Artist: Mitch Baird
Contact The Columbia Center for the Arts for more information: 541 387 8877 or Show Curator, Cathleen Rehfeld: email@example.com
Location / Times
The Columbia Center for the Arts is located at 215 Cascade Ave in Hood River, OR. Hours daily from 11:00 am – 6:00pm.
The Columbia Center for the Arts is sponsoring the 3rd annual Plein Air fine art show, this September, in the Columbia River Gorge
About the Show
September 7 - 30, 2007
"First Friday" Opening:
Meet the artists and juror for the show, Susan Diehl, September 7, 2007 from 6 to 8pm
Columbia Center for the Arts, Art Gallery
215 Cascade Street, Hood River, OR
Five great locations in The Gorge. Click here to find out where, and directions. The public is invited to come watch the artists paint.
About the Area
The Pacific Northwest is Plein Air Painter Paradise!
The Mt. Hood and Hood River areas are unique and very attractive to a Plein Air painter. In a small area, there is a very diverse range of climate zones to paint. Plus, here in Hood River, we have a small-town atmosphere, alongside the magnificant Columbia River.
From Hood River, you can get to Mt. Hood in 45 mins, to Mt. Adams in an hour, and to the desert and high desert in 20 minutes. The "transitional zone" is 10 minutes away, and the Deschutes River is 45 minutes east. Then there is the Coast, which is only 2.5 hrs west of Hood River.
Collector's Purchase Awards Preview Gala
Sept. 6, 2007 5-8pm at the art gallery.
Children's Plein Air Show Reception
Sept. 7, 2007, 6-8pm, in the classroom.
Plein Air Writers Read their Works
Sept. 8, 2007 4-5:30 pm., in the theater.
Reading of plein air writing from the week.
Plein Air Workshop
2 day Workshop with Eric Jacobsen.
Sept. 8 & 9; $125 for both days.
Call to register 541 387-8877
Gamblin Paints: Technical Demonstration
Monday, Sept. 3, 3 - 5 in the classroom
Free and open to the public, this session will address technical issues relating to oil paints.
Susan Diehl, nationally known Plein Air painter from Arizona, will be judging 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, Honorable Mention and Best of Studio awards. Other artist awards include: People’s Choice, Artists Choice, and a number of Purchase Awards from various sponsors.
This show is made possible by the generous contributions of the Center’s sponsors for the quarter, Jean Harmon and Paul Randall, and the following: