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Call to Artists

Announcing a Call to Artists for 2018

Appear in MAC’s Gallery schedule of monthly exhibits! Experienced and emerging artists living in Oregon or Washington (in the vicinity of Portland) are invited to submit group and solo proposals for shows.

Gallery Policies (pdf)Submission Guidelines (pdf)Acceptable Media (pdf)

For more information please contact:

Submission deadline: September 1, 2017

Combined Chorus Concert

Winter Chorus

Doctor Who and the Curse of Highclere Castle

Doctor Who and the Curse of Highclere Castle

Flappers and jet-setters from around the world have gathered to view King Tutankhamen’s mummy at Highclere Castle. But as one after another falls under the mummy’s spell, the Dowager Countess knows it’s time to call help. She’s hoping “The Doctor” still makes house calls…

Literary Arts Reading

Hear poetry/fiction/nonfiction from MAC instructors & students.

Saturday | March 11 | 7 PM | MAC Auditorium | Free

Hosted by Christopher Luna



Community & Connection

Community & Connection

Community & Connection, a juried show of ceramic art work sponsored by MAC, coincides with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference, which is being held in Portland March 22-25. Ceramic work from MAC instructors, students & staff, Oregon Potters Association members, and other greater Portland-area artists will be included. The exhibit may be seen through and closes at 5pm, April 4.

Exhibiting artists will be exploring the idea of community and connections in their work. As an organization that has been serving the greater Portland area since 1978, Multnomah Arts Center is deeply committed to fostering creative relationships with our students, teachers, colleagues, neighbors, and friends. How we reflect our inner and outer worlds, how we express our diversity, how we build bridges and learn from each other is at the heart of who we are and what we do.

Connections and community are themes that touch every part of our lives – both in our daily and in our creative practices. We need these things to get through our days – and also make our artwork. Learning, sharing, questioning and seeking answers, constantly gaining knowledge from one another – the teacher becoming the student and the student becoming the teacher. Synchronous learning is empowering and essential to the artmaking process. MAC has a vibrant ceramics community that extends past its walls. This connection strengthens our collective voices and brings vitality to our creative and personal development.

Artists in the Studio Series:
John Saling


Join MAC Trayle Studio for an exciting morning with John Saling, master Northwest engraver. John will be demonstrating the technique of engraving – an intaglio method that involves pushing a burin through the surface of a copper plate, removing the copper, to generate crisp, graphic lines that can be from a half of a hair’s width to thicker than a pencil line. Come for this interactive demonstration on engraving that will include how these kinds of prints are made and printed. John will also be showing a portfolio of his prints.

A Portland native, John has been a print maker here since the 1970s, including a member of Inkling Studio. Art-based travel in 2013 to Sweden, Germany, The Netherlands and France has refreshed and challenged his perceptions. John has shared his knowledge of printmaking and enthusiasm for hand pulled prints through teaching, collaborative projects and involvement in the local printmaking community. For those who are interested in making their own engravings, look for John’s workshop in Trayle this coming Spring Term (dates TBA).

Artists in the Studio Series is a new MAC program in which prominent artists in the world of printmaking and book arts share their work and expertise.

Free and open to the public, but space is limited and RSVP is highly recommended.
Send RSVPs to Nicole Rawlins

Friday, March 3rd | 10am – 1pm | Trayle Studio @ MAC

7688 SW Capitol Hwy | Portland, OR 97219
503-823-2787 |


Call to Ceramic Artists:

Announcing a Call to Ceramic Artists for 2017

The Multnomah Arts Center is pleased to sponsor a juried exhibition of ceramic art work to celebrate the NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) annual conference, Future Flux, which is being hosted in Portland in 2017. Artists working in clay as the primary medium and living in Oregon and southern Washington are encouraged to apply.

Ceramic Show Application (pdf)

For more information please contact:

Submission deadline EXTENDED: January 13, 2017

Little Artists Preschool’s Open House

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BEGIN YOUR CHILD’S JOURNEY into the arts with color, texture, sound, and movement. Our curriculum is designed to inspire and stimulate young minds through process-based experiences such as painting, sculpting, dance, music, and dramatic play. The ABC’s, numbers, problem-solving, motor, sensory, and social skills wil be developed through this interdisciplinary arts program.

Parents & Preschool Children—You’re Invited!

• Open House •

Wednesday,January 25th

• 5pm to 7pm •

Meet our teachers and learn what Little Artists Preschool is all about while your child explores the classroom, creates art, and makes new friends. No reservations required.

Little Artists Preschool @ MAC: 7740 SW Capitol Hwy. (Cottages 1 & 2)

Teacher Steve & Kids

Studio Theatre Presents: Frankenstein



MAC’s Studio Theatre production of Mary Shelley’s famous story will be pieced together from the original novel and the classic black and white films — with a comic twist sewn in. Join the mob as we chase the hideous fiend from secret laboratories, through beautiful ballrooms and over icy mountaintops. Is it a monster or a miracle? Either way, it’s ALIVE!

Theatre Showcase for Fall

Theatre Showcase

Free & open to the public!

MAC Auditorium
7688 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219