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The East Oregonian Gallery at the Pendleton Center for the Arts is a beautiful space for viewing a wide range of artwork. Funded by the East Oregonian, publisher of the local daily paper since 1875, the gallery is flanked by large windows original to the building, bamboo floor and more than 1800 square feet of display area.


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Check out a selection of work by Jenny Morgan and Arlen Clark HERE.

Both were featured on the March 22 episode of OPB’s State of Wonder.

Through Sept. 26, 2015

                          2010  Daniel Duford, David Eckard, and Heidi Schwegler

                          2011   Sang-ah Choi, Bruce Conkle, and Stephen Hayes

                          2012  Ellen Lesperance, Akihiko Miyoshi, and Michelle Ross

                          2013  Mike Bray, Cynthia Lahti, and D.E. May


View lots of images from the exhibit when it was at the Museum of Contemporary Craft HERE. Read up on Joan Didion and find several great essays HERE.


We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Craft in partnership with Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon. The exhibition is made possible by major funding from The Ford Family Foundation, along with the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Oregon Arts Commission (OAC).

We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live


This traveling exhibit is a showcase of the 12 Oregon artists honored by the Ford Family Foundation with Hallie Ford Visual Arts Fellowships. View some of the best work being done in the United States, accompanied by a fantastic 20-page catalog you can read online or pick up in print during the exhibit.





Reflection of the Columbia Plateau featured the work of participants in an annual printmaking retreat that the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland and Crow’s Shadow Institute have offered jointly for almost a decade. To extend the collaboration, Karl Davis, executive director at Crow’s Shadow invited the Pendleton Center for the Arts to exhibit half of the works in their East Oregonian Gallery.

The prints in the exhibit represented thirty program alumni and reflect the power of place, community and collaboration. Sponsored by Ferranti – Graybeal Insurance Agency.

2015 Exhibit Schedule…

(Note: Opening Receptions are on the first day of the exhibit—always FREE and open everyone.

April 9 - May 30 Open Regional Exhibit (Drop off April 4. Entry forms online NOW)

June 4 – 26  Aaron Miller: Letterpress and Screenprinting
In the boardroom, Rosco “Carrico” Crooke 


July2 – 31 Shanna Fliegel   

August 6 - 28  Frank Janzen: Smoke Prints


September 3 – 25  Dale DeGabriele: Western Photography  

October 1 – 30  Hiroko Cannon: New Work


November 20 (Friday) – December 31  Art of the Gift

You can view more highlights of our past exhibits and read about the artists here.

2015 Open Regional Exhibit


We’re proud to partner with Banner Bank of Pendleton to host the Open Regional each year. This year 167 works of art were submitted.


Best of Show ($400) 
Dianna Woolley, Happiness is Yellow on Your Wall


Adult First ($150)  Todd Tealander, Cow Coming Home


Adult Second ($100)   Penny Michel, Rock Man


Adult Third ($75)  Nika Blasser, Gravity Home 1


Teen First ($75)  Dakota Kelsey, Against the Grain


Teen Second ($50)  Taylor Craig, Red


Teen Third ($25)  Cody Belgrade, Bonnie


Honorable Mention ($50)  Katherine Treffinger, Serpintine


Honorable Mention ($50) 
Mireya deGravia Wolf, El Callejon De Cleofas


Honorable Mention ($50)  Connie Betts, Feather Restoration


Honorable Mention ($50) M’Lisse Moerk, Fabrilations


Crazy Horse Quilters Textile Award ($100) 
Delanne Ferguson, table runner

Judge Terri Hopkins served as director and curator of The Art Gym program of exhibitions, publications and public discussion on art of the Pacific Northwest from the Marylhurst University gallery's inception in 1980 until her retirement in 2014. During that time, Hopkins organized more than 300 exhibitions and 70 publications on the art of the Pacific Northwest.

During her time at Marylhurst University, she was also a member of the faculty and helped prepare students for entry into the art profession through classes and internships. Hopkins has a Bachelor of Art in Art History from Oberlin College and a Master of Art in Art History from the University of Chicago.



Dale DeGabriele saw his first Pendleton Round Up over 30 years ago and was instantly captivated by the cowboy spirit and Native American culture of the region.


“How could anyone not be drawn to the competition and the color of the Round-Up and its historical significance to the American West?” he asks.


DeGabriele’s collection of photos from his Pendleton visits, titled “Images of Round-Up,” will be on exhibit in the East Oregonian Gallery at the Pendleton Center for the Arts September 3rd through September 26th. The exhibit kicks off with an opening reception for the artist on Thursday, September 3rd from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public.


DeGabriele makes his home in Seattle, Washington and specializes in commercial photography assignments, catering to corporate businesses, advertising agencies, graphic designers, publishers and Fortune 500 companies.


His past clients include Amazon, Eddie Bauer, Levi Strauss & Co., Nordstrom, the National Park Service and Tommy Bahama, among a host of other recognizable names. His portfolio includes images for annual reports, billboards, brochures, catalogs, magazines and other areas of print and motion film media.

But the artistic photos he’s captured of the Pendleton Round Up are among his favorite.


“This unique treasure [Round-Up] has been a beacon to my photographic adventures over the years and I feel privileged to have witnessed many of them,” he said.


His work has won awards from the Seattle Advertising Federation, Communication Arts, and the Prix de La Photographie in Paris, among others.


DeGabriele also co-authored the book of Tools of the Cowboy Trade (with Casey Beard. The publication celebrates today's fine, handcrafted horse gear for the cowboy, rodeo performer, cutter, and pleasure rider.



Next Up: Hiroko Cannon

 Her studio practice is vigorous. She works solely in watercolor, and focuses on one painting at a time, reserving the morning hours to capture her best concentration and brush control before her eyes and hands tire. The rest of the day is spent learning everything she can about the birds and their habitat. Cannon reads about their migration patterns, diet, habitat and anatomy, then sets out to view the birds gathered at the feeder in her back yard or along the Umatilla River Walk.


“I need to watch the birds to really get to know their personality. I want to be able to capture each bird’s perfect moment,” she says. “Is this bird a smarty? Or a little dumb, but cute? I want to find their true nature.”


Even in observing common house sparrows she can see various personalities within the group.


The exhibit is made possible through the generous support of the Oregon Arts Commission. Cannon was the recipient of a Career Opportunity Grant that she used to get all the works beautifully framed by Pendleton Art and Frame.


When Hiroko Cannon makes a painting, picking up the paintbrush is the final step in a long process of exploration and discovery that includes walking, observing, and studying the skeletal structure of the birds and the minute details of the plant life where they reside.


“If I can’t study a bird fully, I just don’t feel right about painting it,” she says.


Thursday, October 1, Cannon’s latest work will be unveiled in her first major gallery exhibit at the Pendleton Center for the Arts’ East Oregonian Gallery. A reception for the artist from 5:30 to 7:00 pm that night is free and open to the general public.


Cannon was born in Osaka, Japan and trained as an illustrator and graphic designer. She came to the United States in 1986 and raised a family. When her two children, Owen and Roxy, entered college she turned her artistic talents to painting the plants and animals of the Eastern Oregon Plateau.