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

Pleurotus Incrementum: An Exhibition of Works by Lisa Soranaka

January 4 through February 4 

Lisa Soranaka states that being a woman has so many complexities to navigate and she is exploring the ways in which there is great strength and beauty, but also great anxiety and fear. She finds significance in how the organic forms relate to her own femininity and ideals of beauty, and when the relationship with those ideals becomes toxic and parasitic. Soranaka makes work that explores the blurring of that line. When she is overwhelmed or suffocated by anxieties specifically tied to feelings of doubt: not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not talented enough. Not enough. But then within that fragility of the female psyche, within her own, there is also great strength and true beauty. Despite hardships there can be a new beginning, new growth, and new life. The floral-esque growths represent both of those ideas, pushing against each, and coexisting in that space.

Artist lecture: TBA
Zoom link: TBA

Visit the virtual gallery here at Artsteps.

Please direct any inquiries to the Esvelt Gallery Director Rebecca Merkley-Omeje.

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

Exhibit Events

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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