Schneider Museum of Art Winter Exhibitions

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From Ignorance to Wisdom An exhibition in collaboration with Southern Oregon University’s Center for the Humanities Campus Theme: From Ignorance to Wisdom. Curated by Blake Shell, Executive Director of Disjecta, Portland, OR.             January 24th – March 16th, 2019 Opening Thursday, January 24th 5:00pm-7:00pm with a Members and Volunteers VIP preview from 4:00pm-5:00pm. Featuring: Robert Arellano David Bithell Cody Bustamante Miles Inada Robin Strangfeld Ryan Kitson Maria de Los Angeles Adam Batemen   Treehave Gallery: Suds Ur Duds / Fermentation Elastic Solo exhibition by Ryan Kitson January 24th – March 16th, 2019 Opening Thursday, January 24th 5:00pm-7:00pm with a Members and Volunteers VIP preview from 4:00pm-5:00pm.

Schneider Museum of Art Fall Exhibitions

Featuring work by Vija Celmins, Judy Pfaff and Ed Ruscha, Patrick Collier, Carl Diehl and Susan Murrell

Schneider Museum of Art Summer Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions Summer 2018 On View: Wednesday June 6th – Saturday, September 8th Private Opening Reception: Saturday, June 2nd to coincide with the Museum Gala. RSVP Required Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, Casta Paintings Douglas Melini, When the Moon Hangs on the Wall: Landscapes, Seascapes, and Abstracts Esther Ruiz, Hyperion Karla Wozniak, I Often Dream of Mountains   Heiter Gallery: Image caption: Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, Mulata, Ink on Tyvek Collage, 80×40 inches, 2017 Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, Casta Paintings Anchored in feminism, my work is informed by North and South American cultural forms that become fused together. My practice is a bicultural and trans-cultural experience; it speaks of difference and opposites. I grew up in Colombia and migrated to the US when I became an adult. Today, I make art in two languages dealing with the curious and extraordinary experience of roaming between these two worlds. Yet, there is an important piece of myself rooted in Colombia. I create visual expressions dealing with hybridity and syncretism that has taken place since the conquest of the Americas which is replicated and experienced in the migration process. I am currently creating a visual novel comprised of paintings, sculptures and mixed media that together, and in different […]

The Animated Image

The Schneider Museum of Art’s Spring exhibition The Animated Image is in collaboration with the Ashland Independent Film Festival. The exhibition is co-curated by SMA Director Scott Malbaurn and AIFF Artistic and Executive Director Richard Herskowitz. This exhibition features artists: Matt Bollinger Chris Doyle Rick Silva Stacey Steers Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 11th, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. On View: April 12th through May 12th, 2018 RoxyAnn Winery will pour wine at our opening reception for the exhibition. Image Caption: Chris Doyle. Still from Swell, 2017. 4K Digital Animation. Edition of 5 + 2AP. 10:12 minutes. Score by Jeremy Turner, performed by Flux Quartet. Sound design by Owen O’Neill. Image courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco.

Winter Exhibitions at the Schneider Museum of Art

Exhibitions on View: January 19th – March 17th 2018 Opening Reception: Thursday, January 18th 5:00 – 7:00 PM Anna Gray & Ryan Paulsen, Between the Beginning and the Middle  Maria de Los Angeles, Transcending Myths  Betty LaDuke, Social Justice Continued  Storm Tharp, Fierce Last Stand *image: Betty LaDuke, Standing Rock Water Protectors, Acrylic on shaped panel, 2017

Fall Exhibitions at the Schneider Museum of Art

Loren Munk, “The Pollock Matrix” (2009) oil on linen, 20 x 30 inches

Nathaniel Meade and Loren Munk, both from Brooklyn, NY and the late Clifford Wilton, who lived and worked in Ashland, OR, to present solo exhibitions alongside Highlights of the Permanent Collection this fall.

