Olin Fine Art Gallery

Olin Fine Art Gallery

The Olin Fine Art Gallery exhibits original works by regional, national, and international artists, showing a wide variety of art forms and styles that promote contemporary art for the benefit of W&J students, faculty and staff, and the larger community.

The Gallery supports the display of both three-dimensional and hanging works in its 1,900-square-foot space. It hosts several exhibitions each year across all artistic media, attracting entries by prominent and award-winning artists. The Gallery has housed works by numerous acclaimed artists, including Malcolm and Evan Parcell, Nat Youngblood, David Sengel, and Tony Lewis ’08. An exhibition of student work is held at the end of spring term.

Exhibitions are often staged in conjunction with W&J Arts Series performances, or with academic departments and programs. Each show includes an opening reception for the public to meet the exhibiting artists.

For additional information on current or past exhibitions, please contact Doug McGlumphy, Director, Olin Fine Art Galler at dmcglumphy@washjeff.edu.

Gallery Exhibition Schedules

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2021-22 Exhibition Schedule

Carolina Alamilla

February 4 - 27, 2022

Opening Reception & Artist Talk: Friday, February 25, 2022. 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Working through the weight of identity, Carolina Alamilla uses colors and a sense of playfulness to engage with the viewer. Alamilla steps away from the real and creates objects that lose their functionality but are a metaphor for hope, memory, and the environment. Using hand-building and mold-making ceramic skills, Alamilla produces multiples that lead to altered scenes of everyday life.

Originally from South Florida, Carolina Alamilla is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at W&J. She received her BFA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, and her MFA from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

Patrick Schmidt and Doug McGlumphy: A Faculty Exhibition

March 11 - April 3, 2022

Opening Reception & Artist Talk: Friday, March 11. 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Patrick Schmidt and Doug McGlumphy: A Faculty Exhibition

Patrick Schmidt and Doug McGlumphy, studio art faculty at Washington & Jefferson College, work in different media to convey diverse artistic visions. Schmidt’s work explores pattern as metaphor, exploring cultural, social, and personal identities, whereas McGlumphy transforms the authentic material culture of rural America into critiques of modern American values, beliefs, and social structures. Schmidt teaches courses in painting, design, and drawing, and McGlumphy conducts classes in sculpture and design. This exhibition is the second in a series of four that highlight the faculty and students in the Department of Art and Art History at W&J College. Preceded by an exhibition by Visiting Assistant Professor, Carolina Alamilla, Schmidt and McGlumphy will be followed by two W&J Senior Shows, featuring work of graduating students from the class of 2022.

 

Patrick Schmidt and Doug McGlumphy: A Faculty Exhibition

Patrick Schmidt lives in Pittsburgh, PA and received both his BFA and MFA from Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI. Doug McGlumphy lives in Stone Creek, OH and received his BA from Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA and his MFA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA.

W&J Senior Show I

April 15 - April 24

Opening Reception & Artist Talks: Friday, April 15, 2022. 6 - 7:30 p.m.

W&J Senior Art Show

Washington & Jefferson College art and art education majors graduating in Spring 2022 exhibit their work across a variety of media in this annual senior capstone event.

To view the 2020-2021 senior show, check out the magazine created by the Department of Art and Art History.

W&J Senior Show II

April 29 - May 8

Opening Reception & Artist Talks: Friday, April 29, 2022. 6 - 7:30 p.m.

W&J Senior Art Show

Washington & Jefferson College art and art education majors graduating in Spring 2022 exhibit their work across a variety of media in this annual senior capstone event.

To view the 2020-2021 senior show, check out the magazine created by the Department of Art and Art History.