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6th Annual Fiber Arts & Jewelry Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

This annual exhibit creates a platform for the underrepresented branch of visual arts and to showcase local fiber and jewelry artists. The 2022 exhibit theme is "Fiber Focused on Color”.  Artists are encouraged to relate their submission to The 2022 Spring & Summer New York Fashion Week Color Palette. Each of the ten (10) beautiful

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Tiny Fruits by Sarah Bird

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Tiny Fruits by Sarah Bird February 4 - March 26, 2022 Free Admission Art Center East is pleased to announce the opening of Tiny Fruits. This exhibit of works by Sarah Bird will showcase two forms of still life oil paintings: traditional altar-esque arrangements of natural objects on cloth and nontraditional landscape compositions of plants,

The Big: ACE’s Annual Open Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

This annual art exhibit serves multiple purposes: it invites Eastern Oregon & other NW artists to celebrate the arts, creates awareness of the value of arts in our communities, and raises funds for community arts programming at ACE.

Día de los Muertos Celebration

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Art Center East’s annual Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead exhibit and community celebration will open with a community celebration on Friday, October 29, from 6:00-8:00 pm. The exhibit features artworks created by K-12 students from throughout Union County inspired by Mexican folk-art traditions associated with Día de los Muertos.

Fire Stories: Historic Landscapes Revisited

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Art Center East presents Fire Stories, an exhibit featuring photographs from John F. Marshall. Fire Stories looks back in time through pairings of panoramic images taken from forest fire lookouts, comparing those of today to ones from the mid-1930s.

Wall Paper: Addie DeLong Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Art Center East presents Wall Paper, an exhibit featuring work from Bend-based artist Addie DeLong. Excerpts of her past are displayed as soft pinks and pastels that resemble the walls of generations past, more specifically, her grandparents’ home.

Strange Days Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Art Center East is proud to announce the upcoming exhibit, "Strange Days," in the Main Gallery featuring work from Salem-based artist Bob Dodson. Strange Days will feature many pieces created out of wood, found objects, ceramic, metal, and acrylics.

Canoy Benefit Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Art Center East is honored to announce an upcoming fundraiser, the Canoy Benefit Exhibit, in the Co-Op Gallery featuring work from the late artist Craig Canoy and other regional artists.

Missing Your Face: Masks of Location, Isolation, and Transformation

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Art Center East is excited to announce the upcoming exhibit, "Missing Your Face: Masks of location, isolation, and transformation" from May 7 to July 3, featuring work from two Oregon artists, Matt Fagan of La Grande and Tony Fuemmeler of Portland. Purchase a mask online today!

a point of connection: The Annual EOU Junior Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Spanning themes such as childhood memories, relationships, and real and imagined environments, all of the artists in this exhibit used their practice to explore points of connection between the interior experience and the outer world of interaction and physicality.

Documentation: the Photography of Berenice Chavez

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Berenice Chavez's photography explores themes of family, love, separation, and belonging via images of her family's domestic life.

Comfort: the 5th Annual Fiber Arts & Jewelry Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Join us for Art Center East's 5th Annual Fiber Arts & Jewelry Exhibit: Comfort. Local artists explore the theme of creating and experiencing comfort through art-making in our COVID world.

The Big: ACE’s Annual Open Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

This annual art exhibit serves multiple purposes: it invites Eastern Oregon & other NW artists to celebrate the arts, creates awareness of the value of arts in our communities, and raises funds for community arts programming at ACE.

ACE Día de los Muertos Exhibit and Community Ofrenda

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Día de los Muertos returns to Art Center East! Like everything this year, however, we've had to make a few changes. Most of our celebration will take place online or at home (read on!), with the exception of our Community Ofrenda.

Mysteries of the Deep

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

A collaborative exhibition curated by Carrie Chupp & Anna Vogel, featuring painting, sculpture, and analog visuals.

ACE Benefit Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

The ACE Benefit Exhibit features work generously donated by local artists. It celebrates the scope and talent of our regional arts scene, and will raise funds for the development of Art Center East digital programming.

