Art Galleries

Western Gallery entrance exterior

The art museum of Western Washington University provides free access to a wide range of contemporary art

a person sits on an outdoor staircase that leads up and down in an M shape in the middle of a lawn

Western's nationally renowned collection of publicly sited contemporary sculpture

Photo Credit: Manuel R. del Pozo


B Gallery

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A student-run exhibition space within the Fine Arts Building. The space is run by a volunteer team of Western students and a department faculty advisor. It is a safe, professional space for Western students to independently and creatively exhibit their work. It is an ideal space for artists to organize what is often their first exhibition.

Call for Art

Want to show at the B Gallery? Submit your proposal here.

Student Proposal

Faculty Proposal

Contact and Questions

If you have any questions regarding the space, exhibitions, or the application process please contact the B Gallery Director.

BFA Exhibitions

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Graduating Studio Art BFA students exhibit works in a variety of locations on campus, Bellingham, and Seattle. Here is a sample of exhibition spaces used recently for the BFA work.

2018 BFA Studios

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Art Drop Mini

Art Drop Mini is a collaborative project conducted by the art department’s professional practices class, showcasing affordable, handmade art! The project makes available student artworks and in turn provides scholarship funding for art department students.

The arm of a student turning the coin-drop on a capsule filled toy machine with "Art Drop" mini printed on the front

The professional practices class jump started the old Art Drop legacy in a new way, replacing the old, tired, and broken vending machine utilized by previous classes with two capsule dispensing machines! Each capsule costs a dollar and contains one piece of handmade art. The Art Drop Mini machines are located in the Fine Arts building, one next to the entrance to the main office on the first floor and the other near the top of the far right staircase and the photography lab on the second floor. If you are planning to stop by, remember to bring some quarters!

Call to Artists

Want to get involved? Art Drop thrives through the contributions of artists like you! By donating artwork artists contribute to art department scholarship funding and also have the opportunity to use Art Drop Mini as a means to promote their work. If you’ve got an idea in mind and would like to contribute, please contact the Art Drop Mini team through the information below!