Nate Praska

Exhibition Dates:

January 3 - 26, 2023


Thursday, January 5th from 4:30-6pm 

Nathaniel C. Praska created layered pieces while at the same time treating them with an immediacy like that of someone scrawling on a wall under an interstate bridge.  He embraces the vandalism and detritus of the abandoned pieces in his environment, transmogrifying the elements found there in his work.  Using his background as a traditional oil painter, Praska communicated oblique signifiers or direct symbols that reflect anxiety, absurdity, isolation, and paranoia. 


This exhibit is funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council and the Oregon Arts Commission. 


Dad Won't Go Back to Sleep, paintstick on canvas, 66"x108" (2022)


2023 Student Art Show

Exhibition Dates:

June 1-13, 2023


Thursday, June 1, 2023

2023 Juror: Kendra Larson

The annual Student Art & Design Show celebrates Lower Columbia College student artists across all mediums. Cash awards will be presented to students at the reception, Thursday, June 1st at 5 p.m. Don't miss the celebration!


Want to submit your student artwork for the 2023 Art Show? Click HERE. Submissions are due Friday, May 12, 2023 to be considered.

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About the Forsberg Art Gallery

Lower Columbia College's art gallery located in the Rose Center for the Arts features twenty foot high walls with ample space and complete flexibility for the display of art. The second level of the gallery is more intimate in nature and displays special items and the college's permanent collection, much of which has been donated. Natural light from a slot skylight gently illuminates the room to enhance the overall experience in the gallery.

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