Spring Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries

Please join the CVA Galleries for the opening receptions for the following: High Yellow Redbone Blues, Jae Lamar, BFA Thesis Exhibition Unity, SOU Students and Community, Group Exhibition Best of the Best, Students of the Rogue Valley High Schools, Group Exhibition Opening Reception: Friday, April 5th, 2019, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Refreshments provided Exhibition Dates: Art Building: April 5th, 2019 – April 18th, 2019 FRINGE: April 23rd -April 28th Marion Ady Building: April 5th, 2019 – April 26th, 2019 Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building): High Yellow Redbone Blues Jae Lamar BFA Thesis Exhibition With a title derived from two epithets for biracial people, this show illustrates my identity as an artist straddling two very different cultures. It’s a reflection on my experiences with mental health, race, gender roles and child-rearing, and how they’ve been influenced by my family (split between Republic, Washington and Charleston, South Carolina). Through this work I have realized that I am not “two halves” of one thing, but one whole “something else”. Thorndike Gallery (Art Building): Unity SOU Students and Community Group Exhibition U·ni·ty Noun The […]

Winter Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries

Please join the CVA Galleries for the opening receptions for the following: Still Lives, Justin Berry, Solo Exhibition   Herstory, Women’s Resource Center, Group Exhibition Layering Responses, Clee Ferris, Paige Gerhard, & Anna McGrath, Group Exhibition The Making of: Blindspot, Ben Gradel, Solo Exhibition Infinite Recursion, Kate Womak, Solo Exhibition Inked, Printmaking Class CVA, Group Exhibition   Opening Reception: Friday March 1st, 2019 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Refreshments provided Exhibition Dates: March 1st – March 22nd, 2019 Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building): Still Lives, Justin Berry, Solo Exhibition For Still Lives, Justin Berry has composed two virtual still lifes, each the same, comprised of the same objects, as part of another inquiry into the passage of time in imaginary worlds.  Visitors to the gallery can reach out over two empty pedestals and touch the virtual objects, pushing them around and making them speak or sing or whisper, bringing them to life in ever evolving, and never fully predictable, ways.   Thorndike Gallery (Art Building): Herstory, Women’s Resource Center, Group Exhibition Em·pow·er·ment, noun: the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights. Students and community of all identities […]

Winter Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries

Please join the CVA Galleries for the opening receptions for the following:   it doesn’t look like paradise, Cara Despain, Solo Exhibition Sculpt It, SOU Sculpture Class, Group Exhibition Don’t Say Your Heart’s Not In It, Jae Lamar, Solo Exhibition Sadhana, Patrick Winfield Vogel, Solo Exhibition Medford Photography Collaboration, Lindee Newman & Collaborators, Group Exhibition   Opening Reception: Friday, January 11th, 2019, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Exhibition Dates: January 11th – January 25th, 2019   Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building):  it doesn’t look like paradise, Cara Despain, Solo Exhibition These paintings are pure carbon from burnt debris collected from the recent, extremely intense fires in California. These transformer explosion-induced fires leveled entire towns and burned thousands of acres in minutes. These events point to the larger phenomenon of increasingly severe and prolonged fire seasons in the western states–both in wildlife-urban interface zones and in back country areas. Landscape painting has long sought to idealize territories, often for expansionist purposes and this was particularly true in the American context. The paradises depicted in the paintings were both harbingers of the consequences to follow and denials of the realities of colonization, resource extraction, […]

Fall Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries

Please join the CVA Galleries for the opening receptions for the following: kōan, M.a.z., Solo Exhibition   Acts of Gradual Progression, Sheila Lam & Bridget Quinn, Group Exhibition   Feminine Strength, Madeleine Farmer, Clee Ferris, & Syd Rvinsky, Group Exhibition Interphalangeal Florals, Megan Ross & Syd Rvinsky, Group Exhibition Spoon Theory, Milo Sunday Violet (they/them/theirs), Solo Exhibition Sketch, Introduction to Drawing Students, Group Exhibition Opening Reception: Friday, November 2nd, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Exhibition Dates: November 2nd – November 29th, 2018   Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building):  kōan, M.a.z., Solo Exhibition   Presenting a series of photographed scenarios, encountered spontaneously while moving through public spaces, that produce “silent illuminations”- correspondences between human viewer, as subjective principal, and human-less site, as objective focus. By meditating on these images, one may recognize their own presence idling within.  Further contemplation awakens insight into the “non-duality of subject and object,” or the sound of one hand clapping.   Thorndike Gallery (Art Building): Acts of Gradual Progression, Sheila Lam & Bridget Quinn, Group Exhibition   Acts of Gradual Progression is about longings to create genuine connections through vulnerability and creative exploration. Over the course of 6 months, Sheila Lam […]

Fall Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries

Please join the CVA Galleries for the opening receptions for the following: Capturing Motion, Lindee Newman, Solo Exhibition Treasures of the Backroom, Curated by Madeleine Farmer & Paige Gerhard The Tiny Art Show, SOU Students, Alumni & Community Members, Group Exhibition Sam Marroquin: Social Conscience, Sam Marroquin, Solo Exhibition Altered Exposure, Anna McGrath, Solo Exhibition   Opening Reception: Friday, July 6th, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibition Dates: July 6th – September 21st, 2018   Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building):  Capturing Motion, Lindee Newman, Solo Exhibition Capturing Motion challenges the photographic ideal of clear, stoic imagery. The blurring, “imperfect” photographs have allowed a certain vibrance to come across… An energy that adds a dimension of continuance. Instead of a moment frozen in time, these photographs retain the motion and exertion of a past action. Each motion is specifically accentuated by the lighting. The lighting helps to suspend the motion and highlight the core of each action taken.   Thorndike Gallery (Art Building): Treasures of the Backroom, Curated by Madeleine Farmer & Paige Gerhard Treasures of the Backroom reflects SOU’s educational history, particularly within the Art Department. Chosen based on color and aesthetic, the subjects […]

Summer Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries

Please join the CVA Galleries for the July First Friday and the opening receptions for the following: Andrew Youngblood, Entering the Infinite, BFA Thesis Exhibition    Taylor Sayles, Seasons, Solo Exhibition   Jessica Lee Findleton, Lacy River Botanicals, Solo Exhibition Paige Gerhard, Pour, Puddle, Smear, Crinkle, Solo Exhibition  Ben Gradel, Sanitary Flow, Solo Exhibition Sam Schuh, Tree Friend, Capstone Exhibition   Opening Reception: Friday, July 6th, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibition Dates: July 6th – September 21st, 2018   Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building):  Entering the Infinite, Andrew Youngblood, BFA Thesis Exhibition   Andrew Youngblood’s work is centered around the interaction between the binary opposition of control and chaos. In his thesis exhibition, he hopes to illustrate the constant tension between these polarized forces, and instill a heightened awareness in the viewer of their relative position amidst this balance. The large scale drawing is a manifestation of both extremes, and his interpretation of how these forms, in their isolation and intersection, can be represented through mark making.   Thorndike Gallery (Art Building): Seasons, Taylor Sayles, Solo Exhibition   Seasons depicts the emotion and drama from one model throughout a variety of photo sessions. With this series, I […]

Spring Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries

Please join the CVA Galleries for the June First Friday and the opening recpetions for the following: Andrew Youngblood, Entering the Infinite, BFA Thesis Exhibition    Keaton Garnett, Dialectical Existence, BFA Thesis Exhibition SOU Students, Annual Juried Student Art Show, Group Exhibition Matthew Spurlock, Silhouette Forest, Capstone Exhibition   Opening Reception: Friday, June 1st, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibition Dates: June 1st – June 15th, 2018   Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building):  Entering the Infinite, Andrew Youngblood, BFA Thesis Exhibition   Andrew Youngblood’s work is centered around the interaction between the binary opposition of control and chaos. In his thesis exhibition, he hopes to illustrate the constant tension between these polarized forces, and instill a heightened awareness in the viewer of their relative position amidst this balance. The large scale drawing is a manifestation of both extremes, and his interpretation of how these forms, in their isolation and intersection, can be represented through mark making.   Thorndike Gallery (Art Building):  Dialectical Existence, Keaton Garnett, BFA Thesis Exhibition The work surrounds the concept of dialectics, the reconciliation of conflicting or opposing ideas as simultaneous truths. These truths being experiences that either create connection to one’s self as well as […]

Spring Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries

Please join the CVA Galleries for the May First Friday and the opening recpetions for the following:   Elizabeth King, 65° over 55°, BFA Thesis Exhibition    Caitlin McMorris, You’re Fine, Capstone Exhibition Paige Gerhard, Intentional Chances, BFA Thesis Exhibition Miranda Redhead, Haunted Hearts: Of Laments and Love, Capstone Exhibition Madison Reames, Exploring Self Identity: A Color Study, Solo Exhibition James Montes De Orca, Narrative of Hands, Solo Exhibition Jazmine B. Heard, Stars and Stripes, BFA Thesis Exhibition   Opening Reception: Friday, May 4th, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibition Dates: May 4th – May 23rd, 2018   Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building):  65° over 55°, Elizabeth King, BFA Thesis Exhibition   Through my artwork, I want the viewer to understand the experience of what it is like to live in a modified world. By including larger than life paintings, sculpture, and video, the scale gives a sense as to how overpowering one event may have been. My work visits recurring themes of stiffness in mobility, as well as the emotional stress of the life alterations I coped with at a young age.   Thorndike Gallery (Art Building):  You’re Fine, Caitlin McMorris, Capstone Exhibition My work holds a certain campy weight that […]

2018 Oregon Fringe Festival at the CVA Galleries

GET TO KNOW THE ARTISTS!  Left Edge Collaboraitve Studio, Ashland, OR, Retzlaff Gallery     Ruth Lantz, Portland, OR, Thorndike Gallery  Ashley Clasby & Dr. Wilkins-O’Riley Zinn, Ashland, OR, Boise – Cascade Gallery  Out of True, Pacific Northwest College of the Arts M.F.A. Candidates, Portland, OR, Art Department Chairs Gallery    Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibition Dates: April 24th – April 29th, 2018   Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building):  Left Edge Collaborative Studio, Ashland, OR   Left Edge Collaborative Studio, led by SOU faculty member David Bithell, is comprised of students from the Studio Art and Emerging Media and Digital Arts (EMDA) programs. Utilizing a wide range of skills including 3D modeling, fabrication, social media, documentation, coding, robotics, and music composition, this team of artists develops large-scale projects in interdisciplinary arts and technology.   Thorndike Gallery (Art Building):  Ruth Lantz, Portland, OR  Ruth Lantz received her Master’s in Visual Studies from the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) in Portland, OR. She has been featured in galleries at the University of Illinois at Chicago, PNCA, Washington State University Vancouver, Lower Columbia College (Longview, WA), Linfield College (McMinnville OR) and Governors State University […]

Spring Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries

Please join the CVA Galleries for the opening recpetions for the following:   Dewy, Past, Present, Future, BFA Thesis Exhibition    Sherry Amoore, Affinity, BFA Thesis Exhibition Reba Crawford Hayes, It Hurts, Until it Doesn’t, BFA Thesis Exhibition Kendal Cermak, Art Through Learning, Capstone Exhibition Madelyn Zarraonandia, Untitled, Solo Exhibition Sierra Burt, Climate Change Contemplations, Capstone Exhibition   Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 11th, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibition Dates: April 6th – April 20th, 2018   Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building):  Past, Present, Future, Dewy, BFA Thesis Exhibition   This work represents my life experiences, past, present and future. I use paint, paper and tulle to express the history of my plans that have been steady and those that have gone array. Color helps to echo the feelings I have when looking at these time periods. My viewers can see their own feelings and patterns playing out with the texture in each painting and hopefully reminisce on their own lives.   Thorndike Gallery (Art Building):  Affinity, Sherry Amoore, BFA Thesis Exhibition My photography reveals and celebrates the intrinsic beauty of human emotion in intimate moments. I focus on the authentic nature of affection and explore the raw and tender expressions of deep […]

Winter Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries

Please join the CVA Galleries for the March First Friday and the opening recpetions for the following: Kaylee Vanek, Divulge, BFA Thesis Exhibition    SOU Students, Faculty, & Community Members, Women in Action, Group Exhibition Reba Crawford Hayes, Kelsey Goldman, Jazmine B. Heard, Manya Orescan, & Ellie Peck, Poetry in Sink, Group Exhibition Ryan Evangelisti, Lost Places, Solo Exhibition Ben Gradel, Adventure in Motorcycling, Solo Exhibition Tristan Perrotti, Heartache, Solo Exhibition   Opening Reception: Friday, March 2nd, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibition Dates: February 23rd – March 21st, 2018   Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building):  Divulge, Kaylee Vanek, BFA Thesis Exhibition   This work discusses interaction between person and everyday articles. Using video as my canvas, ceramic medium highlights the surface of common objects to make visible a transfer of information. Motion and contrast meet a constructed experience to slow moments and preserve certain occurrences. It is my intent to give us insight into our own reality and to ultimately celebrate the mundane.    Thorndike Gallery (Art Building):  Women in Action, SOU Students, Faculty, & Community Members, Group Exhibition Women in Action celebrates the differing identities of women, in addition to their lived experiences and activism within society.   Meyer Memorial Gallery (Marion […]

