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
MAC 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.
Schedule of Current and Upcoming Shows
November 7th – 28th, 2014
Reception: Friday, November 7 • 5 to 7 pm
December 8th – 30th, 2014
Reception: Friday, December 12 • 7 to 9 pm
February 6th – March 3rd, 2015
Reception: Friday, February 6 • 7-9pm
March 6th – 31st, 2015
Isabel Deaver, Poppy Dully, Nancy Gillespie,
Gail Simmons, Sue Svoboda
“Encountering the Figure”
Reception: Friday, March 6 • 7-9pm
April 3rd – 28th 2015
Reception: Friday, April 3rd • 7-9pm