Reese Bullen Gallery

The Reese Bullen Gallery, named in honor of a founding professor of the Art Department, was established in 1970. The gallery is located in the HSU Art Building, at the intersection of B Street and Laurel Drive, located directly across from the Van Duzer Theatre. The gallery is closed Monday, open Tuesday 12-5, Wednesday 12-5, Thursday 12-7, Friday from 12-7 (12-8 during Arts! Arcata), Saturday 12-5, and Sunday 12-5, with free admission to exhibits and events.  For more information about the gallery, please contact the gallery office at (707) 826-5814 or For parking information, please visit






2018 - 2019 EXHIBITIONS

Thursday, October 25th @5:00pm
Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Presents:  Jessie Rose Vala
Thursday, October 25, 5:00pm
Please join us in Jessie Rose Vala's immersive, enigmatic, and multicolor light soaked sculpture and video installation.  Vala will talk about her artwork, which explores topics suck as environmental degradation and notions of space, time, and exploration. 

Water Chalice, 2018, Stoneware, 8"x4"x3


September 13th - October 12th
2018 Art Department Faculty and Staff Exhibition

Humboldt State University Showcases Art Department Faculty and Staff Exhibition at Reese Bullen Gallery

A faculty and staff exhibition featuring artists working in Humboldt State University’s Art Department opens at the Reese Bullen Gallery with a reception and artists’ talks on Thursday, September 13 from 4:30-6:30 p.m., and runs through October 12.  The public is invited to attend.

The Art Department’s annual exhibition provides the public with an opportunity to see the professional work and diverse talents of HSU Art Department instructors and staff. The artists explore a wide spectrum of traditional and nontraditional forms, themes, and styles through a variety of mediums, including painting, photography, printmakingg, video, sculpture, metalsmithing, jewelry and drawing. For the HSU art student in particular, this exhibit provides exposure to their mentors’ ideas and varied approaches to making art, which fosters a creative community and provokes a continuous cycle of innovation. 

Emily Cobb,Albino Tangerine, Red Milk and 
Western Milk, 2018, nylon and polyester

Brandice Guerra, Birds of California 
(Double-Crested Cormorant), oil on panel, 
5x5in., 2018