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
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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
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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 today...so 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