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Master paintmaker is ’14 Lawrence Medalist

Robert Gamblin, ’70, received the school’s highest honor, the Ellis F. Lawrence Medal, at commencement June 16. Artist and owner of Gamblin Artist Colors and Gamblin Conservation Colors, his paint has been used to restore van Goghs and other masterpieces. Read more about Robert Gamblin on the A&AA 100 Alumni Stories website.

Gamblin's artwork


Carla Bengtson named head of Department of Art

Associate Professor Carla Bengtson has accepted a three-year term as head of the Department of Art effective July 16, Dean Frances Bronet announced Monday, June 16.  Bengtson has served as director of graduate studies for the department since 2012 and is also an associate member of the Environmental Studies Program at UO. She has taught at all levels of painting, drawing, and special topics courses for the Department of Art, and has co-taught courses focusing on interdisciplinary approaches to environmental art, literature, and philosophy.

Carla Bengtson


Farsi named 2014 Hallie Ford Fellow

Assistant Professor Tannaz Farsi of the UO Department of Art is among three visual artists named 2014 Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Arts by The Ford Family Foundation. The annual award recognizes Oregon visual artists for the demonstrated excellence of their work and potential for significant advancement in their practices of art. Each will receive a $25,000 unrestricted award.

Farsi's artwork


Best of Spring Storm on exhibit June 9-16

A selection of work by graduating senior art students will be shown June 9-16 in the Best of 2014 Spring Storm exhibition in the LaVerne Krause Gallery in Lawrence Hall. The exhibition will feature works utilizing a diverse range of materials and processes that explore the innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary creative practice. The opening reception will take place Monday, June 9, from 5-7 p.m. in the gallery.

Best of Spring Storm


Summer Art Event

The University of Oregon art department presents a summer evening of entertainment! Please join us! Friday, June 6th from 6-8 p.m. at the Broadway Commerce Center(Broadway & Willamette)

Summer 2014 Art Event poster


2014 SPRING STORM: Department of Art 2nd Annual Senior Show

One night only! Friday, May 30, 5-8 pm Lawrence Hall, 1st and 2nd floors 1190 Franklin Boulevard, Eugene Best of 2014 Spring Storm June 9-16 Reception: Monday, June 9, 5-7 pm LaVerne Krause Gallery Lawrence Hall 1190 Franklin Boulevard, Eugene

2014 Spring Storm poster


Art faculty participating in ‘culture conversations’ May 28-30

Three UO art professors and a recent UO MFA graduate are joining artists from around the country May 28-30 in the Third Culture Conversations at the Lewis Integrative Science Building (LISB) on the UO campus. The gathering is part conference and part creative/intellectual experiment among nineteen artists and UO scientists, sponsored by the Oregon Arts Commission.

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Art show takes over Lawrence Hall

For only three hours in May, two floors of a UO campus building will showcase creative explorations by dozens of emerging artists working in media ranging from ceramics to digital arts and more. The event is a rare peek inside what students in their senior year have accomplished, and it provides an opportunity for the public to interact with the artists—and in some cases, with the art itself. 

Spring Storm


Call to Artists! Apply to the Carlene Ho Award

Dear University of Oregon students, The University of Oregon's Ford Alumni Center and Art Department would like to invite artists in their senior year, BFA, or MFA to submit work for a biannual art competition and exhibition.  Two artists' work will be chosen by a jury and displayed in the beautiful new Ford Alumni Center for a period of six months.  There will be cash awards of $500 each, for artistic excellence given to the chosen artists.


Call to Student Artists!

The LaVerne Krause Gallery will be accepting artist applications for ten weeks of exhibition spaces during Fall Term 2014.  Artists in all mediums are welcome to apply, and must include images and written proposals for one week gallery exhibitions, sharing the space with an average of two other artists.  Group applications are also welcome. Have a great idea for curating a show?

LVK gallery