Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Thank you...all of you!

The gallery is quiet today....(but don't worry, it won't look this way for long, a brand new show hangs tomorrow). Thank you, all of you. Our walls were graced with the most beautiful show (ever)! We're already thinking about next year. Do you have ideas and suggestions for us? We're just an email away. (gallery@columbiaarts.org). Have a wonderful "rest of the summer" and see you next year!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2015 Award Winners

Cathleen Rehfeld: First Place

Yer Za Vue: Second Place

Anton Pavlenko: Third Place

Best Sky: Carol Gray-Wiehman

Best Water: Scott Gellatly

Best Mountain: Melanie Thompson

Winner Quick Draw: Mike Rangner

Honorable Mention: Thomas Kitts

Honorable Mention: Sergio Lopez

Honorable Mention: Bill Stanton

Honorable Mention: Bonnie Griffith

Honorable Mention: Randall Tillery

Honorable Mention: Yong Hong Zhong

Friday, August 7, 2015

Awards Reception, Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2015, August 7, 2015

1st Place: Cathleen Rehfeld
2nd Place: Yer Za Vue
3rd Place: Anton Pavlenko
Best Sky: Carol Gray Weihman
Best Water: Scott Gellatly
Best Mountain: Melanie Thompson
HM Thomas Kitts
HM Bonnie Griffith
HM Yong Hong Zhong
HM Sergio Lopez
HM Randall Tillery
HM Bill Stanton
People's Choice: Jan Poynter*

Quick Draw Mike Rangner

*Photo to come

Congratulations, All! 
Direct link to slideshow photos HERE

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2015, Installation day and 'Quick Draw'

Laurel Bushman paints in the Quick Draw, downtown Hood River

What a great day! See you at the reception, Friday, August7, 4-6pm and 6-8pm #PleinAirHoodRiver
Direct Link to photos HERE

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2015, DAY THREE

Mike Rangner at his mobile frame shop
Here are a few photos from Day Three..couldn't find many people today!
Direct link to photos HERE. See you tomorrow at Columbia Art Gallery 4pm for the "Quick Draw".

Turn in your paintings today at 3pm!

Today, August 5, is the day to turn in your paintings framed and finished by 3pm to Columbia Art Gallery, 215 Cascade Avenue. Remember to bring your completed inventory and have each of your paintings identified. We are so excited to see what you've painted! 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2015, DAY TWO

Melanie Thompson paints at Sakura Ridge

Here are photos from Day two at Sakura Ridge. For direct link to photos, go HERE  #PleinAirHoodRiver

Monday, August 3, 2015

Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2015 DAY ONE

Don Bishop at Mt. Hood Winery
Here is a slideshow from Day One (most of the photos by David Burbach, Thank you, Dave!) Direct link to pictures HERE  #PleinAirHoodRiver

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Orientation 8am Monday Morning, Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR

Plein Air Orientation 8am Monday Morning

Columbia Center for the Arts
215 Cascade Avenue
Hood River, OR

We will have Dog River Coffee (yay!) at the orientation, see you there...

Thursday, July 23, 2015

List of participating Plein Air Writers for 2015

Katherina Blackmar, OR
Alison Fitts, OR
Kristyn Fix, OR
Rishell Graves, WA
Julie Hatfield, OR, www.onlineprose.com 
Linda Jo Hunter, WA, Lonesome for Bears, A Woman’s Journey in the Tracks of the Wilderness (Lyons Press 2008)
Janice Hussein, WA, www.documentdriven.com
Jill Kelly, OR, When Your Mother Doesn’t (Skyhorse/Perseus 2015), www.jillkellyauthor.com
Bruce Ludwig, OR
Mari Matthias, WA, marimatthias@blogspot.com
John Metta, OR, johnmetta.com
Audrey Mlakar, OR
Connie Nice, WA, Image of America: Hood River (Arcadia Publishing), www.connienice.com
Penelope Scambly Schott, OR, Lovesong for Dufur and How I Became a Historian
Leah Stenson, OR, The Turquoise Bee and Other Love Poems, www.leahstenson.com
Sarah Sullivan, WA
Peggy Thompson Hudon, OR
Nancy Woods, OR, nancy-woods.com

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Painting Locations and Deadlines, Good Things to Know!


