Helen S. Smith Gallery

Annual Student Exhibition

June 6th - August 6th, 2022

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The Annual Student Exhibition provides a special annual opportunity set aside for our art students to find their footing as exhibiting artists as many prepare to transfer to art schools in the fall, or gain confidence to continue with us to further develop a strong portfolio.  We are exceptionally proud of the work they do and are excited to present a snapshot, conceptually, of this year’s student experience. 

Annual Student Exhibition - Biennial Lab Tech Exhibition

June 6th - August 6th, 2022

Virtual Exhibition

Live Zoom Artist Panel Discussion - June 8, 2022 at 12 p.m.

This spring, the Helen S. Smith Gallery will present our annual student exhibition as well as the biennial Lab Tech Exhibition, engaging our viewers both in the gallery, amidst small curated exhibitions on campus, and virtually!  In our gallery in her more than 50-year tenure, we have hosted a remarkable many of the NW greats who have celebrated national and international acclaim throughout their careers, some of which began here at the college as students. The student exhibition heralds as the annual crowning achievement for Green River art students. For many, it is a first-time exhibition of their work, an opportunity to make their voices heard, a method of self-expression and a moment of pride. Thank you to the campus community for an epic school year and for the support of our emerging artists.

Check back here when the exhibitions officially open on June 6th for links to the virtual student work created this year, a live webinar artist panel discussion with our Lab Techs and a walking map of student work on campus.

The Annual Student Exhibition provides a special annual opportunity set aside for our art students to find their footing as exhibiting artists as many prepare to transfer to art schools in the fall, or gain confidence to continue with us to further develop a strong portfolio.  We are exceptionally proud of the work they do and are excited to present a snapshot, conceptually, of this year’s student experience.

The Biennial Lab Tech Exhibition features the work of our esteemed support colleagues in the visual arts. Expertise and guidance shared with students by the Fine Art Division lab techs are second to none in a studio setting.  Along with keeping our studios in top condition, lab tech mentorship and technical knowledge contributes to student learning about their own techniques and processes. This biennial exhibition pays homage to our lab techs as diverse artists in their own right.  Help us celebrate the work of Heather Cornelius, Aaron Hartzell, Ouidakathryn Bryson and Devon Urquhart.

 

(Above)Tacoma Collaboration, ceramic vessel: Heather Cornelius, Painter: Rich Hall, 30" ceramic vase, acrylic, spray paint

(Below) Aaron Hartzel; From the series "Surreal Suburbia the Light of America", Archival ink print, Approx 17x22 inches, Devon Urquhart

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
253-931-6542

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