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 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.

Announcing a Call to Ceramic Artists for 2017

The Multnomah Arts Center is pleased to sponsor a juried exhibition of ceramic art work to celebrate the NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) annual conference, Future Flux, which is being hosted in Portland in 2017. Artists working in clay as the primary medium and living in Oregon and southern Washington are encouraged to apply.

Ceramic Show Application (pdf)

For more information please contact: nicole.rawlins@portlandoregon.gov

Submission deadline EXTENDED:
January 13, 2017

February 3 – 28, 2017

Amanda Triplett

Tracy Walstead

Amanda Triplett & Tracy Walstead

Soft Sculpture • Ink & Acrylic Ink on Paper

“Bodily Remnants” & “Electric Sheep”

Reception: Friday, February 3 • 7 to 9 pm

January 6 – 31, 2017

Tatyana Ostapenko

Tatyana Ostapenko

Oils on Canvas & Wood

“Open Air”

Reception: Friday, January 6 • 7 to 9 pm

November 4 – 29, 2016

Instructor Show

MAC Instructors Showcase
Image features work of instructors Liz Walker, Debra Carus & Jerry Harris

Various Media

Group Show

Reception: Friday, November 4 • 5 to 7 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.