January 2019 - The Nature of Things

Art At the CAVE is pleased to present Erin Dengerink, Don Gray and Jason Mayer in January’s exhibit, The Nature of Things. Each artist explores landscape, objects, and figures in a poetic and thoughtful ways; seeking beauty and hope in a complicated world. The show will include Gray’s painting, monotypes by Mayer, and Dengerink’s paintings, sculptures, and an installation that incorporates a soundtrack by artist/drummer Melissa Gueiros. A limited edition book with images from each artist and an essay by Renee Marino will also be available. Please join us for an opening reception January 4th from 6-9pm.

Heart  Indigo on yupo, 14”x11” 2018

Indigo on yupo, 14”x11” 2018

Erin Dengerink

Erin is a multifaceted artist who works in painting, drawing and, sculpture. The process of carefully collecting and observing found objects is integral to her practice. Dengerink comes to know the landscape though the rocks brought home in her pockets. Small overlooked and discarded things inform her understanding of the world.  In addition to being a maker Dengerink is a curator and has organized exhibitions for over a decade. Her artwork has been seen in galleries and museums on the West Coast. — Erindengerink.com

Seeking Level #25  Oil over acrylic on board, 36”x 32” 2018

Seeking Level #25
Oil over acrylic on board, 36”x 32” 2018

Don Gray

Don’s art has tracked parallel courses, alternating between paintings that are firmly within the realist tradition and works that are less literal, leaning more toward the abstract.

Gray grew up in rural Oregon and started drawing and painting when very young. Inspiration came from looking at what was at hand: the beautiful landscape outside his door; the people and things that made up everyday life. Over time his creative directions expanded, but the sources remain the same. Gray has painted large murals all over the country, illustrated books, taught workshops and exhibited in galleries and museums. — Dongraystudio.com

Meat up  Monoprint with etching ink, 16”x20” 2018

Meat up
Monoprint with etching ink, 16”x20” 2018

Jason Mayer

Jason has traveled a curious path to become an artist. He took his first art class in his thirties at a time when he was reinventing himself. Mayer received his Bachelor of Arts from Portland State in 2010, and continued his studies by assisting William Park, one of Portland’s most respected artists. During his mentorship, he developed his craft through exploration, and bravery to try new things--not being too precious about the outcome, and enjoying the process of creating. — Ghostprintstudio.com

February 2019 - Aqueous

Dive into a deluge of aqueous themed art during our February exhibit Aqueous: a group show featuring artists Theresa Biagioli, Sharon Svec, Steve Eichenberger and more. Check this page for updates on artists and samples of work, and join us for an opening reception February 1st from 6-9pm.

 MARCH 2019 - Toby Town with Ryan Kelly

Visit the magnificent Toby Town this March at the CAVE. Ryan Kelly is an Assistant Professor of Ceramics and Foundations at Western Washington University. For this exhibit, Kelly puts his own spin on the decorative face mug, and invites you to meet the various characters of Toby Town during a lighthearted jaunt into these marvelous miniature minds. Join us for an opening reception March 1st from 6-9pm.


December 2018 - kathi rick and John Tylczak

This December, journey with kathi rick and John Tylczak into the great wilderness of our hearts and histories. Influenced by personal expeditions into the great northwest, rick and Tylczak invite you to view their works and visit during an opening reception on Friday, December 7th from 6-9pm. The exhibit continues through to December 29th.


kathi rick

I Dress Myself in these things now

kathi rick presents "I Dress Myself in These Things Now," which feature larger-than-life, sculptural self-portraits as well as a video exhibit of the wilderness experience.


John Tylczak

chasing ghosts

John Tylczak documents the old logging camps of the Northwest. “Chasing Ghosts” shares the history of the Northwest loggers through Tylczak’s photos and new book.

