Sunday, August 5, 2018

Awards Reception 2018 Pacific Northwest Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge

First Place
Yong Hong Zhong (Lake Oswego, OR), A Shady Spot, watercolor, 14½” x 21½”

Second Place
Anton Pavlenko (Happy Valley, OR), Ranch Life, oil, 16” x 20”

Third Place
Jeffrey Markowsky (Savannah, GA), Smoke ‘n’ 84, oil on linen panel, 20” x 16”

Honorable Mention (4)

Carole Gray-Weihman (Petaluma, CA), Afternoon on the Klickitat, oil, 18” x 18”

Aaron Cordell Johnson (Moscow, ID), Miller Island, gouache and pastel, 11½” x 18”

Sergio Lopez (Santa Rosa, CA), Twin Oaks, oil, 8” x 10”

Melanie Thompson (Richland, WA), Columbia River Blues, oil, 8” x 10”

Best Sky
William E. Elston (Snohomish, WA), Grassfire, oil on panel, 16” x 20”

Best Mountain
Yer Za Vue (Portland, OR), Aspen Valley, oil, 16” x 20”

Best Water
Yong Hong Zhong (Lake Oswego, OR), Creek Reflection, watercolor, 8” x 11”

National Scenic Area Award
Aimee Erickson (Portland, OR), Good Morning World!, oil, 16” x 19”

Maryhill Award
Thomas Jefferson Kitts (Portland, OR), Miller Island View, watercolor on paper, 12” x 24”

Museum Purchase Awards
Jeffrey Markowsky (Savannah, GA), Smoke ‘n’ 84, oil on linen panel, 20” x 16”

Melanie Thompson (Richland, WA), Scorched Earth, oil, 6” x 8”

Paula Ensign (Bainbridge Island, WA), Not So Good, Not So Rich, ink and watercolor, 10” x 14”

Yong Hong Zhong (First Place and Best Water)

Anton Pavlenko (Second Place)

Jeff Markowsky (Third Place and Museum Purchase award)

Carol Gray-Wieman, Aaron Johnson and Sergio Lopez (Honorable Mention) 

Thomas Jefferson Kitts (Maryhill Award )

Za Vue (Best Mountain)

Aimee Erickson (National Scenic Area Award)

William Elston (Best Sky) 

Thank you Steve Grafe Museum Curator, Randall Sexton, Juror, all the staff of Maryhill Museum, and all the artists for an outstanding competition and exhibit. (The show is up until August 25).  

Saturday, August 4, 2018

DAY FIVE Randall Sexton Workshop (Figure in the landscape)

Randy Sexton explains his plans for the workshop

Cathleen is paying attention!


Ready for the workshop

Thomas and Jeff

Kathryn and Quin

setting out Randall's suggested palette

Now we start

Massing and blocking in


Massing and blocking in 

painting from the model

everyone is doing great!

Some figure samples

 Time for lunch in the cafe 

Hi Colleen!

Thomas, Joanne and Jeff enjoy a break

Kathryn, Laura, Za and Kristina

Cathleen, Celeste and Quin

Quin is a great model!

Jeff paints the model



Everyone learned a lot

Thanks for the workshop, Maryhill Museum and Randall Sexton