CORVALLIS, Ore. – Art About Agriculture’s annual exhibition of agriculture and natural resource-themed artwork by Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences has started a statewide tour in Corvallis and will continue on to Baker City and Newport in the coming months.
The theme of the 39th annual juried competition and touring exhibition is “Sustainable Feast,” and it presents art from Northwest artists whose work explores food production and consumption, sustainability, diversity and innovation in our food system.
This year’s open call for artwork received 290 responses from artists in Oregon, Washington and Hawaii. The tour will include artwork by artists from 12 Oregon counties, five Washington counties and one county in Hawai’i.
“I am continually inspired by the many varied interpretations of our calls to artists to submit creative work for the Art About Ag program,” said Owen Premore, directing curator of the program. “The ability for art to uniquely capture the tension between demanding economies and delicate ecosystems as we ponder the meaning of a ‘sustainable feast’ is truly powerful.”
The exhibition will visit four locations:
- May 10 to June 15: Giustina Gallery, The LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State’s Corvallis campus. A reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. May 26