Friday, September 4, 2009

Reception, Friday, September 4, 2009 at Columbia Art Gallery

Reception Night!
Gregg Caudell

Kat Sowa and art appreciator
Rowena Sandford
A prize winning painting
The Plein Air Painting & Writing for Children Show & Middle School Photography Show in the studio

Friday, September 4, 2009 Awards Reception

2009 Pacific Northwest Plein Air brought 32 talented artists together for a five-day plein air painting event that culminated in an awards ceremony and reception at Columbia Art Gallery on Friday, September 4th. Judging the competition, nationally recognized and awarding winning artist Ned Mueller made these selections:

Eric Jacobsen 1st Place 
Mike Kowalski 2nd Place 
Eric Bowman 3rd Place 
Mitch Baird Honorable Mention 
Cathleen Rehfeld Honorable Mention 
Celeste Bergin Honorable Mention
Amanda Houston Honorable Mention
Artist's Choice - Eric Jacobsen

And many Purchase Awards selected by collectors!
Thanks to everyone for their participation in making this a successful event!
A very special Thanks to Eric Jacobsen, Rich Krueger, Ned Mueller, Our sponsors and collectors, The Columbia Art Gallery staff and volunteers and Gallery Manager Catherine Kiewit.
The paintings will be on display at Columbia Art Gallery through September 28.