A presentation of new works using digital and handmade techniques by Jay Dougan.

November 3 – December 23
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 3, 5-7pm

The Friends of the Art Library is excited to present a solo exhibition of work by Durango-based artist, Jay Dougan.

Jay Dougan is originally from Southwest Michigan, he attended Western Michigan University where he received his BFA in 1996. Jay went on to earn his MFA from the University of Notre Dame in 2002. Jay currently works at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO, were he is an Associate Professor of Art.

His sculptures are inspired by natural forms and structures, the earth, and industrial objects. Mr. Dougan’s work has received awards in juried shows and exhibitions across the U.S. In 2011, Dougan received the Fort Lewis College New Faculty Teaching Award. Prior to joining Fort Lewis, Mr. Dougan was an instructor at the Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis.


9ef0f7a7-00ac-05da-c5140642c8a63a04Arts Scene: Cutting Edge
Jay Dougan’s DAC exhibit adds another dimension
by Stew Mosberg
The Durango Telegraph
November 24, 2016

Exhibits in the upstairs library at the Durango Arts Center are, by virtue of its tiny space, intimate and concise. They also provide an opportunity to experience some of the region’s most fascinating art. When Jay Dougan, Fort Lewis College associate art professor, was first invited to exhibit there he was unsure what he would present. READ FULL ARTICLE.

ar-161219710The art of exploring in 3-D
by Judith Reynolds
The Durango Herald
December 15, 2016

Cool and elegant, new works by Jay Dougan currently fill the Durango Arts Center Library. Clustered into three groups, they represent a relatively short and intense period of exploration. READ FULL ARTICLE.