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Cannon Gallery of Art

Cannon Gallery of art

The Cannon Gallery of Art is located in the heart of Western Oregon University’s campus in the beautifully renovated Campbell Hall. Campbell Hall was built in 1871 and is the oldest building still in use the Oregon University System. The gallery has approximately 700 square feet of exhibition space and holds six exhibitions during each academic year. Thematic and media-specific exhibits by regional and nationally acclaimed artists are included in each annual schedule.  For more information contact Gallery Director, Paula Booth at 503-838-8607 or boothp@wou.edu.

Showing February 22 – March 24, 2017:


Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 22, 4:30 – 6 p.m.


Artist’s Statement:

Memory lives in the ambiguous space between believing and forgetting, between fact and fiction. When contemplating my own childhood, both real and invented memories intertwine. The unreality that can often be found through remembering is interesting to me. For me believing signifies having confidence in the truth, while forgetting denotes a failure to remember. Those living through tragic events often move forward through the act of forgetting. Forgetting seemed to be much easier for me than believing in anything. My creative work also floats in a space between reality and fantasy, and between the representation of actual events and the construction of fictional, often post-apocalyptic worlds.


Hollis Hammonds’ Biography:

Hollis Hammonds is a Kentucky born artist who has been living and working in Austin, Texas since 2007. Her work crosses media from drawing to sculptural installation and has been exhibited throughout the U.S. including solo exhibitions at Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC; the Dishman Art Museum in Beaumont, TX; the Reed Gallery at the University of Cincinnati in OH; the Museum of Art at Southern Mississippi University in Hattiesburg, MS; the Hiestand Galleries at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio; Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX; and at Women and Their Work gallery in Austin, TX. She is the author of Drawing Structure: Conceptual and Observational Techniques, and has had her creative work published in New American Paintings, Manifest’s International Drawing Annual, and Uppercase Magazine. She was recently an artist in residence at McColl Center for Art + Innovation, and is the Chair of the Department of Visual Studies at St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX.


2016-17 Exhibition Schedule

Opening Receptions occur on the first day of each exhibit from 4:30 – 6 p.m.


September 28 – October 28, 2016

Tim Timmerman (painting)

Whomever Brought Me Here is Going to Have to Take Me Home


November 9 – December 9, 2016

New Ventures Student Design Exhibition (graphic design)

NEW VENTURES, a juried exhibition of design projects by students from higher-education institutions in Oregon and southern Washington. The exhibition was organized to run in conjunction with the AIGA Design Educators Conference held in 2014.


January 11 – February 10, 2017

Leah Anne Floyd, Cristina Molina and Garima Thakur (photography, video, mixed-media Installation)


February 22 – March 24, 2017

Hollis Hammonds

The Space Between: Believing and Forgetting (drawing/site-specific installation)


April 5 – April 28, 2017

Selections from WOU’s Rick Bartow Collection


May 15 – May 30, 2017

49th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition


June 7 – June 17, 2017

BFA Graduate Exhibition


If you have any other questions

please contact Paula Booth at boothp@wou.edu, (503)838-8607
Dan and Gail Cannon Gallery of Art
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, Oregon 97361


Gallery hours
M – F 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and by appointment
(we are happy to accommodate group visits)


Art Department 

503-838-8000 | or e-mail: art@wou.edu