Current Exhibits

Main Gallery: "The Principal of Art"
featuring: Jeannie Johnson & John Graf

Opens: First Friday February 2nd, 2018
Runs through February 24th, 2018

  • Live Music & Sweet Treats on First Friday Opening

Artist talk: "The Principal of Art"
Friday, February 16th at 6:30
Celebration of the Chinese New Year with fortune cookies

McGiffin Room: Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame

February & March Exhibit: Native Americans

"Gold in Carey Lake"

"Heavens Declare, Milkey Way Over Mount Ranier"

John Graf, Coffee Table

John Graf, Coffee Table (closeup)

Upcoming Exhibits

February 2018

Main Gallery: "The Principal of Art"
Featuring Jeannie Johnson & John Graf

February/March 2018

McGiffin Room: Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame
Exhibit: Native Americans

March/April 2018

Main Gallery: "Living Western, Living History"
Featuring Cathy Toot

April/May 2018

McGiffin Room: "Echoes of Hanford Reach"
Featuring Michael Lewis

May/June 2018

Main Gallery: "Art With an Edge"
Featuring Linda Short

June/July 2018

McGiffin Room: Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame
Exhibit: Cowgirls & Sweethearts of the Rodeo

July/August 2018

Main Gallery:
Featuring Contemporary Native American Artists

September/October 2018

Main Gallery: A Sportsman's Guide & Vintage Gun Show

November/December 2018

Main Gallery: Annual Holiday Small Works Show

Past Exhibits

"Wildlife" - September/October 2012

Featuring James Reid & Brenda Wolf

"Western Landscapes" - November/December 2012

Featuring Emily Wood

"Clymer Holiday Spectacular" - December 2012

Featuring Local & Guest Artists

January/February 2013

Featuring Jennifer Li

January/February 2013

Featuring Photos and Memorbilia from the Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame Collection

"Natural Selection" - March/April 2013

Featuring Lucas Orthmann & Nick Oberling

"The Frederick Hubbard Retrospective" - May 2013

Featuring Frederick Hubbard

"Artful Women & The Women Painters of Washington" - June/July 2013

Featuring Kathy Wipfler

"Reflections of the Western Landscape" - September/October 2013

Featuring Bonnie Griffith

"Annual Miniature Show" - November/December 2013

Featuring Annual Miniature Exhibition

"The Birth of American Landscape Painting" - November/December 2013

Featuring Thomas Cole

"Wild Women of the West" - January/February 2014

Featuring Hita Von Mende, Amy Watte, Tara Roberts & Randee Crisman

"THe Northwest Experience" - March/April 2014

Regional Juried Art Show

"A New Idea" - April 2014

Featuring DG House

"Sporting Life" - May 2014

Featuring Zach Babat

"Two Voices From the Road" - June/July 2014

Featuring Edna Bjorge & Shirley Hackett

"How the West Was Won" - August 2014

Featuring Justin - Colt Beckman

September/October 2014

Featuring Kat Houseman & George Traicheff

November/December 2014

Featuring Calt Garris

January/February 2015

Featuring Hita von Mende & Naomi Gray

West of the Mississippi - March/April 2015

Anual Juried Art Show

"Western Vision" - May 2015

Featuring Melanie Thompson & Justin Gibbens

"Spirit Reflections" - June 2015

Featuring David Craig

"Westward Bound" - July 2015

Punch Gallery Meets Clymer

August 2015

Featuring Jeff Ferguson & Rich Bergeman

"Rust & Dust" - September 2015

Featuring Michael Blessing & Meagan Abra Blessing

"Fall Harvest" - October 2015

Featuring Chris Peters

"The Wild Side" - November/December 2015

Featuring Virginie Baude

"Miniatures" - December 2015

Annual Miniatures Show

"Beyond Traditional" - February 2016

Featuring Ron Russon

"From the Headwaters to the Sea" - March/April 2016

Featuring Lolly Shera

"Nature's Call" - May/June 2016

The Guild of Natural Science Illustrator's NW

"Are We There Yet" - July/August 2016

Featuring Sam Iddings

"Patrons 50/50 Show" - July/August 2016


"The Greatest Show on Dirt" - September/October 2016

NW Masters

"Northwest Masters" - November/December 2016


"The Things They Carried" - January/February 2017


"Under Western Skies" - January/February 2017

"Mountain Man & Buffalo Gal" - March/April 2017

"Blessings & Beauty" - May/June 2017

"Three Days at Standing Rock" - July/August 2017

"An Eye for Equine" - September/October 2017

"The John Poulsen Retrospective" - September/October 2017

"Americana in Modern Colors" - November/December 2018


Clymer Museum & Gallery seeks submissions for exhibition proposals. Review of submissions is ongoing.

Clymer Museum & Gallery is dedicated to showcasing and supporting artists who share the vision of John Ford Clymer, whose illustrations and paintings celebrated nature, the American West, and Native American culture. Individuals or groups may submit proposals for exhibitions of paintings, drawings, prints, mixed media, photography, ceramics, sculpture, furniture, jewelry, fiber art, and new media.

    There are two gallery spaces:
  • The main gallery has approximately 700 square feet and 82 linear feet of wall space.
  • The smaller of our two galleries has approximately 425 square feet and 66 linear feet of wall space.

    To apply, please submit the following to with "Exhibition Proposal" in the email subject line:
  • Current CV/resume
  • Short Bio
  • Artist Statement
    Digital images indicative of the work you would like to show. Use one of these formats:
  • Link to a website. Please make sure title, medium, size, date are included with the images.
  • A multi-page PDF Document. Please include a list of works with title, medium, size, date of each artwork.
  • Individual JPEG files. Files should be 100dpi/ppi, approximately 2,000 pixels on the longest side, no larger than 2 MB maximum. Please name the files your last name, underscore, number [i.e. Smith_01.jpeg, Smith_02.jpeg] and include a list of works with title, medium, size, date of each artwork.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Friday: 10:30AM-5PM
Saturday: 11AM-3PM
Sunday: Closed
Closed all major holidays & the first two weeks each January

Contact Information

Phone: (509) 962-6416

Address & Directions

416 N. Pearl Street
Ellensburg, WA 98926
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