Salem artist Bonnie Hull showcases her work at George Fox University

May 6th, 2019

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‘Little Me’ exhibition up in Minthorne Gallery May 13 through July 19

NEWBERG, Ore. – The public is invited to a free art exhibition featuring local artist Bonnie Hull this spring and summer at George Fox University. The exhibit “Little Me” opens on Monday, May 13, and remains up through Friday, July 19.

The exhibition, showcased in the university’s Minthorne Gallery, features the paintings of Hull, a resident of Salem, Oregon, who is a self-proclaimed painter, preservationist, gardener and quilter. She was the artist in residence at Bush Barn Art Center in Salem in 2010 and again in 2017, and continues to show her work in exhibitions throughout the region.

Her work has appeared at George Fox previously: In 2015, she and fellow Salem artist Kay Worthington showcased their quilts in the university’s gallery. Hull continues with her 2D practice as a studio participant at the Arts Studios at the Mill at the Willamette Heritage Center, and in 2016 she ran the Compass Gallery at the Heritage Center with artists Dayna Collins and Tory Brokenshire.

She describes her “Little Me” show as follows: “Memory and image define my work from the last two years. All the ingredients of the work I’ve been making all my life are here: narrative, pattern and texture, the drawn line. The addition of memory and the interpretation of memory in the process of imagining new work has made this an interesting period for the maker: me.”

In the exhibition, Hull uses smaller works hung near larger works that are related in some way in her memory.

“Childhood mixes with travel and pain and delight, everything filters through the interpretive process of making, certain moments are called forward while others shove back,” she says of the exhibit. “This past year in the quiet of the studio the memories and images have combined interestingly, reminding me that going your own way is always best.”

The show is being curated by George Fox art administration major Sarah Cuevas as part of her practicum requirement.

The gallery will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on the show, contact Jennifer Salzman, director of exhibitions and collection at George Fox, at 503-554-2634.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes among the top Christian universities in the country and is a Christian college classified by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Regional University.” Money magazine ranked it the No. 1 school in Oregon in its 2017-18 “Best Colleges for Your Money” list. More than 4,000 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem and Redmond, Ore. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, six seminary degrees, and 13 master’s and doctoral degrees.


Jennifer Salzman
Director of Exhibitions and Collection
George Fox University

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