Immerse In Art

The Gallery acts as a focal point for ideas presented in all manner of styles, which operate on both intellectual and tangible levels. This availability of art is not only an important aspect of culture for the broader community who view it, but also a valuable part of maintaining a healthy collegial environment for the CBC campus community.

The Esvelt Gallery brings art from visiting artists, faculty, and students through sponsorship from ASCBC and the Art Department. Our desire is to provide an artistic experience through a variety of exhibitions, artist lectures, workshops, and demonstrations, all of which are open to the student body and the public.

Admission is free and the public is welcome.

Art is an experience

Current Exhibit

Pause in Flow: Reconsidering the Columbia River

Presented by John Holmgren and Nick Conbere

June 27 through August 18

Gallery Hours:
8am – 8pm Monday thru Thursday
8am – noon Friday

In this exhibition, John Holmgren and Nick Conbere present photographs, drawings, and mixed-media prints that explore ways to visually interpret manipulations and transitions of landforms, based on observations of the dams of the Columbia River in both Canada and the United States.  A central theme is the struggle to comprehend the implications of human constructions that drastically alter forces of nature. While much imagery comes from time spent on the river and direct observation, the artistic content also includes archival information such as historical charts, photographs and ephemera. Our content references larger uses of water in relation to the dams, such as power generation, irrigation, salmon migrations and flood control, in relation to social and ecological impacts. The works present a re-imagining of constructed space as we use layering of various media to explore implications of alterating natural landscapes. We aim to have real-world information resonate aesthetically and metaphorically, creating a space for the imagination.

The Esvelt Gallery would like to thank the ASCBC for their support.

For more information  please email the CBC Gallery Director.

Hannah Lake, Irradiance, Acrylic on Canvas, 2019

Permanent Collection

This portable collection of curated professional and student artwork is available on a loan basis to the CBC campus community. Currently consisting of over 200 works, including drawings, paintings, prints, and sculptures, it enhances the aesthetics of our campus to help raise awareness of art as an integral part of our daily lives.

Pieces have been purchased and donated by the college, community members and businesses.  If you or your business would like to donate pieces for the collection, please contact the gallery director.

Visual Arts Program Faculty with Student

Immersive Visual Arts Instruction

If you are a student or you know of a student seeking information to the higher education programs in visual arts, please visit the Visual Arts Program page to get information on courses, exhibit opportunities, our labs and scholarship opportunities.

Call for art

The Esvelt Gallery is now accepting proposals for solo and group exhibitions for the 2021-2022 academic year. 


Applications accepted throughout the year. Honorariums awarded to exhibiting artists. No sales are conducted through the Esvelt Gallery, and inquiries will be directed to the artist.

Floor Plan

Esvelt Gallery floor plan

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Contact US

If you have questions regarding exhibitions or the gallery, please reach out!

(509) 542-4864

P-Building, P-100
2600 N. 20th Ave.,
Pasco, WA 99301

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People in Esvelt Gallery viewing show installation