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”.

black flag

Thorndike Gallery (Art Building):


SOU Students and Community

Group Exhibition



  1. The state of being united or joined as a whole.
  2. The state of forming a complete and pleasing whole, especially in an artistic context
  3. A thing forming a complex whole.

Due to the 50th Anniversary of SOU’s relationship with the Universidad de Guanajuato, the CVA Galleries is hosting a show in commemoration of that relationship. Our theme this year is unity. Supporting the tie between both universities, the students and community of SOU have come together to celebrate what makes us unified.

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Marion Ady Building:


Best of the Best

Students of the Rogue Valley High Schools

Group Exhibition
Each year, for more than 40 years, high schools in the Rogue Valley choose their 10 best pieces of student artwork to be showcased in the Best of the Best Student Art Show. Sponsored by school districts and Southern Oregon University Youth Programs, this competition provides students with the experience of a professionally juried gallery show, an all-day Student Art Seminar and a chance at being awarded a ‘Best in Show’ blue ribbon.


Attached photos:

  1. Jae Lamar, Black Flag, monoprint on felt
  2. La Universidad de Guanajuato, La Universidad de Guanajuato logo, digital
  3. Madeleine Farmer, BOB Boise Cascade Gallery, Photography