Department of Art and Art History

The Department of Art and Art History explores the wonder and complexity of visual art in theory and practice. Studio art students specialize in painting, printmaking, sculpture, or ceramics, learning a wide range of techniques and processes in specialized studio spaces. Art history students study diverse artistic traditions and develop strong analytical, research, presentation, and writing skills.


The safety and well-being of our campus community is our top priority. As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop in our region, we have updated our plans for the remainder of the spring semester as we work to ensure the ability of our students to continue their education. Please check your campus email often for updates. More information is available at


Anna McKee and Suze Woolf Gathered from the Field, Art Provoked by Climate Research
[POSTPONED] Art + Sci Salon March 26, 4:30-6 p.m.

Exhibition Walkthrough Videos:


Erin Wheary '13 (Sculpture/Printmaking) recently held an Artist Residency at Chateau Orquevaux, France. 
Erin also accepted one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position at Swarthmore College.  

Michael Fortenberry '20 (Sculpture) is a finalist in the Season 15 Manifest Grand Jury Prize.
Ribbon (wood), 48” x 48” x 84”, 2018


New work by Janet Marcavage is included in Artists Under Quarantine at Augen Gallery through August 29, 2020. Augen Gallery is located at 716 NW Davis in Portland, OR 97209. Hours are Wednesday to Saturday from 11:30–5:00, or by appointment. Social distancing and masks required, 4 guest limit at a time.

TURN, 2020 screen print, 26-1/2 x 22-1/4 inches, Edition of 10