Thanks to a partnership with John J. Howard Real Estate, Art Center East.

Galleries are open to the public and admission is always free.


The Art Center East Main Gallery is the only 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 Non-Juried Exhibit
  • Eastern Oregon University’s Junior Practicum Exhibit
  • Annual Fiber Arts & Jewelry 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) invites community members to view Tideline to Alpine, an exhibit showcasing the work of Wallowa County artist Nicole Freshley, in ACE’s Main Gallery. The public is also invited to a free opening reception on Friday, July 8, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm and an artist talk by Freshley at 6:30 pm. Raffle tickets for Freshley’s artwork will be available for purchase, in person and online, beginning at the opening reception. Tideline to Alpine is on display July 8 - September 3, 2022. 


Freshley, who specializes in plein air (outdoor) painting, says, Where I live affects my work profoundly.” Tideline to Alpine encompasses new original watercolor and gouache paintings inspired by the tidal flats of Willapa Bay, Washington, the fertile Wallowa Valley in Northeast Oregon, and the peaks and tarns of the Wallowa Mountains.


 “A day painting in the mountains is my favorite kind of day. I find inspiration in light, movement, bold lines, color combinations, and scenery pastoral, rural, or wild. The inspiration is endless and there would never be enough time to paint everything I want to,” Freshley comments. 


A closing reception for Tideline to Alpine will take place Friday, September 2, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. All are welcome at this free event. Raffle tickets will be available through the exhibit’s closing reception and proceeds benefit the ACE Gallery Program. The raffle winner will be announced Saturday, September 3. 


Order current exhibit posters for your personal collection!

Order between the opening and closing dates of the exhibit; posters can be shipped to you, or you can pick them up at Art Center East in the week that follows the exhibit's closing.

Posters are not available after an exhibit closes.