Cultivating the Land for a Harvest of Art

Mydock artwork

Days End by Betty LaDuke
Weeds by Betty LaDuke
photographs courtesy of Robert Jaffe

The Pacific Northwest and other parts of the West are rich in agricultural diversity and history. To celebrate and be inspired by this agriculturally diversified place, the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University is organizing its 30th annual Art About Agriculture exhibition this year, embracing artistic perspectives on the theme, Cultivating the Land for a Harvest of Art.

Susan Bennerstrom Bellingham, Washington
Mare Blocker Walla Walla, Washington
Harrison Branch Corvallis, Oregon
Hiroko Cannon Pendleton, Oregon
Shari Dallas Pendleton, Oregon
Mary Farrell Spokane, Washington
Elaine Green Corvallis, Oregon
Cliff Johns Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Betty LaDuke, Ashland, Oregon
Mary Josephson Portland, Oregon
Lara Mehling San Rafael, California
John Mydock Pahoa, Hawaii
Kyle Paliotto Hayden, Idaho
Amy Rogers Athena, Oregon

Oregon State University, LaSells Stewart Center Giustina Gallery, Corvallis, Oregon: April 2-26, 2012. The Center is located at 26th and Western, Corvallis, 97331, across from Reser Stadium. For more information about the OSU LaSells Stewart Center, please contact Tina Green-Price, Assistant Director and Curator, 541-737-3116, or

Art Adventure Gallery, Madras, Oregon: June 1-26, 2012. Reception: June 1, 5:30 to 7 pm. The Gallery is located at 185 SW 5th Street, Madras, OR 97741. For more information please contact Coralee Popp, Director, 541-475-7701, or:

Two publications relevant to the exhibition are on 3-hour reserve in the OSU Valley Library during spring term:

  • Betty LaDuke: Dreaming Cows: The Paintings, Murals and Drawings of Betty LaDuke Celebrating Heifer International, 2009.
  • Lara Mehling, Twelve Moons: A Seasonal Round for the New West, 2011.


Preview the Gallery online!

For additional information contact: Shelley Curtis, 541-737-5534 or


Oregon State University, LaSells Stewart Center Giustina Gallery, Corvallis, Oregon

Art display by Mary JPiolotti Art Gallery
Photo credits: Hannah O’Leary

Art Adventure Gallery, Madras, Oregon

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