Art About Agriculture

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.

Bounty and Community – in the City and in the Town

To celebrate and be inspired by agricultural bounty and by people who are part of food and agriculture communities, the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University is organizing its 32st annual Art About Agriculture exhibition for 2014, embracing artistic perspectives on the theme, Agricultural Bounty and Community in the City and in the Town. The College convened a committee of art professionals to nominate artists living in the Pacific Northwest for this invitational. (Read more...)

Image Gallery

Futago Kanon/Twin Goddess of Mercy
Yuji Hiratsuka
Futago Kanon/Twin Goddess of Mercy

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)


Contact Information:

Shelley Curtis
Curator and Manager
Art About Agriculture
127 Strand Agriculture Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon 97331-2213
Phone: (541) 737-2662
Fax: (541) 737-4574
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