Black and white photograph of Joan Didion hiding her face in a black turtleneck (Brigitte Lacombe, 'Joan Didion,' New York, 1996, 1996)

Joan Didion: What She Means

Opening less than a year after her death at age 87, and planned since 2019, Joan Didion: What She Means follows a meandering chronology that grapples with the simultaneously personal and distant evolution of Didion’s voice as a writer and pioneer of the “New Journalism.”

A black and white surrealist pattern on paper featuring natural motifs

Night Vision

Gray Loft Gallery is delighted to present Night Vision – curated by Isaac Jasper Amala.…

A topographical image with blue shadowing and off-white highlights⁠

Composed Surfaces

Composed Surfaces is an exhibition of paintings by Alexandra Bowes, Vicky Colombet, Tyler Cross, Sally Egbert, Prajakti Jayavant, and Javier Manrique.

The Bed You Made, oil on panel painting of an unmade bed by Julianna Paradisi.


An exhibition that expresses the artist’s definition of what home can mean, whether it is comfort, vulnerability, or the physical space that reflects your innermost desires.

A highly abstracted pastel mountainscape

Featured Artists from the PMRCAA Residency Program

When imagining the creation of contemporary art, a working ranch is usually not the first thing that comes to mind. But far from universities, gallery spaces, and artist’s studios, Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts and Agriculture (PMRCAA) is fostering the creation of new work by artists, ecological scientists, and scholars. An exhibit of work by PMRCAA residents will be on view at the Pendleton Center for the Arts July 7th – 30th in the East Oregonian Gallery.

"Collective Arising" Promotional information sits against a blurry black-and-white background.

Collective Arising: The Insistence of Black Bay Area Artists

Collective Arising: The Insistence of Black Bay Area Artists features art by contemporary Black artists who have participated in interdisciplinary collectives. Collectives have served both the revolutionary and creative practices of Black, queer, and femme people across the diaspora. The artworks in Collective Arising—which includes textile, sculpture, glass, print, painting, photography, video, and installation—speak to this dual purpose at the core of the formation of artist collectives.

An acrylic painting by Ralph Pugay of angels and tropical birds foregrounding a pair of shining gates. Heaven in Paradise, 16 x 20 inches, acrylic on panel.


A group exhibition featuring Ralph Pugay, Rainen Knecht, Keith Boadwee, Shelley Turley, Dan Attoe. 

Poster for 'Hollaback to the Future' in white text against a black background

Hollaback to the Future

Twenty international artists from Georgia to Ghana present new works that form a narrative about the future of the Black experience.⁠

On a wavy rectangular object that morphs in and out of view, splotches of light green bleed against a darker green background.

Mid trip

Artists include Luz Carabano, Cara Chan, Yimiao Liu, Cheyann Washington, Amelia Lockwood, Jane Margarette, Karen Tepaz, Shana Hoehn, Roksana Pirouzmand and Michael Kennedy Costa.

A teenage sapling reaches out of a splintered tree stump, both painted in a soft, broad-stroaked forest palette.

In Comfort of Chaos

This exhibition seeks works that explores ways in which artists makes sense of time, space, and society when everything around them seems to be falling apart or shifting.