Annual CCC Art Student Show Opens May 18th

Clatsop Community College is pleased to announce that the 2017 Annual Art Student Show will be featured in the Royal Nebeker Gallery, 1799 Lexington Avenue in Astoria from Thursday, May 18th through Friday, June 9th.  An opening reception honoring all CCC student artists will be held on Thursday, May 18th from 6-8 p.m.   During the reception, cash prizes and award winners will be announced and both jurors will be present at the reception to give a juror's talk.

The CCC Art Student Show is an annual juried event that showcases the talents and creativity of the college’s art students and features a range of disciplines, including graphic arts, basic design, drawing, painting, ceramics, photography and printmaking. CCC students who are currently enrolled or have been enrolled in art courses this academic year as well as the previous year are invited to submit up to three pieces of work from each art course they have taken throughout this timeframe. Teri Sund, owner and director of the highly respected Imogen Gallery in Astoria, and Christos Koutsouras, an international artist originally from Greece and currently based in Astoria, will be co-jurying this year’s exhibit.

Teri Sund began her professional career in visual arts some 30 years ago.  She graduated with a degree in fine art from Western Washington University, which included study of art history in Greece and Turkey, along with an internship at Whatcom Museum of History and Art, in Bellingham, WA.   She has held numerous positions working in visual arts for both profit and nonprofit venues, including management of the cooperatively owned Northwest Woodworkers Gallery in Seattle, the White Bird Gallery in Cannon Beach, Director to the Royal Nebeker Gallery of Clatsop Community College, and Exhibition Director to RiverSea Gallery before opening Imogen Gallery in 2012.  Sund is a current member of ArtTable, a nationally recognized nonprofit group supporting professional women in the arts and serves on the Board of Director’s to Astoria Visual Arts.  She has enjoyed working with artists of all career levels and is dedicated to continued support towards a strong and vibrant art community.

Born in Samos Greece, Christos Koutsouras joined the merchant marines at the age of 17 where he studied navigation and served as an officer until 1980.  For the next 10 years, he studied painting and drawing in art schools in Berlin, Cologne, and Bonn, Germany. In 1998, Koutsouras relocated to the United States and became an Adjunct Professor of Drawing and Painting at the University of Indianapolis for a few years.  He relocated to Astoria, Oregon in 2010 where he currently lives and maintains a studio.  In addition to being represented by Imogen Gallery in Astoria, Mr. Koutsouras has displayed work in various solo exhibitions around the world including the Martin Luther Kirche in Cologne, Germany; Abraham Lubelsky Gallery in New York, New York; Center for the Artist, Melian Merkouri in Athens, Greece; Christel DeHaan Art Center and the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art in Indianapolis, Indiana; Newport Visual Arts Center in Newport, Oregon.  His has worked on large-scale commissions including cathedrals, murals and public art including a project at the East Side Gallery in Berlin, Germany where a monument of freedom was established when the Berlin Wall came down. He was given a 30 ft. piece of the dismantled wall and asked to create a message of peace. 

The CCC Royal Nebeker Gallery is dedicated to enriching the cultural life of the campus, the local community, and the North Coast region. Please join CCC in its mission to sustain and promote contemporary art and visual culture through professional exhibitions and programming. The CCC Art Department would like to extend a very special thanks to the continued support and generosity of the Ft. George Brewery and the Astoria Coffeehouse.

The gallery is located on the main campus in the CCC Art Center at 1799 Lexington Avenue in Astoria, Oregon and is open Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekends by appointment. For more information about CCC or to learn more about the Royal Nebeker Gallery, visit or contact Kristin Shauck at

Attached images: Paintings by Christos Koutsouras: Big Red, 12” x 16” oil on board, and Over the River, acrylic, 112.5” x 65” , and Teri Sund and Christos Koutsouras at Imogen Gallery. 



It is the policy of Clatsop Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, gender, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or disability in any educational programs, activities, or employment. Questions or complaints should be directed to Leslie Hall, Affirmative Action/Gender Equity (Title IX) Officer in Towler Hall, Suite 110, 503-338-2450; TDD 503-338-2468. The Title II/Section 504 Coordinator, Lisa Deneen, is located in Towler312b, 503-338-2474.

Accommodations: Persons having questions about or a request for special needs and accommodation should contact JoAnn Zahn, Vice President of Finance and Operations, at Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, Oregon 97103, Phone 503-338-2421 or TDD 503-338-2468. Email special needs and accommodation request to Contact should be made at least two business days in advance of the event.


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Es la política de Clatsop Community College que no habrá ningún tipo de discriminación o acoso por razón de raza, color, género, estado civil, religión, origen nacional, edad, orientación sexual, identidad de género o expresióno discapacidad en los programas educativos, actividades o en la contratación. Preguntas o quejas deben ser dirigidas al Leslie Hall, Oficial de Acción Afirmativa / Título IX localizado en la Towler Hall número 110, número de teléfono 503-338-2450, TDD (discapacidad auditiva) 503-338-2468. El Coordinador de la Titulo II/Sección 504, Lisa Deneen, se encuentra en Towler numero 312b, número de teléfono 503-338-2474. Para ADA y otras peticiones de servicios llame al 503-338-2474 o para TDD (discapacidad auditiva) 503-338-2468.

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