Art Galleries at CCC

Alexander Gallery

The Alexander Gallery gives students and the community a chance to experience contemporary works made by emerging and established regional artists. The 900-square-foot space is located in the Niemeyer Center on the Oregon City campus and features two rotating exhibits each term. Artists explore a variety of disciplines, including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, digital media and installation. Each spring, the gallery showcases works made by CCC students in its annual Student Art Show. 

During the school year, the Alexander Gallery is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. During the summer, the gallery is open Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is free. For further information please contact Kate Simmons at 503-594-3032 or

Current exhibition

"Happy Daze" by Josh Gross | Sept. 18 - Oct. 27, 2017

Happy Daze is an exhibition of giclee prints that utilize symbols and design to tell a story of a specific day that brought the artist joy in 2017. Symbols depicting iconic imagery of the northwest and contemporary sociopolitical views are combined to create compositions that explore living life to the fullest and finding usefulness even in negative experiences. An artist reception will be held Thursday, October 5 from noon to 1:30pm; Gross will speak about his work to students and the public at 1:00pm in the gallery.

Upcoming exhibitions

Local Portraits NW: an Invitational Portrait show curated by Chris Dreger | Fall term

Leslie Nemour | Winter term

Erica Hanson and Junk Iijima | Winter term

Tyler Cook | Spring term

Student Art Show | Spring term

Past exhibitions

  • "Slow Cooked: An Interior Monologue" by Kate Simmons | Aug 7, 2017
  • Student Art Show | May 16, 2017
  • "Petite Peculiarities" by Odd Rebecca | April 3, 2017
  • "Migratory Flux" by Various | March 22, 2017

Alexander Gallery Floor Plan

Other galleries

As the center for cultural arts in Clackamas County, CCC wants you to experience art in a number of locations and on every campus. The Pauling Gallery on the Oregon City campus hosts experimental, student and community art shows, while the Harmony and Wilsonville campus galleries host quarterly exhibitions for a variety of artists.

Wilsonville campus

Current exhibition

"Explorations in Two Dimensions" by Micheline "Mickey" Ronningen | July 5 - Sept. 8, 2017

Some may recognize Mickey Ronningen as Carrie Brownstein’s mother on the popular TV show “Portlandia.” But she is also a fine artist and writer.

Ronningen received formal fine art training at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her artistic explorations include printmaking, sculpture, filmmaking, fabric dyeing, doll-making and landscape design. The show features her recent work in two-dimensions on canvas. 

Harmony campus

2017-18 schedule to be announced in August.

Oregon City campus

Pauling Gallery

2017-18 schedule to be announced in August