Gator News

Annual Student Exhibition Now Open

By Scott Zinn, May 17, 2024

The Helen S. Smith Gallery is an academic resource for the Green River campus and regional art community. The gallery highlights the media of the Fine Arts Division by presenting culturally engaging exhibitions by emerging 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.

The May 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.

In our gallery over her 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 with this very show. The long legacy of the Helen S. Smith Gallery is a source of pride and we invite you to come and celebrate the accomplishments of our 2024 student artists.

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