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The Cannon Gallery of Art

at Western Oregon University

The Cannon Gallery of Art is pleased to present WOU’s

53rd Annual Student Art Exhibition!

This year’s online exhibition features 76 pieces of art by 21 student artists working in a variety of media.
The exhibit also features presentations by seven Art and Design majors whose presentations were included in this year’s Academic Excellence Showcase.

You can access the exhibit from by simply clicking on the graphic below.

Other campus exhibits sponsored by the Cannon Gallery of Art

In Hamersly Library’s Second-Floor Gallery

SERPENTalk: A Networked Exhibition


in collaboration with: 








SERPENTalk is a networked exhibition anchored physically in the Hamersly Library on WOU’s campus and extending out through the Cannon Gallery’s virtual platform as well as through the project’s own virtual web presence. Through the collaborative efforts of Art and Design faculty member Clay Dunklin, SERPENTalk creates a network of artists and repurposes spaces, both virtual and physical, as sites of thinking that will confuse and unravel the binary assumptions that separate us from others and cause deep social divides. The language of binaries is inherently dualistic and the snake becomes an important metaphor here as they have long served to represent the dual aspects of nature in magic, mythology, and indigenous knowledge. When applied to contemporary culture, the snake metaphor illuminates our differences as a common theme amongst peoples and ignites a sense of compassion and care. SERPENTalk is built on the values of communication, education, and collaboration that we believe can lead to a reconfiguration of practices and projects to act as systems of generosity and empowerment. 

SERPENTalk zines are available for free at Hamersly Library and the project website can be accessed on your personal device at

In the windows of Cannon Gallery – 

June 7 – August 27

Cannon Gallery Walk-by Window Exhibition

Cannon Gallery assistants, Sarah Westlund and Alona Kemenyash, have curated this fun walk-by exhibit to be enjoyed from the Gallery’s windows, outside of Campbell Hall! Featuring artwork by art majors, non-art majors, professors and staff, this exhibit has something for everyone! Stroll by anytime June through August and take a look!

In the Werner University Center Student Gallery – 

May 1 – June 4

2020 BFA Graduate Exhibition 

Featuring artwork by Kat Sutton and Leila Holt

June 8 – July 30

2021 BFA graduate Exhibition 

Featuring artwork by 2020 graduate Rachel Hetzel, and 2021 graduates Darrian Rodriguez and Marita Nash.

About the Galleries:

The Cannon Gallery of Art is located in the heart of Western Oregon University’s campus in the beautifully renovated Campbell Hall. Campbell Hall was built in 1871 and is the oldest building still in use the Oregon University System. The gallery has approximately 700 square feet of exhibition space and holds seven exhibitions during each academic year. Thematic and media-specific exhibits by regional and nationally acclaimed artists are included in each annual schedule.

Beginning in October, 2018 Hamersly Library Exhibits now coordinates all scheduling with the Cannon Gallery of Art. These exhibit spaces provide WOU faculty and students an avenue to showcase their skills and talents. They provide an extension of the classroom for WOU faculty; the library has hosted several exhibits curated by faculty and students on topics/issues that they have been studying. Finally, the exhibits program provides a way for the library to “extend” its resources – to find cultural and artistic information from other individuals or areas outside the university and to bring it to the campus.  For information regarding future schedules and open dates, please contact the Cannon Gallery Director, Paula Booth, via email or at 503-838-8607.

Paula Booth 503.838.8670