Student Work and Portfolios


Lewis & Clark Senior Art Collection

Visit the online image library of Senior artwork

This collection showcases artwork created by Lewis & Clark College Senior Studio Art Majors, from 1993-present. Through collaboration with the Visual Resources Center, the Department of Art, and the Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, students complete a body of work throughout their senior year at Lewis & Clark College, culminating in the Senior Exhibition at the Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art. Opened in 1997, the Gallery gives a formalized venue and culminating experience to a year of reflective creative work. 


Art: Newsroom

Alumnus puts Art History degree to work at MoCC

I learned early on that there is no typical workday as the Manager of Public Engagement and Facilities at Museum of Contemporary Craft. Many things fall under my purview, including management of our volunteer program, scheduling tours, providing administrative support for our director, fixing things that break, and so on.

Alumna’s jellyfish find permanent home at Portland airport

Hemann’s new three-dimensional underwater exhibit, Tidepools, can be found on Concourse D, home to international flights, including those to and from Narita, Japan. The setting is appropriate as Tidepools is dedicated to those affected by the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami.

Multimedia: Student-artist creates a colossal colony of ceramic clams

Thousands of ceramic clams are lining the hallways of Miller Center for Humanities for two weeks this month. The creation of self-proclaimed ceramics enthusiast Andrew Merriam ’10, the clam installation has been confronting passersby since Monday, March 10th. 

Video: Senior Art Exhibit showcases fresh talent

In this video Professor of Art Cara Tomlinson talks about 2009 projects; foreign languages and art major Emillie Esders discusses the process of creating her project titled “Kiss inc”. Painting major Joel Newman ruminates on his inspiration; chemistry and art major Kyle Thompson explains the process behind his paintings; and art major Sarah Mitchel discusses her portrayals of a disassembled view of identity.

Multimedia: Student-artist exhibit capstone works

This spring, the Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art will feature the work of 19 graduating art majors. The 2010 Senior Art Exhibition represents the culmination of the work created during the students’ senior year across a variety of disciplines—ceramics, drawing, graphic arts, painting, photography, and sculpture.


Student Art: Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Photography



Civic Ware


A semester long project that brings together a group of Lewis and Clark students with Village Gardens, a civically minded organization in Portland, to collaboratively engage an issue pertinent to that community. Students will work with Village Gardens to design a series of ceramic wares to be implemented in an event that brings awareness to the issues identified in this partnership.    Click here to view gallery