Summer Exhibitions at the Schneider Museum of Art

Amir Fallah, Adventure Awaits, 2016 Acrylic, colored pencil and collage on paper mounted to canvas 60 x 96 inches

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the Schneider Museum of Art is presenting solo exhibitions of four artists who have achieved high recognition in the art world: Tofer Chin, Amir H. Fallah, Ryan Schneider, and Liz Shepherd. The exhibition will be on view through September 9, 2017.

Convergence: Digital Media and Technology

Vanessa Renwick, Medusa Smack, 2012, MOV file, screen, rugs, pillows, 66 x 86 inches.

Schneider Museum of Art presents Convergence: Digital Media and Technology in collaboration with the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) and the Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF).

Trolley Fun, Exhibitions, Student Open Studios, and Book Reading this First Friday

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On First Friday, 3/3, Allaboard Trolley will shuttle patrons from 5:00 to 10:00 PM to 3 stops: the Schneider Museum of Art, A Street between 5th and 6th Streets, and the Plaza.

The Schneider Museum of Art Utilizes New York/London Curator to Present Work by SOU Creative Arts Faculty

Max Reinhardt, Nightmarks, 2016, digital print, 30"x 40", detail

The Schneider Museum of Art presents Shapes of Curiosity, the SOU Creative Arts Faculty Exhibition curated by Kelly Worman to complement the SOU Center for the Humanities Campus Theme.

The Schneider Museum of Art Showcases Work by Noteworthy Women Artists

Polly Apfelbaum, Lover’s Leap III, 2004, Monoprint, 47 x 47 inches

The Schneider Museum of Art is excited to present a new exhibition, Art on Paper: 10 Women Artists from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation featuring the works of ten internationally renowned female artists.

October at the Schneider Museum of Art

David Eckard, Rail (heraldry veil), 2016, Steel, fabric, painted wood, and ribbon, 72 x 108 x 12 inches

The Schneider Museum of Art will be extending its part of Portland2016: A Biennial of Contemporary Art until Saturday, October 15. This summer, the Museum was one of 25 venues across the state participating in this exhibition organized by Disjecta Contemporary Art Center and artist-curator Michelle Grabner. The Portland Mercury proclaimed Portland2016: A Biennial of Contemporary Art as “Oregon’s Biggest Art Show Ever.” At the Schneider Museum of Art venue, the exhibition features five diverse, contemporary artists working in Oregon. The artists exhibited in this show – Mike Bray, David Eckard, Giles Lyon, Brenna Murphy, and Storm Tharp – work in a variety of mediums and have created rich work that will engage visitors.

Later in October, the Schneider Museum of Art will present Art on Paper – 10 Women Artists from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation, featuring the works of ten internationally renowned female artists. This exhibition will show prints by Polly Apfelbaum, Jennifer Bartlett, Louise Bourgeois, Ann Hamilton, Louise Nevelson, Judy Pfaff, Kiki Smith, Pat Steir, Sarah Sze, and Barbara Takenaga.

Schneider Museum of Art is a Portland2016 Biennial Venue

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The Schneider Museum of Art is gearing up to be a part of Disjecta Contemporary Art Center’s groundbreaking Portland2016: A Biennial of Contemporary Art curated by Michelle Grabner. The Museum is one of twenty-five different exhibition spaces across the state of Oregon that is showing works this summer. Works by: Mike Bray, David Eckard, Giles Lyon, Brenna Murphy and Storm Tharp.

In Scene: The Schneider Museum of Art Collaborates with Ashland Independent Film Festival

Laura Heit, Two Ways Down, 2016, Drawn animation installation

The Schneider Museum of Art presents In Scene, a group exhibition of eight artists who explore the state of the natural world in modern times through video, installation, site-specific outdoor installation, sculpture, and photograms. Participating artists include Adam Bateman, Anna Daedalus, Kerry Davis, Tannaz Farsi, MK Guth, Rashawn Griffin, Laura Heit, and Jesse Sugarmann. Laura Heit is presented in collaboration with the Ashland Independent Film Festival. In Scene is on view through Saturday, June 11. Museum hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Winter Exhibition Features Oregon Artists Selected by New York/Wisconsin Curator

Tia Factor, The Farm, 2014, Oil and acrylic ink and spray paint on wood, 32 x 40 inches.

