Art in the CUB

The Compton Union Art Committee originated in the fall of 2012 with the mission of enhancing public art in the Compton Union Building. In addition to procuring a wide variety of new works for the permanent collection of the CUB, the Art Committee also collaborates with artists and student groups on temporary displays and loaned works as well. If you are interested in joining the CUB Art Committee or have questions about a current piece, please contact Karee Shaw at

Current Pieces

Painting of Butch T. Cougar by Evan Struck during WSU Virtual Paint Night, 2020. [Lower Level Butch's Den]

Einstein (painting) by David Garibaldi 2011 [Quite Lounge CUB 1st Floor]

Owlbert Einstein (water color on paper) by Daniel Tate 2014 [2nd floor room 206]

Alchemy, Perpetual Motion by Hiromi Okumura, 2009 [main stairwell between ground and lower level]

Flor y Canto (6’x6’ painting) by Jose “Nuke” Montalvo 2009 [4th floor Chicanx Latinx Student Center]

The Yellow Knot by Paul Vexler, 2011 [West Entrance Atrium]

Common Ground (triptych painting) by Katrin Weise 1995 [ground floor library entrance lounge]

Sexto Sol (12’x8’painting) by Jose “Nuke” Montalvo and Carlos Lobo 1997 [4th floor Chicanx Latinx Student Center]