2018 PJ Chessman Gallery exhibit calendar


Connecting US 20 by Sal Strom and Lynn Moyers   Jan 13 - Feb. 5  

A celebration of art and community, “Connecting US 20” is a traveling art event that visited libraries across the country with a goal to increases awareness of local commonalities and differences and link people together through art. Community libraries were the catalyst for linking local writers and art across America’s longest highway, US 20. Sal Strom and Lynn Moyers traveled all of US 20; 3,365 miles through 12 states, finishing on May 31st 2017 in Newport, Oregon. Colorful cheesecloth was used to create hanging maps of the journey and also converge to highlight local authors in photography. 


“Beyond Words” group exhibit with poet, Terri Thomas                      Feb 9 - Mar 4  

Opening reception Friday, Feb. 9    5 -7pm

In ‘Beyond Words’, regional artists and musicians respond to poetry by Terri Thomas, taking it beyond words in a mixed media exhibition about the power of poetry to ignite the imagination.  Art pieces and musical compositions, displayed with the poems that inspired them, present a visual and auditory experience of the infinite ways words can be interpreted.


Creating to Learn: St. James Santiago School”             Mar 9 - Apr 9

Opening reception: Friday, March 9     5 to 7 pm

Artwork by students shows that the spirit of creativity is alive and well at St. James Santiago School. Teachers at the non-profit K-6 elementary in Lincoln City know the creative arts are fundamental to learning, so they integrate the visual, musical and dramatic arts across the school curriculum. This exhibit of student projects from the 2017-18 school year amplifies the school’s current world study of Africa and much more through a wide range of media, including drawing, painting, writing, scientific illustration, clay, weaving and quilting. Art by the creative adult school community that supports student learning is also on display. 


“All About Birds, 2018” with Elizabeth See, Danelle Jones, Justin Sparks, Kelly Howard and Jesse Taylor                Apr 13 - May 7   

Opening reception: Friday, April 13    5 -7pm

This year’s Bird Themed Art Show will feature a wide range of painting styles from the hyper-realistic watercolor of Justin Sparks to the impressionistic oil paintings of Elizabeth See and to the fun acrylic illustrations of Danelle Jones. Also featured in this year’s show are locally made, collaborative blown glass birds by Kelly Howard and Jesse Taylor.  Lots of color, lots of variety and lots of Birds!


ART on the EDGE studio tour 2018 Showcase   May 11- June 4  

Opening reception: Friday, May 11    5 -7pm

Our second annual ART STUDIO TOUR, based out of the Lincoln City Cultural Center, will feature 25 exclusive artists’ studios for the weekend of May 18th, 19th and 20th. The Chessman Gallery will be hosting a showcase of all of the artists that participate in the tour throughout the month of May.      Website


“Feral” by the Jesse Narens & Ben Soeby         June 8- July 9                        

Opening reception: Friday, June 8    5 -7pm

A 2 person show featuring Portland bases Jesse Narens and Lincoln City artist Ben Soeby. “Feral: living in the wild but descended from domesticated individuals. The work of both artists represent the idea that we as the human species have separated ourselves from nature over time, and must return to nature in order to survive. We need to become feral.


Summer Members’ Show    July 13 - Aug. 6 

Opening reception: Friday, July 13th    5 -7 pm

Every year the Lincoln City Cultural Center honors its membership by exhibiting work of all kinds exclusively done by our member artist. These shows are always creative, colorful and inspirational. To become a member, you can call 541 994 9994 or come to 540 NE Hwy 101, Lincoln City.       www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org   


“60 Works in 60 Days” by Katia Kyte and Joanne Daschel                        Aug. 10- Sept. 10  

Opening reception: Friday Aug. 11th    5 - 7pm

Katia Kyte and Joanne Daschel, two Lincoln City artists, committed to create a small piece every day for 60 days. Katia works in oils and Joanne creates glass and stone mosaic. The idea is that with this daily practice the artist learns more in thirty 1-hour paintings than in one 30-hour painting. Creating daily allows the artist to “let go” of perfection and explore technique, materials and process. This show is a window into the unobstructed creative process. 


Casbah: 30th Anniversary Exhibit   

Sept 14 - Oct. 8                                 

Opening reception: Friday, Sept. 14    5 – 7pm

“The Casbah” is a group of artists that have a long history of putting on art shows that fill the senses, by engaging the viewer with visual art as well as music, poetry and theater. This group was one of the first shows to exhibit with the 4C’s as the Cultural Center was being developed.  


“Sound of Nature, Sound of Art” Gallery Exhibit   Oct 12 - Nov. 5    

Opening reception: Friday, Oct. 12     5– 7pm

The LCCC is proud to present this fifth annual collaboration of art, music and ecology, a celebration of Cascade Head Scenic Research Area and the rare natural beauty of the Oregon Coast.  This year’s event will also include a showcase in the Chessman Gallery of the art work from past and present performances. These artists will come together for an exhibit that is inspired by the beauty of Cascade Head and music that has been played to honor it.


“Sandscapes and Second Chances” by Dorcas Holzapfel and Jennifer Norman   Nov 9 - Dec. 10 

Opening reception: Friday, Nov. 9    5- 7pm

This two-woman show is an exciting reflection of our talented local arts community and an echo of our unique coastal environment with the use of interesting found objects. Jennifer Norman’s assembled pieces and jewelry art work are created from recycled or repurposed items and Dorcas Holzapfel’s sandscapes are made with sand, acrylic paint and found objects.


“Form, Function and Film” group show by Kirk Jonasson, Kelly Howard and Rick Martin             Dec 14 - Jan. 7    

Opening reception: Friday, Dec. 14     5 – 7pm

These three artists, Kelly Howard, Kirk Jonasson and Rick Martin, each working separately within their chosen medium (hand blown glass, photography printed from film and bent wood sculpture), have cooperatively created an exquisite exhibit with a common thread of black and white aesthetic.

January 2019

“Imaging Time” By Ralph Elliott   

Jan 11, 2019- Feb 4, 2019   

Opening reception: Friday, Jan. 11    5 – 7pm

A collection of photos comprised primarily of water and immersed object images creating ephemeral landscapes that emphasize action, event, process and time over object studies.