This winter, the Schneider Museum of Art presents Exploring Reality, an exhibition curated by Shane McAdams and Scott Malbaurn that consists of nine artists who delve into and explore reality to complement the Southern Oregon University (SOU) campus theme. The participating artists work in many mediums, including painting, printmaking, installation, and sculpture.  The community is invited to the opening reception of Exploring Reality on Thursday, January 14, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. SOU’s Center for the Humanities has assembled a series of academic events throughout the year to investigate the theme of exploring reality with the goal “for the campus and our larger community to engage in rigorous intellectual conversations about this challenging subject, informed by the latest research, scholarship, and insights from a wide variety of perspectives.”  The Schneider Museum of Art is happy to collaborate with them this term to provide the insight of artists and curators. By working with an outside curator, Shane McAdams, who is based in Wisconsin and New York, the Schneider Museum of Art is not only bringing great art from the state of Oregon to our region, but bringing national exposure to these […]

November Happenings at the Schneider Museum of Art

Douglas Melini, Growing Fragrant, 2013, Acrylic on canvas with hand-painted frame, 53.5 x 45.5 x 1.75"

The Schneider Museum of Art’s current exhibition, Breaking Pattern, highlights several generations of artists from coast to coast whose works investigate and advance the discourse around pattern, optical, and perceptual abstract painting. The exhibition features recent paintings by seven American artists: Gabriele Evertz, Anoka Faruqee, Michelle Grabner, Gilbert Hsiao, Douglas Melini, Brian Porray, and Michael Scott. Breaking Pattern coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Museum of Modern Art’s seminal exhibition, The Responsive Eye, curated by William C. Seitz. The curators of Breaking Pattern are respective artists themselves. The Museum presents in its Treehaven Gallery With You in Constant Conversation, an exhibition featuring two works: Sweet Like Candy to My Soul by Rossana Martinez and Zero-Sum by Matthew Deleget. November Events at the Schneider Museum of Art First Friday at Southern Oregon University – Friday November 6 This First Friday, the Schneider Museum of Art is making parking and visiting all the galleries easier and fun!  On November 6, the Museum will extend its hours to 8:00 PM.  In the buildings adjacent to the museum, patrons can visit the students’ open studios and the Center for the Visual Arts exhibition spaces. […]

The Schneider Museum of Art’s Fall Exhibition Breaking Pattern

Douglas Melini, Untitled, 2014, Oil and acrylic on canvas with hand painted frame, 25.5 x 21.5 x 1.75 inches.

This fall, the Schneider Museum of Art (SMA) will present Breaking Pattern, an exhibition curated by Matthew Deleget and Rosanna Martinez of the Brooklyn-based gallery Minus Space. The exhibition will highlight several generations of artists from coast to coast whose works investigate and advance the discourse around pattern, optical, and perceptual abstract painting. The community is invited to the opening reception of Breaking Pattern on Thursday, October 1 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. The Museum will show the works of seven artists: Michelle Grabner, who co-curated the 2014 Whitney Biennial and will curate the next Portland Biennial exhibition; Gabriele Evertz, whose artwork is included in the public collections of the Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art among others; Anoka Faruqee, an associate professor at the Yale School of Art; Gilbert Hsiao, who has received awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation; Douglas Melini, who received a painting fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts; Brian Porray, whose most recent exhibitions include Abstracted Visions: Information Mapping from Mystic Diagrams to Data Visualizations at Cerritos College Art […]

