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Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturday Noon - 4:00 pm
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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You can view more highlights of our past exhibits and read about the artists here.
SELECTED PAST EXHIBITIONS...
2017 East Oregonian Gallery Exhibits
Opening Receptions are usually the first day of the exhibit, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Open Regional Exhibit (See below)
PDX @ PDT: Select Artists from PDX Contemporary Art
PDX in Portland’s Pearl District is one of the premier contemporary galleries in the United States. You’ll see
August 3 – 26
Small Works Invitational
September 1 – 24 (To Be Announced)
James Allen: Bookworks
From the original posting:
Chuck Close (born 1940) is widely regarded at one of the greatest living artists in the world. Since the late 1960s he’s explored a myriad of styles and techniques for depicting the human face, beginning with his own. In addition to painting in his studio, he has worked in collaboration with the best printmaking and papermaking facilities in the United States, often breaking new ground in the creation of works on paper.
“This exhibit is so informative, not just from an artistic point of view, but also a technical one,” states Roberta Lavadour, Director of the Pendleton Center for the Arts. “The technical expertise and collaborative skill is breathtaking. Some of the works in the exhibit feature more than 100 ink colors and many dozens of trips through hand-operated printing presses. Several of the works feature pulp ‘painted’ handmade paper.”
Schnitzer’s passion for the work itself is surpassed only by his enthusiasm for sharing the collection with diverse audiences around the country. His connection with Pendleton goes back many years, and he is a regular at the Pendleton Round-Up.
The Pendleton Center for the Arts’ regular hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Saturdays Noon to 4:00 pm. During this exhibit, the gallery will remain open until 6:00 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings to accommodate after-work audiences. Group gallery tours may be scheduled for other days and times by calling 541-278-9201.
At age 14, Jordan D. Schnitzer bought his first work of art from his mother’s Portland, Oregon contemporary art gallery, evolving into his lifelong avocation as collector. He began collecting contemporary prints and multiples in earnest in 1988. Today, the collection exceeds 10,000 works and includes many of today’s most important contemporary artists. It has grown to be one of the country’s largest private print collections overall. He generously lends work from his collection to qualified institutions and has organized over 100 exhibitions at more than 100 museums. Mr. Schnitzer is also President of Harsch Investment Properties, a privately owned real estate investment company based in Portland, Oregon, with 24 million square feet of office, multi-tenant industrial, multi-family and retail properties in six western states.
For more information about the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, please visit www.jordanschnitzer.org.
Open Regional Exhibit
Breaking all previous records for participation, 173 works of art were submitted for this year’s Open Regional, spanning a range of mediums, including painting, encaustic, fiber arts, pottery and glass.
Listen to Judge Nicole Pietrantoni’s gallery talk HERE.
Congratulations to this year’s award-winning works!
Kevin Boylen / Jade Optic Spine Pickle
ADULT FIRST PLACE
Geraldine Edwards / Best Friends
ADULT SECOND PLACE
Nici Cimmiyotti / This is Loraine
ADULT THIRD PLACE
Kathrine Treffinger / Galapagos
TEEN FIRST PLACE
Emma Bustamante / Citris
TEEN SECOND PLACE
Maddie Thompson / Eye Don’t Know
TEEN THIRD PLACE
Alysha Martinez / Desert Dancer
Juliette Chapman / Reverie
Kyrren Darrow / #4
Julie Miller / Three Graces
Tricia Harding / Winter Blues
Bonnie Day & Tom Herderson / Suit on Vase*
David Lochtie / Section Post*
* PCA Staff / Artist not from the region - ineligible for cash awards