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The Watzek Library Art Committee welcomes applications from the Lewis & Clark College community to display artwork in the library. Art exhibits enrich the library experience for all users, and, in keeping with Watzek Library's mission and services, provide an additional space for intellectual inquiry.

Who may apply to exhibit artwork?

Priority consideration is given to current Lewis & Clark students who are enrolled for credit in a studio art class. Requests from faculty for exhibits of class work will also take precedence over other requests; interested faculty should submit one application for the proposed exhibit.

The committee will also consider work submitted by faculty, staff, and students who are not currently enrolled in an art class.

What type of work may be exhibited?

The committee will consider artwork in any medium that conforms to the safety regulations of the school and available exhibit space. Should you have any questions as to whether or not your artwork qualifies, please consult with a member of the Art Committee.

Where may work be exhibited, and for how long?

Available locations are largely dependent on the installation requirements of the work. The possibilities are most constrained for framed two-dimensional work that needs to be hung.

Exhibits are displayed for at least three weeks, and not more than four weeks.


After reading through this page and Information for Accepted Exhibits, fill out the application and liability waiver form, available below. You will need to upload at least one image of your work as part of the application. If you encounter any technical problems or have further questions, please contact Erica Jensen at

The Art Committee reviews applications as they are received, and will respond within one week.

Watzek Library Art Exhibit Application

Art Committee Members

Erica Jensen


phone: 503-768-7387


Darla Norgren


phone: 503-768-7275


Melissa Roane


phone: 503-768-7281


Robin Anderson


phone: 503-768-7341

Complaint Procedures

Any complaint about an exhibit, the Exhibit Policy, or implementation of the policy should be directed to the Art Committee. If these parties cannot reach a workable solution, complaints should then be directed to the Associate Director of Watzek Library, Elaine Hirsch.