Agriculture of the American Landscape (2016)

Sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

Intricate agrarian heritages, including agriculture practiced by Native Americans for centuries and influences from colonist and immigrant settlers, evolved into the practices and sciences of our country’s modern agriculture. It involves cultivating food and fiber, and managing related natural resources. To celebrate and be inspired by American agriculture, its heritage, and evolution, the College of Agricultural Sciences, Oregon State University, is organizing its 34th annual Art About Agriculture art exhibition this year, embracing artistic perspectives on the theme, Agriculture of the American Landscape.

This year’s exhibition will present works of art by visual artists who were invited by the College based on nominations from a committee of art specialists. The committee sought artist nominees who consider landscapes of working agricultural fields as the primary content in their works of art, including food systems and plant-based fiber production and expressed in the choice of subject matter, in the use of materials, or both.

Participating Artists:

  • Amanda Breitbach Circle, Montana
  • Stephanie Frostad Missoula, Montana
  • Sue-Del McCulloch Salem, Oregon
  • Lance Morrison Yamhill, Oregon
  • Kyla Mucci Portland, Oregon
  • Neal Philpott Oregon City, Oregon
  • Christopher Rehwalt, Portland, Oregon
  • Mark Rupert Portland, Oregon
  • Sara Siestreem Portland, Oregon
  • Donna B. Trent Gig Harbor, Washington

Image Gallery

Edward Hicks (American, 1780-1849)
The Cornell Farm
Oil on Canvas
37 by 49 inches

National Gallery of Art, Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch


Tour Schedule

LaSells Stewart Center, Giustina Gallery
Oregon State University
875 SW 26th Street, Corvallis, OR 97331

June 1, – June 24, 2016
Opening artists’ reception and awards presentation:
Monday, June 6, 2016, 6 to 8 pm, Giustina Gallery
Remarks: 6:30 to 7 pm
Contact: Tina Green-Price (
PH: 541-737-2404

Crossroads Carnegie Art Center
2020 Auburn Avenue
Baker City, OR 97814

June 30 - July 30, 2016
Reception: Friday, July 1, 2016, 5:30 to 8 pm
Contact: Cynthia Newman (
PH: 541-523-5369

Barber Library Rotunda Gallery
Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way
Bend, Oregon 97701

August 8 – September 29, 2016
Reception: September 28, 2016, 4 to 6 pm
Contact: Marybeth Hamilton ( and
PH: 541-383-7564

Grants Pass Museum of Art
229 SW G Street
Grants Pass, Oregon 97526
(Mail: P. O. Box 966, 97528)

October 7 – November 11, 2016
Reception: Friday, October 7, 2016, 5 to 7 pm
Contact: Susan Burnes, (
PH: 541-479-3290 FX: 541-479-1218