Archer Gallery serves the students and community of Clark College by exhibiting contemporary art in a not-for-profit educational setting. In order to exhibit work that has a strong interest for an academic institution, the gallery brings work that fulfills at least one of the following criteria.
- Regionally, nationally or internationally exhibiting professional artists
- Artwork that has a strong connection to new contemporary art concepts or methods
- Artwork that connects to Clark College Art Department curriculum and programs
- Works by artists with significant historical influence on contemporary art practices
The Archer Gallery is located in the Penguin Union Building (PUB) attached to Gaiser
Hall on the Clark College campus in Vancouver, Washington.
Pull into the Parking Lot south of Gaiser Hall. Park in any of the unmarked spaces. F/S spaces are reserved M–F until 5:30. Enter at the SW corner of Lower PUB.
Look for "Archer Gallery" lettering on the outer doors of the building. The gallery is just inside the door.
10:00 a.m - 7:00 p.m
12:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m
Current Exhibit: Ultra Real
November 14, 2017 – February 3, 2018
ULTRA Real features works by the photographers Alison Carey, Mark Hooper, and Grace Weston. Working primarily in the studio, these artists use props, costume, staging, lighting, and location to sculpt sets and stage vignettes to create artificial worlds.
Much like theater or cinema, the viewer is granted access into these alternate realities where the mise en scène commands our attention and persuades us to believe these invented scenes. Through metaphor and implied narratives, the works explore themes of human psychology, genetic engineering, and the metaphysical.
Remembering Jim Archer
The gallery and college community mourns the passing of longtime gallery director
James "Jim" Archer, who passed away on Nov. 28.
Read more about Jim Archer's life and his memorial service on the college's online news site. The gallery is collecting cards and letters to deliver to his family during the memorial service.
February 13 – March 24, 2018
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: Horatio Law
April 10 – May 5, 2018
Join us for an upcoming artist and scholar lecture series!
All events are free and open to the public.
Art Talks are held at 7 p.m. in the Penguin Union Building (PUB) 161.
January 24, 2018
February 7, 2018
May 2, 2018