Columbia Center
for the Arts

215 Cascade Street

PO Box 1543

Hood River, OR 97031


Current Gallery Show and Other Art Gallery Events

Pushing Reality Photo Contest Pro Photos Supply

Cleo Sterling


About Columbia Art Gallery

Columbia Art Gallery at Columbia Center for the Arts features works by artists in a variety of mediums from oils, pastels and watercolors to pottery, jewelry, glass, fiber arts, mixed media and more.

Each month, we hang a new show while keeping a section of the gallery dedicated to our member artists, all of whom live within 50 miles of the gallery.

Columbia Art Gallery

Our Artists

Columbia Art Gallery features the fine art of local artists, as well as artists from nearby regions.  Click here for the list of artists we represent.

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Career Opportunity

Marketing Manager

In support of the mission and the goals of the Columbia Center for the Arts, the Marketing Manager works in conjunction with the Executive Director, CCA Staff, the committees and various other stakeholders to create and implement a comprehensive, integrated marketing strategy that reflects the mission and values of the company and achieves institutional audience development goals.

Learn More: Marketing Manager

Artist Call Deadline: May 29th 2014

Artist Call: The Best of the Gorge

The Best of the Gorge exhibition will run June 6th-29th. This show will celebrate and reward the best art work produced by mid-Columbia residents. We will have significant prizes to award to the best works, all media are invited, from drawing and painting to glass and ceramics to sculpture and mixed media.
Learn More: Artist Call: The Best of the Gorge

Artist Call Deadline: June 15th 2014

Northwest Plein Air 2014

We are thrilled to announce the 2014 Pacific Northwest Plein Air Exhibition.  This year, we are celebrating 10 years of showcasing art created en plein air in the Columbia River Gorge. 
Learn More: Plein Air 2014

April 4th - 27th

The Nook Gallery: Janet Essley

We welcome mixed media artist Janet Essley this month in The Nook Gallery.
Learn More: Janet Essley

May 2 - June 1

Pushing Reality Photography Contest, Exhibition & Sale

This year's show features 40 photographs that go beyond the traditional landscape and scenery photography.
Learn More: Pushing Reality

May 2 - June 1

The Nook Gallery: Cleo Sterling

We welcome oil painter, Cleo Sterling this month in The Nook Gallery.
Learn More: Cleo Sterling

June 5-29

Project Day Shoot!

On July 15, 2013, over 150 photographers and videographers set out across Oregon to capture twenty-four hours of life in our state. From the top of Mount Hood to Hells Canyon, from land, sea and air, the participants of Project Dayshoot+30 collected thousands of images that, taken together, form a self-portrait of Oregon.
Learn More: Project Day Shoot

May 24th & 25th

Spring Art Sale!

We're cleaning house and you'll get a great deal on Art priced to sell.
Learn More: Spring Art Sale

August 1-31

Art of the Wild

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, Columbia Center for the Arts and Mt. Adams Ranger District of the Forest Service present an art show titled Art of the Wild Celebrating 50 Years of the Wilderness Act.
Learn more: Art of the Wild

Every Thursday 9am-12pm

Oil Painting with Cathleen Rehfeld

This oil painting class is designed for novices and experts alike. Cathleen's techniques are meant to meet every artist wherever you are in your painting journey.

Learn More: Cathleen Rehfeld

Every 2nd and 4th Friday, 9am-12pm

Life and Portrait Drawing

You’re invited to attend our Drawer’s Club in the Studio. Paint or draw from a live model. All skill levels are welcome. We’ll provide the model, easels and tables; you bring your art supplies and enjoy honing your skills.

Learn More: Life & Portrait Drawing Club


Become a Member Artist

Learn how to become a Gallery Artist and/or a guest artist in a monthly show or special event. Learn more:  Show your art at Columbia Art Gallery.

Show Archive

Click for info on recent art shows at the Columbia Art Gallery.