Janet Turner Print Museum

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

Fall Semester, 2023

Nathan Oliveira 

Nathan Oliveira, Miramar I, 1969. Lithograph. Gift of the Reed Applegate Estate.

Northern California Horizons: The Reed Applegate Collection

August 22-October 14, 2023

The Turner is proud to announce a significant donation of Northern California prints from the collection of Reed Applegate (1943-2022), a dedicated and generous supporter of the arts at Chico State. Featuring over thirty works by groundbreaking artists such as Wayne Thiebaud, Nathan Oliveira, Robert Arneson, David Gilhooly and more, this exhibition offers a window into 20th century Northern Californian art, shaped by the unique lens of a collector’s eye.

Turner Talk & Opening Reception
Thursday, September 14 at 5:30 PM 

Exhibition framing generously sponsored by Art Etc.

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 Proof of Concept

Proof of Concept

October 31-December 16, 2023

Do you know your A/P from your B.A.T? Take a deep dive into the printmaking process from start to finish through a selection of rare and remarkable proof prints from the Turner collection. This lively exploration of how printmakers develop their creative ideas will inspire novices and experts alike to embrace the magic of printmaking.

Turner Talk & Opening Reception
Thursday, November 16 at 5:30 PM

Spring Semester, 2024

Kiki Smith 

Kiki Smith, Still, 2006. Color etching and aquatint. 2014 Turner Prize purchase in honor of Barbara Edmonson.

Hard Pressed: Etching Then & Now

January 23-March 16, 2024

One of the oldest printmaking techniques in the West, etching has been reinvented, revived, and reimagined over more than five centuries. This exhibition traces the development of etching from early modern Europe to the present day, uncovering the artistic currents and controversies that have shaped this distinctive art form.

Turner Talk & Opening Reception
Thursday, February 1 at 5:30 PM 

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Ink & Clay

April 2-May 11, 2024 

The annual juried Ink & Clay exhibition celebrates the culmination of Chico State student work in printmaking and ceramics. Discover cutting-edge pieces and support the future of the arts in this much-loved exhibition.

Generously sponsored by David and Shari Hopper.

Student Awards Ceremony & Opening Reception
Thursday, April 11 at 5:30 PM