Art in the Library

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

Art in the Library Past Exhibits

  •  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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Amanda Amore Third-year Washington State University Veterinary student's showcase of Guide Dogs for the blind (Feb 14, 2018)


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Lauren Grabelle (Winter 2018)
A photo chronicle of Sugar's illness and time at the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

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Zena Hemmen (Winter/Spring 2017)
“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."

Heather Wiegmann (Fall 2016)
Capturing the Animals of Japan

Seth Bynum (Spring 2016)
...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.

Kristen Lucibello (Fall 2015)
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.

Kyla Lakin (Spring 2015)
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.

Victoria Olsen-Mikitowicz(Fall 2014)
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.”

Kaylin Wells (Spring 2014)
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.

Claire Tousley (Fall 2013)
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.

Diana Roberts (Spring 2013)
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.

Katrina Hartman (Fall 2012)
Katrina Hartman's photos reflect her love of photography and going "off trail." Each picture has a story, whether an escape from a hard test week, a drive home, a quick break from driving the combine on the family farm in rural Montana.

Holly Irish (Spring 2012)
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.

Debby Alperin (Fall 2011)
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.

Heather Brurud (Spring 2010)
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.

Norma Duppler (Fall 2009)
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.

Gudrun Gunthe (Spring 2009)
Gunther, whose work was previously featured on the cover of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (Sept 15, 2006), displayed her magnificent oil paintings of animals. She is now a practicing veterinarian in Dawson Creek, British Columbia. Her "Shepherd in Snow" painting is a part of the Animal Health Library's permanent art collection.

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