Art in the Library

Current Exhibit

The "Art in the Library" selection committee is soliciting nominations for future exhibits. Those interested in displaying their art can contact us at

Past Exhibits

  • Jessica Turner Art in the Library
    Art in the Library exhibit features work of veterinary student Jessica Turner
    Opening Reception January 24th Animal Health Library Wegner 170
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  • 09.16.2019
    Art in the Library exhibit features work of veterinary student Charlie Kittridge
    Peregrine falcons, the fastest birds in the world, can reach speeds of up to 240 miles per hour while diving. Third‑year Washington State University veterinary student and wildlife artist Charlie Kittridge drew the bird of prey in October 2017 as a tribute to its impressive qualities. “I admire their speed, precision and power,” he said. “Animals are my favorite subjects. I get to know them in a deeper way through art.”
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  •  Illustration from George Stubbs’ “The Anatomy of the Horse,” published in 1766.
    Library exhibit highlights WSU Veterinary History Collection
    Illustrations from the Washington State University Veterinary History Collection are on display now through summer session at the Animal Health Library in Wegner Hall 170, part of the twice‑yearly “Art in the Library” program.
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  • Junco: Shifting Seasons
    Alumna, faculty member paintings featured at Animal Health Library
    Growing up in the family veterinary clinic, Washington State University alumna, faculty member and landscape architect Jena Jauchius became familiar with many species of animals — domestic, wildlife and exotics alike. Jauchius spent many hours at the Ponti Veterinary Clinic in Otis Orchards, Washington, working with and caring for the animals while forging a lifelong love for them. Those early experiences also inform the subjects of her paintings.
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  • Person with dog
    Guide Dogs for the blind
    Amanda Amore and Katherine Martucci Third-year Washington State University Veterinary student's showcase of Guide Dogs for the blind

  • Laura and her 12 year old dog
    Dogs Recovery Exhibit
    Lauren Grabelle A photo chronicle of Sugar's illness and time at the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

  • Collage of Animals
    Jan. 20 reception: Animal art exhibit runs through May
    “This body of work is more about depicting animal personalities, exploring animal form and presenting mixed media studies,” Hemmen said. “I am fascinated with the diversity of animals. Animals come in all shapes and sizes, and they can survive in so many climates."

  • Bird on Flower
    Photo exhibit features animals of Japan
    Capturing the Animals of Japan
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  • Bear in Water
    Through May: Library features wildlife photos by vet student
    ...14 years and 200,000 odometer miles separate the images, the first taken in 2001 in North Carolina and the second in 2015 in Washington. Bynum spent most of that time and distance exploring the outdoors and photographing wildlife at each stop.
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  • Sled Dogs
    Through December: Library showcases wild, wooly photos
    A winter-wooly bison, a lonely cheetah and more wildlife are on display this semester at Washington State University’s fall 2015 “Art in the Library” exhibit at the Animal Health Library. Photographer and fourth-year veterinary student Kristen Lucibello showcased her animal subjects.
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  • Painting of dog
    Through mid-May: Exhibit features local shelter animals
    Kyla Lakin’s dogs and cats stare out of her paintings with trust, alertness and hope, much as they did in life. The Washington State University student knew them all as temporary residents of the Humane Society of the Palouse (HSOP) in Moscow, Idaho, before they became the stars of WSU Animal Health Library’s next “Art in the Library” exhibit.
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  • People making faces
    WSU vet student’s quirky animals on exhibit at Animal Health Library
    Victoria Olsen-Mikitowicz, a fourth-year Washington State University veterinary medicine student, has a soft spot for the animal kingdom’s extinct and odd members. “I think I am drawn to dinosaurs because they look like they shouldn’t exist, like elephants and giraffes,” she said. “The pages [of “Dispensatory”] have such a great feel and the information is so nerdy that I just couldn’t help filling them with awkward animals.”
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  • Painting of cows
    About the Artist: Kaylin Wells
    Kaylin Wells always sketched and doodled, as long as she can remember. Her primary subject-horses-galloped surreptitiously across class notes, book margins and scraps of paper at school.

  • Person on horse
    About the Artist: Claire Tousley
    Claire Tousley is a member of Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine's Class of 2015. Beginning in 1999 with a cheap film camera, she advanced her passion for photography by taking hundreds of pictures every time the opportunity permitted, adding to her experience over the years. She loves Western scenery, cattle, and horses, and these subjects find their way into most of her pictures.

  • Painting of cat
    About the Artist: Diana Roberts
    Diana Roberts, an agronomist with WSU Extension working out of Spokane, chauffeurs her dog and cat to visit hospice patients - and then paints watercolors which depict the human‐animal bond that develops between them. Diana also paints custom portraits and landscapes where she hikes, bikes, and skis.

  • Student and dog
    About the Artist: Holly Irish
    Holly Irish's photograph display depicted the bond between people and animals, and all of the different ways it can be expressed. She set out to capture these relationships with her camera lens. Holly received her DVM from WSU in in May 2012.

  • Horses
    About the Artist: Debby Alperin
    Debby Alperin of Viola, ID, area photographer, displayed her magnificent photographs showcasing the beauty of the Palouse landscape from Fall 2011-January 2012. Her photographs featured horses, barns, old trucks, wheat fields, and more. Debby is a Research Associate in the CVM and has lived on the Palouse for 30 years.

  • Frog on flower
    About the Artist: Heather Brurud
    Heather displayed her stunning photos of raptors and wildlife. Her photo, "Sunning," won best in show in 2007 and "Two of a Kind" was picked for people's choice the following year in the WSU Outdoor Recreation Center's annual photo contest.

  • Painting of farm
    About the Artist: Norma Duppler
    Norma, mother of Lynn Duppler (CVM '11) displayed her oil paintings of wildlife and animals in the Dakotas. Norma, who passed away in January, 2006, began painting when she was 12-years-old.

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