Art Department

University Gallery Archives 

Please click the below academic years to see past exhibitions and featured artists. 

2012-2013 Gallery Schedule

Join us for a reception with light refreshments on the first day of each exhibition from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Earth, Sea, Sky: Selections from the PAC

Featuring work in a variety of media, this exhibition showcases expressive, realist, and even abstract landscapes drawn from PLU’s Permanent Art Collection.

earth sea sky art collection PAC

The Physicality of the Present: Ann Johnston Schuster and John McCuiston

In the work of these two artists, we see figures made vulnerable by the physical and emotional constraints placed upon them. Ann Johnston Schuster’s prints present vulnerability not as a constraint, but as a link to our humanity. John McCuiston’s sculpture moves between history and myth, ceremony and humor.


Juried Student Exhibition

Exceptional work by PLU’s student artists, chosen by guest jurors, is featured in the fall semester’s final show.

juried exhibition

Retrospective: David Keyes and Dennis Cox

Emeriti professors from the Department of Art and Design. 

keyes cox

Each Form Overflows its Present Paintings by Elise Richman and Cynthia Camlin

Cynthia Camlin and Elise Richman engage in painterly processes that evoke water, ice, and geological processes. Camlin captures ice’s crystalline structure and the primordial depths of ice shelves, conveying environmental concerns. Richman’s process-driven work references the local marine environment in order to express interconnectedness and states of flux.

each form

Senior Exhibition

Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating artists of the Department of Art & Design. 

senior exhibit

2011-2012 Gallery Schedule

Color as Form

Color moves beyond hue, value and tone to embody structure, shape, and story. In these works, drawn from PLU's Permanent Art Collection, color is key. 

color as form

Matt Johnson

Tacoma artist Matt Johnson, a visiting instructor in the Department of Art & Design, explores the details of everyday life in his drawings and paintings. 

matt johnson at PLU

Juried Student Exhibition

A highlight of the fall calendar, this show features the best work by Pacific Lutheran University student artists, as selected by guest jurors.

PLU Juried Student

National Print Exhibition

This year, our Print Exhibition focuses on The Human Experience, showcasing juried works from a diverse selection of national and international artists. 

national print expo

Stone Soup

PLU students showcase ceramics to be featured in our third annual Empty Bowls event, which raises money for charitable causes. The show is held in conjunction with the 2012 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference in Seattle. 

stone soup

Senior Exhibition

Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating artists of the Department of Art & Design. 

Senior Exhibition

2010-2011 Gallery Season

Sept 8 - Oct 6: PLU Faculty Show

Oct 13 - Nov 10: University of Puget Sound Printmaker Janet Marcavage’s new work uses patterned imagery and the repetitive process of printmaking to explore the routines and surroundings of everyday life.

Nov 17 - Dec 15: Juried Student Exhibition 

Feb 9 - Mar 9: Ceramicist and PLU alumna Heather Cornelius juxtaposes the human figure with other organic forms, drawing out truths about the feminine condition and human life in general.

Mar 16 - Apr 13: Tacoma sculptor Bret Lyon’s mixed media work is created from the remainders of earlier projects, highlighting the creative possibilities hidden in the things we consider waste.

Apr 27 - May 25: Senior Exhibition