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

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

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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

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

“Learning to Fly”

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A recent body of work by Justin Taylor and Reny Simon will be on display October 9th through November 3rd in the Pauling Gallery at Clackamas Community College. Approximately 30 mixed media works investigate building compositions through layering of paint and various drawing mediums. In “Learning to Fly,” color, form, texture and action result from intuitive interactions with the canvas’s surface. Taylor and Simon have both studied Painting and Drawing at CCC and continue their practice.

“Some Drawings on Bowls”

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A collection of large ceramic bowls made by Kate Simmons will be on display from October 9th through November 3rd in the Pauling Gallery at Clackamas Community College. Simmons explores the ceramic surface as an opportunity for drawing and building narrative inspired by farm animals and rural environments that surround her. Simmons is currently a Studio Technician at CCC where she prepares clay and glazes for ceramic classes and fires kilns.