Exhibits can also be viewed virtually online
artcentereast.org thanks to a partnership with
High Country Realty Professionals.

The Art Center East Main Gallery is an international fine art exhibit space in Union County. It is a community-supported gallery, funded by Art Center East memberships and private donors. Exhibiting artists of all mediums are juried by the Gallery Committee in order to show their work in the Main Gallery. Exhibits typically run for 2 months.

The Main Gallery also hosts a selection of annual group exhibits, including:

  • The Big: ACE Annual Open Exhibit
  • Eastern Oregon University’s Junior (art majors and minors) Exhibit

All exhibits are free and open to the public.


Gallery hours:

Wednesday-Friday noon - 5 pm & Saturday 10 am - 2 pm

Art Center East (ACE) is excited to announce the opening of “all tangled up”, an exhibit in ACE’s Main Gallery that showcases works by Bend, Oregon, artist Sophia Aimone. Community members of all ages are invited to attend a free opening reception on Friday, May 3, 2024, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. “all tangled up” is on display May 3 - June 29, 2024.


Working primarily with latex and watercolor paints, Aimone explores the “interconnectedness of humans through anthropomorphized characters”. These squiggle-like characters roam and entangle themselves with childlike curiosity while creating an awkward, yet beautiful mess of connections. Aimone encourages viewers to look closely and decipher what types of conversations these characters might be having with each other.


Raffle tickets for an original piece by Aimone will be available for purchase in person at ACE and online beginning Friday, May 3 at 6:00 p.m. Raffle tickets may be purchased through June 29; all proceeds benefit the ACE Gallery Program. The raffle winner will be announced after June 29, 2024.



The public is invited to attend a free closing reception for the “all tangled up” exhibit on Friday, June 28, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

About the artist

Sophia Aimone was born and raised in Central Oregon and currently resides with her partner in her hometown of Bend, OR. She graduated from Eastern Oregon University in 2022 with a Bachelor of Science in Art with a minor in English & Writing. Primarily a painter, she has explored many media in her art practice. Currently, her practice explores the interactions we have throughout our daily lives and the interconnectedness that occurs as a result. Sophia is the recipient of the EOU Art Award, the University Scholar Award, the Joy Veach Dobbin Scholarship, the George Nightingale Scholarship, and the Joseph Dickerson Memorial Award. She enjoys exhibiting her artwork locally and regionally.