Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Premier Art Event in the Pacific Northwest

Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2010

Painting Outdoors •  Gallery Show •  Kids Art Class •  Wine Tasting Writing Outdoors •  Public Reading •  Quick Draw

Plein Air for Everyone!

A Premier Art Event in the Pacific Northwest

Now in its sixth year, Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2010 in the Columbia River Gorge, is a series of art events and wine tasting opportunities featuring the art and literary works of accomplished painters and writers.
At the heart of the event is a five-day Paint-Out and Write-Out where works of art and writing are created at various outdoor locations in and around the Columbia River Gorge—the nation’s first designated National Scenic Area. Works of art will subsequently be available for viewing and sale during a month-long art show at Columbia Art Gallery.
It's Gorgeous!
Pacific Northwest Plein Airtakes place in one of the most beautiful and geographically diverse areas of the Pacific Northwest.
This year there's something for everyone, and new events have been added. Artists, writers, and art lovers all get opportunities to share in the fun.
Event details follow ...

Plein Air Art Class for Children

August 21
As in previous years, events kick off with a plein air art class for children in grades 2-8. Participants learn to create visual and literary works of art while exploring the grounds of Dancing Moon Farm, an organic flower and vegetable farm in Hood River. Works created will be displayed during the opening of the plein air gallery show on Friday, September 3.
Cost is $50. Learn more and register online:  Plein Air Art Class for Children 

Plein Air Art: 1st PlacePaint-Out / Write-Out

August 26 - 30
Artists and writers create works of art and literature during a five day “Paint-Out / Write-Out” which takes place in five scenic locations throughout the Columbia River Gorge. The general public is welcome to come and watch.
Painting and writing takes place from sunrise to sunset as follows:
  • Thursday, August 26: The Gorge White House in Hood River, OR
  • Friday, August 27: Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood, OR
  • Saturday, August 28: Springhouse Cellar Vineyard in Mosier, OR
  • Sunday, August 29: The Dalles Mountain Ranch at Columbia Hills State Park, Klickitat County, WA
  • Monday, Aug. 30: Downtown Hood River, OR
The Paint-Out is a competitive event, where 40 artists have been selected by a panel of judges. Award-winning plein air painter and instructor, Ned Mueller, from Renton Washington, will judge the entries for prizes to be awarded on opening night.
The Write-Out is an open event open to all writers regardless of experience.

Springhouse CellarPaint-Out / Write-Out Reception
at Springhouse Cellar Winery

August 28
A Paint-Out / Write-Out reception for participating artists and writers will be held at Springhouse Cellar Winery on Saturday evening, August 28, starting at 5pm.
The event, sponsored by Springhouse Cellar, is casual and open to the public.

Celilo Restaurant and BarCollector's Preview Party

September 2
The Collector's Preview Party on September 2 starts at 7pm.  It gives art lovers a chance to purchase their favorite works of art before the show opens to the general public.
The party features gourmet treats from Celilo Restaurant, and wine tasting from local wineries. The party is open to anyone who commits to purchasing at least one piece of art.
Reserve Your Spot!
Ticket price is $30.  Please reserve by Thursday, August 26. Purchase online by clicking here: Plein Air Collector's Preview Party.
Thanks to the event's sponsor, Celilo Resturant and Bar, tickets are tax deductible.

Green Home ConstructionGallery Show & Opening Reception

September 3 - 26
The gallery show opens on September 3 at the Columbia Art Gallery in Hood River and extends through September 26. Artworks created during the five-day Paint-Out will be available for purchase and selections of the writers’ works will be on display.
The opening reception on September 3, 6 – 8 pm, is open to everyone and is free of charge.
Participating Artists
40 talented artists from throughout the US have been selected by jury to participate in the show. Click to see list.

the beginning of the Oregon Vineyards series

I'm so excited to be starting a great big project that I promise to tell you all about, but for now just know that it revolves around the amazing vineyards that grow near my home in Oregon. More information to come soon.
This is one of the first paintings, it is called "Post Harvest Glow".
It is a scene from Sokol Blosser Vineyard, one of my favorites. They are always so friendly to me, they love having artists out there to paint and their wine is fantastic.

This painting can be found at my newest gallery which just so happens to be in the very area I'm painting.

