SMA Virtual Summer Exhibition - Celebrating Wild Beauty

On view through July 25 at https://sma.sou.edu/

'Celebrating Wild Beauty' recognizes the 20th anniversary of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument (CSNM). It was established in a presidential proclamation on June 9, 2000 and expanded on January 12, 2017. The exhibition highlights artists who have directly worked in the monument, drew inspiration from it or similar wild spaces here in the Pacific Northwest.

Curated by Scott Malbaurn, director of the Schneider Museum of Art, the exhibition had originally been planned to open to the public for in-person viewing, but had to be moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are saddened to not present this exhibition in-person but we are finding the resiliency of the artworld heartening,” stated Malbaurn. “Museums and galleries across the world have made major changes to the delivery of their exhibitions and programs, just as we are. I am so pleased that the Schneider Museum of Art staff and student team have made quick adaptions to this new way of working.”

'Celebrating Wild Beauty' highlights artists who have directly worked in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, drew inspiration from it or similar wild spaces here in the Pacific Northwest. Each of the exhibiting artists are indebted to these kinds of lands. Exhibiting artists include Isabella Thorndike Church, Grayson Cox, Dot Fisher-Smith, Malia Jensen, Chris Russell, Rick Silva, and Mark Tribe. Isabella Thorndike Church has created her installation in a storefront located at 25 E. Main St, Ashland, OR for easy and safe viewing.