Winter Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries Round 2

Please join the CVA Galleries for the opening receptions for the following:


Duality of Discomfort and Beauty, Capstone Exhibition 

Places and Spaces, Rafael Ordorica Rea, Solo Exhibition 

Portrait Slam 2019, Curated by Travis Toll, Group Exhibition

Hurt Me, Heal Me, Maeve Payne, Solo Exhibition 

Time and A Place, Sarah Shebaro, Solo Exhibition


Opening Reception:

Friday, February 7th, 2020, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Refreshments provided


Exhibition Dates:

February 7th, 2020 – February 28th, 2020


Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building): 

Duality of Discomfort and Beauty

Livia Eddins

Capstone Exhibition

This body of work focuses on visual and emotional discomfort. The bodies of my figures are twisted and approximate, vulnerable and scarred. These somewhat disturbing figures placed next to calmer, yet slightly haphazard color fields create an awkward emotional dissonance. I want to invite viewers to feel this conflict, engage with it, and sit with it. Understand that though these emotions are uncomfortable, they are allowed and welcomed.

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Social Media: @livimakesart


Thorndike Gallery (Art Building):

Places and Spaces

Rafael Ordorica-Rea 

Solo Exhibition 

I use simple geometry to create and, or, highlight the concept of space through photography and prints. My attempt is to capture the essence of a space whether Places I’ve captured, or Spaces I’ve created.

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Social media: IG @rafael.ordorica.rea


Meyer Memorial Gallery (Marion Ady Building):

Portrait Slam 2019

Curated by Travis Toll

Solo Exhibition 

In 2019, Portrait Slam hosted 15 slams in 11 cities from Eugene to Sacramento.  We rode roller coasters, climbed into cockpits, fired off smoke signals, explored historic homes, threw an inflatable pool party and even survived the apocalypse. This collection of portrait photography is an ode to the creative collaboration that took place at those slams and dedicated to the many models, photographers and local businesses that we had the honor of meeting in 2019.

Hafer Slam2

Social Media: @portrait_slam


Art Department Chairs Gallery (Marion Ady Building): 

Hurt Me, Heal Me

Maeve Payne

Solo Exhibition

“Hurt Me, Heal Me” is an interactive commentary on the effect comments have on self-esteem – the way insults and compliments affect the psyche are wildly unbalanced. As long as there’s an insult lurking somewhere in one’s memory, it’s near impossible to accept a compliment that may be contradictory. This piece is meant to be an introspective experience for the viewer, a reflection on how they may improve the thoughts and feelings they choose to hold on to or let go.


Boise Cascade Gallery (Marion Ady Building)

A Time and A Place

Sarah Shebaro

Solo Exhibition

A visual reaction to wading through layers of biased visual history, the overlooked piles of images/icons/objects that propel us through everyday life and saying the wrong thing at the worst time.



Instagram:  @sshebaro



Attached photos:

  1. Livia Eddins, Trapped, Acrylic on Masonite
  2. Rafael Ordorica-Rea, Sadness II, Photography 
  3. Travis Toll, Hafer Slam 2, Photography
  4. Maeve Payne, Heal Me, Hurt Me, Digital 
  5. Sarah Shebaro, Untitled, Mixed Media