Exhibit Date: 
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 12:00 am to Friday, October 30, 2020 - 12:00 am
Reception Date: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Gallery hours: Wednesday and Thursday, 10am – 3pm, or by appointment. Please email [email protected] or call 541-737-2402 or to arrange an appointment or to inquire about purchasing artwork.


2020 Art About Agriculture Competition and Exhibition: Tension/Harmony

September 3 – October 30, 2020

The 37th Annual Art About Agriculture Competition and Exhibition returns to the much-loved open call, juried format. 

This year’s theme invited artists to consider our agricultural future, exploring the relationship between the conservation of natural resources and agricultural production. What will tomorrow’s food and fiber look like when we place equal weight on conservation and use? How might farming, fishing, fibers, fashion, and food culture change in the Pacific Northwest? How might communities and connectedness change as we better understand food insecurity and market access? What would cutting-edge research, technology, and innovation look like in the march towards finding a balanced future?  Artists were provided research papers and news articles pertaining to Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences’ efforts to tackle these important questions.  Learn more about this exhibition.

In response to COVID-19, Giustina Gallery and Art About Agriculture are taking steps to ensure visitors have a safe and welcoming art viewing experience: 

  • Giustina Gallery/ The LaSells Stewart Center requires all visitors to wear a mask.
  • Greatly reduced maximum capacity with contact tracing sign-in.
  • To reduce touch surfaces, artist statements are on display alongside artworks.  
  • Online gallery is available through the Giustina Gallery website. See link below.

Oregon is unmatched in the density of its diverse agricultural, environmental, and social landscape. As the founding college of the state’s land-grant university dedicated to serving all Oregonians, the College of Agricultural Sciences stands at the confluence of diverse perspectives. As champions of science, we embrace differences to find common ground and create opportunity – committed each day to make tomorrow better.


List of Participating Artists

  • Abdullah Albohalika
  • Greg Bal 
  • David Paul Bayles 
  • Rich Bergeman
  • Nancy Bryant 
  • Ronald Bunch
  • Susan Burnes 
  • Kathleen Caprario
  • Katy Cauker 
  • Jeanne Chamberlain
  • Carol Chapel 
  • Karen Clark
  • Bets Cole
  • Jon Jay Cruson 
  • Owen Dell 
  • Tallmadge Doyle
  • Judy Findley 
  • McKenzie Floyd 
  • Eric French
  • Priscilla Hanson
  • Susan Harrington 
  • Eileen Hearne 
  • Don Hudgins 
  • George Johanson 
  • Mary Josephson 
  • Bob Keefer 
  • Betty LaDuke 
  • Bill Marshall
  • Loren Nelson 
  • Cozette Phillips 
  • Erik Sandgren
  • Deb Stoner
  • Amanda Triplett 
  • Yolanda Valdes-Rementería
  • Morgan Walker 

Contact: Owen Premore, [email protected], 541-737-5534

Art About Agriculture Website: agsci.oregonstate.edu/art/art-about-agriculture

Featured artwork: 

Amanda Triplett
Cell Wall, 2018
Salvaged fiber and thread, 13” x 25.5” x 1”
2020 Betty Brose and Margaret Hogg Art About Agriculture Purchase Awards.