Embrace the Unknown

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Embrace the Unknown features artwork in the fluid acrylic medium, the hallmark of which is mesmerizing swirls of color and texture. Henderson’s show is ACE’s first online exhibit. It includes images of the paintings and an audio artist interview.

Meet the Artist: Live Video Series with Artist Kevin Boylan

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

As a substitute for Kevin Boylan’s scheduled Main Gallery Exhibition Fragile Balance: Artworks by Kevin Boylan, Kevin plans to keep art-lovers engaged and informed during the month of June through a live video series on IGTV and Facebook Live titled Meet the Artist.

EOU Junior Practicum Exhibition

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Eastern Oregon University junior art majors and minors will present current work in their debut exhibition at Art Center East.

New Works by Damian Garcia

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Damian Garcia is an emerging artist from Los Angeles, California who recently relocated back to his home state after studying art at Eastern Oregon University. His work focuses on layered images using ballpoint pen and acrylic paint on wood panels.

Farmers Markets in Fiber: 4th Annual Fiber Arts & Jewelry Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Art Center East presents Farmers Markets in Fiber, our 4th Annual Fiber Arts & Jewelry Exhibit. The exhibit invited artists to use photographs taken at a regional farmers market as a springboard to create new works in fiber.

The Big: ACE Annual Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

We know that the Grande Ronde Valley is home to a vibrant community of artists. In homage to the wealth of talent that makes our little city so “La Grande,” The Big is our annual showcase of local artworks in all mediums.

The Portrait Connection

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Portrait Connection is a nonprofit organization that helps communities pair fine artists with families caring for a terminally ill child. Through the project, artists create portraits of the children that capture both their features and their spirit.

Free

New Works by Eduardo Fernandez

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Eduardo is an accomplished painter based in Portland, Oregon who specializes in portrait and landscape studies. His work is inspired by the the most interesting of subject matter, people

Prints from Crow’s Shadow Press Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Prints from Crow’s Shadow Press highlights a diverse cross-section of Artists-in-Residence who have made prints at Crow’s Shadow. This exhibition features contemporary artists from Oregon, as well as nationally recognized Native American artists from around the country.

Chromatic Pressure: Paintings and Sculpture by John Richey

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

One of that Valley’s newest artists, John Richey recently moved to Cove from Tallahassee, Florida. An abstract sculptor and painter, Richey’s work encompasses an improvisational, three-dimensional approach to both of his mediums.

Free

Art After Death

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Art After Death, features Union County at-risk youths. The exhibition is coordinated and curated by Theo Miller, a diversion counselor at the Union County Juvenile Department who leads its “Creative Arts” classes at Art Center East. Art After Death is the fourth showcase of works created in these free weekly classes, open to participants 18 years old and younger.

Free

Unearthed: EOU Junior Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

The annual EOU Junior Art Exhibition this year is titled Unearthed. Seven EOU students are presenting pieces for the event: Mariela Caldera, Hannah Flower, Christina Gillis Nunez, Meredith Matthews, Alexander Navarro, Hannah Smith, and Olivia Starks.

Free

Mugshots

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Local artist and ACE ceramics instructor, Trevor Durr, showcases his newest body of work which stems from his functional pottery. Expanding on the imagery used on his mugshot mug series, he depicts distinguished icons at a large, raw, and vulnerable state; revealing we’re all human.

Fiber Goes Vogue Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Art Center East is excited to feature the Third Annual Fiber Arts & Jewelry Exhibit: Fiber Goes Vogue. This exhibition showcases a collection of works made by regional fiber and jewelry artists. As inspiration for their work, each artist selected a page from Vogue; the iconic fashion and lifestyle magazine.

Free

Today’s the Day

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

What’s in a day? Local artist Jeremy Clark in the Co-op Gallery will explore the separate moments of one day - hope, anticipation, the unexpected and the inevitable - with a progression of oil, charcoal, and multimedia pieces.

