Helen S. Smith Gallery

Gary Oliveira: Every Day

September 21 – December 8, 2020

Gary Oliveira began this series of photography over sixteen years ago as he photographed his family. Early on in the project, he directed and collaborated with them when he saw the right moment, interesting light or a particular expression. Later, he watched and documented their self-awareness and creativity as they tried on the different roles of their identity. The most recent work is a combination of these ideas along with a visual record of progression and change.

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Gary Oliveira | Every Day

Annual Artist's Portfolio Exhibition

December 8, 2020 - January 10, 2021

Students in the Artist’s Portfolio exhibition represent the capstone class in visual arts (Art 180) and the Helen S. Smith Gallery is exceptionally proud to present their individual work. Art students at Green River College work through the visual arts program studying drawing, painting, ceramics, photography and design. Serious art students in the program traditionally take Art 180 in the fall to learn how to package and present their work professionally as a cumulative body. Through their studies they have created a professional portfolio of visual work ripe for applications to university art programs, entry level employment, internships and exhibition opportunities. Many of these upper level students obtain their Associates in Fine Art upon graduation in addition to their AA degree.

The Artists’ Portfolio Class leads students through the process of polishing a body of artwork. Through discussions, critiques and hard work, they curate their own work into individual exhibitions at the end of their studies for the public to enjoy.  This year, they will present their work virtually through the gallery website to include artist talks and website links at the end of the fall term. 

Gallery Hours

Due to COVID-19, the Helen S. Smith Gallery is currently closed to the public. Please enjoy our virtual exhibitions!

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Upcoming Exhibitions

Art 180 - The Artist's Portfolio

  • November 13 – December 3

Students in the Artist’s Portfolio exhibition represent the capstone class in visual arts (Art 180) and the Helen S. Smith Gallery is exceptionally proud to present their individual work.

Previous Exhibitions

Revisit the Helen S. Smith Gallery's past exhibitions covering various topics, projects and events.

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