Past Exhibitions 2011

Image Sound Machines

Image Sound Machines: Observations, Experiments, and History of Image and Sound Machines

Opening reception: Thursday Nov 10, 5-7pm
Exhibition continues through Nov 17

This exhibition presents historic and current implementations of technology in the pursuit of experimenting with how images and sound are mechanically represented, manipulated and modified for expressive presentation. The exhibition includes three interactive installations by Evergreen faculty and alumni, current and historic animation and imaging toys, and more.

Contained Spiral by Tom Anderson

Tom Anderson
Contained Spiral
mixed media
36” x 25” x 1.5”

The Art of Living

Exhibition of Live Auction Art

Opening reception: October 18, 5 pm – 7:30 pm
Exhibition continues through November 3
The Art of Living fundraiser takes place November 6, 11 am

Since its start in fall 2009, the Art of Living fundraiser has brought together friends of The Evergreen State College to celebrate the College’s outstanding curriculum, with a special focus on visual art. While sharing harvest foods, conversation, and art viewing in Evergreen Gallery, attendees have participated in an auction of artworks and experiences created by other friends of Evergreen, including many faculty, staff, students, and alumni. All proceeds directly benefit student scholarships and Evergreen Gallery programs.

art of living graphic

This year for the first time, artworks donated for The Art of Living live auction will be on view in Evergreen Gallery during the three weeks leading up to the November 6th fundraiser.   Artists Include

Tom Anderson ’73; Greg Colfax, visiting faculty member; Joe Feddersen, Emeritus Faculty; Nikki McClure ’91; Anna McKee ’81, and many others.

The Art of Living fundraiser takes place in the Library Building at The Evergreen State College, Olympia. Visit to purchase tickets, get directions, for artist updates, and to view auction items.

Questions or special needs requests? Contact Erin Hanlon or call 360-867-6552

Thanks to our benefactor sponsor, Washington State Employees Credit Union.

Other sponsors include:

Olympia Federal Savings, Art House Designs, Heritage Bank, and Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters.

Pima Pinneaple Cactus Flower

Rhonda Nass, Pima Pineapple Cactus Flower

The Art in Science: Annual Exhibit of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators

Opening Reception with the artists:
Monday July 11, 2011, 7-9pm

Each year, the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators organizes a juried exhibition of its members' work. The exhibition brings together a body of work that not only presents the highest level of ability but also represents the variety of subject matter and rendering techniques that characterizes works in the field of illustration for science.

Exhibited works embody a cross section of style, media and subject matter, in black and white as well as in color.

From centuries-old pen and ink techniques to high-tech digital animations, this exhibition highlights some of the most exciting work being done in the science illustration community.

The exhibition will remain on view in Evergreen Gallery through October 5, by appointment during the summer. To schedule a viewing, please email or call gallery director Ann Friedman, contact info below.

Sponsored by the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Northwest Chapter; Savannah College of Art and Design; and the UW Professional & Continuing Education Certificate in Natural Science Illustration.

Additionally, Evergreen students are exhibiting field journals and drawings. Two college projects are featured: aquatic insect identification guide and field guide for the plants of the South Puget Sound prairies. Journal drawings are by Megan Porter, Matthew Prebus, Anne Schuster, images from the guides are by Joe Bettis, Lisa Hintz, Callie Martin.

Peace is Patriotic

Senior Thesis Exhibition: Heather Tauck, “Peace is Patriotic”

Opening Reception: Thursday May 26, 5-7pm

Exhibition continues through June 2 (also open morning of Graduation day, June 10)

For her senior thesis exhibition, Peace is Patriotic, Heather Tauck presents a blend of two dimensional and three dimensional fine art prints. Heather has folded the one thousand prints she created over the past nine months into origami cranes, and installed them throughout Evergreen Gallery. Through her art, Heather reflects on the ongoing quest for peace in a wartime economy and on how our everyday lives are transformed. This transformation hides under the surface of things – in order to reveal this subterranean alteration, Heather has militarized the paper cranes.

Heather works primarily in relief and screen printing techniques, and in this exhibition demonstrates a diversity of other print media as well.

Houser After the Dance

Allan Houser
After the Dance
14" h x 10" x 9"
Donation in Honor of Ellen and Bert Witt

Culture / Subculture

Opens Thursday April 21, 2011

Reception in the Gallery: 5 - 7 pm
Special screenings of Moving Image works in Library 2708, 5:30 and 6:40

Exhibition continues through May 17

To celebrate Evergreen Gallery's second anniversary in its current location, we present a two-part exhibition exploring the themes of Culture/Subculture.

Two- and three-dimensional artworks from The Evergreen State College Art Collection comprise one part. The other part highlights multi-media possibilities of the new space, showcasing moving-image works by Evergreen students, faculty, staff and alumni drawn from an open call juried process.

The exhibition includes paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture by

Diane Arbus, Marsha Burns, Salvador Dali, Judy Dater, Helmi Juvonen, Allan Houser, Michael Lavine, Jacob Lawrence, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Mary Randlett, Kiki Smith, William Wiley, and others.

Moving image works by

Karissa Carlson, Steve Davis, Stephen Friedrick, Corinne Hughes, Lisa Hurwitz and Garrett Swanson, Michael Lopez, Matthew McMillan, Nicholas Nerburn, Shaw Osha, Guy Weltchek


Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books

Joe Feddersen Panorama

Joe Feddersen, Panorama, color reduction linocut, relief printing

Two Locations

In Evergreen Gallery

Continues through April 7, Mon-Tue 10am - 5pm; Wed-Thu noon - 4pm

In Daniel J. Evans Library

During Library open hours

This exhibition investigates the power of small-scale artists’ books to challenge their readers with grand, powerful, urgent, and poignant content. Exhibition Coordinator Hui-Chu Ying, Professor, Myers School of Art, University of Akron, was interested in exploring how “The miniature invites the viewer into a personal and intimate relationship. With attention drawn to the significance of the seemingly insignificant, the momentousness of the miniscule is magnified, thus instilling monumental value.”

Professor Ying asked artists to create small editions of books that are no more than 4” x 5” x 1” when closed, any length, width, and depth when opened. Three-dimensional forms were encouraged but weight could not exceed one pound. The books range widely in terms of ideas and mediums, including intricate drawings and complicated structures, beautiful poems and humorous texts, incredible imagination and creativity. Artists used a wide variety of print and book making techniques, from traditional relief, intaglio, lithography, screen printing, to the newest digital printing processes; from the traditional to unconventional materials and innovative approaches. In addition to books from the USA, the exhibition includes books from Korea, Japan, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Spain, India, Pakistan, the UK, Canada, Mauritius, and Argentina.

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