Oregon Artists are celebrated in new Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art exhibition

“Celebrating Oregon Artists” is on view from June 18 to September 15, 2013


EUGENE, Ore. -- (June 13, 2013)   “Celebrating Oregon Artists: Recent Additions to the Collection” is on view June 18 – September 15, 2013, in the Artist Project Space at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Featured in the exhibition are works acquired in the past five years by artists working in Ashland, Eugene, Newport, and Portland.


“From the large-scale paintings of Rick Bartow and Whitney Nye to the intimate ambrotypes of Susan Seubert and the blocky, geometric sculptures of Mel Katz, these works demonstrate the breadth and depth of creativity, imagination, and skill that flourish in Oregon,” says assistant curator June Koehler. “These artists also represent our commitment to exhibiting works by living artists from our state and community,” she adds.



Featured in the exhibition are works by Michael Allred, Rick Bartow, Michael Brophy, Tom Cramer, Mel Katz, Betty LaDuke, Whitney Nye, Lucinda Parker, Dan Powell, Jim Riswold, Susan Seubert, Kenneth Bruce Shores, Ken Standhart, and Gary Tepfer. While some artists were born in the state and others moved to the Pacific Northwest later in life, all of them have become integral to Oregon’s artistic landscape.



“Celebrating Oregon Artists” is part of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art’s 80th Anniversary Celebration, which includes “Living Legacies: The JSMA @ 80,” an exhibition of more than 250 works on loan from private collections, on view through September 1; “JSMA @ 80,” a museum-wide installation of works the JSMA has acquired in the past five years;; and the West Coast premiere of “Light Journey: An Odyssey in Paint,” a retrospective exhibition of the art of Su Kwak.

The Artist Project Space was created in 2012 by generous funding from The Ford Family Foundation, Bank of America Foundation, Inc., and the William C. Mitchell Estate.


About the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art based in a major university setting. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, America and elsewhere as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of six museums in Oregon accredited by the American Association of Museums.


The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is located on the University of Oregon campus at 1430 Johnson Lane. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens. Free admission is given to ages 18 and under, JSMA members, college students with ID, and University of Oregon faculty, staff and students. For information, contact the JSMA, 541-346-3027.


About the University of Oregon

The University of Oregon is among the 108 institutions chosen from 4,633 U.S. universities for top-tier designation of "Very High Research Activity" in the 2010 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO also is one of two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities.


Contact: Debbie Williamson Smith, 541-346-0942,


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