2009 Pacific Northwest Plein Air ShowPaint Out: August 27 - 31
The Pacific Northwest is Plein Air Painter Paradise. Each year, artists gather in the Columbia River Gorge to take in the stunning beauty of its black basalt cliffs, ribbon-like waterfalls, and lush fir forests.
In November 1986, Congress recognized the unique beauty of the Gorge when it made it the nation's first National Scenic Area. In a very small area, there is a diverse range of climate zones for artists to paint.
This September, 32 artists will be showcased in the 2009 Pacific Northwest Plein Air Show at the Columbia Art Gallery.
Nestled along the Columbia River, the town of Hood River sits between the two snow capped volcanoes Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams which makes it not only an ideal host town for these guest artists, but also an inspirational one.
The public is invited to watch these artists in action! The dates of the Paint Out are: Aug. 27 - Aug. 31 and the locations will be announced soon. The gallery exhibition will be open from September 4th through September 27th.
Participating Artists Every year the competition grows as artists vie to be included in this popular event. This year the Columbia Art Gallery is proud to feature these artists:
Mitch Baird - West Linn, OR
- Celeste Bergin - Portland, OR
- Eric Bowman -Tigard, OR
- Gregg Caudell - Republic, WA
- Leslie Cheney-Parr - Sandy, OR
- Mary Lou Epperson - Beaverton, OR
- Jo Anna Frost- Mosier, OR
- Scott Gellatly - Portland, OR
- Rachel Harvey - Mt. Hood, OR
- John Haugse - Hood River, OR
- Amanda Houston - Cornelius, OR
- Joe Howard - Hillsboro, OR
- Eric Jacobsen - Glenwood, WA
- Larry Johnson - Vancouver, WA
- Mike Kowalski - Nordland, WA
- Mark Larsen - Portland, OR
- Michael Lewis - Othello, WA
- Peter Mathios - Albany, OR
- Jan Muir – Husum, WA
- Michael Orwick - Beaverton, OR
- Mike Rangner - Albany, OR
- Cathleen Rehfeld - Hood River, OR
- Rowena Sandford - Trout Lake, WA
- Elizabeth See - White Salmon, WA
- Todd Smith - The Dalles, OR
- Kat Sowa - Portland, OR
- Hope Stevenson - Portland, OR
- Sue Sutherland - Hood River, OR
- David Taylor - Happy Valley, OR
- Donna Van Tuyl - Goldendale, WA
- Beth Verheyden - Boring, OR
- Bonnie White - White Salmon, WA
- For More Information For more information please call Columbia Center for the Arts at 541-387-8877 during center hours.