MAC – Multnomah Arts CenterGallery

Multnomah Arts Center Gallery
A portion of all sales supports arts education at MAC.

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

gallery 2013 dedicationMAC Director: Michael Walsh, SERA Architects: Gauri Rajbaidya, Portland Parks Director: Mike Abbaté, MACA Chair: Karen McNamee, Portland Parks Commissioner: Amanda Fritz, SERA Architects: Tuan Vu, SERA Architects: Travis Dang from the gallery dedication 11/1/2013

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

Schedule of Current and Upcoming Shows

January 3rd – February 4th, 2014

Painting by Andrew Auble

Andrew Auble


“Zonal Ethics”

Reception: Friday, January 3rd • 7 to 9 pm

February 7th – March 4th, 2014

Painting by Dana Henderson

Dana Henderson

Oil Paintings

“Faces 5: Portraits of American Military Veterans”

Reception: Saturday, February 15th • 7 to 9 pm

March 7th – April 1st, 2014

Painting by Li Tie

Li Tie

Drawings and Paintings

“In the Space of Memory”

Reception: Friday, March 7th • 7 to 9 pm

April 4th – 29th, 2014

Troi Anderson's Baptism

Troi Anderson


“Theater and its Double, Ceremony and Ritual in the Caribbean and Latin America”

Reception: Friday, April 4 • 7 to 9 pm

May 2nd – June 3rd, 2014

MAC Youth Art Show's Blue Striped Cat

MAC Youth Art Show

All Mediums

Reception: Friday, May 2 • 5 to 7 pm

June 6th – July 1st, 2014

Sophie Franz

Oil, Acrylic & Mixed Media Paintings

“Unfinished Sentences”

Reception: Friday, June 6 • 7 to 9 pm

July 4th – 29th, 2014

Steve Tannenbaum

Assemblage/Mixed Media

“Shifting Ballistics”

Reception: Friday, July 11 • 7 to 9 pm

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

Gallery Policies (pdf)Submission Guidelines (pdf)

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