Current Programming

︎ECA $ellz Out!

October 2, 2021 | 12–6PM
& live-streaming @

ECA $ellz Out! is a pop-up shop and live event taking place on October 2, 2021. We will be selling work right off the wall so people can “take it home today,” whether in person or by purchasing online at our website Local pickup only! Works will go online for preview on September 25Read more ︎︎︎

Past Programming

︎Architecture of Dreams

May 21 – Aug 21, 2021

Architecture of Dreams is a group exhibition that draws on surrealism as a mode of artmaking in response to everyday life. The artwork presents forms that arise from the unconscious to elicit a dream-like state, externalizing internal realms. The seven artists of Architecture of Dreams reflect on spaces they’ve constructed in the dreamworld and in waking reverie. Each artist works in a different visual medium, and the show also includes a writing component—with surrealist artist statements, collage poetry, a zine, and a day of surrealist games hosted by Kesey Farm Project. Read more ︎︎︎

April 3 – May 1, 2021

Garrick Imatani’s project Monologue examines the forces that inform and shape perceptions of non-dominant cultural identities. Through an examination of his own Japanese cultural heritage, Imatani creates objects and iconographies that use direct observation or online engagement to setup an alternative punchline. Read more ︎︎︎

Jan 14 – March 21, 2021

A Critical Conversation is a multidisciplinary project that focuses on the intersections of art, race and privilege as we experience them here at home and in the culture at large. It features a group exhibition, in-gallery printmaking performances, moderated panel discussions and selected poetry. Read more ︎︎︎

Nov 2 – Dec 21, 2020

In partnership with City of Eugene Cultural Services and BRIDGE Exhibitions, Eugene Contemporary Art is pleased to present Reflections Space: OPEN, featuring video work by Gray Space Project members Michael Boonstra, Vicki Amorose, Andy Myers, Leah Wilson, Renee Couture, and Sandee McGee. Read more ︎︎︎

Common Ground is a platform for a host of conversations and events alongside an exhibition with works by Eugene Contemporary Art artist members and invited artists on the topic of art and ecology. This is the online space for these entanglements.

ANTI-AESTHETIC is a space for programming by Eugene Contemporary Art, online and in downtown Eugene, Oregon, at 245 W 8th Ave.

Eugene Contemporary Art was founded in 2011 to provide emerging and established artists with opportunities for their work to be seen by the public. Our mission is to support local artists and their creative practices by facilitating publicly accessible dialogue around contemporary art: its process, production, meaning, and its place within culture.


Eugene Contemporary Art is in the process of gaining our tax exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service and have been assured by our legal specialist that we can expect to gain our 501(c)(3) status retroactively. You may take a tax deduction for your contribution to the full extent allowed by law. Support us and help us pay artists for the work they do. Donate HERE.

ANTI-AESTHETIC is supported by the W.L.S. Spencer Foundation.