Assistant Professor of Ceramics Nicole Steiser

Q&A with Nicole Seisler, Assistant Professor of Ceramics

Nicole Seisler, Assistant Professor of Ceramics, has exhibited widely and is the founder and director of the A-B Projects, a space for exhibitions and critical dialogue that expand and redefine the field of ceramics.

A damaged statue in Ostia Antica

Revisioning the Future of Portland’s Monuments

In partnership with the City of Portland, Lewis & Clark helped develop recommendations for community engagement around several monuments that were toppled or removed during the 2020 protests following the murder of George Floyd. L&C also assisted in creating guidelines for considering new city monuments in the future.

2023 Senior Art Exhibition: Two Layers Away

2023 Senior Art Exhibition

At the end of each academic year, the Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art hosts the Senior Art Exhibition, the culmination of artwork made by the graduating seniors in the art department at the end of their undergraduate journey at Lewis & Clark College.

Black and white photograph next to a colorful painting

Faculty Exhibitions: “Scrum” and “Betwixt and …”

The Hoffman Gallery and the art department are excited to announce the two spring 2023 faculty shows: Dru Donovan’s Scrum and Cara Tomlinson’s Betwixt and . . . The exhibits run from January 26 to March 23, 2023.

Circulation Art

Check out the work of ART327: Useful Art in the Watzek Library!  Now through mid-December.

whatdoyoustandfor yarn bomb installation


A new collaborative art installation is on display at the entrance to Rogers Hall on the graduate campus.
2022 ENVX Symposium: Deconstructing the Apocalypse

25th Annual ENVX Symposium Explores Nuanced Ways of Viewing Our Planet’s Future

This year’s symposium, titled Deconstructing the Apocalypse, will be held on October 16–20. The symposium will feature talks by environmental leaders, a movie screening, a meditation, an art workshop, a data workshop, and a career fair and networking opportunity. All events are free and open to the public.

Exquisite Gorge- Lewis & Clark Print

New Exhibition: Lewis & Clark College at Exquisite Gorge

This exhibit showcases the contributions of Lewis & Clark students over the past five years to Exquisite Gorge, a community-driven art project sponsored by the Maryhill Museum of Art in Goldendale, Washington.

Logo for the 2022 Festival of Scholars and Artists

Festival of Scholars and Artists Celebrates Student Achievement

Lewis & Clark’s full-day celebration of student scholarship and creativity returned to its in-person format on April 8.
Portrait of Andrea Lewis BA '20

Alum’s Online Art Gallery Empowers Emerging Artists of Color

Andrea Lewis BA 20 recently launched Plural, an online art gallery representing emerging artists of color with work across a range of mediums. The gallery was founded with the mission of celebrating the plurality of experiences, identities, and styles of artists worldwide.


The Artist Roster Project makes it easy to find fellow LC Artists.

Tammy Jo Wilson Curates ‘Black Matter’ Exhibit in Newberg

Visual Arts and Technology Program Manager Tammy Jo Wilson has founded a nonprofit called Art in Oregon.
Bowl of Guys by Matthew Eveleigh '21

View Art Therapy’s 2021 Capstone Galleries

Browse the online galleries from art therapy’s graduating class of 2021.
Virtual Career Treks in the Pacific Northwest

Lewis & Clark partners with MPACE to host Career Treks in the Pacific Northwest

Join us this spring for virtual career treks to companies in the Pacific Northwest. This is a perfect opportunity to explore career field opportunities and learn firsthand about a career field, from the comfort of your own home!
Congress Yard Project

Congress Yard Project Exhibition

Local show features Jess Perlitz and senior art major, Misha Davydov
Hilma af Klint: Painting for the Future, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Recently Published Art History Thesis by Sarah Isenberg

Recent Art History Alum, Sarah Gallagher has thesis published in the Bowdoin Journal of Art

Pamplin Fellows announce 2020 Teacher of the Year

Pamplin Society of Fellows announce the 2020 Teacher of the Year

Dr. Brian House featured in Science Gallery Bengaluru

Dr. House featured in Science Gallery Bengaluru

Hoffman Gallery Examines “Making a Better Painting”

The exhibit will provide context for the presentations, panel discussions, and hands-on workshops at the Making a Better Painting: Thinking Through Practice Symposium, held on March 6 and 7. The symposium’s keynote speaker is Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, a painter and writer living and working in New York. Zuckerman-Hartung teaches in the low-residency MFA program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Exquisite Gorge 1

Art Department participates in Exquisite Gorge print project

Faculty, staff and students collaborate on community print project.
Biennial 2019

Portland 2019 Biennial features LC faculty

LC faculty participate in Disjecta’s 2019 Biennial

Internship Expands Diversity in Arts Leadership

This summer, Andrea Lewis BA ’21 participated in the Diversity in Arts Leadership (DIAL) program. Administered by Americans for the Arts, DIAL matches undergraduate students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to leadership positions at arts nonprofits. As one of only 24 students selected in a nationwide application process, Lewis spent 10 weeks working for Free Arts NYC. 

