Betty LaDuke: In Good Spirit

Betty LaDuke: In Good Spirit


Strand Gallery

December 9, 2023 - March 21, 2024
Open Wednesdays and Thursdays, 12 – 1pm
Or by appointment: (541) 737-5534 /


Thursday, February 22, 2024
4:00 – 6:00pm, artist talk at 4:30pm

Strand Gallery
440 Strand Agriculture Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331

Featured art: Betty LaDuke, Mozambique: Dreaming Goats, 2001, acrylic on canvas, 54” x 48”.  Art About Agriculture Permanent Collection 2022-12

Betty LaDuke: In Good Spirit, presents a selection of work from the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences’ Art About Agriculture Permanent Collection that spans the artist’s 60-year career in Oregon. LaDuke’s paintings, books, and numerous exhibitions draw inspiration from immersive exploration of cultural diversity around the world, with an emphasis on women’s creative contributions, women’s work in food production, and social change.

LaDuke’s wonderful gifts of original artwork and high-quality reproductions invigorate public spaces through Art About Agriculture’s art loan program. Many pieces were donated in commemoration of her late husband, OSU entomologist Peter Westigard (1933 – 2011) and the farmworkers of Fry Family Farms (Talent, OR). The college is eternally grateful for Betty LaDuke’s generosity that celebrates OSU’s important influence in Southern Oregon agriculture.

Betty LaDuke’s website