Call for Entries: Seventh Annual Native American Exhibit

The Gallery at the Kenneth J Minnaert Center for the Arts invites Native American artists of all tribes to submit entries for the Seventh Annual Native American Art Exhibition.  

Work may be delivered on Nov. 3-4 from 11 a.m.  to 2 p.m.  Work may be picked up on Dec. 21-22  from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Artist Reception is Nov. 21from 6-8 p.m. If needed, other arrangements for dropping off or picking up of art can be made. The Gallery is not responsible for any shipping charges.

A panel may need to select works for the exhibition because of size limitations of The Gallery. Entrants will be notified by mail or phone of the panel’s decision by Oct. 17. Entries from youth are strongly encouraged.

Download the entry form here

Take Everything
 Features Feminist, Punk-Inspired Works

Joan of Arc meets Courtney Love in Michael Hubbard’s upcoming exhibition Take Everything, beginning Monday, Sept. 15 at The Gallery at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts.

Hubbard’s solo exhibition, Take Everything, features paintings and installation work tracing a lineage of punk-rock feminists. Following the social and political activism of the Riot Grrrl and female-driven punk rock movements of the ‘90s, Hubbard relates those drives to current social and political movements. This specific exhibition focuses on two very different personas: former Olympia resident Courtney Love, and medieval warrior Joan of Arc. Though very different, Hubbard shows how both women act as points of reference in an exploration of the punk-feminist universe.

A special opening reception on opening night (Sept. 15) features Full Moon Radio performing live in the Minnaert Center Black Box Theater. The reception begins at 6 p.m. and is free, with music beginning at 6:30 p.m. 

Take Everything runs Monday, Sept. 15 through Friday, Oct. 31. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday during this exhibition. For more information about The Gallery at the Minnaert Center, visit


Out of Sight! Fine Art Postcard Exhibition Accepting Entries

The Fine Art Postcard Exhibition, taking place Jan. 12 through Feb. 20 at The Gallery, is an annual event bringing the local creative community together under one theme. The 2015 theme is “Out of Sight!”  Postcard-sized original artworks, created by artists of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds, will be sold through silent auction. All proceeds support gallery programming.

Submission guidelines

-Artists may submit up to three (3) postcard-sized original artworks. Submissions will not be returned.

-Artwork must measure 4-by-6 inches and be on a stiff material, such as matte board, cardstock, foam core, thin wood panel or canvas board.

-Artwork must not be framed or matted.

-Artwork, artist contact information, and $5 entry fee (cash or check payable to “SPSCC Foundation”) may be mailed or hand delivered to:

c/o Nathan Barnes

The Gallery at The Kenneth J Minnaert Center for the Arts

South Puget Sound Community College

2011 Mottman Road SW

Olympia, WA 98512-6292


Important dates

-Submission deadline is December 1, 2014.

-Exhibition opens and registration for silent auction begins Monday, January 12, 2015.

-Silent auction begins during the opening reception on Friday, January 16, 6 – 8 p.m.

-Silent auction ends during the closing reception on Friday, February 20, 6 – 8 p.m.

2014 Viewer's Choice winner by Patricia Gallagher

Upcoming Gallery Exhibitions

Nov. 10 - Dec. 12: Native American Art Exhibition

Jan. 12-Feb. 20: "Out of Sight" Fine Art Postcard Exhibition

Feb. 23 - March 6: Collaboration Installation with Aisha Harrison, art faculty at The Evergreen State College

March 16 - May 1: HerStory (Featuring Yukiyo Kawano, Jeane Klein, George LeMasurier, Pat McLain, Joyce Polance, and Erika Navarette)

May 11 - June 12: 10th Annual SPSCC Student Exhibition


About the Minnaert Center Gallery

The Gallery at the The Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts offers a diverse range of visual arts exhibits and programs to enrich the educational experiences of students and the community.

The Gallery is 1000-square feet. The walls are white and made of drywall backed with 3/4-inch plywood. There is a 15-foot high Unistrut grid system with track lighting throughout, and the gallery is wired for media art.

The Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. and by appointment. To schedule an appointment, contact the gallery via e-mail at  or call (360) 596-5527.


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