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Julie Green Papers, 1983-2021

Predominant Dates: 1998-2006
The Julie Green Papers document paintings and other art works created and exhibited by Art Professor Julie Green. Along with photographs of their pieces, this collection includes published information about exhibitions of Green's art, in particular, "The Last Supper" series. Joining the Oregon State University Art Department in 2000, Green taught coursework in painting and drawing. They died in 2021.
ID: MSS GreenJ
Extent: 1.5 cubic feet
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Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation: Julie Green Papers (MSS GreenJ), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: This collection was donated by Julie Green to the Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center in 2018 and 2021.
Acquired: 2018.
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Series 1: Photographs, 1983-2009 Add to Shelf
Series 1 is made up of photographic images depicting Julie Green's artwork. Primarily made up of slides portraying a single painting or sculpture, some of the images depict Green's works on display in various exhibits and installations. In total, there are 1937 physical photographs (1915 slides and 22 negatives) and 372 digital images. The photographs saved as digital files are available digitally upon request.
Box-Folder 1.1: Cats, 2007 Add to Shelf
Images of Green's three pet cats, Rio, Cleo, and Henry James.
Box-Folder 1.2: Checkmate Exhibit, 2002 Add to Shelf
Views of the "Checkmate" exhibit at OSU featuring work by Green and Clay Lohmann.
Box-Folder 1.3: Dead Dog Shrine Exhibit and Installation, 1999 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.4: Grey Horse Album Series, 2002 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.5: Images of Artwork Submitted as Part of the Promotion and Tenure Process, 2004 Add to Shelf
Images selected by Green to accompany their candidate statement promotion at OSU to associate professor in the Art Department Each of the 20 slides are identified by title and dated, representing works from 1986 to 2003.
Box-Folder 1.6 - 1.7 : The Last Supper Series - Individual Plate Views, 2000-2009 Add to Shelf
2 folders.
Box-Folder 1.8: The Last Supper Series - Installation Views, 2001-2003 Add to Shelf
Includes depictions of the The Last Supper as exhibited at OSU in 2003.
Box-Folder 1.9: MFA (Master's of Fine Arts) Works, 1993-1996 Add to Shelf
These slides depict paintings identified as being completed during Green's MFA program at the University of Kansas. Green graduated with their MFA in 1996.
Box-Folder 1.10: Pre-Set Bridge Series, 2001-2003 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.11: Process Painting, 1999 Add to Shelf
A series of eight views showing the evolving completion of the painting "Our Flesh is Grass."
Box-Folder 1.12: Residency Artists/Places/Early Paintings, 1986-2004 Add to Shelf
These images depict a combination of early works by Green, views of art inside of a house, and pieces by other artists. The other artists represented include: Deborah Brackenbury, Sebastian Mendes, Maria Levitsky, Traci Tullius, Jonathan Berger, and Jaune Quick.
Box-Folder 1.13: Sketch Book, 1995-1997 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.14: Sleep Well and Long Series, 2002 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.15: Tondo Series, 2005-2006 Add to Shelf
Images depict both the individual paintings and the works on display as an installation.
Box-Folder 1.16: Tulsa Race Massacre Exhibit, Undated Add to Shelf
Color negatives.
Box-Folder 1.17: Twenty Pound Ledger Series, 1993-2000 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.18 - 1.25: Various Paintings, 1983-2009 Add to Shelf
8 folders.
Box-Folder 1.26: Yoklahoma: Yokohama-Oklahoma Exhibit/Installation, 1999 Add to Shelf
Digital Folder 1: Photographs, 2005-2008 Add to Shelf
This folder contains 372 digital photographs. Made up of TIF and JPEG files, these images primarily depict plates Green produced as part of "The Last Supper" series. These photographs show a combination of individual plate views and the plates mounted on display as part of an exhibit. A smaller grouping of images identified simply as "Rachel Hines" was also found amongst these photographs. Included in this folder are three text files with caption information prepared for installations of "The Last Supper". These files are available upon request.
Series 2: Exhibit Information, 1989-2020 Add to Shelf
Series 2 contains documentation of gallery exhibits, installations, and shows featuring Green's art. In addition to programs, this series includes mailers, flyers, posters, lists of paintings, and viewer comments from one of the showings of The Last Supper. There are also materials relating to exhibitions of artwork from painter Roger Shimomura, who was Green's MFA advisor at the Univerity of Kansas and who they described as their mentor.
Box-Folder 1.27 - 1.28: Exhibit Information, 1993-2020 Add to Shelf
2 folders.
