Betty Feves Memorial Gallery Exhibit Schedule
2019-20 Academic Year
The Betty Feves Memorial Gallery is closed for the summer.
Barbara Martin: Between the Lines
Exhibit Dates: September 26 - October 24, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 26, 4:30-6:30pm
Medium: Acrylic paintings
Between the Lines features recent paintings by Barbara Martin completed during an artist residency at Brush Creek Ranch Foundation for the Arts in Wyoming. The exhibit shows the progression of her study and exploration of gestural painting, from developing a catalog of gestural marks, to creating one or more marks as individual paintings, and ultimately to producing a series of complete paintings incorporating gestural mark making.
Barbara has exhibited her work nationally receiving numerous awards, including the Juror’s Award in the national Dream show at Arc Gallery in San Francisco, Best in Show at Chico Art Center’s 2018 national juried exhibition, and a Blue Ribbon Award at the Lake Oswego 2018 Festival of the Arts. She also teaches art classes and is a certified creativity coach. Barbara grew up on three continents, has lived in twelve states coast to coast and moved to Hillsboro, Oregon about six years ago.
Artist’s website: https://www.barbaramartinart.com/
Image: Catalog 1, Acrylic on paper, 18” x 24”, 2018
Cyrra Robinson: Petrofloris: Taxonomy of The Other
Exhibit Dates: November 7 – December 5, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday November 7, 4:30-6:30pm
Medium: Stone and cast bronze sculptures
Petrofloris: The Taxonomy of The Other will fill the gallery with stone and cast bronze sculptures of otherworldly organisms inspired by two currently existing organisms: Cordyceps, a parasitic fungi, and Endoliths, an organism that has been found to live inside stone, coral, animal shells, and in the pores between mineral grains of rock. Sculptures range in size from 4 cubic inches to 1.5 cubic feet and showcase the various life and development stages of these imagined organisms. Surviving from trace minerals in rock like an Endolith, but having the parasitic, blooming personalities of Cordyceps, these species exist in various forms of stone, eventually taking over their host habitat and sprouting forth. Each piece acts as a specific bronzed specimen, somewhere between a lepidopterist's display and an exercise in alien taxidermy. From cracked open pieces of host rocks showing the early stages of gestation to the sprouted, flourishing adults, assorted examples of the many species' repetitive textures, organic elements, and intricate growth patterns are displayed.
Cyrra is a recent graduate of Evergreeen State College, receiving a Bachelore of Arts degree in Sculpture. She currently lives in Tumwater, Washington where she operates Cyrra Studios.
Artist’s website: https://www.cyrrastudios.com/
Image: Petrofloris #2, Cast Bronze and Stone, 10” x 7” x 15”, 2019
Watercolor Views in Different Hues
Exhibit Dates: January 9 - February 6, 2020
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 9, 4:30-6:30pm
Medium: Watercolor paintings
Watercolor Views in Different Hues will feature the work of seven watercolor artists from eastern Washington. Each artist brings their own unique perspective and techniques to fill the gallery with watercolor paintings representing a range of inspiration, from landscapes to animals and still lifes. The exhibit will also include educational posters about creating watercolor paintings.
Artists in the group show include: Joyce Anderson, Roy Anderson, Beverly Camp, Ellen Heath, Susan Owen, Susan Price and Colleen Reser.
Image: Joyce Anderson, Ashton Idaho Silhouette, watercolor, 25” x 25”, 2018
Shari Dallas: Recent Works
Exhibit Dates: February 13 - March 12, 2020
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 13, 4:30-6:30pm
Medium: Oil paintings
Painting with oils on Masonite, Shari works abstractly to explore the qualities of the medium itself and considers each painting a study of line and color. Yet through this process she captures the essence of the eastern Oregon landscape which has deeply influenced her work over the years. Shari has exhibited regionally, including the 2012 and 2013 Oregon State University Art About Agriculture invitational exhibits.
Shari graduated from Whitman College with a degree in Fine Arts and Education. She worked as a middle school art and elementary teacher for the Pendleton School District. She currently teaches classes at the Pendleton Center for Arts and resides in Pendleton, OR.
Image: Drifting I, Oil and Graphite on Masonite, 32” X 24”, 2018
Sara Everett: Mending Measures
Exhibit Dates: April 2 - 30, 2020
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 16, 4:30-6:30pm
Medium: Acrylic and thread on canvas
Mending Measures is a series of artworks that Sara created to capture and catalog endangered animals and corresponding endangered landscapes. Each artwork is accompanied by a label that identifies the conservation status, primary threat(s) and geographic location. Her technique involves a symbolic process of destruction—first she creates a painting on canvas, then tears the canvas into strips; the destroyed painting then becomes the fabric of something else as she stitches pieces together. The stitch work is a design element, but also integral to the work; these “mended” animals and landscapes have been recreated, but all are profoundly changed.
Sara received a Bachelor of Arts of Liberal Arts degree from Evergreen State College. Sara has exhibited her work internationally and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Seattle's Center on Contemporary Art. Sara lives in Seattle, WA.
Artist website: http://www.saraeverett.com/
Left Image: Desert Dry, Acrylic and thread on canvas, 29” x 24", 2016
Right image: Borrego Backslide, Acrylic and thread on canvas, 37” x 21”, 2016
Annual BMCC Student Art Show
Exhibit Dates: May 11 - 28, 2020
Opening Reception: Monday, May 11, 11am-1pm
Mediums: Ceramics, Painting, Drawing, Sculpture
The annual BMCC Student Art Show highlights the work of art students at BMCC. Work will be representative of the art courses offered at BMCC and will include a variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional pieces, including drawing, painting, sculpture and ceramics. Each year a local arts professional is invited to judge the show and select awards. Gallery visitors can also vote for the People’s Choice Award.
Image: BMCC Student, Maupin, acrylic, 11” x 14”, 2019