Whitman College Art Department


Dia de Los Muertos 
1st Annual Day of the Dead Festival
October 25th and 26th
Street Festival at the Gesa Power House Theatre
Whitman Students' Steamroller Printmaking 1-5pm

Steamroller Print Project - October 26 from 1-5pm

The First Annual Dia de los Muertos is built around an exciting art project led by Whitman College Art Department in collaboration with Carnegie Picture Lab and ArtWalla. The Dia De Los Muertos Steamroller Print Project brings artists, students, and the community together for a collaborative art event, as giant relief prints are created using a steamroller as a printing press. The resulting prints will be displayed at the event. A community activity table will be set up for adults and supervised children to carve their own mini-relief blocks, which can be printed on t-shirts using the steamroller.

Visiting Educator Artist Lecture

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Dean of the Faculty

Date: Tuesday October 22, at 4 p.m.

Location: Fouts Center for Visual Art, Room 201


Andries Fourie

Maps and Narratives: Southern African identity through the lens of history, ecology and landscape


Andries Fourie is a native of South Africa.  He is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. His work and research deal with the intersection of art, culture and identity in a South African context, and he has lectured, exhibited and conducted workshops in South Africa, Canada, Namibia, Kenya, and the United States.  Fourie is primarily a mixed-media sculptor, who includes elements of painting, installation, performance and printmaking in his work.


Image Information:

Andries Fourie, "Thicket", 2013, welded steel, aluminum & silkscreen, 102" x 87" x 63"

Charlie Schneider will be joining us for the first part of next week.  He is a graduate from Whitman in 2003, with a BA in Studio Arts.  He has been a working artist for these past 10 years and has also earned a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  He will be presenting a talk entitled "wavelength" in which he will discuss his current projects and the evolution of his artistic practice over the last decade.  The talk is scheduled for  Monday from 4 to 5 in Fouts 201.

Visiting Assistant Professor Joe Page is exhibiting work in the Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, California.

The new work Titled: "FLOW CHART: CASCADE" has been designed with porcelain, vinyl, polystyreme, mdf., wire and paint.


Richard Martinez, assistant professor of art, has been selected to receive a 2013 Artist Trust   Fellowship Grant for Visual Art.     This year 449 applications were reviewed in the disciplines of Visual Art, Folk and Traditional Art, Emerging Fields/Cross-disciplinary Art and Performing Art: 17 recipients were selected.  Artist Trust Fellowships  award Washington State artists based on artistic merit, demonstrated ability, professional achievement and continuing dedication to an artistic discipline.    Artist Trust has been providing support to artists of Washington State through cash grants since the first Fellowships were awarded in 1988.  Grants provide artists with a means to continue exploring their creative paths, and in so doing enrich all of our lives.  Fellowship recipients present a Meet the Artist event to a community in Washington State that has little or no access to the artist and their work.  More information at www.artisttrust.org

Justin Lincoln (Assistant Professor In Genres / Digital Art) will be the Artist in Residence in Squeaky Wheel's annual  International Media Artist Residency from July 15th till August 14th.  He will be exhibiting an installation titled "The Feedback Loop".


The Contemporary Artist Center is a non-profit Art Organization, focusing on emerging contemporary artists. May 26 to June 22nd William will be living and working in a restored church in the heart of Troy, New York. William will take this opportunity to work on his video production, making longer videos incorporating footage from You Tube and everyday life. He will also  work on his sculptures, exploring surfaces and using everyday materials. William is a 2013 graduate of Whitman College, BA in Studio Art.



Nicole Pietrantoni, assistant professor of art, has been selected
for a competitive artist residency program in Italy at the Venice
Printmaking Studio
, an international non-profit studio devoted to
large-format printmaking and artist’s books. She will complete a
15-day residency at the studio, participate in two biennial
exhibitions in Venice and produce prints for limited edition through
the program each summer for three consecutive years.


April 19 – May 19, 2013

Opening Reception Friday, April 19, Perry Lecture by Elizabeth Dove, Guest Artist/Educator @ 5:30pm in Olin 130 with a Reception in the Sheehan Gallery @ 6:30 and an Adjoining Reception in the Critique Exhibit Space, Fouts Center for Visual Arts 101 @ 7:30

Visual Art Seniors’ Friends and Family Reception
Saturday, May 18, 1-3pm in Sheehan Gallery and Fouts Critique Space

Featuring work by:

Andrew Clark, Anna Dawson, Tori Holder, Lily Idle, Nick Leppman, Ben Lerchin, Lauren Maricle, William Newman-Wise, Lucia Osei-Shearman, Sara Portesan, Nalani Stolz, Joseph Stover, Andrew Strong, Logan Thies