Chessman Gallery

Lincoln City Cultural Center, Chessman Gallery

The PJ Chessman Gallery is 590 square feet, with rolling walls, shelving and pedestals. It has natural and professional lighting and a high ceiling, open feel.



January 10 – February 10

“Thanks Be To The Sea”

Opening Reception: Friday, Jan. 10 from 5 to 7 pm

“Thanks Be To The Sea” is a visual underwater journey inspired by an original poem of the same name, presenting photographs and gyotaku (Japanese folk art fish printings) by Fishpeople entrepreneur Duncan Berry. This exploration of art and science is a traveling exhibition supported by the UNESCO Cascade Head Biosphere Reserve.


February 14 - March 9

ArtAction Interactive Art Experience

ArtAction Celebration: Friday, March 6 from 5 to 7 pm

Winter is a wonderful time to experiment with creativity. This community collaboration exhibit will be made up of interactive art pieces that will grow, change and be built entirely by gallery visitors during the month. Please join us for this hands-on art experience – we can’t make this art without you.


March 13 - April 6

Cause to Create: St. James Santiago School

Opening Reception and Fundraising Show: Friday, March 13 from 5 to 9 pm

At St. James Santiago School, the visual, musical and dramatic arts are fundamental to learning and integrated throughout the school’s K-8 curriculum. This individual and collaborative work, in a wide range of media, draws from their studies in science and literacy, and this year’s concentration on Russia and Northern Europe. The school is planning a fundraiser in the auditorium on the same evening.


April 10 - May 4 

“..a thing with feathers” The 2020 Bird Show

With Robert Schlegel, Marilyn Burkhardt, Cheri Aldrich and Cynthia Longhat-Adams

Opening Reception: Friday, April 10 from 5 to 7pm

The Chessman’s annual bird-themed art show comes alive with diversity, color and texture, featuring 3-D sculpture and paintings by Robert Schlegel; ceramics, art prints and paintings by Marilyn Burkhardt; mixed media and fabric art by Cheri Aldrich; and fire paintings by Cynthia Longhat-Adams.


May 8 - June 8

ART on the EDGE Studio Tour 2020 Showcase

Opening Reception: Friday, May 8 from 5 to 7pm

Our fourth annual ART STUDIO TOUR, based out of the Lincoln City Cultural Center, will feature 25 exclusive artists’ studios for the weekend of May 29, 30 and 31. The Chessman Gallery will be hosting a showcase exhibit including work from all participating artists throughout the month of May. Updated tour details will be available at the official website:


June 12 - July 6

“From the Banks of the Nechesne” Frank and Ian Boyden

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology 50th Anniversary

Opening reception: Friday, June 12 from 5 to 7pm

In honor of Sitka’s 50th anniversary, Frank and Ian Boyden present an exhibition of works related to the environment of the Salmon River. It is a powerful display of paintings, print work and sculpture from each decade of Frank’s artistic journey, rooted with a sense of place to the beautiful Cascade Head area.


July 10 - August 10

Summer Members’ Show 2020: “Spirit Animals”

Opening reception: Friday, July 10 from 5 to 7 pm

Every year the Lincoln City Cultural Center honors its community roots by exhibiting work of all kinds exclusively done by our member artists. This year’s theme is “Spirit Animals.” This favorite annual exhibit promises to be creative, colorful and inspirational. To become a member, call 541-994-9994, give at, or drop by the Info Center inside the LCCC, 540 NE Hwy 101.


August 14 - September 7

Bare Bones & Thrown Stone: Judy Vogland, Taylor Ryder and Patrick Horsley

Opening Reception: Friday, Aug. 14 from 5 to 7 pm

Longtime Oregon mixed media painter and surface maker, Judy Vogland, will show new works with her artist daughter, Taylor Ryder, of Pacifica, California. Both artists breathe life into narrative assumptions and juxtapositions of everyday life, from individual points of view. Also included will be works by Oregon clay master Patrick Horsley, showing architecturally-directed pieces that speak of primitive and contemporary references from temple and home.


September 11 - October 5th   

Scorpaenid: Rockfish of the Northeast Pacific by Kenneth Robert Dust

Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 11 from 5 to 7pm

This exhibit by Kenneth Robert Dust is a special study of the Scorpaenid species of the Northeast Pacific Ocean (the Northwest Coast of North America). Dust masterfully renders these local aquatic residents using colored pencil painting on paper.


October 9 - November 9

No Shrinking Violets: High Fiber Diet

Opening Reception: Friday, Oct. 9 from 5 to 7pm

High Fiber Diet is a group of Northwest fiber artists committed to advancing their art by challenging themselves to tackle new and evocative themes for juried, traveling group exhibits. They push design and media norms and meet regularly for inspiration. This show is a visual and tactile nudge toward a heated national mood.


November 13 - December 7

Beautiful Pulp: Paper, Print and Book Art: By Jane Hodgkins, Helen Abe-Ichien and Julia Goos

Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 13 from 5 to 7pm

This exhibit combines bookmaking and printmaking by Jane Hodgkins, Helen Abe-Ichien, Julia Goos and other artists who work in paper arts. Several kinds of handmade books (like accordion fold, explosion and traditional book binding) will be represented, as well as a variety of printing techniques including linocuts, silk screens, nature prints, and eco-dyed leaf prints.


December 11, 2020 - January 4, 2021

Tradition, Transgression, Transformation: Contemporary Mosaic Art from the Pacific Northwest

Opening reception: Friday, Dec. 11 from 5 to 7pm

Tradition, Transgression, Transformation will showcase artists from Oregon and Washington who seek new paths to meaning as they absorb, reinterpret, and reinvent the mosaic tradition. This mosaic work, whether representational or abstract, lives and breathes as the artists aspire to their own personal versions of the “perfect illusionism.”

Where is the activity?

Lincoln City Cultural Center (See address and directions on the rightbelow)

Lincoln City Cultural Center

540 NE Highway 101
Lincoln City
(541) 994-9994