Presenter Information

Skyler Crady

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom B/C/D

Start Date

21-5-2015

End Date

21-5-2015

Keywords

Archive, National, Photography

Abstract

New Photographics was a nationally known photography exhibition held at Central Washington University. Organized by the late CWU emeritus, Jim Sahlstrand, the show ran from the early 1970s to the late 1980s. During its time, New Photographics was an anticipated event for photographers across the nation and for the CWU Art Department, where it was hosted in the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery. In the late 1980s, the exhibition fizzled out and has ceased to reemerge. Since then, an enormous amount of documents and artwork has been stored in a small room in Randall Hall and has rarely been touched. During this quarter, I am taking an Independent Study with current Central Washington University photography professor, Allyson Klutenkamper, to learn more about the New Photographics show and collection. With the help of Professor Klutenkamper, the Art Selection Committee, and Central Washington University alumni, I will be researching, documenting, and re-archiving the compilation so that Central Washington University’s largest art collection can be reintroduced into the art community and, hopefully, become an active part of it.

Poster Number

5

Faculty Mentor(s)

Allyson Klutenkamper

Department/Program

Art

Additional Mentoring Department

Art

Included in

Photography Commons

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May 21st, 11:30 AM May 21st, 2:00 PM

Revitalizing Central Washington University's Largest Art Collection: New Photographics

SURC Ballroom B/C/D

New Photographics was a nationally known photography exhibition held at Central Washington University. Organized by the late CWU emeritus, Jim Sahlstrand, the show ran from the early 1970s to the late 1980s. During its time, New Photographics was an anticipated event for photographers across the nation and for the CWU Art Department, where it was hosted in the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery. In the late 1980s, the exhibition fizzled out and has ceased to reemerge. Since then, an enormous amount of documents and artwork has been stored in a small room in Randall Hall and has rarely been touched. During this quarter, I am taking an Independent Study with current Central Washington University photography professor, Allyson Klutenkamper, to learn more about the New Photographics show and collection. With the help of Professor Klutenkamper, the Art Selection Committee, and Central Washington University alumni, I will be researching, documenting, and re-archiving the compilation so that Central Washington University’s largest art collection can be reintroduced into the art community and, hopefully, become an active part of it.