Sunday, May 24, 2009


2009 Pacific Northwest Plein Air Painting Exhibition
Columbia Center for the Arts

Event Dates: 8/27/09 - 9/30/09

REQUIREMENTS for jurying process, entry deadline is June 30, 2009

Submit 6 Images online for the jurying process at
Jury Fee (Pacific Northwest Plein Air Show): $25.00

Unlike previous Pacific Northwest Plein Air application processes, this year’s will be conducted entirely online. All applications must be submitted by midnight (Mountain Time) on June 30, 2009. Columbia Center for the Arts will not accept applications directly. If you are new to CaFÉ, please allow yourself enough time to become familiar with the application system and requirements. Applicants are asked to submit 6 digital images and an artist statement through Please visit the website for complete instructions on how to apply. There is no fee to register and use this website.

Any resident of the United States is eligible to apply. However, submitted artwork must have been painted on location in the Pacific Northwest: British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, or Montana.

The Pacific Northwest is Plein Air Painter Paradise. Each year, artists gather in the Columbia River Gorge to take in the stunning beauty of its black basalt cliffs, ribbon-like waterfalls, and lush fir forests. In November 1986, Congress recognized the unique beauty of the Gorge when it made it the nation's first National Scenic Area. In a very small area, there is a diverse range of climate zones for artists to paint. Nestled along the Columbia River, the town of Hood River sits between the two snow capped volcanoes Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams. Only a 10 minute drive to the East takes you to the Transitional Zone where the Cascade Mountain Range meets the Desert. The High Desert and Deschutes River are 35 minutes further. To the West, visitors can wander the temperate rain forest and discover alpine lakes and streams. Portland is 1 hour West of Hood River and the scenic Oregon Coast is 2.5 hrs West of Hood River.

Fee: $25.00 (Pacific Northwest Plein Air Show)
Event Dates: 8/27/09 - 9/30/09
Entry Deadline: 6/30/09

Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2009 :: Fifth Annual Paint Out and Gallery Exhibition held at the Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, Oregon. Located in the heart of Oregon's National Scenic Area. Show Reception and Awards Friday September 4, 2009 6-8pm, open to the public.

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