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 & Sunday 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

February 5 – March 1, 2016

Tim Loh

Sally Huang-Nissen, Agnes Kwan, Sylvia Leung, Renee Lin, Tim Loh, Dan Lucas & Donald Nissen

Group Show

“Cultural Bridges 2016: From China to Portland”

Reception: Friday, February 5 • 7 to 9 pm

January 1 – February 2, 2016

Erika Bartlett

Erika Bartlett

Digital Imaging & Acrylic


Reception: Friday, January 8 • 7 to 9 pm

November 6 – 27, 2015

Multnomah Arts Center's Visual Art Instructors Show

Multnomah Arts Center’s Visual Art Instructors Show
  • Marcy Baker
  • Roger Besselievre
  • Anne Bujold
  • Anne Tapper Blem
  • Jaye Campbell
  • Shelley Chamberlin
  • Patricia Cheyne
  • Alex Chiu
  • Russell Coker
  • Christine Colasurdo
  • Carson Culp
  • Hugh Donnelly
  • Jan Edwards
  • Aimee Erickson
  • Eduardo Fernandez
  • Char Fitzpatrick
  • Sophie Franz
  • Jenna Gersbach-King
  • Chris Harmon
  • Jerry Harris
  • Susan Hinton
  • Steve Kelly
  • Suzy Kitman
  • Annette Lansing
  • Jane Gallen Lipton
  • Kate Loomis
  • Gage Mace
  • Kicki Masthem
  • Rebecca Melton
  • Palmarin Merges
  • Tina Moore
  • Chiho Murphy
  • Nate Orton
  • Kathleen Parks
  • Tobi Kibel Piatek
  • Kurtis Piltz
  • Nicole Rawlins
  • Patricia Rehm
  • Peter Schütte
  • Victoria Shaw
  • Jan Von Bergen
  • Liz Walker
  • Diana Wong

Artwork by Multnomah Arts Center adult and youth visual arts instructors and Little Artists Preschool instructors will be on view in the Multnomah Arts Center Gallery beginning November 6. The work will include paintings, prints, drawings, metal arts, ceramics, textiles, woodturning, sculpture, photography and more. As part of our annual Open House, an opening artist reception will be held in the gallery Friday, November 6, 5-7pm. The show may be seen through November 27.

The artists reception is only the beginning of the evening’s events. At 7:00, the Open House continues with MAC’s Performing Arts Department in the newly outfitted auditorium for “ Village Vaudeville 3: Ch-ch-ch-changes!” This annual performing arts instructor showcase provides theatre, music and dance fun for all ages. Free and open to the public, doors open at 6:45pm. .

Reception: Friday, November 6 • 5 to 7pm

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.