One of the spectacular views in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Border between Washington and Oregon.
The Pacific Northwest is Plein Air Painter Paradise
The Mt. Hood and Hood River area is unique and very attractive to a Plein Air painter. In a very small area, there is a very diverse range of climate zones to paint. Here in Hood River, we have the small town atmosphere, there is the Columbia River, Hood River, and Mt Hood. You can get to Mt. Hood in 45 mins, Mt. Adams in an hour, the Desert and High Desert is 20 minutes away, the Transitional Zone is 10 minutes away, and the Deschutes River is 45 minutes East. Then there is the Coast which is only 2.5 hrs West of Hood River.
Last year 21 artists were chosen to participate in this event from an open, juried process. There were over 75 paintings in the show. There was 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, and two honorable mention awards for Plein Air work, one Best of Studio Work award, and three Purchase Awards. The juror for the show was Susan Diehl, a well known plein air painter from Arizona.
Meet at Columbia Center for the Arts and ride the CAT bus to Rasmussen Farm for magical day of plein air painting and writing with visual arts specialist, Shelley Toon Hight and creative writing instructor, Erica Rench. Children’s paintings and writing will be displayed as part of the Plein Air Show at Columbia Center for the Arts.
Saturday, August 30th
9:30am to 2:00pm
Bring a sack lunch
Limited to 12 students (age 6 and older)
To register please contact Shelley Toon Hight, Education and Outreach Coordinator (541)387-8877, ext. 114
at 7:37 PM