Helen S. Smith Gallery

Visual Art Faculty Exhibition

January 4 - March 20th, 2023

Every two years, the visual art faculty at Green River College presents a group exhibition of their own work. The pandemic caused a disruption that impacted not only the gallery schedule, but art-making generally for artists world-wide. Though it may not be directly evident conceptually, it played a role in studio practice as artists found themselves isolated in their studios.

Teaching artists have a unique role in the field as they wear several professional hats.  Their teaching pedagogy and creative practices often overlap.  This exhibition presents media familiar to Green River students but reflects upon divergent personal experimentation and aesthetic, highlighting works that have been made during the pandemic. 


Matt Johnson - Trial Balloon

Matt Johnson, Trial Balloons, oil on canvas, 2022


About the Gallery

The Helen S. Smith Gallery is an academic resource for the Green River College campus and regional art community.  The gallery highlights the media of the Fine Arts Division by presenting culturally engaging exhibitions by emerging and established Northwest Artists throughout the year.  The gallery also provides a catalyst for art students to engage with their first audience through our annual student art exhibition coming up this May.



Gallery Hours

The gallery is now open! 

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

Gallery Hours are consistent with the Holman Library's hours.  Please visit their website for updates.

In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 20-12, Green River College is a fully vaccinated campus. Read more about the steps for visiting campus buildings (including the gallery).

Gallery Contact

If you have any questions about ongoing or upcoming art exhibitions in the Helen S. Smith Gallery, please contact the Gallery Director:

Sarah Dillon Gilmartin

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