November 2018 - Clark County Open Studios Preview

An exhibit of works from 50 local artists, kicking off the 2018 Clark County Open Studios Tour and providing an opportunity for tour-goers to choose the studios they want to visit as they plan their self-guided weekend tour. The exhibit at the CAVE Gallery runs through November. Opening reception 5 p.m.–9 p.m., November 2, 2018

Website: ccopenstudios.org


October 2018 - Politiks: The Art of Deception


September 2018 - Stories that Might be True

Art at the CAVE's newest exhibition features Women of the PNW telling “Stories that Might be True” throughout September

Opening September 7, 5-9pm

Please join us to appreciate the work of visual artists Michelle Allen, Wendy Armstrong, Rachel Aponte, Marthe Aponte, Erin Dengerink, Lesley Faulds, Bea Garth, Mar Goman, Cynthia Heise, Anne John, Linda Kliewer, Carson Legree, Michelle Marusek, kathi rick, Sharon Svec and Crystal Zeller. There will also be special guest appearances by Sumona, Monica, Barbara, Nala, Pamela, and Rakayia – belly dancers from across the PNW. Performances at intervals throughout the evening of September 7 between 5pm-9pm at The CAVE Art Gallery. The CAVE is located at 108 E Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98660.


August 2018 - Sin?  

How does a civilization's concept of sin and evil influence or express itself in fine art? What is sin? What isn't? Who cares? How do we define “Sin”? The Seven Deadly Sins: pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth are behavioral but are they amoral? Is anything intrinsically ethical, or righteous or evil in reference to some universal code? No deity, no sin? Does that mean no right or wrong; nothing moral or immoral? Is there good karma and is anything taboo?

Art at the CAVE opens its doors to “Sin?”, our freshest exhibit yet at Vancouver's newest art gallery. 108 E Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98660. Opening exhibition starts 5pm August 3, 2018 and continues through September 1, 2018. First Friday opening events and the opportunity to meet the artists August 3 from 5pm-9pm. Regular gallery hours are 10am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday.

This is a juried show featuring artists Michele Collier, Jessica Damsky, Kayla Griffin, Cynthia Heise, Anne John, Clarice Keegan, Ryan W. Kelly, Bill Leigh, Meredith Lewis, Marc M. McVey, Alan Rose, Ruth Ross, Sally Sellers, Noah Alexander Isaac Stein, Dale Strouse and Samyak Yamauchi. The subject is SIN..



This is a photographic exhibition featuring Alessandra Genovese • Anara Gillock • Jenny Olsen

Alessandra Genovese is a mixed media artist working in analog film, digital film, and sound to collage multidimensional spaces. Anara Gillock's work focuses on her observations, in black and white, of  life in the city. Jenny Olsen is a photographer who has turned her journeys into a love affair exploring various desert landscapes.

Opening event July 6:  5-9pm and continuing through July 28, 2018

June 2018 - MIRRORS

Featuring the art of Chas Martin and Melissa Monroe. 

Artist's Talk:  Saturday June 9, 1pm

Mirrors: Seeing our reflection in the familiar unknown. Chas Martin will share insights as well as his own questions about his archetypal masks, sculptures and paintings.


May 2018 - Escape from Audubon 

Read the May 5th, 2018 Columbian article here 

April 2018: SCULPT/ Alchemy in 3D

Join Pacific Northwest Sculptors as they host the 4th annual International Sculpture Day at Art at the CAVE. SCULPT / Alchemy in 3D celebratres sculpture with multiple activities including a month long exhibition and an evening event on Saturday April 21, 2018. For more information on the events, check out our calendar. 


Hingston_Sam_Splash Series #21_preview.jpg

March 2018: Reflect/Printed Matter 

REFLECT exhibition featuring works from three Portland based artists, Abra Ancliffe, Brandi Kruse, and Yoshihiro Kitai. Each artist uses the exhibition title REFLECT to show how they express and present their work conceptually, intellectually and spiritually combined with process, and artistic mastery of the mediums used.

PRINTED MATTER is a group exhibition featuring artists selected from Pacific Northwest College of Art students. Artists are Madeleine Barbier, James Fink, Neal McCormick, and Sydney McLeod.


January 2018/ Retrospective featuring the art of Anne John


December 2017: Wear and Tear featuring Sam Cobb, Matthew Hopkins, Ugo Serrano and Chris Walas. 



November 2017 - Open Studio Artist Talks

Bea Garth

Bea Garth

Deb Spofford

Deb Spofford

Sharon Svec

Sharon Svec