Free

Fused: A Joint Encaustic Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Come explore the world of encaustics! A form of painting used by the ancient Egyptians and Romans, encaustics relies on hot beeswax to deliver pigments and create textures.

Free

Color Profusion

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Local artist and ACE instructor, Theresa Henderson, showcases her exploration of the acrylic pour technique. This fluid and fun painting style (which Theresa teaches at ACE!) allows for improvisation and an explosion of color on the canvas.

Free

The Bones We Keep Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Megan's passion for art and science stems from a single, driving curiosity about the natural world. Her current work focuses on the intersection of hunting and ecology, and how traditional hunting practices can provide valuable information and datasets.

Free

The Future is Equal Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Olivia Starks interviewed women both on the EOU campus and in the community about statistics involving sexual harassment, discrimination, and abuse. Her exhibit, with film images, will be in the Co-op gallery until June 2.

Free

Nika Blasser Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Pendleton artist Nika Blasser's work seeks out natural forms that result, sometimes unexpectedly, from the process of exploring her chosen medium. In addition to her artwork, she currently serves as the Marketing Director at Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts.  

Free

Museum of Civilization

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

As part of the Big Read, Art Center East will host a “Museum of Civilization,” similar to that depicted in Station Eleven, this
year’s featured book by Emily St. John Mandel. Rather than a museum you visit, the “Museum of Civilization” is one you also help build.

Free

Stephen Wadner Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Stephen Wadner is a clock maker, but not the usual sort. Using found objects - old toasters, telephones, toys, or twinkie boxes - Wadner transforms “junk” into sleek, playful designs that imbue a sense of refinement greater than the sum of its parts. Exhibit runs Feb. 2 - 23 in the main gallery.

Free

New Works by Auburn Isaak

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

A native of Joseph, Oregon, Isaak is no stranger to impressive scenery, a fondness for which is obvious in her mixed media compositions. Abstract works that capture both the grandeur and intricacy of big landscapes, Isaak holds a fascination with mountains and oceans throughout her body of work, exploring their shapes, movement, and contours through a painting technique known as fluid acrylics.

Architecture of Internment Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

This traveling exhibit highlights the role of Oregonians in the decision to incarcerate Japanese American sand Japanese immigrants. 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry, two-thirds of them U.S. citizens, were incarcerated during World War II.

Runs October 6 - 16.

Free

Katherine Treffinger Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Cove artist, Katherine Treffinger, creates richly textured abstract compositions. She layers the oil paint on with a trowel, then adds more, maybe scratching a line into it, allowing some to drip, scraping a layer or two away, or painting the whole thing translucent white and building again from there.

Exhibit runs in the main gallery Sept. 15 - Oct. 27.

Free

Diana Dominguez Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Local artist Diana Dominguez will exhibit her paintings in the new Co-op Gallery at Art Center East.

Opening Reception Friday Sept. 8 from 6-8 PM - Free!

Free

Ann Kresge: Gathering Spaces Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

“My work is concerned with a sense of place. I am fascinated by people’s connection to geography and particular places they find meaningful. I think about ideas, forces and people gathering and dispersing. The work in this show explores this concept of gathering spaces, of this coming together, dispersing, transforming and reconnecting." Runs August 4 - Sept. 8.

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Figments: Illustrations by Andrew Sykes

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Instead of drawing from day-to-day life or even conscious imagination, Sykes seeks his inspiration at the margins of his mind—
images that come to him in dreams or in a flash of unconscious thought, “Like a slide show.” Sykes draws these fleeting, picturelike images from memory, creating abstract compositions. On display from June 9 - July 28th.

Free

Hiroko Cannon Exhibit

Art Center East 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR

Hiroko Cannon has been painting seriously for more than 10 years, studying the plants and animals of the Plateau region while developing her style and technique. Informed by the simplicity of her Japanese aesthetic, this show will feature high quality reproductions using archival ink on cotton rag paper.

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