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.

2024 Open Call for Art
Competition and Touring Exhibition 2024

Deadline: March 3, 2024 at 11:59pm

OSU College of Agricultural Sciences’ Art About Agriculture 2024 Open Call for Art invites artists to consider the lifeblood of Pacific Northwest’s agricultural diversity, economy, communities, and culture: our region’s natural resources. We are seeking submissions of art that highlight the foundational elements of food and fiber production.

Full Prospectus

Featured artwork for the 2024 Open Call: Jonnel Covault, Powers That Be, 1999, linoleum block print, 20" x 28". 2000 winner of the Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences Purchase Award. Sponsored by Missy and Thayne Dutson, and the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences. (detail)

Betty LaDuke: Turtle Wisdom
Personal, Political, Playful

Hatfield Marine Science Center

January 8 – June 14, 2024

Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building
2030 SE Marine Dr.
Newport, OR 97365


Wednesday, February 21, 2024
2:00 – 5:00pm, artist talk at 3:00pm


Featured artwork: Betty LaDuke, Turtle Dam Free, 2023, acrylic on wood panel, 32” x 24”. (detail)

Betty LaDuke: In Good Spirit

Strand Gallery

January 9 – March 21, 2024
Open Wednesdays and Thursdays, 12 – 1pm
Or by appointment: (541) 737-5534 / artaboutag@oregonstate.edu


Thursday, February 22, 2024
4:00 – 6:00pm, artist talk at 4:30pm

Location:  Strand Gallery, 440 Strand Agriculture Hall, Corvallis, OR.

Featured art: Betty LaDuke, Mozambique: Dreaming Goats, 2001, acrylic on canvas, 54” x 48”.  Art About Agriculture Permanent Collection 2022-12 (detail)