Chuck Close: Face Forward Showing at the Schneider Museum of Art this Summer

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The Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University is pleased to announce an important exhibition, Chuck Close: Face Forward – from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation, which will be on view from Friday, June 19 through Saturday, September 5, 2015. There will be a public opening reception featuring wines generously donated by Eliana Wines, and music by Modern Prometheus Jazz Company, on Thursday, June 18, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Chuck Close: Face Forward – from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation was made possible through a generous loan from the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation. The show features a comprehensive range of works by this revered American artist. Highlighted in this exhibition are a wide array of Close‘s etchings, linocuts, lithographs, screen prints, woodcuts, and paper-pulp multiples. This exhibition was organized and curated by Erika Leppmann, Director, Schneider Museum of Art, Oregon Center for the Arts, Southern Oregon University. Chuck Close, one of the most influential artists of our time, earned his reputation by continuously reinventing portraiture.  He developed his signature style in the late 1960s when he painted his […]

June Offerings at the Schneider Museum of Art

Spring Exhibitions on View through Saturday, June 6 Currently on view at The Schneider Museum of Art (SMA) are four thought-provoking exhibitions.  The shows include installations by Marlene Alt and Garrick Imatani created in response to the “site” of the landscape, history, and culture of the Rogue Valley, as well as work by Sang-ah Choi produced during her month-long artist residency at Southern Oregon University.  The Museum also features the vibrant silkscreens of Sister Corita Kent, an activist artist who utilized images from popular culture in her prints. The exhibitions are on view through Saturday, June 6, 2015. Chuck Close Exhibition Opens Thursday, June 18 Chuck Close: Face Forward – from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation, will be on view from Friday, June 19 through Saturday, September 5. There will be a public opening reception on Thursday, June 18, from 5 to 7 PM. Chuck Close, one of the most influential artists of our time, earned his reputation by continuously reinventing portraiture.  He developed his signature style in the late 1960s when he painted his first self-portrait enlarged to a monumental scale.  Since then, he has […]

Schneider Museum of Art Spring Exhibitions

Sang-ah Choi, About beautiful painting and painting beautifully_ landscape #5, 2015, Acrylic, pen, molding paste, masking tape, glitter, sticker and resin on wood panel, 19.5” x 8.5” x ½”

The Schneider Museum of Art (SMA) is presenting four thought-provoking exhibitions that include installations by Marlene Alt and Garrick Imatani created in response to the “site” of the landscape, history, and culture of the Rogue Valley, as well as work by Sang-ah Choi produced during her month-long artist residency at Southern Oregon University.  The Museum is also featuring activist artist Sister Corita Kent’s vibrant silkscreens made from the 1950’s through 70’s. The exhibitions are on view from April 3 through June 13, 2015. The Museum’s Main and Treehaven galleries feature Southern Oregon Site Project installations by Garrick Imatani and Marlene Alt. This project, funded in part by The Ford Family Foundation, Roseburg, is designed to support the development and presentation of new art by Oregon artists. Garrick Imatani’s installation reflects his interest in the history of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a 1930’s government program employing millions of people, including many artists, during and after the Depression. Imatani is working with the imagery of Diego Rivera’s mural, The Making of a Fresco Showing the Building of a City, which is in the San Francisco Art Institute. Rivera’s work had a […]

Baker’s Dozen: SOU Creative Art Faculty 2015 and New Works: SMA Collection 2012-2014

Cody Bustamante, 2013, charcoal, conte, on paper, 11" x 14"

Baker’s Dozen will showcase the diverse and engaging works of the Southern Oregon University Creative Arts faculty. New Works: SMA Collection 2012-2014 will feature works by national and international artists newly represented in the Museum’s collection.  The exhibitions will be on view from January 12 through March 14, 2015.  Regular Museum hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. A special opening reception with the artists featured in Baker’s Dozen will be held on Thursday, January 15, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.   Revealing a wide range of approaches and disciplines, Baker’s Dozen includes recent works by David Bithell, Cody Bustamante, Miles Inada, Peg Sjogren, Robin Strangfeld and visiting professors Rene Allen, Brooks Dierdorff, Summer Ventis, and Ben Waterman. A series of talks by the artists, readings by Creative Writing faculty Kasey Mohammed, Robert Arellano, and Craig Wright, and lectures by Professors Melissa Geppert and Warren Hedges will enrich the exhibition. The dates for the free presentations are as follows: Thursday, January 22, 5:30 PM, Brooks Dierdorff Thursday, January 29, 5:30 PM, Summer Ventis Thursday, February 5, 5:30 PM, Melissa Geppert Thursday, February 12, 5:30 PM, Cody Bustamante Thursday, February 19, 5:30 PM, Craig Wright, Kasey Mohammad, Bobby Arellano Thursday, February […]

