Upcoming Exhibitions

Facing Fire: Art, Wildfire, and the End of Nature in the New West

Jundt Galleries, January 21, 2023 through May 13, 2023

This traveling exhibition is curated by Douglas McCulloh and organized by UCR ARTS: California Museum of Photography.

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Fire as omen and elemental force, as metaphor and searing personal experience—these are the subjects explored by the artists of Facing Fire. In the past two decades, West Coast wildfires have exploded in scale and severity. The artists— Noah Berger, Kevin Cooley, Josh Edelson, Samantha Fields, Jeff Frost, Luther Gerlach, Christian Houge, Richard Hutter, Christoph Kapeller, Benoit Malphettes, Anna Mayer, Cody Norris, Stuart Palley, Norma I. Quintana, Justin Sullivan, and Joan Wulf—of Facing Fire bring us incendiary work from active fire lines and psychic burn zones. They face fire, sift its aftermath, and struggle with the implications.

Stuart Palley

El Portal Fire, Yosemite National Park, 2014

Dye sublimation print on aluminum

Courtesy of the artist.

Permanent Collection: Best of Photographs

Arcade Gallery, January 21 through May 13, 2023

Ansel Adams print, Tree Stump and Mist Northern Cascades, Washington

Another display in the Jundt Art Museum’s series of exhibitions highlighting the quality of its own permanent collection, this small temporary exhibition features the photographs of Ansel Adams, Robert Doisneau, Dorothea Lange, Paul Strand, and Andy Warhol, among several others.

Ansel Adams (American, 1902–1984)

Tree, Stump, and Mist, Northern Cascades, Washington, 1976

Gelatin silver print, 15 ½ x 19 ¼ inches

Jundt Art Museum, Gonzaga University; Museum purchase with funds provided by the Jundt Art Museum Annual Campaign


Inland Northwest Modern Quilt Juried Exhibition

Jundt Galleries, June 3 to August 26, 2023

Reception: Friday evening, June 2, 2023

Call for Entries submission link: TBD

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In the summer of 2023, the Jundt Art Museum at Gonzaga University will present the Inland Northwest Modern Quilt Juried Exhibition, organized by Paul Manoguerra, director/curator, Karen Kaiser, curator of education, Britta Arendt, museum registrar/program coordinator, and Robin Dare, preparator/art handler at the museum. The museum will partner with the Inland Northwest Modern Quilt Guild (INMOD) to promote the call for entries and the exhibition guidelines.

INMOD was founded January 2016 in Spokane, Washington to meet the growing need to have a modern quilting community in the region. Its mission is “to provide an environment of inspiration, education, and charity in our community through fresh-modern quilting.” Likewise, borrowing from the “Introduction” to The Modern Quilt Guild’s 2017 publication Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century: “Modern quilts are utilitarian. They are art. They tell stories. They are graphic, improvisational, or minimalist. They break the rules. They make a statement.”

Book cover for Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century, published in 2017.


2nd Inland Northwest Juried Landscape Art Exhibition

Jundt Galleries and Arcade Gallery, June 1 to August 24, 2024

Reception: Friday evening, May 31, 2024

Coming soon, the Jundt Art Museum at Gonzaga University will present the 2nd Triennial Inland Northwest Juried Landscape Art Exhibition, organized by the staff of the museum.

This juried display, now occurring at Gonzaga University every third summer, seeks to present the diversity and dynamism of contemporary artistic activity in the Inland Northwest while celebrating the relationship between art and the local landscape.

Selection of works and award winners for the 2nd Triennial Inland Northwest Juried Landscape Art Exhibition will again be made by the staff of the Jundt Art Museum. Works will be chosen for the show based upon the museum staff’s understanding of artistic quality and merit, the work’s adherence to the landscape theme and issues, the educational and professional achievements of the artist, and the observance of the rules and guidelines of the application process.

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The first Inland Northwest Juried Landscape Art Exhibition was held at the Jundt Art Museum from May 26 to August 11, 2018, and attracted almost 4,000 visitors to campus during the summer months. The award winners for the 2018 show included 1st place winner Amalia Fisch (Spokane, Washington) for her oil on canvas painting Kettle River Patchwork, and 2nd place winner Scott Bailey (East Wenatchee, Washington) for his painting 46˚ 51’ 06” N 121˚ 45’ 28” W (Delaunay Triangulation). Honorable mention awards were given to Owen McAuley (Cheney, Washington), Dennis Smith (Medical Lake, Washington), and Gregg Schlanger (Ellensburg, Washington).


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