MAC – Multnomah Arts CenterGallery

Multnomah Arts Center Gallery
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Multnomah Arts Center Gallery

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 9 am – 9:30 pm / Saturday 9 am – 5 pm

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The Multnomah Arts Center Gallery has approximately 110 linear feet. As an educational instrument for our community, the MAC Gallery has been open since 1982 and has had over 250 shows. The artists who show here are residents of Oregon or Washington if they live in the immediate vicinity of Portland. We have 12 shows throughout the year with an artist reception coinciding with First Friday in Multnomah Village.

The MAC Gallery reflects the artistic dynamism of the Portland area with exhibits that emphasize the following:

  • Artists not necessarily represented by a gallery or with an art degree
  • A diverse spectrum of media, from Fibers to Metal Arts and beyond
  • Diversified subject matter, from controversial themes to the simply pleasing
  • The working process of art through repetition of a single artist or group
  • Trends in the artistic community
  • Artwork related to current events
  • Artwork related to Multnomah Arts Center classes

Though the main purpose of the Center Gallery is educational, we hope to have the shows stimulate thought and/or emotion and create some sort of reaction in the viewers who pass through.

Multnomah Arts Center’s mission is to provide high quality instruction and participation in the performing and visual arts to all interested persons, regardless of age, race, religion, ethnic origin, financial means, or level of ability. The MAC Gallery reflects this mission by paying the artist a larger commission than traditional galleries. Artists are accepted to show their work based upon a variety of criteria including artistic excellence, content, craftsmanship, professionalism, marketability and educational value.

If you are interested in purchasing an artwork on display which is for sale, please inquire at the front office.

Recent press:
Multnomah Arts Center Gallery gets an upgrade – Portland Tribune

Announcing a Call to Artists for 2016

Multnomah Arts Center 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: jaye.campbell@portlandoregon.gov

Submission deadline: September 1, 2015

Schedule of Current and Upcoming Shows

January 2nd – February 3rd, 2015

Nate Orton

Nate Orton bio

Mixed Media

“The Child”

February 6th – March 3rd, 2015

Amy Minonye

Amy Mintonye

Mixed Media

“The Rising Tide”

Reception: Friday, February 6 • 7-9pm

March 6th – 31st, 2015

Gail Simmons

Isabel Deaver, Poppy Dully, Nancy Gillespie,
Gail Simmons, Sue Svoboda


“Encountering the Figure”

Reception: Friday, March 6 • 6-9pm

April 3rd – 28th 2015

Portland Society for Calligraphy

Portland Society for Calligraphy

group show

“PLAY!: Whimsical Words and Calligraphic Capers”

Reception: Friday, April 3rd • 7-9pm

May 1 – June 2, 2015

Sabrina Ferry's frozen grackle

Sabrina Ferry

watercolor and gouache

“Static: Works on Paper”

Reception: Friday, May 1st • 7-9pm

June 5 – 30, 2015

Mary Farrell

Print Arts Northwest

group show

“Print Arts Northwest: Thirty Years of Figurative Art”

Reception: Friday, June 5 • 7-9pm

July 3 – August 4, 2015

Dave Cordes

Dave Cordes

oil on canvas

“Reflections on the Remarkable History of Organic Chemistry”

Reception: Friday, July 3 • 7-9pm

August 7 – September 1, 2015

Basket by Roger Besselievre

Columbia Basin Basketry Guild

Group Show

Reception: Friday, August 7 • 7-9pm

September 4 – 29, 2015

Scott Erwert

Scott Erwert

Acrylic on Canvas & Wood Panels, Watercolor

“Urban Landscapes”

Reception: Friday, September 4 • 7-9pm

October 2 – 27, 2015

Kimberly Bookman

Kimberly Bookman

Mixed Media

“Art of Darkness & Light”

Reception: Friday, October 2 • 7-9pm

For more information
about MAC’s Gallery and Exhibitions,
please contact: Jaye Campbell: Email Jaye

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

All shows end at 5 pm on the final date listed.