Winter Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries

Please join the CVA Galleries for the February First Friday and the opening recpetions for the following: Haley Summerfield, Of the Body, BFA Thesis Exhibition    Southern Oregon Fine Arts Students Club, Sofa Art, Group Exhibition Dewy, From Within, Solo Exhibition Sherry Amoore, Framily, Solo Exhibition Madeline Scannell, Interaction, Solo Exhibition SOU Figure Painting & Drawing Methods Class, Figure Forms, Group Exhibition   Opening Receptions: Friday, January 19th, 2018 & Friday, February 2nd, 2018 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibition Dates: January 19th – February 14th, 2018   Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building):  Of the Body, Haley Summerfield, BFA Thesis Exhibition   My work is visually exploring and recording the relationship people have with their bodies. Using a camera to perform interviews and using clay to capture points of connection while answering questions, it is my intent to create a dynamic and safe place for people to engage with the conversation surrounding the topic of body politics.   Thorndike Gallery (Art Building):  Sofa Art, Southern Oregon Fine Arts Students Club, Group Exhibition Sofa Art is a series of multimedia artworks in which students come together to talk about art, and to create art.   Meyer Memorial Gallery (Marion Ady Building): From Within,  Dewy, Solo Exhibition […]

Winter Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries

The CVA Galleries do not have any current exhibitions due to Winter Break. Stay tuned for new and exciting artwork being shown beginning in January of 2018!

Fall Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries

Please join the CVA Galleries for the November First Friday and the opening recpetions for the following: A Light That Never Goes Out, Aimee Dahlin, BFA Thesis Exhibition    My Studio, Danielle Olsen, Capstone Exhibition Natural States, Kelsey Goldman, Solo Exhibition Lessons, Dewy Burton, Solo Exhibition Transcendence, John Cimperman, Community Member Exhibition Rainbow Warriors, Sherry Amoore, Solo Exhibition   Opening Reception: Friday, November 3rd, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibition Dates: November 3rd – November 29th, 2017   Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building):  A Light That Never Goes Out, Aimee Dahlin, BFA Thesis Exhibition   This series takes the complex topic of intimate partner violence and attempts to expose the rawness and pain which is often kept hidden. In these pieces, it felt important to keep a quality of beauty that is ever present through even the harshest of circumstances – a light that never goes out. It is meant to be shocking, beautifully distorted, and to be reminiscent of cyclical punishment and redemption.   Thorndike Gallery (Art Building):  My Studio, Danielle Olsen, Capstone Exhibition Welcome to My Studio, a place where the mind goes to simply exist. With a combination […]

Fall Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries

Please join the CVA Galleries for the October First Friday and the opening recpetions for the following: Project 562 Campus Collection, Matika Wilbur, Community Member Exhibition The Tiny Art Show, SOU Students, Faculty, and Rogue Valley Community Members, Group Exhibition   Opening Reception: Friday, October 6th, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibition Dates: October 6th – October 25th, 2017   Retzlaff and Thorndike Gallery (Art Building): Project 562 Campus Collection, Matika Wilbur, Community Member Exhibition Matika Wilbur, a leading young photographer from the Pacific Northwest (Tulalip and Swinomish Tribes), has traveled more than 100,000 miles in the United States over the past five years, acquiring extraordinary portraits and remarkable narratives in her quest to visit and photograph people from every federally recognized sovereign Native American tribe (562 at the start of her project, now 567). Project 562 examines the Indian image across socioeconomic and intergenerational spectrums, from tribal to hardcore urban, traditional elders to enduring teens. The Project 562 Campus Collection features 15 of Wilbur’s Native American portraits, accompanied by stirring narratives from select sitters. Matika Wilbur, photography (Courtesy of artist)   Meyer Memorial, Art Department Chairs, Boise-Cascade, and JELD WEN Galleries […]