Selections from PORTLAND2014: A Biennial of Contemporary Art

Modou Dieng & Devon A. VanHouten-Maldonado, Tranquillo, 2014, Mixed media, partial view

The Schneider Museum of Art Announces New Exhibition: Selections from PORTLAND2014: A Biennial of Contemporary Art The Schneider Museum of Art (SMA) is celebrating its participation in Southern Oregon University’s new Oregon Center for the Arts by presenting a year of Oregon artists.  As part of this celebration, the Museum is excited to show Selections from PORTLAND2014: A Biennial of Contemporary Art, a major exhibition that surveys the work of Oregon visual artists who are defining and advancing the contemporary arts landscape.  The exhibition will be showing from Friday, October 3 through Saturday, December 6, 2014 with an opening reception on Thursday, October 2 from 5:00 TO 7:00 PM. PORTLAND2014: A Biennial of Contemporary Art was conceived of and produced by Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland, Oregon and curated by Amanda Hunt.  Founded in 2000, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center builds ambitious programs that promote artists and engage communities. (To learn more, visit disjecta.org ) SMA Director Erika Leppmann worked with curator, Amanda Hunt, and Disjecta Director, Bryan Suereth, to organize the Biennial for the fall exhibition at the Schneider Museum of Art. Curator Hunt visited nearly 50 studios and reviewed over […]

Colorful Summer Exhibitions and FREE Family Days

Royal Nebeker, Victory Without Witness, 2013 oil & collage on canvas 88" x 80"

A Colorful Summer at the Schneider Museum of Art Royal Nebeker: An Artist’s Journey Recent Additions to the Permanent Collection: Andy Warhol Silkscreens Opening Reception Thursday, June 19, 5:00 – 7:00 PM Featuring Artist’s Gallery Talk with Royal Nebeker at 5:30 PM Exhibition on View Friday, June 20 through Saturday, September 6 The Schneider Museum of Art is excited to present colorful, energetic, and engaging exhibitions this summer.  Royal Nebeker: An Artist’s Journey and Recent Additions to the Permanent Collection: Andy Warhol Silkscreens will open Thursday, June 19 and will be on view through September 6, 2014. Royal Nebeker: An Artist’s Journey features the beautiful figurative paintings and collages of Royal Nebeker. Nebeker received his MFA from Brigham Young University and continued his art studies in Norway, where he became deeply influenced by the work of Edvard Munch.  Nebeker’s painting also reflect his engagement with Abstract Expressionism.  He currently resides in Astoria, Oregon, and he has held residencies and has exhibited widely throughout the world.  Royal Nebeker: An Artist’s Journey is sponsored by Miller Paint Company. Nebeker’s exhibition of paintings will be complemented by Recent Additions to the Permanent Collection: […]

Two Great Events this Week at the Schneider Museum of Art!

Avantika Bawa, Flood.Control, 2014, Paint, wood, graphite, hardware, rock

Avantika Bawa, Flood.Control Installation Artist, to Speak at SOU and Vocalist Christine Williams to Perform “Sounding the Gallery” Thursday, May 1, 2014 Lecture: 5:30 PM, Meese Auditorium Performance: Immediately after the Lecture, Schneider Museum of Art On Thursday, May 1 at 5:30 PM, the Schneider Museum of Art is presenting a lecture by Avantika Bawa, whose installation, Flood.Control, is featured in the Museum’s current exhibition, 3.  In Flood.Control, Bawa uses the history and geography behind the formation of Emigrant Lake as the conceptual underpinning of her installation. Immediately after the lecture, Vocalist Christine Williams will perform “Sounding the Gallery” in Avantika Bawa’s installation space. Avantika Bawa is an artist, curator, and Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Washington State University in Vancouver, WA.  She is “interested in transforming the act of drawing into sculptural gestures that react formally and also conceptually to architectural spaces and their history.” Vocalist Christine Williams, SOU Department of Music Faculty believes that music and art occupy unrelated dimensions of time and space.  Those boundaries will be erased as Williams performs “Sounding the Gallery” inside Avantika Bawa’s installation, Flood.Control.  Since Bawa’s installation about Emigrant Lake fills […]

