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Exhibitions 2023-2024

The Northwest Pastel Society Member Show

September 16 – October 21, 2023

The Northwest Pastel Society was incorporated in 1988 as a nonprofit corporation dedicated to promoting pastels as a fine art medium. Through open juried international exhibitions, juried members’ exhibitions, workshops, email newsletters, and meetings, members enjoy sharing knowledge, learning new painting techniques, and passing on published information. Membership has grown from a small nucleus of Seattle area artists to membership from throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Central Washington Artists’ Exhibition

November 4 – December 9, 2023

Celebrating its 68th year at the Larson Gallery, the Central Washington Artists’ Exhibition showcases the most current and innovative artwork being produced in this region. The juror for this exhibition is Jessica Rubenacker.

Jessica Rubenacker is currently the Director of Exhibits for the Wing Luke Museum where she provides leadership and oversight of the community-based exhibition development process. Rubenacker returned to the museum after managing the City of Redmond (WA) Arts Program. Jessica is also a guest instructor for the Museology Graduate Program at the University of Washington and is on the board for Historic South Downtown in Seattle. She holds an MA in Museology from the University of Washington and BFA in both Painting and Art History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Yakima Valley College Art Faculty

January 13 – February 24, 2024

The Yakima Valley College Department of Visual Arts (DoVA) fosters an awareness of the making of art, the interpretation of art, the development of art across cultures and time, and the relevance of art to daily experience.

This show features work by Yakima Valley College art faculty, including studio artists Rachel Dorn, Chris Otten, Kayo Nakamura, Monika Lemmon, Timm Wauzynski, and David Lynx, along with articles by Art historian Robert Millard.

42nd National Juried Photography Exhibition

March 9 – April 20, 2024

This National Juried Exhibition features photographers from around the United States. The call for artists accepts both photography and video submitted online using the website callforentry.org. The juror for this exhibit is Thomas Harris

Thomas Harris formerly resided in Seattle where he worked for thirty years teaching photography at the Art Institute of Seattle. He received an MFA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design, working with Harry Callahan, Ray Metsker and Aaron Siskind. Teaching allowed him to pursue a project working with a still life of found and fabricated objects in a created, carefully lit space. This work has been awarded and purchased by institutions and individuals nationwide. He received the Seattle Arts Commission Artist Award twice, Artist Trust /Washington State Arts Commission Grant and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

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DoVA Student Exhibition

April 30 – May 25, 2024

This annual exhibit presents the artwork created within the last year by Department of Visual Art (DoVA) students. Student work is chosen from Spring and Fall quarters of 2023 and Winter quarter of 2024 at Yakima Valley College. Classes include ceramics, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, and design. A large selection of the students’ best work makes this one of the favorite exhibitions of the year and a wonderful opportunity to purchase art. In addition to the student artwork, each instructor shows the creativity of their own personal work.

Membership Exhibition

June 8 – 29, 2024

This annual non-juried exhibition highlights the creativity of the members of the Larson Gallery Guild. The Larson Gallery Guild consists of approximately 400 members and in 2023, this exhibition had around 90 entries. Since Guild members can only exhibit one piece in the exhibit, members are very selective about their work and choose their best piece. What makes this exhibit special is its variety of media. Many artists use this time to explore and exhibit the result of a new process.

Perspectives

Art by Susan Hahn and Deborah Ann July 13 – August 24, 2024

Susan Hahn’s work focuses on her fascination with the interplay between color and light in a medium with a mind of its own.  Her paintings illustrate the relationship between the translation of a subject and the randomness of the magic in the media. Deborah Ann pushes the fabric medium to see how far from quilts and close to painting she can get without actually using paint.  She also explores mixed materials to create 3-dimensional work. She uses media such as air dried clay, stiffened fabrics, and paper.