Past Exhibitions 2012

Faith Ringgold, Tar Beach 2 Image

Faith Ringgold, Tar Beach 2, 1990,
multicolored silkscreen on silk plain weave,
printed cotton plain weave, other fabrics,
66” x 67”, produced at The Fabric Workshop
and Museum, Philadelphia, in an edition of
24 with artist proofs.

Honoring Faith

October 8 - November 30, 2012

Honoring Faith is an exhibition of art quilts celebrating the life work of Faith Ringgold; artist, author, educator and quilt maker. In addition to Ringgold’s editioned quilt, “Tar Beach 2”, the exhibition includes 28 quilts made by artists from throughout the U.S.: Gwendolyn Aqui,Carol Beck, Sherry Boram, Bisa Butler, Carolyn Crump, Adriene Cruz, Ife Felix, Marjorie Diggs Freeman, Laura Gadson, Myrah Brown Green, Peggie Hartwell, Sylvia Hernandez, Sonji Hunt, Shani Jamila O’Neal, Jacqueline Johnson, Arlene Kweli Jones, Viola Burley Leak, Carolyn Mazloomi, Dindga McCannon, Ed Johnetta Miller, Pixeladies, Susan Sato, Latifah Shakir, Carole Staples, Rita Strickland, Sherry Whetstone-McCall, Trish Williams, Sauda Zahra.

The exhibition was organized and circulated by The City College of New York - Arts and Culture in the Office of Government and Community Affairs.

Senior Thesis Exhibitions

Opening reception Thursday, May 17, 5-7 pm
Exhibition continues through June 15 (limited hours June 11-15)

Highlights of Elephant Evolution Image

Marina Gagarina
Drawings for animated film Highlights of Elephant Evolution 2012
pen and ink on printer paper

The talent and dedication of five graduating seniors is being celebrated in an Evergreen Gallery exhibition. Karissa Carlson, Natalie Erickson, Mary Elizabeth Evans, Marina Gagarina, and Corey Johnson were selected from among a strong group of applicants to participate in Senior Thesis Projects. The artists work in various media: painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, photography, and animation.

Ink on Paper: Prints from Simmelink / Sukimoto

Reception: Thursday April 12, 5-7 pm 6 pm: discussion with Doris Simmelink and Chris Sukimoto Exhibition dates: April 9 - May 2

Simmelink Sukimoto Editions has been printing and publishing works on paper in limited editions for 25 years. Since relocating to Olympia three years ago, Doris Simmelink and Chris Sukimoto continue to work in close collaboration with artists from around the U.S. With many years of printmaking experience, deep understanding of the artistic process, and exquisite ability with technique and problem-solving, Doris and Chris create a supportive work environment where the artist’s vision can best be translated into finished print.

This exhibition includes prints and artist books created using intaglio and woodcut processes. Artists include: Edgar Bryan, Vija Celmins, Charles Garabedian, Alex Katz, Robert Mangold, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Paul Mogensen, Thomas Nozkowski, Laura Owens, Monique Prieto, Martin Puryear, Ruth Root, Robert Therrien.

Gathering Together: The Art of Danielle Bodine, Adriene Cruz and Alonzo Davis

Opening reception with Artists in attendance: Friday February 3, 5-7pm, Exhibition continues through March 13

These three artists combine varied materials and techniques to create lush, vibrant, potent artworks. Weaving, stitching, tying, painting, collaging, sculpting, and more, with natural and manufactured materials - from bamboo, shells, and leaves to printed papers and fabrics, mirrors, and talismanic objects - Bodine, Cruz and Davis communicate about their many experiences as mature artists who are devoted family and community members. The artworks speak through associations of the materials and processes themselves, the manner in which they’re combined (sometimes along traditional lines, sometimes nontraditionally), the artists’ diverse cultural heritages and personal histories. While some of their artworks are hung on the walls, none of them are strictly 2-dimensional, and some seem to spring into life.

For more information on the artists, visit these web sites:
Danielle Bodine -
Adriene Cruz -
Alonzo Davis -

Exhibition and programming made possible by generous support from the President's Diversity Fund and the Evergreen State College Foundation.

Cultural Connections

December 7, 2011 - January 18, 2012

Reception for the Artists: Friday Dec. 9, 5-7 pm, Artist talk by Herman Pi’ikea Clark

wolf and raven red and black blend

Peter Boome, Camaraderie, 2011, serigraph

The vision of the Longhouse as a gathering place for people of all cultural backgrounds is celebrated in Cultural Connections, a collection of artworks that honors the diversity of indigenous arts and cultures in today's world. The exhibition features art by lead artists Marwin Begaye (Navajo), Peter Boome (Upper Skagit), and Herman Pi'ikea Clark (Kanaka Maoli), along with Northwest artists who participated in printmaking workshops led by Marwin Begaye and Peter Boome.

Participating artists include

Kristina Ackley (Oneida), Kayeri Akweks (Mohawk), Ron Alphonse (Cowichan), Bobbie Bush (Chehalis), Lara Evans (Cherokee), Louie Gong (Nooksack), Jeremiah George (Squaxin Island), Laura Grabhorn (Tlingit), Bonnie Graft (Muckleshoot), Michael Holloman (Colville), Charlene Krise (Squaxin Island), Tina Kuckkahn-Miller (Ojibwe), Greg Lehman (Squaxin Island), Linley Logan (Seneca), Alex McCarty (Makah), Kris Miller (Skokomish), Margie Morris (Tlingit), Paul Nicholson (Legacy Art Gallery), Erin Oly (Studio Technician), Ruth Peterson (Peterson Art Gallery), Yvonne Peterson (Chehalis), Lillian Pitt (Warm Springs/Wasco/Yakama), Arlen Speights (Houma), Andrea Wilbur-Sigo (Squaxin Island), and James Youngs (Squaxin Island).