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Erik Sandgren Artist Reception

April 6 • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Erik SandgrenLand and Sea

April 4 – 28, 2018

Karin Clarke Gallery is pleased to welcome noted Northwest artist Erik Sandgren for a large exhibit of landscape paintings this April.

Erik Sandgren was born in Corvallis, Oregon in 1952, the son of prominent painter and OSU teacher Nelson Sandgren. Erik studied painting and printmaking at Yale (BA.1975) and Cornell (MFA, 1977), then went on to serve as a one-man art department at Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen, Washington in 1989. This year, Erik has retired and is now  a full-time artist, and has relocated to Portland, Oregon. To celebrate his transition, gallerist Karin Clarke curated this large show, nearly 40 paintings, mostly watercolors and acrylics on panel, all landscapes and seascapes of the Northwest.

Erik has exhibited broadly in many solo, two-person, group, and juried shows and his work is held in numerous private and public collections including those of the Franklin Furnace Gallery of the Museum of Modern Art, Yale University Art Gallery and the China National Academy of Fine Art in Hangzhou.

He has also created a number of public art projects that include a 4,000 square feet mural of Oregon landscapes he completed with his father in the Eugene/Springfield Airport in 1989. Most recently he has completed a 75-foot mural for the Port of Grays Harbor’s Commission Room, commemorating one hundred years of marine commerce, while accentuating the natural riches of the vital estuary as the context for this productive harbor.

Please come and meet Erik at his artist’ reception, First Friday, April 6th, from 5:30-7:30 pm. At 7 pm, Erik will speak as a featured stop on the ArtWalk Guided Tour.


April 6
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Karin Clarke Gallery
760 Willamette St
Eugene, OR 97401
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