OSU's Art About Agriculture tour 2004 to open Feb. 22

February 16, 2004

Art About Agriculture poster.CORVALLIS – Oregon State University's 22nd annual Art About Agriculture touring exhibition of fine art opens on Sunday, Feb. 22, in the Giustina Gallery of OSU's LaSells Stewart Center in Corvallis.

An artists reception and awards presentation, held in the center's lobby Sunday from 4 to 5:30 p.m., is free and open to the public.

The Tour 2004 exhibit continues in the Giustina Gallery through the end of March. It will travel to Medford in April, Pendleton in June, The Dalles in July and Oregon City in August, where it will remain through mid-September.

The Art About Agriculture tour exhibit and artists' awards are sponsored in partnership with the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences and the E.R. Jackman Board of Directors and the OSU Foundation.

Art About Agriculture poster.Harrison Branch and John Maul of OSU, and Sue Lynn Thomas of Portland, served as unpaid volunteer jurors for the competition. They selected 52 artworks of fibers, mixed media, painting, photography, prints, and sculpture for the tour. The 41 participating artists are from the Western states including Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. The jurors granted $6,150 in awards, sponsored by Art About Agriculture patrons.

Tour 2004 exhibition hosts include:

Art About Agriculture

Oregon State University

127 Strand Agriculture Hall

Corvallis, OR 97331-2213

February 22

Contact: Shelley Curtis




Rogue Gallery & Art Center

40 South Bartlett

Medford, Oregon

April 2-30

Reception: Sunday, April 4, 1:30-4 p.m.

Contact: Judy Barnes 541-772-8118


The Pendleton Center for the Arts

214 North Main

Pendleton, Oregon

June 4-26

Reception: Friday, June 4, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Contact: Charlotte Kuhn 541-278-9201


The Dalles Art Center

220 East Fourth

The Dalles, Oregon

July 1-31

Reception: Thursday, July 1, 5 to 7 p.m.

Contact: Carolyn Wright 541-296-4759


Carnegie Art Center

In Partnership with the Smithsonian Institution American Garden Legacy Series

606 John Adams Street

Oregon City, Oregon

Aug. 5 – Sept. 15

Contact: Susan John 503-557-9199


For more information, contact: Shelley Curtis, curator and manager of OSU's Art About Agriculture, 541-737-2662.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Downloadable photos of the 2004 Art About Agriculture entries are available at: http://osu.orst.edu/dept/ncs/photos/index.html

Author: Carol Savonen
Source: Shelly Curtis