Cawein Art 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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The Kathrin Cawein Gallery of Art is proud to present intermezzi, an exhibit by Cori Crumrine from March 14, to April 14. Crumrine is a ceramic artist who creates small-scale, abstract culinary forms using white stoneware and Procreate illustrator.  

Tatyana Ostapenko makes contemporary history paintings that record the daily lives of people who don’t usually make it into official historical records. Attend a virtual opening reception at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9. View the exhibit at the Cawein Gallery from Monday, Feb. 7 until Friday, March 4.

Zapotec weaving by Francisco and Laura Bautista

The Cawein Gallery of Art presents an exciting exhibition of vibrant weaving by the Bautistas. Meet the artists at an opening reception at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15. The Bautista exhibition is showing through Thursday, Dec. 9.