Art Elements Gallery
604 East 1st Street
NewbergOR 97132
(503) 487-6141

Post Harvest Glow 24x30 oils on canvas panel by Michael Orwick 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Painting for Dragon Fire Gallery

Celebrating the Pacific Northwest Landscape
In it's 6th year, Pacific Northwest Plein Air is a series of events and wine tasting opportunities featuring the art and literary work of accomplished painters and writers. Works will be available for viewing and for sale during a month-long gallery show.

September Plein Air Events:
Thursday the 2nd: Collector’s Preview Party 7pm, ticketed event
First Friday-september the 3rd: Opening Reception
3 - 26 Gallery Show
19 Sun: Reading, Plein Air literary works, 7pm (anthology release in Oct)
New Event!
25 Sat, 9:30-2 Quick Draw Paint-Out, Downtown Hood River & Marina. Sponsor: Bella’s Beads and Art Supply
25 Saturday: Quick Draw Reception and Wine Tasting, 6pm

Gallery show is at Columbia Center for the Arts, located in the heart of Oregon's National Scenic Area.


Strengthen Your Visual Sensitivity and 
Creative Visual Language

Location: Firesign Art & Design Studio
Workshop Dates: 9/6/2010 - 9/10/2010
Contact Person: Nanci


Landscape Techniques in Oil
Location: Emerald Art Center
Workshop Dates: 9/22/2010 - 9/24/2010
Contact Person: Emerald Art Center


In this workshop Michael will share his technique and insight in creating exciting, thought-provoking art. There will be one day of plein air painting, weather permitting. It will include demonstrations, plus individual and group critiques. 

All Skill levels

This Fall at Clark College in Vancouver Washington
Oil Painting I   


9:00 AM - 11:50 AM
9/20/2010 - 11/22/2010

Oil Painting II: Discovering the Artist Within  NEW
12:00 PM - 2:50 PM
9/20/2010 - 11/22/2010

New Paintings at Art Elements

This Painting has a very different feel from what I have been making lately.
I wanted to create the illusion of a field slowly being covered in evening shadows.

Ardent glory
11x14 oils on panel $500

Art Elements Gallery
604 East 1st Street
Newberg, OR 97132
(503) 487-6141

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Trilogy returns; Molzahn is host

Wine country — ‘The Bachelor’ finalist will host food, wine and art event

  • By: David Sale  
  • Published: 6/9/2010 12:00:00 PM
   “Trilogy,” the festival of food, wine and art, will return this summer with a special guest host — Tenley Molzahn, local star of ABC’s “The Bachelor.”
   Molzahn will return to the Allison Inn, scene of her hometown date with bachelor Jake Pavelka, and members of “Team Tenley” will have the chance to get up close and personal with the reality TV star.
   “Tenley is a true modern-day princess,” said Sheryl Kelsh, executive director of the Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce. “Her real-life story mirrors the trials and happy ending of a quintessential fairytale.”

   Although she may not have taken the final rose, Molzahn won the affection of viewers in Newberg and across the nation — and is rumored to be returning to TV as the star of “The Bachelorette.”
   On June 25, she will host a four-course winemakers’ dinner prepared by chefs from The Joel Palmer House, Farm to Fork, The Allison’s own Jory restaurant and Sweetest Thing Cupcakes, with wine pairings by Willamette Valley Vineyards, Elk Cove Winery, Erath Winery, Rex Hill and Lange Estate Winery.
   Later that evening, the Artist Quick Draw features a live demonstration and question-and-answer with 18 local artists, including Ramona Youngquist, Michael Orwick, Shannon Ray and Susan Day, working in a variety of mediums.   The pieces created by the artists will then be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting the Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce. For sales, call 503-538-2014.
   Tickets to the dinner and auction are $125 per person, but the event continues — at a more modest price — from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Oakhurst Thoroughbred Farm, 18715 N.E. Highway 240. It will feature food, wine and art from more than 60 regional vendors. For more information, visit www.TrilogyNewberg. ccom

sunset prints

new sponsorship links.

sunset paintings

sunrise paintings

landscape paintings

funny paintings

water paintings

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Michael Orwick Arts new online print shop

As you may be able to tell I have opened a new print website for images, many of which have sold out else where.
It is fantastic, prints are made to order and come in many different sizes, substrates and prices. It there are any other painting you would like to see as prints please let me know.
take a look around at and feel free to share any feed back.
The prints can be framed and there are cards also, if you order in bulk the prices are cut dramatically.

Michael Orwick - Fine Art

Art Prints

oils paintings