COVID-19 Symptom Attestation

The Gallery is only available for educational purposes to WWU faculty, staff, and students by appointment.
No outside visitors are permitted on campus during the Fall quarter.
Appointment hours are available from September 23 through November 20, 2020 during the following days/hours:

Mondays: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 1 - 5 p.m.
Thursdays: 12-4

If you are a faculty, staff, or student interested in setting up an appointment to visit the Gallery, please email Tami Landis.



exclamation point inside a circleDue to the impact of COVID-19 and our continued efforts to ensure the safety of our students, the Western Gallery will not be offering an internship during the 2020-21 academic year. We look forward to welcoming interns back in the 2021-22 year.
students installing important artwork in the gallery

Western Gallery

The Western Gallery features 5-6 temporary art exhibitions annually, concentrating on national and international art. The gallery has 4,500 square feet of exhibition space in a wing of the Fine Arts Building, and three smaller spaces in the Performing Arts Center, where Northwest art from the collection is shown. The Gallery also oversees the university campus collection of sculpture. The Gallery is defined as a university institution whose purpose is to collect, exhibit, and preserve visual art materials, and to further encourage the use of these materials for educational and research purposes. The Gallery’s mission is to provide diverse art experiences to the University community and to the residents and visitors to the area. With a point of reference to the national art scene, the Gallery seeks to create an environment for learning and a center for discussion of critical issues through its six annual art exhibitions, interpretive programs, and publications.


Gallery Internship

students learn to handle important art

Intended as a resume building class, the Gallery Workshop program prepares students for museum jobs in art exhibition preparation, collections management and museum education. Gallery staff selects only 5 students annually, who must commit to registering fall, winter and spring quarters (up to 3 credits per quarter and approximately 9 hours per week). The program offers practical hands-on training for students in a wide range of museum practices, including exhibition development, curatorial practices, grant writing, marketing, object research, programming and events.

Course: Art History 305: Western Gallery Workshop


Tami Landis, Museum Educator, Western Gallery


  • 1-3 credits
  • Credits will vary each quarter depending on the Western Gallery’s exhibition schedule, students’ course schedules and staff availability
  • The Gallery Workshop is considered an elective; it does not count towards an Art History major or minor and it does not count as an art history credit for studio students.



  • Interns are expected to work during the day and occasional evenings and weekends for Gallery programs or events
  • Weekly hours will vary dependent on credits; approx. 3-9 hours of work per week
  • Weekly schedules are to be submitted to the supervisor before to each quarter



students sit casually atop a fanciful curved masonry wall

  • Fall, Winter and Spring
  • Students must be available and commit to all three quarters



Student must have completed at least 6 credits in art or art history

Application instructions

  • Complete online form submission
  • Upload a Cover Letter and Resume
  • Provide contact information for two professional references.


Application Deadline

All application materials must be submitted by August 28, 2020 for consideration. Interviews will be conducted the weeks of September 7 and September 14, 2020.

If you have questions, please email Tami Landis.

Apply now for an internship