"Since arriving to Oregon State, I have been impressed by the enormous talent of our classified and professional staff, not only in the workplace, but also in their own personal endeavors. In meetings with the Association of Office Professionals and Professional Faculty Leadership Association, I was asked to consider support for an art exhibit for staff artists. We have so few opportunities to celebrate the talents that our staff offer, and for this reason, I would like to invite you to consider this event sponsored through AOP and PFLA."
A message from President Ray sparked the first Classified and Professional Faculty Art Exhibit held in 2011.
"I was impressed with the diversity of the works, and the pure talents of all the artists who moonlight as registrars, accountants, technicians, clerical staff and administrators here at OSU. I believe when their colleagues in their respective offices see their talents, they're going to be amazed, as I was."
Comment by John Maul, Department Chair and Professor in the Department of Art after viewing the first staff art exhibit.
This project is co-sponsored by the Professional Faculty Leadership Association (PFLA) and the Association of Office Professionals (AOP), with support from the Office of the President.
Exhibit Opens: December 10, 2013
Reception: December 12, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Exhibit Closes: Approximately January 27, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Artwork to be picked up: February 3 through February 7, 2014
President's Choice - Kronos K by Dave Warneking, University Housing and Dining Services
Best in Show - Mary's Peak by Steven Lont, OSU Foundation
Vice President's Choice - Thistle by Bruce Beicke, Technology Support Services
Vice President's Choice - Go USA! by Aki Hill, former head coach of Women's Basketball
Vice President's Choice - Warrior by Mathew Philpott, Environmental Health and Safety
2013 Honorable Mention -
Cape Perpetua by Kavinda Arthenayake, Conference Services
Humming Bird by Mathew Philpott, Environmental Health and Safety
OSU Sun, Space, Land and See Grant University by Joan Lease, News and Research Communications
Miss Echidna by Susan Coates, Student Media KBVR
Big River Morning by John Bryne, President Emeritus
Lithography by Tina Green Price, LaSells Stewart Center
If you have any questions or are interested in being placed on the notification list for future art exhibits please contact Shelly Signs at 541-737-0724.