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Multnomah Arts Center Gallery

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Multnomah Arts Center Gallery

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday 9 am – 9:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday 9 am – 5 pm

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The Multnomah Arts Center Gallery has approximately 200 linear feet with beautiful white display walls and “floating” walls for versatile art displays. As an educational instrument for our community, the MAC Gallery has been open since 1982 and has had over 300 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.

Read about the gallery’s 2013 renovation in the Portland Tribune.

Call to Artists for a Special Exhibition:
Migration Stories

The Multnomah Arts Center is pleased to sponsor a juried exhibition, Migration Stories, in honor of World Refugee Day.

What is home? Is it a place? A people? A state of mind? What is it like to travel from the home you know to a new place? What is it like to be the stranger? To welcome one in? Many of us carry stories of a life-changing journey. It may be our own, or one from our family. It may be deeply connected to our identity, to our past, and affecting our future. We are a nation of indigenous peoples, ancestors of slaves and captives, refugees, and immigrants. How do our collective stories define us? Challenge us? Unite us? This juried exhibit explores the many facets of leaving home, of finding home, and how we make home where we are.

Craton Highways • Literary Art, Poet
Kicki Masthem • Visual Art, Sculptor
Pepe Moscoso • Visual Art, Community Arts Producer
Soo Pak • Portland Parks & Recreation, Arts, Culture, & Special Events Manager

EXHIBITION DATES—June 1—July 2, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION—Friday, June 1, 6 to 9 p.m.
SHOW CLOSES—Monday, July 2, 2 p.m.

Submission deadline: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Migration Stories: Further Details & Application (pdf)

Please share our poster with your friends, family, and community members!

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Announcing a Call to Artists for 2019

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, 2018

April 6 – May 1, 2018

Andrew KennedyKristin Pesola

Andrew Kennedy & Kristin Pesola

Ceramic Sculpture & Woven Paper

“Closer to Being”

Reception: Friday, April 13 • 7 to 9 pm

March 2 – April 3, 2018

Annette Sabater

Annette Sabater

Paintings & Drawings

“An Iris Stands Tall: a mother’s journey, a daughter’s transition”

Reception: Friday, March 2 • 7 to 9 pm

February 2 – 27, 2018

Felicia CantuGroup Ceramics

Felicia Cantu & Group Ceramics featuring Avonlea Raschdorf, Carrie Kitzke, Steven Schiewe & Griselda Izaguirre

Prints & Ceramics

“Sumi” & “Continual Condition”

Reception & Talk: Friday, February 2 • 6 to 9 pm

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

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

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