Friday, March 22, 2019

Thank you to everyone who applied to the 2019 Pacific Northwest Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge.
This is the Artist List for 2019
Celeste Bergin
Deliece Blanchard
Sarah F Burns
Laurel Bushman
Bets Cole
Janice Druian
Jenay Elder
William E. Elston
Paula Ensign
Aimee Erickson
Laura Gable
Scott Gellatly
Carole Gray-Weihman
Bonnie Griffith
Susan Elwart Hall
Amanda Houston
Louis Hurlbut
Aaron Cordell Johnson
Bhavani Krishnan
Anna Lancaster
Tracy Leagjeld
Michael Lindstrom
Gretha Lindwood
Sergio Lopez
Tiffanie Mang
Jeffrey Markowsky
Robert Paulmenn
Anton Pavlenko
Lilli-anne Price
Joanne Radmilovich Kollman
Cathleen Rehfled
Sally Reichmuth
Stanley Robinson
James Sampsel
Erik Sandgren
Raphael Schnepf
Kristina Sellers
Nathan Sowa
Matt Sterbenz
Susan Sutherland
Melanie Thompson
Randall Tillery
Yer Za Vue
Elo Wobig
Paul Zegers
Yong Hong Zhong
---- 46 Artists

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

2019 Juror is Patrick Saunders

The 2019 Pacific Northwest Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge event will take place from July 29–August 24.

Painting begins on Monday, July 29, and work will be dropped off at the museum on Thursday, August 1. The juror’s workshop will take place on Friday, August 2, and the exhibition opening will occur on the evening of Saturday, August 3. Works will remain on view at Maryhill Museum of Art through Saturday, August 24, and be available for pick up the next day.

We're thrilled to announce that the 2019 juror is Patrick Saunders:

Please check here for other news as it becomes available.

The next Call for Entries will be posted through Online Juried Shows in early spring.

Plein Air Painting by Matt Sterbenz

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Awards Reception 2018 Pacific Northwest Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge

First Place
Yong Hong Zhong (Lake Oswego, OR), A Shady Spot, watercolor, 14½” x 21½”

Second Place
Anton Pavlenko (Happy Valley, OR), Ranch Life, oil, 16” x 20”

Third Place
Jeffrey Markowsky (Savannah, GA), Smoke ‘n’ 84, oil on linen panel, 20” x 16”

Honorable Mention (4)

Carole Gray-Weihman (Petaluma, CA), Afternoon on the Klickitat, oil, 18” x 18”

Aaron Cordell Johnson (Moscow, ID), Miller Island, gouache and pastel, 11½” x 18”

Sergio Lopez (Santa Rosa, CA), Twin Oaks, oil, 8” x 10”

Melanie Thompson (Richland, WA), Columbia River Blues, oil, 8” x 10”

Best Sky
William E. Elston (Snohomish, WA), Grassfire, oil on panel, 16” x 20”

Best Mountain
Yer Za Vue (Portland, OR), Aspen Valley, oil, 16” x 20”

Best Water
Yong Hong Zhong (Lake Oswego, OR), Creek Reflection, watercolor, 8” x 11”

National Scenic Area Award
Aimee Erickson (Portland, OR), Good Morning World!, oil, 16” x 19”

Maryhill Award
Thomas Jefferson Kitts (Portland, OR), Miller Island View, watercolor on paper, 12” x 24”

Museum Purchase Awards
Jeffrey Markowsky (Savannah, GA), Smoke ‘n’ 84, oil on linen panel, 20” x 16”

Melanie Thompson (Richland, WA), Scorched Earth, oil, 6” x 8”

Paula Ensign (Bainbridge Island, WA), Not So Good, Not So Rich, ink and watercolor, 10” x 14”

Yong Hong Zhong (First Place and Best Water)

Anton Pavlenko (Second Place)

Jeff Markowsky (Third Place and Museum Purchase award)

Carol Gray-Wieman, Aaron Johnson and Sergio Lopez (Honorable Mention) 

Thomas Jefferson Kitts (Maryhill Award )

Za Vue (Best Mountain)

Aimee Erickson (National Scenic Area Award)

William Elston (Best Sky) 

Thank you Steve Grafe Museum Curator, Randall Sexton, Juror, all the staff of Maryhill Museum, and all the artists for an outstanding competition and exhibit. (The show is up until August 25).  

Saturday, August 4, 2018

DAY FIVE Randall Sexton Workshop (Figure in the landscape)

Randy Sexton explains his plans for the workshop

Cathleen is paying attention!


Ready for the workshop

Thomas and Jeff

Kathryn and Quin

setting out Randall's suggested palette

Now we start

Massing and blocking in


Massing and blocking in 

painting from the model

everyone is doing great!

Some figure samples

 Time for lunch in the cafe 

Hi Colleen!

Thomas, Joanne and Jeff enjoy a break

Kathryn, Laura, Za and Kristina

Cathleen, Celeste and Quin

Quin is a great model!

Jeff paints the model



Everyone learned a lot

Thanks for the workshop, Maryhill Museum and Randall Sexton