Current Art on Display

Lan Su in Bloom Botanical Art

Lan Su in Bloom, a botanical art exhibition inspired by the beauty of Lan Su, highlights the unique plant collection at Lan Su Chinese Garden. Rich in history and culture, the majority of Lan Su's plants are native to China and have been used in Chinese gardens for centuries. Lan Su in Bloom Botanical Art Exhibition features a juried selection of contemporary botanical art by artists living or working in Oregon or Washington.

Art on display is available for purchase through the Garden Shop. Lan Su members receive 10% off art purchases.

For more information or assistance please email or call 503.228.8131 ext. 1028.

Participating Artists

Aislinn Adams • Jane Levy Campbell • Joan Provo-Clinkston • Alice Debo • Jeanne Debons • Rene Eisenbart • Maria Cecilia Freeman • Dorota Haber-Lehigh • Tina Lange • Carol Mason • Deborah Montgomerie • Janet Parker • Carol Putnam • Lisa Sharafian • Laura Shea • Nora Sherwood • Zebith Thalden • Janene Walkky • Andrea Woods

Participating Organizations

Oregon Botanical Artists • The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Oregon Chapter • Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists

Lan Su invites donors at the $250 and higher level to the opening reception for the Lan Su in Bloom Botanical Art Exhibition on Wednesday, March 1 from 5 - 7 p.m. For more information and to RSVP, contact Vanessa Abahashemi, Director of Philanthropy at 503.288.8131 ext. 1026 or

The Botanical Drawing Exhibition is funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council and Work for Art

Regional Arts & Culture Council

Work for Art

Art exhibitions at Lan Su Chinese Garden are supported in part by

James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation

Related Programming

Meet the Artists of the Botanical Art Exhibition

Every Saturday in March — 1 - 3 p.m. Learn more »

Botanical Art Demonstrations

March 4, 11, 18, 25 & 26  — 1 - 3 p.m. Learn more »


The work of Portland artist Shu-Ju Wang will be on display at Lan Su Chinese Garden this June through July, 2017. Her exhibition features a variety of media that is personal, intimate, small scale, and draws from a variety of inspiration including the Chinese gongbi style.

Also on display in June, an exhibit of silk art from King Silk Art. Nearly 2200 years ago, the first Emperor of China placed eleven families in Suzhou, China to create hand embroidery Silk Art for the imperial families. A descendant of one of the original families, Forest Qing Zhang, continues the tradition today. See examples of this traditional Chinese art form from King Silk Art on display at Lan Su Chinese Garden through June, 2017.

Related programming:

Donor Evening—Shu-Ju Wang Art Opening

Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 7 - 9 p.m.

Lan Su invites donors at the $250 and higher level to a special meet the artist event with Shu-Ju Wang as she discusses her on-going art exhibition in the garden. The evening includes wine, nibbles, live music and a first look at The Silk Road, Lan Su’s June program theme. Please RSVP by May 25, 2017 to

Presented in part by the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation.

2017 Exhibition Schedule:










  • Inspirations of Classical China




Art on display is available for purchase through the Garden Shop. Lan Su members receive 10% off art purchases.

For more information or assistance please email or call 503.228.8131 ext. 1028.

Call for Artists

Lan Su Chinese Garden invites artists working in all mediums to submit images for review for public exhibition in the garden in the 2018 calendar year. Exhibitions run generally one-to-two months in one or more of the enclosed pavilions within the garden. Of particular interest are works from Portland-area artists with botanical and Chinese cultural themes although all manner of subjects will be considered. Please include a brief biography stating work mediums and inspirations, as well as details about size, format, and, if possible, retail gallery price ranges of the bulk of your work. If selected, agreements will be entered into for exhibition sales on a commission basis. Review of images begins immediately upon receipt.

The deadline for submitting images is 5:00 PM on Friday, June 30th, 2017. Submissions received after this time may or may not be considered for future shows. Email submissions to; no calls or drop-ins please. 

Lan Su Chinese Garden, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, serves approximately 150,000 visitors annually. The Mission of Lan Su Chinese Garden is to cultivate an oasis of tranquil beauty and harmony, to inspire, engage and educate our global community in the appreciation of a richly authentic Chinese culture.

Artist Addendum

Lan Su Chinese Garden is pleased to offer an Artist Membership Addendum for photographers and artists—professional and amateur alike. This yearly membership provides benefits created specifically for artists including additional access to Lan Su, the ability to sell photos and paintings of the garden and invitations to events tailored for an artist.

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Become a Member

As a member, you and a guest may visit as frequently as you like. Enjoy discounts on Lantern Viewing tickets and other special events, discounts in the Teahouse and Garden Shop plus so much more.

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