Welcome to the College of Agricultural Sciences' Art About Agriculture

bountifulArt About Agriculture encourages artists to investigate the visual resources of the science and practice that sustains human life: agriculture. It strives to develop an understanding and appreciation of food and fiber production, especially among people not traditionally acquainted with agriculture.

Art About Agriculture was established in 1983 as the first annual arts competition and tour exhibit with an agricultural theme. It recognizes professional and emerging Pacific Northwest artists, creates a growing, dynamic, permanent collection of fine art based on, stimulated by, and portraying agriculture, and presents the permanent collection and tour exhibit to rural and urban audiences. The collection is exhibited by loan agreement throughout Oregon and other parts of the Pacific Northwest.

We hope you enjoy the artwork. You are welcome to contact us with comments about the exhibition.

Pollination: Recent Work by Tallmadge Doyle

“Pollination,” an exhibition of recent works by celebrated Eugene printmaker Tallmadge Doyle, is on display in Gallery 440 in Strand Agriculture Hall on the Oregon State University campus through Sept. 8. Sponsored by the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences, the exhibit features 15 hand-pulled prints from her studies of the nature and science of pollination. The 440 Gallery is located on the fourth floor of Strand Agriculture Hall, and is open Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Doyle’s “Pollinators” series fits into the long tradition of botanical art, which first took root during the European Renaissance, primarily from the 15th to 17th centuries. It was a time when naturalists and artists sought collaboration and joint sponsorship during rapid cultural and intellectual advancements of the day.(Read more...)

Tallmadge Doyle
Migration Pollination
Woodcut, line etching, hand coloring
4 by 18 inches

Works from the Wetlands

Portland artist Renée Zangara will be exhibiting her “Wetlands Series” of works on canvas and paper, and mixed media on board in Gallerty 440 in Strand Agriculture Hall on the OSU campus April 3 through June 2, 2017.

Organized by the College of Agricultural Sciences through its Art About Agriculture program, the exhibit includes works on canvas and paper, and mixed media on board that explore the diverse characteristics of Willamette River wetlands. Native plants and animals, as well as water and soil, all play a part in Zangara's richly layered compositions. (Read more...)

Image Gallery

Renée Zangara

Oil on Canvas
68” x 54”

Art About Agriculture receives special grants

The College of Agricultural Sciences, Oregon State University, has acquired four mixed media artworks by Portland artist Sally Finch, “Dryland Farming 3: Moro” (12” x 12”), “Dryland Farming 4: Pullman” (12” x 12”), “Dryland Farming 5: Spokane” (18” x 18”), and “Dryland Farming 6: Moscow” (18” x 18”.) The works of art were acquired with the assistance of the Ford Family Foundation through a special grant program managed by the Oregon Arts Commission, and sponsored in part by the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences, the late Brenda and Gordon Hood, and the late Margaret Hogg. (View image gallery)