Exhibitions & Events


Wave at Rocky CreekOSU 150th Sea Grant Festival Exhibit – An Ocean of Impact
“Sea Grant Festival Exhibit” supports OSU 150th Sea Grant Festival celebrating Oregon State University’s years of stewardship in protecting our coasts and oceans and all who depend on them and faculty dedicated to discovering new frontiers, educating current and future generations working with communities to solve today’s most pressing issues.
February 1 – March 5
Guistina Gallery Reception: February 1 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Giustina Gallery, LaSells Stewart Center, Corvallis OR

Indian Beach TrailErik Sandgren – Land and Sea
April 4 – 28
Reception: April 6 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Karin Clarke Gallery, Eugene, OR

Erik Sandgren: Landscape! prints and paintings
August 2018
Middle Space Gallery, Cat Head Press, Indianapolis IN


Print Arts Northwest Exhibition – Hope is the thing with Feathers
May 13 – June 6
Opening Reception: May 13 from 5pm to 8pm
RiverSea Gallery, Astoria OR


Farther Into the Woods: Erik Sandgren retrospective – a quarter century of Paintings and Prints inspired by Grays Harbor Lumbering, Logging and Fishing
May 20 – December 16
Artist Reception with music by Timberbound: October 15

Ken O’Connell, Prof. Emeritus, School of Architecture and Allied Arts, University of Oregon: Slide/Lecture presentation on the work of Aberdonian painter Lance Hart (1891-1941) well respected artist who was a colleague of David McCosh (1903-1981) and teacher of Nelson Sandgren (1917-2006)
November 19
Polson Museum, Hoquiam WA

Raven and CranesRiverside Aberdeen





Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition
SPCC Minnaert Center for the Arts, Olympia WA
Northwest-Dawn-Glyphs-and-MistWind at Grays River





“Intimate Grandeur”
Borland Gallery, Silverton OR

Nelson Sandgren Retrospective Exhibition and publication release of “Nelson Sandgren: An Artist’s Life” by Roger Hull

May 14 – July 17
Opening Reception: June 3
“Materials and Methods: Nelson’s Toolbox”: Roger Hull and Erik Sandgren: June 12 at 2pm
Conversation: Roger Hull and Erik Sandgren: June 26 at 2pm
Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem OR

Nelson Sandgren: Confluences – a retrospective Show of Paintings in Oil and Watercolor
Opens: May 4
Gallery talk with Roger Hull and Erik Sandgren: May 7 at 2pm
Michael Parsons Gallery, Portland OR

Nelson Sandgren Exhibition: lithographs watercolors oils
Opens: June 3
Gallery talk with Erik Sandgren: June 11
Karin Clarke Gallery, Eugene OR

Erik Sandgren New Paintings
Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery, Portland OR

Juror: Oregon Society of Artists 80th Annual Rose Festival Exhibition
June 2016

39th Sandgren Annual Coast PaintOut
July 11 – July 23
Schedule & Itinerary on the right in the Workshops section. Please print itinerary and follow notes for your convenience.

Winter Oregon Stater Magazine – “Celebratory Painting”
Winter 2016
Celebratory Painting Article


Shaping Space Painting Workshop
November 8
Studio 30 in St. Johns, Portland OR

Nirvana Mural Project Unveiling
September 20
Aberdeen WA
Nirvana Mural Project Commissioned by Our Aberdeen
“The mural is not an apology, it is not fan art, it is not a justification, it is not hero worship, it is not Seattle,” he went on. “It is not about Kurt Cobain alone, though it acknowledges his tragic arc. Rather it memorializes Nirvana as a group — to some extent its present state and mostly references the Harbor here where it all began.”

100 Artists of the Northwest
100 Northwest ArtistsI have been included in a newly published book by Schiffer entitled “100 Artists of the Northwest.” On Saturday, Feb 22nd there will be a book signing at the Karin Clarke Gallery in Eugene, OR. Pick up your copy there, and see Nelson’s show- Nelson Sandgren: Another Look.
For particulars refer to www.karinclarkegallery.com

Represented in PAN Print Portfolio for Wilson Collection
Multnomah County Central Public Library, Portland OR


Thumbnail-Wild-ImpressionsWild Impressions: Art on the Legacy of Wilderness
September 3 – November 5
Douglas County Museum of Natural & Cultural History, Roseburg OR


Sandgren Workshop The Shape of Space: Plein Air Painting in Various Media
August 10 – 16
Arts at Menucha
Sponsored by the Creative Arts Community, PSU

“Another Look” Nelson Sandgren Exhibition
February 12 – March 22
Karin Clarke Gallery, Eugene OR
Press Release: “Another Look”


Featured artist in 100 Artists of the Northwest By E Ashley Rooney, Karla Matzke



Voyages to Haida Gwaii
November 12 – December 6
Prints, drawings and paintings by Kathryn Cotnoir, Dee Vadnais and Erik Sandgren
Rose Center for the Arts, Lower Columbia College, Longview WA


Iconography of Light
June 6
Art Adventure Gallery, Madras OR
“Iconography of Light” Press Release

Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery Featured Artist
March 23 Noon – 3pm
Portland Art Museum, Portland OR

Buffalo Grass Society Painting Workshop
March 29
Buffalo Grass Society, Lake Oswego OR

Sandgren Oregon Coast PaintOut
July 2013
Yaquina OR


Ghost Stories: Mythic Landscapes

Thumbnail-Ghost-StoryJanuary 29 – March 11
Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles WA
“Ghost Stories” Press Release
PAFAC On Center Article Winter 2012


Port of Grays Harbor Centennial Mural
Completed & Dedicated December 2011
Aberdeen, WA
PGH Newsletter 2011-12

Juror for Expressions West at Coos Art Museum


Stonington Gallery Exhibition
Stonington Gallery, Seattle WA

Lake Oswego Chronicle
Invitational Exhibition
Lakewood Center, Lake Oswego OR

Nelson Sandgren: The Hand Pulled Print Lithographs, Monotypes, and Woodblocks
April 24 at 2pm
Reception and talk by Erik Sandgren
Karin Clarke Gallery Exhibit, Eugene OR

Wetlands Exhibition
White Sturgeon Gallery, Vancouver Water Resources Education Center, Vancouver WA

Wetlands Exhibition
Spellman Library Gallery, Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen WA

Winter’s Passing: The Art of the Print
Runyan Gallery, Newport Visual Arts Center, Newport OR