Subject Source: Art & Architecture ThesaurusScope Note: Physical objects that are that are meant to be perceived primarily through the sense of sight, are of high quality, requiring refined skill in creation, and typically using the media of painting, drawing, or sculpture. It may also refer to architecture and design. Although there is overlap, fine art is generally distinguished from other art forms based on the media, extent of skill, and the level of formal training required. It is distinct from "decorative arts" in that the fine arts are art in which the aesthetic or intellectual expression is more prominent than the utilitarian purpose. It is distinct from "crafts," which are handiworks of media such as ceramics, glass, needlework, or any medium other than painting, drawing, sculpture, or architecture. It is also distinct from "commercial art," which is created to serve commerce such as in advertisements or illustration. On the other hand, the term "fine arts" may be used in a broader sense, to include the arts of poetry, music, and filmmaking.
Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:
Overview The 12x16 Gallery records (bulk 2006-2018) feature promotional postcards and brochures, Myron Filene's photographs of the gallery, administration files, folders on specific artists, a scrapbook, employee log books, the gallery visitors’ books, and an archived version of the website.
Overview The Kathleen Gemberling Adkison papers reflect Adkison’s work as a Northwest painter. Papers consist of correspondence, an interview transcript, and exhibit materials and pamphlets for Adkison's shows. Also included are photographs, negatives and prints, as well as newspaper clippings and awards for her work.
Overview The Glen Alps papers include photographs, letters, invoices, advertisements, and brochures relating to the artist, professor, and business owner Glen Alps.
Overview The Rex Amos papers comprise artwork, journals and diaries, correspondence, and writings by and about the artist Rex Amos. Also included are materials and correspondence by and about multiple Pacific Northwest artists including Sandy Brooke, Matt Glavin, and Peter Voulkos as well as materials documenting Amos's extended family.
Overview The Robert Bibler papers consist of newspaper articles, photographs, a scrapbook, sketches and drawings, digital files, promotional fliers, and correspondence related to Bibler’s commission to paint former Oregon governor Neil Goldschmidt’s official portrait from 1990 to 1993 and the creation and promotion of The Amherst Film Cooperative at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1972 and The Wednesday Evening Film Series at Chemeketa Community College and The Historic Elsinore Theatre...
Overview The John Thayer Casey papers include correspondence with other influential northwest artists, course planning materials photographs of artworks, and business papers from Casey's professional career spanning 1962-2009.
Overview The Stella Douglas files on Helen Blumenstiel contain exhibition notes, newspaper clippings, and photographs for an exhibition that was put on by the Bush Barn Art Center in 1976.
Overview The Jack Eyerly collection consists of seven decades of notes, correspondence, artists’ papers, gallery showcards, posters, artworks, sketchbooks, and other assorted pieces of historical material exchanged between Eyerly and artists from across the Northwest and beyond. Over 200 artists are represented in the collection.
Overview The Ruth Dennis Grover Papers contain correspondence, photographs, sketchbooks, personal papers such as copies of contracts, school transcripts and financial information.
Overview This collection comprises research materials that Bonnie and Roger Hull collected about Myra Albert Wiggins. Materials include copies of Wiggins' photographs and correspondence as well as materials relating to exhibitions and articles.