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Art in Central Washington

These artworks in the State Art Collection are located in the Central Washington counties of Yakima, Kittitas, Chelan, Douglas, and Grant.

Most of these artworks are located where students have regular access to them. This group includes thirty-six school districts -- from the large Yakima School District, to small school districts in Soap Lake, Cle Elum, and Zillah -- and everything in between. It also includes three colleges (Big Bend Community College, Wenatchee Valley College, Yakima Valley College), one university (Central Washington University), three state agencies, and the Yakima Valley Sundome.

When Washington constructs a new building, we reserve one-half of one percent of the state’s cost for art. We work with local committees to acquire artworks created especially for their buildings or campuses. They first select an artist from the Public Artist Roster. They then review the artist’s design, and approve the final proposal. All of this ensures that the artworks are embedded within our public spaces and relevant to the local communities.

Experience the World Through Your Senses: Arch , 1997

Connie Ritchie

Location: Washington Middle School, Yakima

Experience the World Through Your Senses: Family , 1997

Connie Ritchie

Location: Washington Middle School, Yakima

Experience the World Through Your Senses: Sound , 1997

Connie Ritchie

Location: Washington Middle School, Yakima

Test Pit II , 1982

Madge Gleeson

Location: Union Gap School, Union Gap

Experience the World Through Your Senses: Silhouette Seeking , 1997

Connie Ritchie

Location: Washington Middle School, Yakima

Experience the World Through Your Senses: Eye & Butterfly , 1997

Connie Ritchie

Location: Washington Middle School, Yakima

Experience the World Through Your Senses: Reading , 1997

Connie Ritchie

Location: Washington Middle School, Yakima

Experience the World Through Your Senses: Apple , 1997

Connie Ritchie

Location: Washington Middle School, Yakima

Experience the World Through Your Senses: Snow , 1997

Connie Ritchie

Location: Washington Middle School, Yakima

Experience the World Through Your Senses: Water , 1997

Connie Ritchie

Location: Washington Middle School, Yakima

Scope , 1990

Robert Teeple

Location: Manson High School, Manson

Three Tulips , 1990

Peggy Gruen

Location: Manson High School, Manson

VaCATion , 1995

Kathleen Coyle

Location: Franklin Middle School, Yakima

Without Being Asked , 1997

Gregory Grenon

Location: Franklin Middle School, Yakima

Summer Day Dreams , 1993

Bruce West

Location: Gilbert Elementary, Yakima

Quadrica del Sole , 1992

Carolyn Krieg

Location: Walter Strom Middle School, Cle Elum

The Man with 100 Hats , 1983

Robert James Schoppert

Location: Ridgeview Group Home, Yakima

Bander Mountain, Upper Snoqualmie Valley , 1986

David Grant Best

Location: Cle Elum-Roslyn Elementary, Cle Elum

Selah Valley Mural , 1979

John Killmaster

Location: Selah Intermediate School, Selah

Mountain Orchard , 1976

Donald Barrie

Location: Department of Natural Resources - Southeast Regional Office, Ellensburg

Photograph , 1979

James Sahlstrand

Location: Department of Natural Resources - Southeast Regional Office, Ellensburg

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