Submissions for the individual exhibits are needed two months before the exhibit opening date.
The Art Center East (ACE) Galleries include three exhibition spaces - The Main Gallery, The Orlaske Gallery, and The Gift Gallery - that make up the majority of the second floor within the ACE building, located at 1006 Penn Avenue, La Grande, Oregon in a historic Carnegie Library. The three galleries offer valuable product exposure and revenue streams for local, artist-owned small businesses, helping to incubate a strong arts economy and contribute to the $1.2 million in economic activity generated by the arts culture sector in Northeast Oregon. The Main & Orlaske Galleries are the only international fine art exhibit spaces in Union County. They are community-supported galleries funded by Art Center East memberships, private donors, and sponsors.
These galleries provide local artists the opportunity to share their work in live and virtual settings. Artists can sell all their work through the galleries and often gain more popularity for their work. Each exhibition has a festive opening and closing reception with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages, and is on display for approximately 1-2 months. Exhibits are free and open to the public. Exhibits can also be viewed online thanks to a partnership with John J. Howard Real Estate. Shop current exhibition art here. Finally, our exhibiting gallery artists now have the opportunity to give live artist talks that are funded, in part, by Oregon Humanities. These artist talks are vital to the sharing of an artist’s medium and talents. These live events bring the community together to learn about the intertwined workings of creating visual art.
Your sponsorship helps us to continue to offer all the above gallery opportunities to the wider community for free, while ensuring that working artists earn a living wage from the sale of their creative work.
Upcoming exhibits to sponsor:
Feb. 3 - March 25, 2023 | 7th Annual Fiber Arts & Jewelry Exhibit