Friday, February 14, 2014

PNW 10th Year Anniversary! 2014 Our Juror for this year is Kathryn Stats!

Kathryn Stats has won many awards and participates in the finest Plein Air events in the country and many prestigious art shows.

Here are some of her awards and shows:

Maynard Dixon Country 2012, Mt. Carmel, Utah - Popular Choice Award
Cowgirl Up, Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenberg, AZ, Artists' Choice Award 2011
Permanent Collection of the International Museum of Contemporary Masters, Purchase Award, International Masters of Fine Art 2006
Edith Hamlin Award, Maynard Dixon Country 2006
Horizon Gallery, Jackson, WY/Artist’s Choice Award 2004
Horizon Gallery, Jackson, WY/Award of Excellence 2004
Purchase and Merit Award Springville Museum of Art April Salon 2003
Rising Stars Juried Invitational, Wickenburg, Arizona People’s Choice Award 2002
Maynard Dixon Country Invitational, Mt. Carmel, UT/Best Oil 2002
Deseret News Art Show, Purchase Awards 1983 & 2000
Merrill Johnson Gallery, Denver/People’s Choice Award 2001


Plein Air Magazine/Winter 2011,”Lucky to be Outdoors Artists Profile
Art of the West March/April 09, "Sparkling Colors, Dancing Light"
By Myrna Zanetell
Fine Art Connoisseur, April 2006, "Radiant Joy", Feature Article.
American Art Collector, April 2006 Artist Profile in Artist Previews Section.
Southwest Art, July 2005, "Looking East at Sunset" Feature Article
Southwest Art, “Red Rocks & Rockies: Painting Utah, November 2003
Utah Art/Artists, 150 Year Survey
Artist to Watch, Art Talk Magazine
Utah Holiday Magazine
Southwest Art Magazine
Artists of Utah
Utah Painting and Sculpture
Utah Profile 1991-1992

She is a Charter member of Plein Air Painters of Utah

Her studio is located in Salt Lake City, UT. She is represented by Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio TX, The Illume Gallery of Fine Art, Salt Lake City, UT and Wood River Fine Arts, Ketchum, ID

Kathryn Stats

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

2013 Pacific Northwest Plein Air Competition Awards (Juror: Becky Joy)

1st Place: Aimee Erickson, Hood River Rails

2nd Place: Brenda Boylan, Forgotten Rails

3rd Place: David McBride, Rural Relaxation

4 Honorable Mentions (Green Home/Sponsor):

Honorable Mention: Steve Kleier, Out to Pasture

Honorable Mention: Michael Lindstrom, Alpine Sky

Honorable Mention: Aaron Cordell Johnson, Spring Intensity

Honorable Mention: Za Vue, Vista View

Best Pastel: Gretha Lindwood, Evening Lace

Best Oil: Za Vue, Columbia River

Best Watercolor: Bill Hook, On the Road to Odell

Best Acrylic: Karen Illari, Morning Light

Best Water: Kat Sowa, After Sail

Best Mountain: Sally O'Neill, Morning Glory

Best Sky: Jaqueline Lukowski, Clouds Moving In

People's Choice: Eric Jacobsen, Evening Glow
Todd Smith Artist Choice: Eric Jacobsen, Evening Glow

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Awards Reception, Sept 6, 2013

Congratulations to the winners! Special thanks to our sponsors, the artists, the volunteers, the collectors, our Juror and the staff of Columbia Art Gallery! Direct link to slideshow photos HERE.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Installation Day, Wednesday, September 4, 2013 (and important dates)

Here's the Gallery with nothing up on the walls yet

Bill looks worried! Don't worry Bill!

Bill moves the barrel while Cathleen, Caroline and Sally look on

Checking out one of Don's Paintings

Michael and Eric turned in their work right on time!

......Thank you artists and volunteers! 

Important Dates:

Friday, Sept. 6
Collector’s Preview Party 4-6 & Public Reception 6-8pm

Join us on First Friday, September 6th from 6pm-8pm for a free public reception celebrating the opening of "Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2013". Meet the artists, mingle with other art lovers, enjoy complimentary light appetizers and hear music by Hood River’s own Lolo Mo.
Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Award winning plein air painter and instructor Becky Joy is our juror.
Award winners will be announced at 6:30 p.m

Sunday, Sept. 8 
Plein Air Writing Public Reading:  7 pm
Plein Air literary works will be presented at a public reading.
Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Sept. 6 - Sept. 29, 2013 
Overall exhibit dates

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Day Five, Downtown Hood River, 2013 Pacific NW Plein Air, September 3, 2013

Today's paint out location was downtown Hood River. (The photographer was off if you have photos, please send them to us to share!) Meanwhile, the deadline for delivery to the Gallery is Wednesday at 11:00am. Reception on Friday. We're very much looking forward to seeing you there!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Day Four, Mayer State Park, 2013 Pacific NW Plein Air, Sept 2

Direct Link to Slideshow photos HERE

September 6,  First Friday: 
Plein Air Preview Party Columbia Art Gallery, 4 – 6pm 
 Opening Reception, 6 – 8pm 
September 6 - 29 Gallery Show 
 Show juror is Becky Joy