Art About Agriculture Touring Exhibition Takes Root at COCC

(Open range, Eastern Oregon by Bryan Andresen)

Central Oregon Community College’s Barber Library Rotunda Gallery is exhibiting Art About Agriculture: RESOURCEful from July 3 to August 22, with an opening reception from 3-5pm on Wednesday, July 3. The juried exhibition, an annual touring art event, highlights the lifeblood of Pacific Northwest’s agricultural diversity, economy, communities and culture. For complete gallery hours, visit the Barber Library’s webpage at

Sponsored and coordinated by Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences, the annual art competition, now in its 41st year, features 46 artists who represent 19 counties throughout Oregon, Washington and Idaho. This year, for the first time, the exhibition was open to the student community and includes the work of several students.

Established in 1983, Art About Agriculture was founded on the idea that art can promote agricultural awareness and appreciation. The permanent collection can be found on display in several public spaces throughout the state, including at the Columbia Gorge Food Bank in The Dalles, Wheat Marketing Center in Portland and Chemeketa Community College in Salem.

For more information on the exhibition, contact Tina Hovekamp, director of library services, at 541-383-7295 or In advance of college events, persons needing accommodation or transportation because of a physical or mobility disability should contact Caitlyn Gardner at 541-383-7237. For accommodation because of other disability, such as hearing impairment, contact disability services at 541-383-7583.

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