Current Art on Display

Kelli MacConnell & Inspirations of Classical China

Kelli MacConnell

August & September 2017

As an avid hiker and adventure-seeking Midwest girl, Kelli MacConnell made her way to Portland in 2006 after thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, sections of the Pacific Crest Trail, and various other ramblings. MacConnell received her BFA with a focus in printmaking in 2012 and enthusiastically began showing her work. People ask, “Why a print, why not a painting?” On one hand, MacConnell enjoys the act of using tools to shape something, but much of the joy rests within the surprise factor—the mystery that unfolds while printing each piece. Her current body of work focuses on the expansive, diverse environment of the Pacific Northwest landscape.

Join Kelli for a demonstration of her work and practice, Sunday, September 17 from 3 - 5 p.m. Learn more »

Inspirations of Classical China Group Exhibition

September, 2017

Inspirations of Classical China joins a group of artists with common interests in Chinese culture and its arts. Although they come from different parts of the world and different backgrounds, they all use brush, paper, color, and ink to convey their artistic expressions. Inspirations of Classical China, featuring work by Carmen Chan, Agnes Kwan, Dan Lucas, Mary Jo Mann, Huon Quach, and Karen Swallow, will be on display through September, 2017 at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

Join us for an opening reception of the Inspirations of Classical China art exhibition on Saturday, September 2 from 4 - 6 p.m. Enjoy light refreshments and have an opportunity to meet the artists! »

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.

2017 Exhibition Schedule:










  • Inspirations of Classical China


Lan Su invites donors at the $125 and higher level to a special art exhibition art opening, featuring artists Kristy Kún & Kalina Wilson, and celebration of China’s traditional Autumn Moon Festival. Wednesday, October 4 from 7 – 9 p.m. Learn more »



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.

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

James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation

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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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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 call for submissions is currently closed for the 2018 calendar year but we are accepting rolling submissions for future consideration. 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.