3 – Featuring Heidi Schwegler, Avantika Bawa, and Matt McCormick

Heidi Schwegler, Separation Anxiety_03, 2014, Pillow, paint, 7” x 12” x 15”

3 Heidi Schwegler, Visibility Near Zero Avantika Bawa, flood.control Matt McCormick, The Great Northwest For its spring exhibitions, the Schneider Museum of Art is presenting the first of a two-part exhibition of the Southern Oregon Site Project, generously supported by The Ford Family Foundation.  The project features two installations created in response to the site: the Museum, Southern Oregon University, and the greater Rogue Valley. Avantika Bawa, an artist, curator, and Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Washington State University, Vancouver, WA, is “interested in transforming the act of drawing into sculptural gestures that react formally and also conceptually to architectural spaces and their history.” In flood.control, Avantika Bawa uses the history and geography behind the formation of Emigrant Lake as the conceptual parameters from which her installation has been created. As an artist, Heidi Schwegler states that she “is drawn to the peripheral ruin, modifying discarded objects in order to give them a new sense of purpose.”  Her latest installation, to be premiered at the Schneider Museum of Art, is entitled Visibility Near Zero.  She earned her MFA from the University of Oregon and is Associate Chair of the […]

Home: Shelter and Habitat in Contemporary Art

Robert Minervini, One Percent Efficiency, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 48” x 72”

The Schneider Museum is Pleased to Announce its Premier Exhibition for 2014 Home: Shelter and Habitat in Contemporary Art Showing January 10 – March 15 For most of us home is a personalized place of comfort, privacy, and security. Inside its walls we create spaces that reflect who we are and what is important to us. We also take refuge and respite from the rest of the world in these enclosures, believing in the safety that four walls and a roof can offer. In Home: Shelter and Habitat in Contemporary Art, 28 artists have deconstructed their meanings of home and assembled their concepts through photography, painting, sculpture, and video. The result is engaging art that invites us to rethink our notions about the places we live. To sculptors Sasha Petrenko and Gina Tuzzi, home is not a fixed unit, but a nomadic dwelling that can be brought with us wherever we go. Ari Salomon’s photographs provide intimate views of the interior of his great aunt’s apartment where she lived for 30 years. In contrast, Henry Wessel’s photographs are taken from a voyeur’s perspective. His haunting exterior shots leave us to imagine […]

Join in on the fALL ARTS FESTivities at the Schneider Museum of Art

Willie Cole, From Water to Light, 2012 Recycled 16 OZ. P.E.T. Bottles

As part of Southern Oregon University’s fALL ARTS FEST/2013 presented across the campus from September 30 through October 5, the Schneider Museum of Art is opening three thought-provoking exhibitions.  The Museum will feature noted African American artist Willie Cole with From Water to Light, an installation made of recycled water bottles, and additional sculptures, The Traveler and the Housewife: Deluxe Edition, drawings and vessels created by Daniel Duford during his artist residency at SOU, and Black Manifold, a program of short videos curated by Avantika Bawa and Greg Minissale.  An opening reception will be held Thursday, October 3 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, and the exhibitions will be on view starting Friday, October 4 during the Museum’s regular hours of 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Saturday. From Water to Light features Willie Cole’s newest artistic obsession: water bottles.  With this material he redefines recycling as reincarnation, repurposing over 10,000 recycled water bottles to create chandeliers and rooms filled with a spiritual aura.  According to Cole, “From Water to Light pays homage to the natural feminine forces of water, light, and air, and to the earth itself.”  The installation consists […]

