Cawein Gallery

Located at the heart of Pacific University and just 25 miles out of Portland, Ore., the Kathrin Cawein Gallery of Art is integrated into the southeast corner of the Harvey W. Scott building. The art gallery represents something very special for the academic and creative climates of the campus and surrounding region.

The gallery is named in recognition of the late Kathrin Cawein of New York, who beyond being an accomplished printmaker and contributor to Pacific University, established an endowed scholarship for students of the arts at Pacific.

Exhibits change monthly throughout the academic year and are provided at no cost to the public through the Department of Art. This program constitutes a service that benefits both the University community and the surrounding region. Receptions with exhibiting artists at the openings of their showings provide an opportunity for community enrichment and cultural growth. Artist talks are also scheduled to coincide with the exhibit schedule, to give the artist a chance to share their creative inspirations and motivations related to the works on display.

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Dagny Walton Artwork

The Cawein Gallery of Art is proud to unveil its first exhibition for Fall 2021 — Break Your Pony by Dagny Walton. The showcase will run through Oct. 7, and is available for viewing weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, or contact Tyler Brumfield at brum1878@pacificu.edu to schedule an appointment. 

Digital photo of 4 dogs

Pacific University is proud to present The Future of Creativity: Regional High School Art Show online at the Kathrin Cawein Gallery of Art. The virtual art show displays exceptional artwork from students attending high schools in and around Washington County.

Fern and log painting

Artist Nancy Helmsworth displays a series of paintings — much of it inspired by walks through Forest Park during the COVID-19 lock-down of Spring 2020 — in a virtual exhibit Within the Forest: Nurse Logs presented by Pacific University’s Katherine Cawein Gallery of Art.