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.
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