Opening Thursday – Betty LaDuke: Celebrating Life

Betty LaDuke, Africa: After the Rain, 2009, acrylic on wood panel, 46” x 25”

Join the Schneider Museum of Art in celebrating Betty LaDuke’s life of making art – sixty-five years of creating drawings, paintings, and sculptures that embrace cultural understanding throughout the globe.  Betty LaDuke will be honored at the opening reception of her exhibition, Betty LaDuke: Celebrating Life on Thursday, June 27 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.  At the opening, patrons will have the opportunity to meet LaDuke and sample delights from Inti Latin Soul Cantina and Restaurant and Panaderia Del Pueblo Mexican Bakery.  South Stage Cellars is generously donating and pouring wine at the event.  The festivities will be enlivened with music by the Rhythm Kings. Betty LaDuke, an artist and professor emerita at Southern Oregon University, has had a remarkable career traveling and sketching images of rural life across the world.  She has received numerous awards for her work and has exhibited throughout the United States.  LaDuke states that her “sketches, prints, acrylic paintings, and shaped wood panels often embrace the following themes: spiritual traditions that connect us to our past, present, and future; honoring the earth—plowing, planting, and harvesting; peace that brings an end to conflict and war; and […]

Fighting Men, Vanessa Calvert, and Summer Camp!

Jack Kirby, Captain America #211, page 1, 1977, Inker: Mike Royer, pen and brush and ink on Bristol board, 15 x 10 in. Courtesy of Aaron Noble and Jenette Goldstein. ™ & © Marvel and Subs.

Fighting Men: Golub, Voulkos, and Kirby To create Fighting Men: Golub, Voulkos, and Kirby, curator Daniel Duford pulled together three seemingly disparate artists who worked with different media and were part of different genres. “Jack Kirby (1917-1994), Leon Golub (1922-2004), and Peter Voulkos (1924-2000) occupy alternate dimensions—their achievements are chronicled in different art histories, each with its own priorities.” However, Duford was interested in exploring the work of these three artists because “they were all immersed in discredited mediums and subject matter—they rooted around in the mud of history and myth, emerging with their own muscular and ham-fisted approach to their respective materials.” Duford conceived of Golub, Voulkos, and Kirby within the theme of Fighting Men because of the violence and power that pervades their works. “The specter of violence and the consequences of power animate this exhibition—raw power emanates from the artwork,” states Duford. Leon Golub’s cautionary paintings depict the violence stemming from political power gone awry. Peter Voulkos’ ceramic pieces are the result of the powerful strength involved in punching great slabs of clay together to arrive at an object of beauty. Jack Kirby’s historically significant comic illustrations […]

Faculty Show and Mark Applebaum

Come and see the Schneider Museum of Art’s show, Seeing 8, featuring work by the Southern Oregon University Art Faculty. Featured artists include Marlene Alt, David Bithell, Cody Bustamante, Miles Inada, Kathleen Murney, Peg Sjogren, Robin Strangfeld, and Tracy Templeton. The exhibition will be on view through March 16, 2013. Mark Applebaum, The Metaphysics of Notation Southern Oregon University\’s Department of Performing Arts and Schneider Museum of Art present a series of concerts, talks, and an exhibition by acclaimed composer Mark Applebaum of Stanford University. Dubbed \”The Mad Scientist of Music\” by TED.com, Applebaum composes and performs music that breaks the rules: he has written a concerto for florist, composed a work for three conductors and no players, created immense graphic musical scores, built wild sound sculptures, and is an accomplished jazz pianist. The Applebaum Jazz Piano Duo – Sunday, March 10, 7:30 PM, SOU Music Recital Hall, $15 general, free for students with I.D. The Applebaum Jazz Piano Duo is a two-piano, four-hand, twenty-finger, multi-generational ensemble featuring Bob Applebaum and his son Mark Applebaum. They have concertized from California to Tunisia since their official formation as a duo in […]

