Welcome to the College of Agricultural Sciences' Art About Agriculture
Art 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.
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”.
May 9 – June 15: Exhibition at Giustina Gallery
Giustina Gallery at The LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University
875 SW 26th St, Corvallis, OR 97331
May 25, 5:00 – 7:30pm (Thursday): Exhibition Reception at Giustina Gallery. Open to the public and all are welcome!
September 29 – November 10: Exhibition at Rogue Gallery & Art Center
Rogue Gallery & Art Center
40 S Bartlett St, Medford, OR 97501
October 20, 5:30 - 8:00 pm (Friday): Reception at Rogue Gallery & Art Center
November 17 – December 31: Exhibition at Portland’5 Centers for the Arts
Portland’5 Centers for the Arts, Antoinette Hatfield Hall Rotunda
1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
November 17, 5:00 - 7:30 pm (Friday): Opening reception at Portland’5 Centers for the Arts
Featured artwork: Britt Block, What a Bee Sees: Apple Blossom, 2022. Pastel on Paper, 54” x 45” (detail)
September 27 – December 7, 2023
Open Wednesdays and Thursdays, 12 – 1pm
Or by appointment: (541) 737-5534 / email@example.com
October 12, 2023
4:00 – 6:00pm, artist talk at 4:30pm
Location: Strand Gallery, 440 Strand Agriculture Hall, Corvallis, OR.
Featured art: Tom Allen, Pinot Noir, 1991, watercolor, 18” x 24”. (detail)
2023 Open Call for Art is Closed
Competition and Touring Exhibition 2023
Deadline: March 5, 2023 at 11:59pm
For 40 years, the Art About Agriculture program at Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences has invited artists throughout the Pacific Northwest to creatively explore the uniquely diverse agricultural and natural resources of our region. Striking a careful balance between agricultural production and conservation, our agriculture and natural resources represent the backbone of resilience for our communities, our food systems, and our environment.
Featured artwork for the 2023 Open Call: Claudia Cave, Clouded Tree, 2006, graphite, 12.5” x 8.5”. 2010 winner of the Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences Purchase Award, Sheldon L. Ladd Purchase Award, and OSU President's Purchase Award. Sponsored by Sonny and Gita Ramaswamy, James and Stella Coakley, Ed and Beth Ray, and the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences. (detail)