Past Art Exhibits at Western Libraries

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The theme of the group show is “My Community” and seeks to stretch the sense of the word from the small to the large, from family and friends, pets, being online, favorite places, landmarks in your memory to hometown, a different country or the world.  Students from area high schools, including... more
Display by: Students from Art History 308
Display Date: 5/31/2011
Wilson Library, June 5 – July 31, 2013 This exhibition results from the intensive work of students in Art History 490, “Exhibition: Theory and Practice.” We spent spring term studying the ways in which exhibitions communicate ideas to a variety of audiences. With our WWU and Bellingham viewers in... more
Display by: This exhibition results from the intensive work of students in Art History 490, "Exhibition: Theory and Practice."
Display Date: 6/10/2013
This series of five was inspired by the Puget Sound waters. Using limited colors and muted tones, I wanted to emanate the solemn and calm mood of the North West shore. The figures and creatures have a greenish tone to them as if the viewer is looking through water. When I began my early sketches on... more
Display by: Emma Nestvold
Display Date: 12/12/2012
An assortment of framed Paste Paper Collages along with framed displays of Paste Paper Collections and work. 
Display by: Pam Bakke
Display Date: 10/02/2015
Artist’s Statement: I have been motivated to make art since childhood and over the years have worked in several mediums, including batik, silk screen, and fiber. In 2006 I decided to focus as much of my free time as possible on art projects, mainly working with paper, and this exhibit shows... more
Display by: Leslie Hall
Display Date: 7/28/2017
This “sampler quilt” was made after I won a consolation drawing in a fabric challenge at a quilt show in Elko, Nevada. I made one of the squares and was given the others. You will notice that all of them use a common “challenge” fabric. Along with the squares, I received an extra length of the... more
Display by: WWU Art Comittee
Display Date: 8/16/2012
Anne Albosta’s 95% recycled mixed media installation represents her experience with grief. This is accompanied by her powerful artist’s statement as well as helpful information on what anyone might expect as they go through their own grieving process. “Salmon have been my helpers, my healers and... more
Display by: Anne Albosta
Display Date: 3/07/2012
This exhibit shows  framed and matted pairs of photographs of local landmarks. The first photo in each pair shows landmark in its current state: second photo shows what landmark will look like if we fail to take action against climate change. It recently was displayed at the Mindport Museum.
Display by: Warren Sheay and Mindport Museum
Display Date: 4/05/2017
Self portraits created by students in Art 301
Display by: Students of Art 301
Display Date: 4/20/2011
My Honors program senior project, tentatively titled "Smile", is a 14-page graphic narrative about sexual oppression, ranging from small to big, offhand comments to discrimination, catcalls to sexual assault. All story content was collected from the Western community from an anonymous... more
Display by: Julia White
Display Date: 6/07/2016