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 kates@clackamas.edu.

Current exhibition

"Local Portraits Northwest" | Nov. 6, 2017 - Dec. 9, 2017

"Local Portraits Northwest" is a group exhibition curated by Clackamas Community College drawing instructor, Chris Dreger. Portraiture is one of the oldest forms of representational art, and one of the most important for the human desires of communication, expression, documentation and immortality. An artist's reception will be held Wednesday, November 8th from noon to 1:30 pm. Dreger will speak about the topic of portraiture at 1:00 pm.

Artists participating in this exhibition include Storm Tharp, Susie J Lee, Chris Dreger, Buddy Bunting, Reed Clarke, Michael Hoeye, Thomas Wasson, David Andersen, Smith Eliot, Robert Petersen, Timothy Peitsch, David Slader, Jason Jones, Jeremy Davis, Sasha Miljevich and Senada Miljevich.

Upcoming exhibitions

  • Leslie Nemour | Winter term
  • Erica Hanson and Junk Iijima | Winter term
  • Tyler Cook | Spring term
  • Student Art Show | Spring term

Past exhibitions

  • "Happy Daze" by Josh Gross | Sept 18, 2017
  • "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

Becky Land and JF Warren | Sept. 25 - Dec. 8, 2017

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Becky Land: Becky’s work is representational and focuses primarily on still life and landscape subjects. She uses traditional painting methods, and her style currently leans more towards realism than impressionism. Becky finds that her ongoing challenge as an artist is to capture the essence of a subject without being too literal. Mastering impressionism is her ultimate goal as an artist.

JF Warren: JF “Juliet” Warren began to take an interest in learning to make art when she discovered Betty White's revolutionary book, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. She read it, worked on the exercises, and thought to herself, “This is something I might be able to learn; I'd sure like to try it someday”.

Harmony campus

2017-18 schedule to be announced.

Oregon City campus

Pauling Gallery

The Pauling Gallery is located in the Pauling Center, open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Admission is free. For further information about the Pauling Gallery, please contact Thomas Wasson at 503-594-3037 or tomw@clackamas.edu.

"Indigo, Olive and Brick Red"

Indigo Olive and Brick Red

"Indigo, Olive and Brick Red," a solo exhibition of works by Portland-based artist Ben Gilbert, will be on display in the Pauling Gallery from November 13 through December 8, 2017. Gilbert is a self-taught artist who works with crayons and cardboard remnants to capture glimpses into everyday environments and people he feels connected to. "Indigo, Olive and Brick Red" is a sampling of approximately 200 works that utilize color and expressive mark making to explore ideas concerning landscape and the figure.

An artist's reception will be held Wednesday, November 15 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. Pieces from this exhibition are for sale and collection. The Pauling Gallery is located in the Pauling Center at Clackamas Community College. For further information about this exhibition and purchase of work please contract Kate Simmons at 503-594-3032 or kates@clackamas.edu.