August 3 Monday :
8:00AM - Orientation at The Columbia Center for the Arts
215 Cascade Ave
Hood River, OR 97031

Monday Aug 3 - Painting location:
Mt Hood Winery
2882 Van Horn Dr, Hood River, OR 97031
click for directions - http://mthoodwinery.com/contact-mt-hood-winery/

6:30PM - Informal Get Together Dinner at Big Horse Brew Pub, located in downtown Hood River
click for directions - http://www.bighorsebrewpub.com/

Tuesday Aug 4 - Painting location: 
Sakura Ridge
5601 York Hill Dr.
Hood River, OR 97031
click for directions - http://sakuraridge.com/mapprint.html

Wednesday Aug 5 - Painting location:
Cascade Locks Easy CLIMB Trail/Blackberry Beach or Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail in Hood River.
click for directions - http://www.oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=113
click for directions - http://www.trailwiki.org/wiki/Cascade_Locks_International_Mountain_Bike_(CLIMB)_Trail

Wednesday Aug 5 - 3pm is the Deadline for all of your work.
Turn in all work (up to 4 paintings) to CCA Gallery by 3pm.
Artists may deliver up to 4 pieces, see prospectus for new details about submitting.

Thursday Aug 6 Quick Draw Entry Painting location is Downtown Hood River
If you choose to participate in the Quick Draw, you could have a total of 5 pieces of work submitted for the show.

August 7 First Friday: Plein Air Preview Party at the Columbia Art Gallery, 4 – 6pm, Invite your collectors for first access!

Opening Reception, 6 – 8pm

1st Place $1000 -
2nd Place Gamblin Award $750 - in Gamblin products
3rd Place Strada Easel Award - a Strada Easel
4 Honorable Mentions, and
Best Sky, Best Mountain, Best Water

Downtown Quick Draw Prize $500

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Link to the Prospectus for 2015

This has all of the information about schedule, prizes, prize categories, maximum sizes, rules, etc etc...

If you have any unanswered questions, the contact email is at the bottom of the prospectus.


Friday, April 17, 2015

11th Annual Pacific Northwest Plein Air Event Celebrating the Pacific Northwest Landscape August 7-30, 2015

Selected artists for this year are:
Elena Balekha
Celeste Bergin
Don Bishop
Laurel Bushman
Thomas Clark
Jeanne Chamberlain
Bets Cole
Laura Gable
Scott Gellatly
Simran Gleason
Carole Gray-Weihman
Bonnie Griffith
Ben Hamburger
Jack Hannula
Rachel Harvey
Tayla M Johnson
Thomas Kitts
Ria Krishnan
Jackson Lain
Anna Lancaster
Michael Lewis
Sergio Lopez
David McBride
Anton Pavlenko
Jan Poynter
Joanne Radmilovich-Kollman
Mike Rangner
Cathleen Rehfeld
Gregg Russell
Kristina Sellers
Silvio Silvestri
Kat Sowa
Bill Stanton
Melanie Thompson
Randall Tillery
Eric Voigt
Yer Za Vue
Yong Hong Zhong

Further information:

Saturday, April 4, 2015

You applied!

The submissions are in! Notification will be sent April 15, 2015. (The field is restricted to a certain number, so not everyone will be accepted. Remember, however, all applicants are invited to paint at the paint-out locations on the paint out dates)! See you there.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2015

Here we go! Another year!

Click here to Apply! on Call for Entry.org

Event Dates: 8/3/15 - 8/31/15

Entry Deadline: 3/31/15

Days remaining to deadline: 33

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Accepting Applications Soon! 2015 Plein Air Event at Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River, OR

Hi Everyone!

We are still working on the new prospectus for the 2015 Event, it is almost finalized, so please look for it in your email very soon....

You will be able to apply soon, so get your digital images ready!

Accepted Media:
Oil • Acrylic • Watercolor • Pastel

Five digital images will be required to apply.

The email that was sent out today was the list of artists that I updated on the blog as a record for the 2014 Event.

Thank you, Cathleen Rehfeld