Physics professor Bethe Scaletter with Cyan Cowap BA '19 and James Abney.

Bringing Imaging to Life: Professor and Student Collaborate on Textbook

Watzek Librarian Parvaneh Abbaspour recently presented new alumna Cyan Cowap BA ’19 with an intriguing opportunity to illustrate the biomedical imaging textbook that Professor of Physics Bethe Scalettar and Lewis & Clark law school alumnus James Abney are writing.

Dr. Odell

Dr. Odell Secures Funding for International Workshop

Associate Professor of Art Dawn Odell has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the American Council of Learned Societies and the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange. 
J. Perlitz

Perlitz’s Sculptures Selected for Prominent Exhibition

Jess Perlitz, Assistant Professor of Art (recently tenured) and Studio Head of Sculpture was invited as one of just 32 contemporary artists to participate in this year’s Invitational Exhibition at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, which opened in New York City on March 5 and will run through April 7, 2019. 
Pictured left to right: Tammy Jo Wilson, Jenna Barganski of Clackamas County Historical Society, and Elo Wobig Artist with painting Road ...

Tammy Jo Wilson Co-Founds Visual Arts Nonprofit

Visual Arts and Technology Program Manager Tammy Jo Wilson has founded a nonprofit called Art in Oregon.
Jess Perlitx

Professor Jess Perlitz part of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Exhibition

Scultpure Professor Jess Perlitz part of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Exhibition

More Support for van Braam History

Associate Professor of Art History Dawn Odell has landed her second, third, and fourth external individual research grants this calendar year.

Professor Dawn Odell is awarded three grants

Professor Dawn Odell was awarded three more grants in addition to the  American Philosophical Society Franklin Research grant in March

Dawn Odell awarded Franklin Research Grant

Associate Professor of Art, Dawn Odell is a recipient of a Franklin Research Grant. 

Studio Art Alumna creates airport “aquarium”

Alumna creates airport “aquarium”

LC Senior Art Recognized in the Wall Street Journal

Article from the WSJ recognizes the LC Senior Exhbit

Professor Tomlinson’s work featured at the Fairbanks Gallery

Professor Tomlinson’s painting featured in new exhibit

Cara Tomlinson Receives OAC Grant and Honor

Cara Tomlinson Receives OAC Grant and Honor

Dawn Odell Selected as a Fulbright Alumni Ambassador

Dawn Odell selected as Fulbright Alumni Ambassador

Grant Hottle featured in Portland 2012 Biennial

Grant Hottle featured in Portland 2012 Biennial

Gabriel Parque part of Beyond the Brickyard

3-D technician, Gabriel Parque was selected to be part of Beyond the Brickyard

Associate Professor Cara Tomlinson has been selected to appear in New American Paintings

Associate Professor Cara Tomlinson has been selected to appear in New American Paintings
image courtesy of the artist

Mike Rathbun sculpture at the Boise Art Museum

Article about Mike Rathbun sculpture

Nick Makanna ‘10 featured in Local Art Show

Alumnus Nick Makanna will be showing his work at Breeze Block Gallery

Professor Odell recieves a Robert L. Platzman Memorial Fellowship

Assistant Professor of Art History Dawn Odell recently received a Robert L. Platzman Memorial Fellowship from the University of Chicago Library

Prof. Imatani Participates in PSU Art Conference May 13-15

Garrick Imatani, Assistant Professor of Art, is participating in the “Open Engagement’ conference at Portland State University from May 13 - 15, 2011.

Professor Imatani presents work of 3-D Foundations students at national conference

Professor Imatani recently presented the work of his 3-Dimensional Foundations students at the Foundations in Art: Theory and Education held in St. Louis from March 30-April 2, 2011.

Maxfield Fulton ‘08

“After graduating from Lewis & Clark in 2008 with a B.A. in art history and English, I spent a year in New York City where I divided my time between working as an analyst at a boutique private equity firm and providing project management and writing support to an assortment of non-profit organizations in the sports, healthcare, and media sectors. My background in art history enabled me to provide art direction on a number of web and print marketing campaigns. In 2010, I returned to Portland to pursue an M.A. in English at Portland State University, concentrating on the British Romantics and their successors.”

Events Calendar for Portland Art Museum

Keep up to date with Portland Art Museum’s event calendar