DAYBREAK / Calista Graaff

This summer, the Gallery at the Park presents its annual Juried Show, a showcase of artists from across the region!

The Gallery received entries from more than 100 artists this year. Katie Creyts, the 2023 juror, selected 55 pieces for exhibition, representing 48 artists.

Katie Creyts is an artist and Professor of Art at Whitworth University in Spokane. Her work explores the Anthropocene changes in human and animal interaction in media such as glass, watercolor, and refuse. Her work engages the pleasure of viewing artwork; the ‘trappings’ of materials and color, animals, and decoration; but visual cues are placed to prick deeper contemplation.

Creyts has recently exhibited her work at the Northwest Idaho College, the Museum of Northwest Art, Eastern Washington University Gallery, and the Gonzaga University Urban Arts Center. She has an MFA from Illinois State University, a BFA from Tyler School of Art, and has received scholarship for study and residencies at The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Pilchuck Glass School, and The Studio at the Corning Museum.

“This year’s event is going to be another outstanding Juried Show,” says Juried Show Chair David Wyatt. “And to celebrate our 75th anniversary, we have some special surprises in store for the reception and awards ceremony.”

The Juried Show will be on display at the Gallery from June 27 through August 18.

The reception and awards ceremony will be held on Friday, July 7, from 6 to 8pm. Some artists will receive monetary prizes, with $3,000 being awarded altogether!

The Gallery at the Park is located at 89 Lee Boulevard in Richland, or you can go online to The Gallery’s hours are Tuesday–Thursday, noon to 4pm, and Friday and Saturday from 10am to 5pm.