard Exhibition is an annual event that brings the local creative community together under one theme. The 2020 theme is “LEAVE NO TRACE”. Postcard sized original artworks, created by artists of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds, will be sold through silent auction. Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit The Gallery. All are invited to join the creative celebration!
Academic 19-20 Exhibitions
Sep 2–27, 2019
Fri, Sep 27, 4:30-6:30 pm
New work by South Puget Sound Community College art faculty and staff including Sean Barnes, Joe Batt, Liza Brenner, Colleen Gallagher, Nicole Gugliotti, Lisa Mellinger, Dan Meuse, and Bruce Thompson.
["Dougie" by Liza Brenner, Professor of Art]
What Lies Beneath:
Photographs by Melinda Hurst Frye & Sculptures by Cyrra Robinson
Oct 7–Nov 1, 2019
Opening Reception/Artist Talks:
Fri, Oct 11, 4:30-5:30 pm
Melinda Hurst Frye is a Seattle-based artist whose work and approach aim to create curious representations of the ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest through capturing images using both flatbed scanners and cameras in order to achieve a specific viewpoint, both technically and conceptually. Cyrra Robinson is an Olympia-based artist whose bronze and stone sculptures explore the spaces between the fantasy and reality of our natural world to discover and highlight where they most intersect.
["Underneath" by Melinda Hurst Frye & "Cornu Brachysiphon: Perithecia Stage #1" by Cyrra Robinson]
Stay: New Work by Eun-Kyung Suh
Nov 11–Dec 13, 2019
Opening Reception/Artist Talk:
Fri, Nov 15, 4:30-6:30 pm
Eun-Kyung Suh is a Full Professor of 3D art at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. By definition, a wall is a continuous vertical brick or stone structure that encloses or divides an area of land. In the modern historical era, a wall evokes multiple simultaneous emotions and connotations. A wall divides regions or countries not only physically but also ideologically or prevents the influx of people from one country to another. Eun-Kyung Suh presents new work of diaphanous silk walls with transferred maps of areas and lost homes along the Green Line of the Israeli West Bank Wall. Eun-Kyung Suh hopes to symbolize the lost lives of the people affected by this arbitrary configuration.
["Stay" by Eun-Kyung Suh]
2020 Fine Art Postcard Exhibition
Jan 10–Feb 7, 2020
Fri, Jan 10, 4:30-7 pm
Fri, Feb 7, 4:30-7 pm
The Fine Art Postcard Exhibition is an annual event that brings the local creative community together under one theme. The 2020 theme is "POWER TOOLS." Postcard sized original artworks, created by artists of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds, will be sold through silent auction. Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit The Gallery. All are invited to join the creative celebration!
Sponsored by Nineveh and Dingle Bay Art.
["Wrestling Hares," Viewer's Choice Award, Joe Batt]
Native American Art Exhibition
Feb 17–Mar 20, 2020
Fri, Feb 21, 4:30-6:30 pm
A themed exhibition, shaped and selected by Native guest curators, which engages viewers and the community celebrating the arts and culture of our Native community members. The exhibition will highlight work by Native artists, adult and youth from local and regional tribes, and Native artists from other locations who now live in the area.
Sponsored by Nisqually Tribe.
["4th Grade History Class" by Whess Harman]
Mar 30–May 1, 2020
Fri, Apr 3, 4:30-6:30 pm
Award winning artists from the 2019 Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition, selected by juror Dawna Holloway, are invited back to show new work in this group exhibition. Participating artists include, Marilyn Frasca, Hart James, Irene Osborn, Jay Shepard, Julia Szten, and Gail Ramsey Wharton.
["Something About Syria" by Marilyn Frasca]
May 11–15, 2020
Fri, May 15, 4:30-6:30 pm
SPSCC art students, led by a visiting artist, will participate in a multi-session workshop that culminates in an exhibition of the work in The Gallery. Students will experience all aspects of a collaborative project, including planning, production, installation, and presentation.
[2019 Beginning Ceramics Student installation with interdisciplinary artist Joe Seymour]
15th Annual SPSCC Student Art Exhibition
May 25–Jun 19, 2020
Fri, May 29, 4:30-6:30 pm
South Puget Sound Community College's art faculty selects outstanding work created by students in studio art classes during the 2019-20 year. Works include ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, digital photography, mixed-media, 2D and 3D design exercises, and sculpture. A continuous slide show of student work is also included in the exhibition.
Sponsored by Olyphant Art and Media and SPSCC Bookstore.
["The Succulent Man," Poster Award, by Christian Morrison]
Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition
Jul 6–Aug 21, 2020
Thu, Jul 9, 4:30-7 pm
Artists residing in Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, and Wahkiakum counties are invited to submit work in any media for review by a guest juror and possible inclusion in the exhibition. Purchase prizes and honorable mention prizes will be awarded. Award winners will be invited to exhibit together during the next exhibition season.
Sponsored by April Works.
["Fisherman's Home, South China Sea" by Jennifer Lauer]
Monday, October 5, 2020 - Friday, December 11, 2020
A Celebration of Black Artists in the Olympia Community - Curated by Thresea "Momma Tee" Yost.
Open Calls for ArtPostcard Show 2021 Call for Entries
"Leave No Trace"
Submission Deadline: Monday, December 7, 2020
The Fine Art Postcard Exhibition is an annual event that brings the local creative community together under one theme. The 2021 theme is “Leave No Trace”. Postcard-sized (4”x6”) original artworks, created by artists of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds, will be sold through silent auction. All proceeds support gallery programming.
*This years’ auction will be virtual and live streamed for the opening and closing receptions. More details to come.
> $5 entry donation for each entry.
> Artwork must measure 4 by 6 inches and be on a stiff material, such as matte board, cardstock, foam core, thin wood panel or canvas board.
> 3-Dimensional artwork must not exceed 6 inches in any direction and must have a stable base and be free standing.
> Artwork must not be framed or matted.
> Name of artist on the back of each piece.
> Artwork, artist contact information, and $5 entry fee (cash or check payable to “SPSCC Foundation”) may be mailed or hand delivered by appointment only to:
c/o Sean Barnes
The Gallery at The Kenneth J Minnaert Center for the Arts
South Puget Sound Community College
2011 Mottman Road SW
Olympia, WA 98512-6292
Gallery Appointment Hours: Monday - Friday 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Contact the Leo Fuller Gallery Monday through Friday 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-596-5527
> Exhibition opens in the gallery and online – Monday, January 4, 2021
> Silent auction begins – opening reception Friday, January 8, 2021 (5:30 – 7:30pm)
> Silent auction ends – closing reception Friday, February 5, 2021 (5:30 – 7:30pm)
To drop off or mail your entry fee:
c/o Sean Barnes
The Leonor R. Fuller Gallery
South Puget Sound Community College
2011 Mottman Rd. SW
Olympia, WA 9851
About the Leonor R. Fuller Gallery
The Leonor R. Fuller Gallery at the The Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts offers a diverse range of visual arts exhibitions and programs to enrich the educational experiences of students and the community. The Leonor R. Fuller Gallery is 1200 square feet. The walls are white and made of drywall backed with 3/4-inch plywood. There is an 11-1/2 foot high Unistrut grid system with track lighting throughout, and the gallery is wired for media art. Gallery map and dimensions »