Selections from Portland2012: A Biennial of Contemporary Art

The Schneider Museum of Art (SMA) at Southern Oregon University is excited to present an inspiring exhibition that is a major survey of work by Oregon visual artists who are defining and advancing the contemporary arts landscape. The exhibition will be showing from Friday, September 28 – Saturday, December 8, 2012 with an opening reception on Thursday,September 27, 5:00 TO 7:00 PM. Patrons are encouraged to visit frequently this fall as artwork will be rotating during the exhibition. Portland2012: A Biennial of Contemporary Art was conceived of and produced by Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland,Oregon and curated by Prudence F. Roberts. It is the second installment of the biennial-following Portland2010,curated by Cris Moss-in an ongoing survey of contemporary art practice in Oregon. SMA Acting Director Erika Leppmann worked with curator, Prudence Roberts, and Disjecta Director, Bryan Seurath, to select a group of artists from the Biennial for the fall exhibition at the Schneider Museum of Art. Prudence F. Roberts, currently an instructor of art history at Portland Community College, served as curator of American Art at the Portland Art Museum from 1987 to 2000. Curator Roberts reviewed 280 applications […]

Jewels of the Navajo Loom: The Rugs of Teec Nos Pos / Paintings: Eva Lake

Exhibition runs June 28 – September 8, 2012. Opening reception on Thursday, June 28, 5-7 pm. RoxyAnn Winery is generously donating and pouring at the reception. Over three-dozen rugs woven by Navajo weavers between 1910 -1950, are on loan from the Ruth K. Bellikove Collection. Named for the trading post in NE Arizona where the weavers sold their work and shopped for food and sundries, Teec Nos Pos rugs are characterized by complex multiple borders. Often long and narrow, the rugs tend to be bold with outlined geometric elements. Various influences are visible in the Teec Nos Pos designs, from Oriental carpets to Plains Indian beadwork. Though no one is certain how these influences came about, the weavings were designed to tempt both the tourist and home furnishing markets. “My goal in painting is to create an experience you feel as opposed to a composition you read”. And that experience is one of pulsating optical vibration in serial works of Portland-based artist, Eva Lake. Constructed of alternating lines and color, and changes in value and hue, Lake\’s subtle blending of paint keeps the viewer engaged with the entire canvas or […]

The Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photography

“The Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photography” explores new and innovative approaches in photography. This exhibit will be on display from May 10 through June 16, 2012. Aperture Foundation has organized this traveling exhibition and includes the works of artist Ellen Carey, Barbara Kasten, and Silvio Wolf. The opening reception will be May 10, 5:00pm-7:00pm.

Narrative, Mechanism, and the Digital Thread

The museum exhibition is titled “Narrative, Mechanism, and the Digital Thread” and will be on display from March 16 to April 28, 2012. This exhibit includes the works of artist David Bithell, Ali Momeni,and Jenny Vogel. The opening reception will be FRIDAY, March 16, 5:00pm-7:00pm with a performance by visiting artist Jenny Vogel. Vogel will present an Artist Talk on Thursday, March 15, 5:30pm-6:30pm in the Meese Auditorium, Art Building.

SEVEN rethinking ceramics

Exhibition opens on Thursday, January 12, and runs through Saturday, March 3, 201. Seven contemporary artists working in ceramics question the history, function, role and materiality of the medium. This is done through various means, some of which include reinventing and contextualizing the figurine, working with multiples and addressing the history of minimalism, and making impermanent objects and temporal experiences. Artists in the exhibition include: Tsehai Johnson, Denver, CO. Hoon Lee, Grand Rapids, MI. Jae Won Lee, Lansing, MI. Justin Novak, Vancouver, BC. Matthew Scheatzle, Oakland, CA. Brendan Tang, Nanaimo, BC. Julie York, Vancouver, BC.

Mi Linda Soledad: Emilio Lobato | Felt to Steel: Ellen Wishnetsky-Mueller

Emilio Lobato: Mi Linda Soledad (My Beautiful Solitude), paintings and prints. This exhibit is curated by Tariana Navas-Nieves and organized by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Ellen Wishnetsky-Mueller: Felt to steel, sculptures The current exhibits will be on display through December 6, 2011.