Exhibitions & Events


Erik Sandgren paintings at Karin Clarke Gallery


Karin Clarke Gallery, Eugene OR



“The Lie of the Land”

Landscape Prints from the Natural to the Abstract

October 24 – January 6, 2018

Parrish Gallery Chehalem Cultural Center, Newberg OR


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



Wind 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 Artists
I 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




Wild 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

January 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