Through gallery exhibitions and artist lectures focused on expanding students exposure to core issues in contemporary art, Kittredge Gallery serves as a teaching tool for the Puget Sound Art & Art History Department and supports the liberal arts curriculum of the university as a whole. With its history of strong exhibitions by regional and nationally recognized artists, Kittredge Gallery also contributes to the broader cultural community of the Pacific Northwest.
Housed in Kittredge Hall near the northeast edge of campus, the gallery is comprised of two exhibition spaces, the Large and Small Galleries. Shows rotate monthly from September through May. Gallery exhibitions and artist lectures are free and open to the public. Kittredge Gallery is wheelchair accessible.
Gallery Hours: M-F 10am-5pm, Saturdays 12-5pm
Liberal and Phenomenal are two exhibits affiliated with the inaugural NW5 Painting Colloquium. Linda Besemer (see image), The James Irvine Distinguished Professor of the Arts at Occidental College, will be the colloquium's keynote speaker.
Liberal features work by the five painting professors who teach at the NW5 colleges: Michael Knutson (Reed College), Richard Martinez (Whitman), Cara Tomlinson (Lewis & Clark College), James Thompson (Willamette University), and Elise Richman (University of Puget Sound).
Phemonemal involves five painters, Eric Elliott, Anne Gale, Emily Gherard, Ron Graff, and Jan Reaves, whose work exemplifies painting’s phenomenal potential to represent and reveal subjective experience through its shared language.
Studio Art Majors Senior Thesis Show
A student curated show of National Parks Paintings by Abby Williams Hill and an exhibition of drawings and video art by Berlin-based artist Iasbella Gresser
Puget Sound Alumni nominated by past and present professors show work in this show. Look for great new work from a range of artists. Digital Gallery now online here.
Juried this year by curator Sharon Arnold, the Art Students Annual is a longstanding tradition for the Puget Sound Department of Art and Art History. Any student currently enrolled at Puget Sound who has taken a studio class, either on campus or in a study abroad program, is eligible to enter the juried show; students are not required to be art majors.
An exhibit that showcases more than 50 years of art teaching at Puget Sound. This broad ranging show follows the trajectory of recent art history and University learning.
Gabriela Yoque, Grace Best-Devereux, Carly Brock, Rachel Kalman, 2016
Bill Colby, Sun at Short Sands, woodcut, 1956, 12” x 24”
August 29 to September 24, 2016; Reception and Gallery Talk Aug 31 5-7pm
Large Gallery: Retro Colby, a Bill Colby Retrospective
Small Gallery: Under Construction, Summer Residency Show
October 3 to November 5, 2016; Reception Oct 21 5-7pm
Large and Small Galleries: Past and Present Faculty exhibition
November 14 to December 10, 2016; Opening Reception Nov 17 5-7 (Third Thursday)
Large and Small Galleries: 2016 Art Students Annual
January 17 to February 18, 2017; Reception January 27 5-7pm
Large and Small Galleries: Alumni show
February 27 to April 15, 2017; Reception and Gallery Talk March 22 5-7pm
Large Gallery: Isabella Gresser
Small Gallery: Abby Williams Hill, student curated
April 24 to May 13, 2017; Reception and Awards April 26 5-7pm
Large and Small Galleries: 2017 Senior Show