Whitman College Art Department



About Lari:

Lari Gibbons is a professor at the University of North Texas, where she teaches printmaking and directs the Print Research Institute of North Texas (P.R.I.N.T Press). She earned an MFA from the University of Nebraska and a BA from Grinnell College (Grinnell, Iowa). Gibbons served as editor of The Mid America Print Council Journal from 2010 to 2013.


Her prints and drawings have been featured in over seventy-five national, international and traveling exhibitions in venues such as the Centre of Culture Promotion (Czestochowa, Poland), International Fine Print Dealers Association (New York, New York), and Musée d’Art Contemporain de Chamalières (Auvergne, France).


More information about Lari's work is available on her website:http://www.lrgibbons.net/

The Watering Hole

 Alumni: Nick Leppmann and Natille Stevens are participating in a show at SOU (Southern Oregon University) at the CVA Galleries, the Thorndike Gallery  from Monday, October 20- Thursday, November 13.

Book Power Redux Travels North 

In case you missed it here in the gallery, and you happen to be near Tacoma, Book Power Redux is now on display at the University of Puget Sound Collins Memorial Library. Jane Carlin, our esteemed juror for this exhibition and the library director at the University of Puget Sound has installed Book Power Redux in the Collins Memorial Library and it looks fantastic! The library has a beautiful and easily accessible exhibition space and we are very proud of our first traveling exhibition. Book Power Redux is on view at UPS until October 15, 2014.

Collins Memorial Library
1500 N. Warner St.
Tacoma, Wa 98416

In conjunction with Book Power, the library will host an artist talk titled, Exploring Landscape, Nature and the Power of Prints and Artists’ Book with Book Power artist Nicole Pietrantoni. Mark your calendar for Wednesday September 17, 7:00 – 8:00 Collins Library Room 020.

Our first Visiting Artist, Joshua Smith will be giving his artist talk this Thursday @ 4pm in FCVA 201. This event kicks off our programming for the Hand & the Machine.

The first exhibit of the Sheehan Gallery’s  2014 fall season, “POST-RURAL,” opens August 29th and runs through October 8th. 

Originally curated by Assistant Professor of Art at University of Montana Missoula, Matt Hamon, this thought provoking display was brought to the Sheehan Gallery by one of the show’s initial participants and Whitman Assistant Professor of Art, Nicole Pietrantoni. The exhibition highlights a group of artists “whose work engages with the shifting notions of rural spaces.” In addition to the original nine individuals featured in this “loose collective,” three Walla Walla participants have been added, including artist and writer, Ian Boyden, and Whitman studio art professors, Michelle Acuff and Charles Timm-Ballard.

Michelle Acuff    "the immiscible edges"

First Thursday August 7th opening show  5pm to 8pm,  The White Box, 24 NW First Ave, Portland, Oregon

Show runs from August 8th to September 13th.


As a sculptor and installation artist, I involve viewers in a phenomenological situation, in which the experience of objects is ambiguous, corporal and direct. During the last year I have been developing works that pronounce ecological devastation as a manifestation of the contemporary sublime. I marry ersatz images and industrially produced commercial objects with the sedulously organic and hand-made. This irreverent material stew articulates the tenuousness of my connection to the natural world, the precarity of the environmental and social realities we face, and a range of my own material, psychological and emotional responses to them.

Pattern, Shape, Color  New Paintings

Gallery Exhibition:  June 14 - July 26, 2014    Sacramento, California



A new sculpture by Noah Wertheimer, Bea Sheffer, Ysa Diaz and Ben Johnson. On view on the FCVA lawn throughMay 26, 2014.

 Assistant Professor of Art Richard Martinez recently opened a solo exhibition at Texas State University, San Marcos Art Galleries.  The show titled¡PAINTINGSFORNOW! ran from March 17th – April 11th, 2014.  The exhibit features oil on canvas paintings, and charcoal/graphite drawings.  For more information see http://www.txstgalleries.org

Justin Lincoln is part of a group of artists feature at Cica.
Cica is Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, in Gimpo , Korea. They have a particular focus on new and innovative contemporary art.  Here is the link: