Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Artists - Painting Sites and other details

Aug. 26 - Aug. 30 - Paint out dates 
Thursday August 26: Orientation at 8:30am
Maps, donor supplies etc will be handed out at this time for only 30 mins, then off to paint!
The Gorge White House
2265 Highway 35, Hood River, OR
(541) 386-2828
Friday August 27:
Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood, OR
Saturday August 28:
Springhouse Cellar Vineyard in Mosier, OR

SPRINGHOUSE VINEYARD - directions - i will try to put some kind of marker out on the driveway the night before.  8am to 4pm, but i think they are ok if people go from sun-up to sun-down.

5.5 miles out of Mosier on old hwy 30... then left on Canyon Way, then left on gravel (1127 sign) up hill past big barn for a mile... there you are!  Big barn is nat'l forest property, as is much of the driveway...Springhouse owns the little plateau at the end.  NO PARKING IN TALL GRASS!!! - fire hazard.
Sunday August 29:
The Dalles Mountain Ranch at
Columbia Hills State Park, Klickitat County, WA
google driving directions to the Ranch:
Monday August 30 (deadline to turn in paintings):
Downtown Hood River
Hood River, OR
All Artwork to be delivered to the gallery no later than 5pm

Sept. 2 - Collector’s Preview Party 7pm - 9pm
Sept. 3 - Exhibition opens, public reception 6-8pm
Sept. 25 - Quick Draw - Downtown Hood River and Marina 9am - 2:30pm 
Reception 6pmSept. 26 - Exhibition closes

We are pleased to announce that the juror for the 2010 Pacific Northwest Plein Air Exhibition is Ned Mueller. Ned is a respected member of the Plein Air Painters of America, a resident of the Pacific Northwest, and an exceptional judge for Plein Air painting. 
Once the exhibition is hung, Ned will select the top paintings which will receive ribbons, cash awards and/or gifts.

1st Place • 2nd Place • 3rd Place
Artists Choice • People’s Choice
Best of Marine Painting
Best of Historical Painting

Fine art media will be accepted in the following categories:
Oil • Acrylic • Watercolor • Pastel

All artwork must be original in concept and executed by the artist within the last two
years. Compositions taken from published material or involving copyright infringement issues
will not be considered. No student work under supervision is eligible. No work previously
featured in the Columbia Gorge Region will be accepted. Artists may deliver up to 6 pieces,
with the understanding that there may not be room for all entries in the show; at least 4 pieces
will be shown by each accepted artist. 

Artwork, including frames, shall not exceed 50 inches in either direction. Minimum image size 2” x 3”.

Artwork must be professionally framed,* wired and ready for hanging. Required details include: Wire in good condition, flat D-rings used on frames, cleaned up canvas edges without visible staples. No work will be accepted with screw-in eye hooks (unless the eye hooks are not protruding beyond the back of the frame) or metal tooth hangers. If you don’t know what these are - please ask and we will be happy to explain. 
*Contemporary painters sometimes present their work unframed. This will be acceptable as long as the canvas or wood edge is at least 1.5” thick, and the edges are finished in a professional manner with cleaned up canvas edges and without visible staples. All other hanging requirements will be the same.

Work must be FOR SALE and priced with intent to sell. 
• 60% to the artist
• 40% commission supports Columbia Art Gallery, a non profit community art gallery

If you live outside the local area and wish to ship a piece to or from the show, all packaging, shipping, insurance and related costs are the responsibility of the artist. Artist is to provide all packing material (box, foam, label) for artwork that will be mailed back to artist after the show. Artist will also make arrangements in advance to cover shipping costs.

All hand-delivered artwork must be delivered to Columbia Art Gallery prior to or on Monday, August 30 between noon and 5:00 pm. You may also ship artwork in advance to arrive prior to or on Monday, August 30, 2010 to Columbia Art Gallery, 215 Cascade Street, Hood River, OR 97031.

All artists will fill out an Artwork Submission form for artwork entries that includes: Artist Name, Title of Work, Size and Price. This list is your receipt for entries, and must be presented when picking up any and all work.

Please pick up all unaccepted entries.

Accepted entries, regardless of whether they are sold, may not be removed until close of show. 

All unsold works must be removed promptly at the end of the show to make room for the next show. Art not picked up within 60 days after the close of the show will become property of the Columbia Art Gallery. Below is a list of our preferred pickup options that will coordinate with the gallery’s business hours:

~ Pick up Option #1: Sunday, Sept 26 from 5pm – 6pm 
~ Pick up Option #2: Monday, Sept 27 from 10am – 6pm
~ Pick up Option #3: Tuesday, Sept 28 from 11am – 6pm

Columbia Center for the Arts is an independent 501(c)(3) organization in downtown Hood River, Oregon. Within the Art Center is the Columbia Art Gallery, a 141-seat black-box Theater, and an Education & Studio facility; these three components serve virtually every segment of the Gorge community. For more details about any of our programs, please visit our website.

We have tried to ensure that the application information and instructions are clear and complete. For questions about eligibility and other requirements, contact Columbia Art Gallery at gallery@columbiaarts.org or 541-387-8877 x 115. 

All questions should be made attention to Celeste Bergin, Exhibition Curator.

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