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The Linfield Art Gallery


Belle's digital artwork of an elephant in blue, orange and blackAn Exhibition by Belle Bezdicek

February 8 – March 24, 2023

Artist talk and opening reception: Wednesday, February 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The talk takes place in Delkin Recital Hall inside Vivian Bull Music Center. Light refreshments to follow in the gallery.

Belle Bezdicek’s work takes inspiration from Byzantine art’s depiction of mythical and sometimes exotic creatures. She celebrates positive animal stories found on BBC World, and from newspaper clippings her mum has sent for more than two decades.

Through printmaking, woodwork and digital art, she has created highly decorative animal forms, allowing the viewer to appreciate their magnificence. In retrospect, Belle has integrated printmaking and digital art since the '90s, using architecture as her theme. The work progressed and animals became the important structure, integrating some of the architectural elements into their singular form. 

my hands remind me of yours/our hands

Promotional postcard for exhibit: my hands remind me of yours/our hands, Rhiannon Skye TafoyaRhiannon Skye Tafoya

Oct. 14-Nov. 18, 2022
Opening reception Friday, Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m.

The Linfield Art Gallery is pleased to announce Rhiannon Skye Tafoya for our second exhibit in fall 2022.

Rhiannon ‘Skye’ Tafoya (Eastern Band Cherokee and Santa Clara Pueblo) employs printmaking, digital design and basketry techniques in creating her artist’s books, prints and paper weavings. Both of her Tribal heritages, cultures and lineages are manifested in her two- and three-dimensional artworks that range in size from a few inches to a few feet.

A statement from the artist: “my hands remind me of yours is an offering of my love and appreciation for specific individuals who have inspired and/or taught me a way or idea of creating. The work (of my hands remind me of yours) shows gratitude for their expertise and their willingness to share that gift with me. Within each of those learning experiences, the hand was vital.”


Exhibition by Pete Hoffecker Mejía

Aug. 29-Sept. 30, 2022

Pete Hoffecker Mejía work is engaged in the exploration of intersectional cultural information and the politics of abstraction. His structures investigate the blurred points of contact resulting from estrangement, implied hierarchies of representation and the continuing impacts of colonialism.

In Remainders, Hoffecker Mejia assembles patterns of Latin American visual culture, retail and home décor motif and tropes of modernist geometric abstraction. The wood, found object and mixed media structures are layered and built of contrasts. Materials from high art and low, the regional and universal, are positioned within a compressed space. Fragments are assembled to create composite totalities. Laser-cut plexiglass and welded steel sit next to packing materials or dust mops posing as fiber art.

Learn more about Pete Hoffecker Mejía.

COVID-19 policy

The health and safety of our guests, students, faculty and staff is always our top priority. We will follow all of the recommended COVID-19 health guidelines and requirements set forth by the Oregon Health Authority and Linfield University for every exhibit.

As of March 12, 2022, face coverings are optional at Linfield University events and locations, per Linfield's face covering policy, unless in a healthcare setting. 

Gallery hours and information

Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 12 - 5 p.m.

Directions: from 99W, turn east on Keck Drive at the McMinnville Market Center in south McMinnville. Turn right at the first street onto Library Court. The art gallery is located in the second building on the left, Building B. Parking is available on the street and in the lot west of Nicholson Library.

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