Past Exhibitions

July 18, 2019 - August 12, 2019

Splashy, wet and wonderful, Bev Jozwiak’s whimsical watercolors bring joy to the serious side of art. From an adorable dog with his beloved toy to children playing and powerful figurative paintings, her storytelling art is always fresh, fun and filled with life. Jozwiak’s skill as a painter has garnered her international acclaim as one of America’s premier watercolorists.

July 18, 2019 - August 12, 2019

This month we are delighted to spotlight a special new show featuring the faces of the new US - paintings from a refugee center in Chicago where Pam Ingalls visited to paint immigrants and refugees. She painted over 45 portraits, titling the show "Facing the New US - Portraits of Refugees and Immigrants".

Pam described her experience:  "A dear friend of mine teaches English at a refugee center called Heartland Alliance in Chicago. I went to meet and paint the refugees she works with, and to hear a bit about their lives. It was a wonderful experience to meet them - and especially to paint all those beautiful faces. These people gave me hope. As I do with all of my portrait shows, each of the people I've painted will receive a print of their painting, and a percentage of the proceeds if their painting happens to sell. A percentage will also go to Heartland Alliance."

June 13, 2019 - July 15, 2019

Nationally acclaimed Impressionist painter Mike Wise brings a dramatic collection of impressionist landscapes and florals that express the beauty of our seasons.  From winter twilight to nasturtiums of summer, this show covers a range of moods and subjects from this wonderful artist.

June 13, 2019 - July 15, 2019

Kyle Paliotto brings a delightful collection of impressionist oils that focus on the quiet beauty around us. From peaceful streams and still mountain lakes to the bustling life of the farm, Kyle depicts the artistry of the countryside.

May 15, 2019 - June 10, 2019
Acclaimed for his painterly and loose Impressionist landscapes, Scott Gellatly explores the intersection of land and water through expressive brushwork and an intense color palette in this brilliant new show.

Scott states: "I'm interested in the patterns, movement, and compositions offered by small wetland areas near my home in Portland. These paintings were done on site, or from small watercolor paintings completed on site. They are as much a celebration of color and brushwork as they are images of the scenes that inspired them." 

May 14, 2019 - June 10, 2019

Known for her intuitive and emotional abstracts, C.A. (Carol) Pierce captures the beauty and mystery of the landscape in her latest offering. From sublime and peaceful, to moody and dark, her paintings evoke a feeling of being surrounded by nature, light and mystery.

Carol states: "I love the feel of atmosphere...The roar of distant thunder, a lightning strike...and what leads up to the weather change. The quiet of a sunrise...The warmth of the sunset...Never to be seen again but always remembered."

April 13, 2019 - May 13, 2019

As an invitational showcase for all of our Cole Gallery artists, the exhibition will sweep you away into a brilliant beauty which will span the spectrum from classical realism to whimsical impressionism, in all sizes and mediums including painting, sculpture and handmade furniture totaling over 95 new pieces of art. This much anticipated show features the diversity of our varied artists, with an exquisite collection from contemporary masters of still life, figurative, landscape and more! 

Celebrate with us at the Gala Saturday, April 13th!  Collectors only:  VIP Preview entrance to the party 5:30 - 7:00pm.  Public welcome 7:00 - 9:00pm.  Meet our artists and enjoy live jazz from the Rich Cole Trio along with assorted wines & catered hors d’oeuvres.

March 21, 2019 - April 8, 2019

We are delighted to present our Second Cole Contemporary Spotlight Show! This month we will feature the abstract and contemporary work of nine artists ranging from interpretive landscapes, cityscapes and figuratives to colorful abstracts and more. Returning to Cole Gallery, we have Brooke Borcherding, and new to Cole Contemporary, Vincent Keel joins the group with his tribal themed paintings. In addition the show will feature:  C.A. Pierce, Cheryl Waale, Ellen busteed, Jane Mayer, Jonlee Nunn, Maery Lanahan, Sue Robertson & Tracy Kay Felix.

February 21, 2019 - March 18, 2019

With quiet light, misty mornings and a sense of peace, JM Brodrick's paintings evoke a sense of calm and beauty.  From forestscpaes to the wild mustangs of Bend, Oregon she mixes both contemporary and classic painting techniques in her moody and atmospheric acrylics.

She states: “I’ve enjoyed painting the beautiful areas of Oregon, which include several forestscapes, a cityscape and the countryside.  I love the misty light of an old growth forest; a quiet refuge in a busy world.  If you sit long enough you can usually spot a black tailed deer or just listen to the distant echo of a woodpecker.  I hope these new paintings evoke a sense of the beauty of these wild places.”

February 21, 2019 - March 18, 2019

Inspired by the artist’s love of and appreciation for the Pacific Northwest’s natural splendor, many of Richard Smith’s paintings depict actual scenes found on his trail walks. Alongside his daughter, who is his favorite hiking partner, Richard has hiked many mountain paths, and discovered many eye-catching scenes which he shares with you through his oil paintings. He says, “I hope each painting somehow expresses my appreciation for the beauty I find around me."

January 17, 2019 - February 18, 2019

Starting on January 17th, Cole Gallery's walls will be adorned with the awe-inspiring landscapes of Jeff White. Jeff's love of the Great Outdoors, and particularly the area of the Columbia Gorge, shines through in his epic, atmospheric oil paintings. Lofty, sunlit clouds towering over majestic peaks, with the river carving it's way through the steep valleys - these grand themes are what we love and admire in Jeff's work.

Join us for Art Walk on Thursday January 17th, 5-8pm, and view these incredible works of art for yourself. We'll be serving sparkling wine and dessert bites, and look forward to seeing you.

January 17, 2019 - February 18, 2019

Thomas McCafferty’s oil paintings leave most of us speechless. And when we recover, we might use words like energetic, dynamic, textural, unique, innovative, physical, powerful, emotional… and the list goes on. You really must see these in person to fully appreciate the power they hold. Just the sheer size of some of these pieces – up to 68” x 68” -  will deliver an awe-inspiring punch. Then you factor in Thomas’ bold hues and fantastic brushwork… well, you come and see for yourself!

Join us for Art Walk between 5:00 and 8:00pm on Thursday, January 17th, meet this amazing artist, and be speechless with us. We’ll be serving sparkling wine and small dessert bites for when you recover your senses.