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
Art Center East Galleries are open during the pandemic; Wed-Fri Noon - 5pm & Sat 10am-2pm. All exhibits are free and open to the public.
Find out more about showing your work in the ACE Main Gallery.
Exhibit: a point of connection - The Annual EOU Junior Exhibit
Dates: April 2 - May 1
About: 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. That art - the product of months in pivot and forced isolation - finally gets to step out into a shared space.
The Art Center East Co-op Gallery features the work of non-juried community artists. As our “DIY” gallery, the Co-op Gallery gives local & regional artists the opportunity plan, hang, publicize their own show, host an opening reception, and sell their artwork. ACE is proud to offer this opportunity to any artist or group of artists 15-years of age or older, expanding our exhibit space and opening up exhibiting opportunities to a broader range of experience levels.
Artwork displayed in the Co-op Gallery show for 2 months and must be wall-mounted, as the floor space is used for movement classes. Past exhibits have included works by local painters, illustrators, and photographers, as well as installation works and group exhibits created for community-focused events and fundraisers.
Art Center East Galleries are open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm & Sat 12-4pm. All exhibits are free and open to the public.
Find out more about showing your work in the ACE Co-op Gallery.
Exhibit: Documentation - The Photography of Berenice Chavez
Dates: February 5 - March 27
About: Using a range of film types, large and small formats, candid shots and portraiture, Chavez’s photography documents her family’s domestic life – especially that of her mother. Chavez began photographing her family in 2018 when her mother faced deportation to Mexico for the third time.
The Art Center East Gift Gallery offers a curated selection of fine art and functional handmade goods by over 40 local and regional artists. Find: greeting cards, original paintings, prints, blown and fused glass pieces, jewelry, ceramics, textiles and much more. We have something for everyone and new inventory arrives monthly. All Gift Gallery sales benefit the artist as well as Art Center East, strengthening the role of art and working artists in our rural community.
Thinking about becoming a member? Peruse our collection of limited edition Membership Prints (one free with new or renewing Household memberships or higher). All ACE members receive 10% off Gift Gallery purchases.
Our Gift Gallery attendants can also help you register for ACE classes, answer your questions, and show you around our facilities. The Gift Gallery is our hub of information sharing and community engagement - come say hi and have a look around! We look forward to seeing you.
The Gift Gallery is open Mon-Fri 12pm-5pm & Sat 10am-2pm. The Gift Gallery is also open during all exhibit opening receptions and during public events held in the ACE building.
Interested in selling at our Gift Gallery? Submit an application on our Gift Gallery Submission Page.