February 9 - March 14

Saturday, Feb. 21, at 3 p.m. - Nils Lou Gallery official dedication - James F. Miller Fine Arts Center, Building A

The Artist and Colleague Reception will follow - Linfield Gallery - James F. Miller Fine Arts Center, Building B

This exhibition celebrates the life and career of Nils Lou. The scope and impact that Lou charismatically influenced upon friends, family, colleagues, students and emerging artists is impossible define. Through out his artistic career he help to expound ceramics as an art form both in technique and aesthetics. From painting, sculpture, drawing, and ceramics, Lou’s storied career touched countless people through out the world. 

The Nils Lou Gallery will be exhibiting a wide variety of Nils personal work. This eclectic collection will be on loan from family, friends, colleagues and private collectors.

The Linfield Gallery will host a group exhibition featuring current and past faculty of the Department of Art and Visual Culture.

Lou, who passed away Dec. 25, 2013, has been described as an artist, teacher, golf coach, and beloved and playful spirit. He devoted over 30 years of creativity, passion and brilliance to Linfield College. He remained an active and engaged professor, publishing and exhibiting his work, having shown in more than 200 exhibitions during his career. He received numerous awards and recognitions, including two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and an Oregon Odyssey of the Mind Creativity Award. He was one of the founders of the East Creek Anagama kiln and the author of several books, videos and articles including “The Art of Firing” and “The Art of Play.” His works are featured in collections throughout the world including the Moscow Kremlin in Russia, Kanto Gakuin University in Japan and the National Museum of Art in Costa Rica


Exhibitions of regional, national and international stature are on view throughout the academic year in the 1,500 square foot space at Linfield College. Patrons can expect challenging shows that exemplify diverse approaches to the practice of contemporary visual art. Exhibits are organized by Linfield Gallery Curator and Director Cris Moss.

All exhibits are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. The gallery is located in the James Miller Fine Arts Center on the Linfield College campus (map). Ample parking is free. For more information, call (503) 883-2804.