Sunday, September 9, 2012

Congratulations to the Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2012 Award Winners

1st Place Award ● Eric Jacobsen, "Birches"

2nd Place Award ● Cathleen Rehfeld, "Fish With Confidence"

3rd Place Award ● Sergio Lopez, "Sleepy Town"

Green Home Honorable Mentions:

William Hook, "Now Showing Steak Feed"

Scott Gellatly, "Hood River Hillside"

Karen E. Lewis, "Fishing Platform"

Kat Sowa, "Wapato"

Best Farm Scene ● Brenda Boylan, "Dahlia Repose"

Best River Painting ● Diana Moses Botkin, "Morning Sails"

Best Sky Painting ● Amanda Houston, "East Gorge View"

Best Mountain Painting ● Michael Orwick, "Mountain into the Morning"

Best Waterfront Scene ● Yer Za Vue, "Escape"

Best Western Scene ● Aimee Erickson, "Truck and Chickens at Sakura Ridge"

Viento Winery Vintner’s Pick ● Sergio Lopez, "Mt Adams Sunset"

Todd Smith Memorial Artists’ Choice Award ● Eric Jacobsen, "September Moon"

People's Choice ● William Hook

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Awards Reception, September 7, 2012

(First Prize Eric Jacobsen, 2nd Prize Cathleen Rehfeld, 3rd Prize Sergio Lopez) Complete list to come!

Direct link to Web Album: HERE

Next thing on the calendar: Sunday, September 9: Reading, Plein Air literary works, 7pm at the Arts Center

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Juror Randall Sexton Workshop September 6, 2012

(Morning Demonstration Painting, oil on 9x12)

(Afternoon Demonstration Painting, oil on 11x14)

Our Juror, Randall Sexton did two demonstrations (morning and afternoon) and also provided individual at-the-easel instruction for participants in today's one-day Workshop. .......Did you somehow miss this outstanding opportunity? Well, word is that Randall may be able to come back again to offer another workshop next year.... and that is great news for all of us!

(if you have trouble viewing the slideshow, the direct link is HERE).

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Painters brought in their paintings yesterday ...and today the hanging team installed them in the Gallery.

It's no small task to "make sense" of so many paintings, but the team did it. Thanks to Sally, Rachel, Caroline, Celeste, Cathleen, Karen, Bill, Dave, Christine and Terri!

Tomorrow (Thursday) Randall Sexton workshop participants will meet at the Columbia Art Gallery at 8:30 am.

................See you all soon!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Day Five, Submission Art Day, Downtown Hood River, Sept 4, 2012

Our photographer couldn't find the painters in the downtown area today...but he did stop in the Columbia Art Gallery where the walls are being readied for all the fresh new art. Paintings will be installed by the hanging team on Wednesday. Randall Sexton will give a workshop on Thursday (information in sidebar) and the Artist's reception and awards announcement is this Friday. It's been a wonderful week and there's so much more to come! See you all soon. :)

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Dave FIVE is submission day!

Painters! Here is a submission intake form, the form will also be available at the Columbia Art Gallery. Today the painting location is Downtown Hood River and your paintings must be delivered before 5 pm. Please put all relevant information on front and back of your paintings too. (Post it notes on the front, it helps with the intake process).
Pacific NW Plein Air 2012 Art Intake Form

Monday, September 3, 2012

Day FOUR, Waterfront Park, September 3, 2012

If you can't view the slideshow, here is the direct link:

(We apparently missed some of the morning painters! If you have photos to add to this or any other day, you are welcome to share your photos in this or the other Picasa web albums. :)