Box-Folder 1.29: Lists of Paintings, Undated Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.30: Viewer Comments from an Exhibit of The Last Supper, 2006 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.31 - 1.32: Roger Shimomura Artwork Exhibitions, 1989-2010 Add to Shelf
2 folders.
Box-Folder 1.33: OSU Students of Green, 2002-2016 Add to Shelf
Information about exhibits and works by Julie Green students Tala Madani and Gary Dewhurst.
Box-Folder 3.1: Posters, 2005-2015 Add to Shelf
Series 3: Newspaper Clippings and Articles, 1986-2013 Add to Shelf
Series 3 is comprised of stories, essays, and articles featured in newspapers and magazines about Green's art.
Box-Folder 1.34: Newspaper Clippings and Articles, 1986-2013 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.1: Newspaper Clippings, 2006 Add to Shelf
Series 4: Publications, 2001-2021 Add to Shelf
Series 4 is made up of magazines, books, journals, and other publications featuring articles on Green's art.
Box-Folder 1.35: American Craft, 2014 (Vol. 74, No. 2) Add to Shelf
"Bearing Witness: Julie Green's plates humanize prisoners facing the death penalty."
Box-Folder 1.36: Ceramics Monthly, 2011 Add to Shelf
"Last Supper".
Box-Folder 1.37: CLA ALUM, 2003 (Vol. 20, No. 2) Add to Shelf
"The Last Supper: Artist Julie Green explores the complex and controversial nature of the death penalty through a body of work depicting the last meals of death row inmates."
Box-Folder 1.38: Crafts, 2020 (no. 282) Add to Shelf
"Dinner Service."
Box-Folder 1.39: December , 2014 (Vol. 25.2) Add to Shelf
"Julie Green: The Last Supper".
Box-Folder 1.40: Figuring: A Publication of the Ford Family Visual Arts Program. , 2021 Add to Shelf
"Julie Green: Flown"
Box-Folder 1.41: Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies , 2001 (Vol. 22, No. 1) Add to Shelf
"Julie Green" Contains the article and the journal cover only.
Box-Folder 2.1: Gastronomica , 2011 (Vol. 11, No. 1) Add to Shelf
"The Last Supper"
Box-Folder 2.2: Kansas Alumni  , 2015 (Vol. 113, No. 3) Add to Shelf
"Food for thought: Painter's depictions of death-row meals spark capital punishment debate."
Box-Folder 2.3: The Leading Edge: Liberal Arts in Action , 2016 Add to Shelf
"Colorful collaborations: Art student Madelaine Corbin's work in a chemistry lab has deepened her understanding of pigment."
Box-Folder 2.4: The Nation , 2014 (Vol. 298, No. 21 - May 26) Add to Shelf
"Last Supper Denied"
Box-Folder 2.5: Northwestern: Alumni and Friends of Northwestern University , 2015 (Vol. 18, No. 2) Add to Shelf
"Engaging Arts: The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art has become more than a place to see exhibits-it's now a driving force for collaboration across campus and beyond."
Box-Folder 2.6: Prison Culture , 2009 Add to Shelf
"Plates and Poetry"¬†  This book was published by the City Lights Foundation.
Box-Folder 2.7: Proteus: A Journal of Ideas , 2007 (Vol. 24, No. 2) Add to Shelf
"The Last Supper"
Box-Folder 2.8: Picnic Brownies Make Life Easy , 2018 Add to Shelf
A published reproduction (fascimile?) of a scrapbook assembled by Green with collected recipes, newspaper clippings, e-mail messages, and photographs. Produced as a part of an Oregon Arts Commission Career Opportunity Grant. Identified as #108 of a print run of 250 copies. Several pages from this publication are available for viewing here.
Box-Folder 2.9: The Reader (No. 24), 2006 Add to Shelf
"The little artist that could: Jane Davis talks to artist Julie Green."
Box-Folder 2.10: Terra , 2012 Add to Shelf
"Plates of honor: Julie Green memorializes final choices by death-row prisoners."
Box-Item 2.1: Confrontational Ceramics, 2008 Add to Shelf
An entry in this book on Julie Green's "Last Supper" series. University of Pennsylvania Press.
Box-Item 2.2: A World of Art, 2016 Add to Shelf
Textbook written by OSU Art Professor Henry M. Sayre. Two references to Green's art that includes the feature "The Creative Process: Ceramics as politics-Julie Green's The Last Supper."
Box-Item 2.3: The Last Supper: 500 Plates , 2013 Add to Shelf
Published to accompany the solo exhibition of the Last Supper at the Corvallis Arts Center.
Series 5: Moving Images and Sound Files, 2001-2008 Add to Shelf

Series 5 is made up of digital files containing moving images and a sound recording. Of the four moving image productions in this series, three were designed to be displayed on continuous loop at two art exhibits organized by Julie Green. One of these was featured as a part of a showing of the "Last Supper" plates in 2003 and contains narration by Green. The other two exhibit-related videos pertain to the 2009 OSU show, "The Big World". The fourth moving image is a video clip recorded from a TV news broadcast reporting on an exhibit of the "Last Supper" at OSU. This aired in 2003 on the Portland-based Fox TV affiliate station.

The sound file is a recording of an interview with Julie Green about their "Last Supper" series that was broadcast on the National Public Radio program "The Splendid Table" in 2003. These files are available digitally upon request.

Digital Folder 2: Moving Images and Sound Files, 2001-2008 Add to Shelf
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