Exhibitions & Events


Observed, Imagined and Remembered

Erik Sandgren – Observed, Imagined and Remembered: the Northwest Landscape
January 20 – February 27
Opening: January 25
Virtual Artist Talk: February 5 at 11:00am
Karin Clarke Gallery, Eugene OR
Karin Clarke’s Facebook: www.facebook.com/KarinClarkeGallery


Knowing the Columbia

Knowing the Columbia
Reception: September 3 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Press Release
Elisabeth Jones Art Center, Portland OR

Coquille Lighthouse

Oregon Coast Online Art Show
May 29 – September 7
“As galleries, art centers and other creative spaces remain shuttered, artists from Brookings to Astoria, and points around Oregon, have come together to share their work and build a sense for creative community… The Oregon Coast Online Art Show is a benefit for the artists and the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts.”
Newport Visual Arts Center, Newport OR


Strait Art: An Anthology of Exhibitions from the Upper Land-Hand Corner by Jake Seniuk Book Launch: February 29 at 1pm
“In forty-six essays, at nearly 300 pages, with more than 300 illustrations, Strait Art thematically collects Jake’s essays for exhibitions he curated of Northwest artists.”
Press Release
Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA), La Conner WA


Peter Iredale Wreck

A Public Treasure: Painting the Oregon Coast: Four Decades of the Sandgren PaintOut Project
August 2 – September 29
Runyan Gallery, Newport Visual Arts Center, Newport OR

PACT: Artist Legacy: in conversation with exhibiting artist Erik Sandgren and Art Archivist Mary McRobinson
June 22 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
**Located outside Lakewood Center in tent by the garden cafe**
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/393350721282595/
Lakewood Center for the Arts**, Lake Oswego OR

Explosions of Spring

Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
Art in Oregon: An Artistic Heritage
June 21 – 23
Art in Oregon joins the Festival with An Artistic Heritage exhibit which explores the influence of visual expression in family upbringing and legacies of creativity by displaying artwork of Northwest artists alongside the artwork of their children including Nelson and Erik Sandgren
Ballet Studio Gallery, Lakewood Center for the Arts, Lake Oswego OR


Mélange: Works on Paper
March 15 – July 07
Mélange includes an array of more than 40 prints, drawings and watercolors drawn from Maryhill’s collection. Included are works by noted Northwest artists such as Rick Bartow, Betty LaDuke, Erik Sandgren, Richard Thompson and Henk Pander.
Maryhill Museum of Arts, Goldendale WA

Parallels Postcard

Parallels: Making the Avenue of Elms
April 2 – June 14
Reception: April 18 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Gallery Talk: April 18 at 4:00pm
Strand Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR

Ordinary and Extraordinary People
Print Arts Northwest (PAN) exhibition
February 27 – March 21
Reception: February 26 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Lower Columbia College, Longview WA

Bellingham National 2019 Juried Art Exhibition and Awards – Water’s Edge: Landscapes for Today
Juried by Bruce Guenther, Bellingham National 2019 will feature the work of 59 artists from across the United States. Guenther describes the exhibition as, “An effort through the jury pool at representing the investigation of contemporary art practices which address our collective understandings of the Earth, climate change, and the evolving relationships of humanity to Nature. The works range from traditional interpretations of the observed landscape to the metaphoric and spiritual manifestations of landscape through image, color, language, and the mapping of our felt responses to Nature and the world.”
Works selected by Guenther reflect the artists’ myriad responses to both natural or man-made landscape forms.
Members’ Preview Reception: February 1 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Lightcatcher Building, Whatcom Muesum, Bellingham WA

Five Oregon Painters
An invitational featuring: Craig Cheshire, Margaret Coe, Bets Cole, Humberto Gonzalez, and Erik Sandgren. In conjunction with the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art’s Visual Magic: An Oregon Invitational
Reception: January 19 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Karin Clarke Gallery, Eugene OR
Visual Magic: An Oregon Invitational
January 18 – May 12
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene OR
Visual Narrative
Print Arts Northwest (PAN) exhibition
January 4 – 29
Reception: January 4 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Multnomah Art Center, Portland OR
Pacific Northwest Printmakers
January 3 – January 27
Reception: January 4 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Artist Meet & Greet: January 13 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Sidestreet Arts, Portland OR
East by Northwest
January 3
Elisabeth Jones Art Center, Portland OR
Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/3cd517948647/featured-artist-erik-sandgren


Portfolio Exhibition
Print Arts Northwest (PAN) exhibition
December 4 – January 25
Reception: December 4 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Walters Cultural Arts Center, Hillsboro OR

Observed, Imagined and Remembered Flyer

Observed, Imagined and Remembered
Erik Sandgren Prints and Paintings
November 2018
Reception: November 8 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Art Adventure Gallery, Madras OR

East by Northwest 84 x 42

Bend Art Center, Bend OR

Milltown: poetry of the mundane
August 16
Middle Space Gallery, Cat Head Press, Indianapolis IN

Cape Disappointment 24 x 48

Seventh Generation
August 2
The Elisabeth Jones Art Center, Portland OR
OregonLive Article:https://www.oregonlive.com/expo/life-and-culture/erry-2018/09/ad4b14ea715647/artists-band-together-for-the.html

Erik Sandgren
RiverSea Gallery, Astoria OR

The Tree Emergency Response Team – Painting to Save the Trees: A Weekend in St. Johns
The Elisabeth Jones Art Center, Portland OR

Indian Beach Trail

Erik Sandgren – Land and Sea
April 4 – 28
Reception: April 6 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Karin Clarke Gallery, Eugene, OR
Press Release: https://us12.campaign-archive.com/?u=b4f9016bfd98de12cc5ff42a2&id=edb29aa18f
Eugene Scene Article:https://www.eugenescene.org/northwest-landscapes-by-erik-sandgren-fill-the-walls-at-the-karin-clarke-gallery/

Wave at Rocky Creek

OSU 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


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 Cranes
Riverside Aberdeen
Wind at Grays River

Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition
SPCC Minnaert Center for the Arts, Olympia WA

“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 Northwest Artists

100 Artists of the Northwest
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