Sunday, September 26, 2010

Quick Draw and Reception Saturday September 25, (Hood River)

All paintings were completed between 9:00am - 2:30pm and then installed for the 6-8pm reception. Thanks to all involved and congratulations to everyone!
"Gallery Manager's Choice" Ribbons went to:
Randall Stauss
Gretha Lindwood
Susan Day

Friday, September 10, 2010

Quick Draw, Saturday September 25, sign up now (you save if you do)

 The Columbia Art Gallery Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2010 Quick Draw is an opportunity for everyone to experience painting "en plein air"! This 5.5 hour painting event is open to anyone. Whether you’ve never painted outdoors before or you are a "veteran" —you are welcome! The day ends with the opportunity to show your work (at offer it for sale) at the Gallery during the special Quick Draw Reception. Registration fee is $10 when you register in advance, $15 at the door. All artists may use any medium, but must paint in the plein air tradition (outdoors, in “real time”).

 Saturday, September 25, 2010
(Check-in: 9:00 am) Event runs from 9-2:30pm.

Columbia Art Gallery, 215 Cascade Street, Hood River, OR 97031 (Paint in Downtown Hood River and the Hood River Marina).

 Interested artists will fill out an application. The deadline is September 25, 2010. Registration is $10 when paid in advance and $15 when paid at the door. Checks should be made out to Columbia Art Gallery (or pay online HERE). For more information, contact Celeste Bergin 503 774 3787.

On Saturday, September 25, between 9 am and 9:30 am, check in at Columbia Art Gallery to have your blank canvases stamped and pick up your title & price labels. You may paint as many canvases as you want, but only two pieces will go into the one-evening reception show. You may paint anywhere in Downtown Hood River and at the Hood River Marina. For those interested in painting the figure a model will be located on the lawn of the library. The Quick draw art must be created during the Quick draw time frame.

Your paintings must be delivered to the gallery at 2:30. Each painting is required to be for sale and to have a title and a price written on the label. Paintings will be on display for sale with 60% proceeds going to the artist. We recommend that artists interested in displaying bring a wired frame that fits your supports, or use gallery wrap canvas.

The Columbia Art Gallery will hold a Reception from 6-8pm on Saturday September 25.

Note: This is Columbia Art Gallery’s first year doing a “quick draw” and it is meant to be a no- stress positive event that will expand every successive year. The first 25 registrants will receive a surprise gift and there will be "incentives" announced at the reception. See you there!

Sponsored by Bella's Beads and Art Supply

Link to Register and pay online

Link to the Registration form (you still have to complete the form even if you pay online)

Link to the Rules

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2010 Public Reception, September 3, 2010

Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2010, First Friday at Columbia Art Gallery

Tatiana & Jef

Jim King

Mike Clark





Joanie Thomson

Young person's plein air art exhibit (click to enlarge)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Collector's Preview Party, September 2, 2010

Plein Air 2010 Awards list
1st Place - Old Mosier Valley Bank - Mike Kowalski
2nd Place - Carmel Study - Barry Kooser
3rd Place - Evening Light in a Pioneer Orchard - Thomas Jefferson Kitts
Best of Marine - Hood River Marina - Brenda Boylan
Best of Historical - West End of Town - Mike Kowalski
Honorable Mention - Big Cloud over Mt. Adams - Eric Voigt
Honorable Mention - Columbia Clouds - Scott Gellatly
Honorable Mention - Orange Moon - Eric Jacobsen
Honorable Mention - Summer Reflections - Mitch Baird

Artist's Choice - Springhouse Cellar Road - Mike Rangner