Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2012 in the Columbia River Gorge


ART GALLERY SHOW LOCATION

Columbia Center for the Arts
215 Cascade Street
Hood River, Oregon 97031
541-387-8877
 
Gallery Manager: Caroline Mead

Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2011Now in its eighth year, Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2012 in the Columbia River Gorge, is a series of art events 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.
Artists, writers, and art lovers all get opportunities to share in the fun.
This year, acclaimed plein air artist Randall Sexton will be the juror for the show. Randall is an acclaimed Plein Air painter. Randall is a nationally known for his use of color and expressive brushwork in his oil paintings of “everyday” scenes.
Randall will be hosting a day long workshop Thursday, September 6, 2012. For more information, visit: Plein Air Workshop
Multiple events associated with the show are listed below.


The PNWPA competition is the premier juried plein air event in the state, with nationally recognized judges and top notch gallery presentation. It is the only event of it's kind I attend in Oregon, and ranks with others I compete in out-of-state...
—Eric Bowman

Paint-Out: Aug. 31 - Sept. 4

Sunrise to Sunset
  • Friday, August 31: The Gorge White House Hood River Valley, OR
  • Saturday,September 1st: Mills Private Residence Hood River Valley, OR
  • Sunday, September 2: Sakura Ridge Bed & Breakfast Hood River Valley, OR
  • Monday, September 3: Waterfront Park Hood River, OR
  • Tuesday, September 4: Downtown Hood River Hood River, OR
Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2011

Artist Reception: Friday, Sept. 7

Meet the Artists!
  • Join us on Friday, September 7 from 6 - 8 pm for the opening of the show. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be announced at 6:30pm.

Art Show: Sept. 7- Sept. 30

Artists Have Been Juried In
As in previous years, all art in this show is created by artists who have undergone a rigorous "jury" process, where artist samples are judged by experts. If you're looking for great art related to the Columbia River Gorge, by exceptional artists, in many cases at reasonable prices, then this is the art show for you!
The Columbia Art Center has done an amazing job creating an event that gives the Columbia River Gorge national visibility as a destination for plein air painting. This event gets better every year!
—Scott Gellatly


Columbia Art Gallery




Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2011 Awards

First Place Award, Eric Jacobsen - Peaceful Evening


2nd Place Award, William Hook - Stevenson Ferry Terminal


3rd Place Award, Mike Kowalski - Rassmussen's

Best of Downtown Award, Sergio Lopez - The Clocktower

Best of Mountain Award, Anton Pavlenko - High Noon

Best of Historical Award, William Hook - Broughton Lumber

Best of River Award, Eric Jacobsen - All's Quiet in the Gorge


Vinter's Choice Award, Cathleen Rehfeld - Morning Glow in the Vineyard


Best of Marine Award, Karen Whitworth - Marina Melody


Honorable Mentions
Celeste Bergin - Serenade

Brenda Boylan - Road to Mosier Bluff

Bets Cole - Bridge of the Gods


Aaron Johnson - Suspicious Death

(Photos to come)
Artist's choice award - Cathleen Rehfeld, Oaks at Laurel's House
People's choice award - Christine Knowles, Skamania Shores
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