The Center for Visual Arts galleries at SOU give students and community artists the opportunity to show their current work. The CVA Galleries are coordinated by a student Gallery Director and Assistants. The Retzlaff Gallery is the white cube gallery with no windows and three blank walls for maximum hanging space. This gallery is perfect for installations and video. It is often reserved for BFA students to present their final body of work before graduating, but is also used by community and student artists depending on availability. The Thorndike Gallery is designated for local and out-of-state artists, as well as student work depending on availability. Abundant wall space and three panels near the floor to ceiling windows provide the gallery with natural light and high visibility to passerby. The Meyer Memorial, Art Department Chairs, and Boise-Cascade Galleries may be used for student artwork either in single, group or classroom exhibits. These areas are also used by local schools and selected community groups as an alternative space for their artwork.
Studio 151 is located at 151 N. Pioneer Street in Ashland and features mixed media sculptural art by Elizabeth York. Artwork includes: two books of spontaneous art therapy unwinding early trauma, a series investigating “time”, sacred geometry including the sri yantra, Buddhas composed in wall relief form and a variety of animals and birds. Recent work focuses on abstract sculptural figures. Open most First Fridays in 2019, and by appointment via email through the website. Other artists will show their work in the studio periodically. Check the website for a preview of the gallery and additional information regarding events. All proceeds from Elizabeth York’s art support Shine a Light, a 501(c)3 organization committed to raising awareness about, preventing and rehabilitating victims of sex trafficking locally and abroad. iwillshinealight.org