Thursday, September 25, 2014

A message to Participating Artists

Dear Participating Artists: The 2014 Plein Air Show will be ending Sunday, September 28th. Please mark your calendars to pick up your unsold works on these dates and times: Sunday, Sept 28th, between the hours of 4pm-6pm and Monday, Sept 29th, between the hours of 9am-2pm. Thank you!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Installation and Reception! September 5, 2014

Thanks to all the artists, writers, sponsors, Columbia Arts Center volunteers, Columbia Arts Center staff, our Juror Kathryn Stats, and all the art purchasers and art supporters.  (The Official list of winners is coming.. Meanwhile, you might be able to piece together some of the winners from these photos). Congratulations to all the prize-winners and all participants.

"Working outdoors or from life puts you in direct contact with the life force, not just the light and the landscape, but also the vitality of the world around you". --(George Carlson)

Direct link to photos in slideshow...HERE (with thanks to photographer David Burbach)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Day TWO (Bingen Waterfront Park and Twin Tunnels, Mosier) Sept 3, 2014

The photographer found just a few painters today--! Do you have photos from your location to share in this DAY TWO album? Let us know. For direct link to the photos go HERE. (photos: David Burbach)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Day ONE (Orientation/Dallas Mtn Ranch) Sept 2, 2014

Here is a slideshow from Day One. If you are not able to see the slideshow, go to the direct link HERE (Photos: David Burbach)

IMPORTANT: UPDATED Quick Draw information!

Thursday, September 4

Location has changed! (Location is now downtown Hood River, check with Columbia Art Gallery at 3:45pm for updated instruction)

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have to change the location that was previously determined for the quick draw. No worries, however, just meet at the Columbia Art Gallery at 3:45pm for instruction/new location. See you there! Columbia Art Gallery 215 Cascade Avenue, Hood River

Eligibility – the Pacific Northwest Plein Air Competition and Exhibition 2014 Quick Draw competition is open to the 30 registered pre-screened artists. (Others may paint alongside, but are not eligible to exhibit or compete).

Painting - Be at the location at 3:45 pm. Painting will begin promptly at 4:00 pm and end at 6:00 pm. The entire painting must be begun and completed within that time.
Please do not sell your Quick Draw work prior to the exhibit.

Display  Exhibition - All artists must label their Quick Draw paintings with name, title, media and price. Please bring your framed* Quick Draw painting to the Columbia Art Gallery located at 215 Cascade Avenue, Hood River, OR 
(ALL paintings from the week plus your Quick Draw paintings must be at the Gallery on time. Doors will be locked at 7pm). *All paintings must be framed with d-ring hardware and wire.

Sale - All displayed paintings are eligible for awards & sale. The sales will be handled by Columbia Art Gallery. A 40% commission will be collected on all sold work. 

Judging / Awards- Judging will begin at the Gallery after hours (and will be announced on Friday).  Kathryn Stats, our Juror, will determine winners of all awards, including the Quick Draw.  Awards will be announced at the First Friday reception.