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Best of the Gorge 2015

The Columbia Center for the Arts hosts this two-month art show celebrating the best artwork produced by mid-Columbia River Gorge residents. The 2015 Best of the Gorge exhibition is an annual event that brings visitors from around the world to experience some of the finest art in the region. The show runs June 5 through August 2 at the Columbia Center for that Arts, 215 Cascade Street, Hood River, OR.

Best of the Gorge to showcase the quality and diversity of artists who live and work in the Columbia Gorge. We hope to make it a tradition,” commented Christine Knowles, co-curator with artist Bill Sturman. “CCA’s Best of the Gorge show is the premiere show featuring the fine art work created by residents of our mid- Columbia area—paintings, drawings, ceramics, glass, sculpture, fiber, photography, mixed media, and more,” added Sturman.

Jennifer Zika, Curator of the Portland Art Museum Sales and Rental Gallery was the juror for the 2015 show for this premier exhibition.

This show is generously underwritten by Celilo Restaurant & Bar, Copper West Properties, and the Gorge Magazine.

Winners

The Best of the Gorge Prize Winners were selected on First Friday, June 5, by our juror Jennifer Zika, Gallery Manager of Portland Art Museum’s Rental Sales Gallery.

1st Place: Christin Dunbar for her wood and string piece entitled “Ringside”
1st Place: Christin Dunbar for her wood and string piece entitled “Ringside”
2nd Place & People's Choice: Karen Watson for her pastel painting “Illumination”
2nd Place & People’s Choice: Karen Watson for her pastel painting “Illumination”
3rd Place: Rose Szapszewicz for her watercolor pencil painting “Rhythm I (winter)”
3rd Place: Rose Szapszewicz for her watercolor pencil painting “Rhythm I (winter)”
Cleo Sterling of her oil painting ”Birthday Girl”
Honorable Mention: Cleo Sterling of her oil painting ”Birthday Girl”
Les Lively for his exotic wood table “Zenith Table”
Honorable Mention: Les Lively for his exotic wood table “Zenith Table”
Bonnie White for her scenic watercolor “Centerville Highway”
Honorable Mention: Bonnie White for her scenic watercolor “Centerville Highway”

 

Columbia Center for the Arts

215 Cascade Avenue
PO Box 1543
Hood River, OR 97031
(541) 387-8877
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Center Hours

(Labor Day - Memorial Day)
Tuesday-Saturday , 11am-5pm
(Memorial Day - Labor Day )
Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm

Closed Holidays:
Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day

 

 

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