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The Linfield Art Gallery

Welcome to the Linfield Art Gallery

The Linfield Art Gallery is a vibrant learning laboratory that invites national and internationally recognized artists, emerging artists and Linfield student artists to our space. Solo and group shows, often with artist residencies, are a part of exhibits developed to create dialogue and critical thought through provocative, challenging and diverse programming. We strive to create an enriching visual experience for everyone.

Our exhibits are free and open to the public.

Current Art Exhibit

Linfield art department presents Convergence.Convergence: an exhibition by the capstone students

May 10-28, 2023

Artist talks and opening reception: Wednesday, May 10, 5-7:30 p.m.

Celebrating the culmination of the art department's capstone students' yearlong artistic exploration. Come enjoy this exciting curation of large-scale installations, paintings, prints, textiles and digital pieces! Featuring the work of Scout Austin, Cade Coste, Andrew Goodwin, Allison Hmura, Emma Inge, Camille Lubach, Annemarie Mullet, Elliott Montbriand, Marissa Nagano, Erin Shepard, Julian Sofranko and Sofia Zielinski.

Revisit past 2022-23 exhibits

Visitors in the art gallery listening to the lakamas artist talk.lakamas: by Crystal Starr, Kitana Connelly and Jeremy Ojua

April 5-May 6, 2023

"lakamas," the chinuk wawa word for camas, is a group exhibition of three dynamic artists who contribute to the Grand Ronde community in their own ways. Working in photography, painting and mixed media, their art offers perspectives on the influence, beauty and communion of the land around us.

Crystal Starr is Athabascan, Yup’ik and Colville. Her Indian name is Shadow Spirit Woman. She is a multi-media artist in both culturally traditional and contemporary arts. Crystal is also an advocate for Indigenous languages and culture.

Kitana Connelly is an Oregon-born Native creator. “In my experience as an artist, to create means to connect with something greater than myself. The process for each piece that I co-create is deeply connected to my spirituality and Native American heritage. I call this work Creating with Connection.”

Jeremy Ojua is a self-taught photography enthusiast from McMinnville, Oregon, who finds inspiration in the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Sponsored by the Lacroute Arts Series and the Linfield Department of Art. The Lacroute Arts Series at Linfield University is made possible by the generosity of arts benefactor Ronni Lacroute.

Belle speaking to a crowd at the opening of her art exhibit, Bloom.BLOOM: by Belle Bezdicek

February 8-March 24, 2023

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. 

Rhiannon ‘Skye’ Tafoya speaking at her art exhibit hands remind me of yours/our hands: by Rhiannon Skye Tafoya

Oct. 14-Nov. 18, 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.”

Mejia-art.jpgRemainders: 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

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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