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Annual Native American Art Exhibition Returns to Gallery

The sixth annual Native American Art Exhibition returns this fall to The Gallery at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts.

The exhibition, which runs from Nov. 10 through Dec. 12, will feature a wide variety of works by local and regional Native American artists. These works include paintings, basketry, carved wood pieces and mixed media. An opening reception will be held in The Gallery in honor of the artists on Friday, Nov. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Gallery at the Minnaert Center is open Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m. and by appointment. To schedule an appointment, contact The Gallery via email at or call (360) 596-5527. Information about The Gallery is also available online at

For more information about the exhibit and submitting artwork, contact Mandy McCullough at (360) 790-6575 or via email at .


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. Any 3-dimensional component should respect the intimate scale of a postcard.

-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

Call for 2015-16 Exhibition Proposals

For exhibition during the 2015-16 academic year, The Gallery encourages exhibition proposals that explore the power of identity in our sense of self, our sense of “we,” and our sense of place.

Please find the full list of submission guidelines and additional information here


Upcoming Gallery Exhibitions

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, Jeana Eve Klein, George LeMasurier, Doyle Fanning, 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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