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In the Gallery: Best of the Gorge 2021

In the Gallery: Best of the Gorge 2021

Best of the Gorge 2021

Exhibition August 6th – September 26th, 2021

Opening Reception Friday August 6th from 6-8 pm

Columbia Center for the Arts is excited to present Best of the Gorge, a juried group show of regional work made by gorge artists. Opening on Friday August 6th, the gallery will be open from 6-8pm.

Best of The Gorge will be juried this year by Julie Beeler and Sorcha Meek.

Julie Beeler is a designer, artist, educator, and native Oregonian. Along with her husband, Brad Johnson, she founded and led Second Story, an interactive design studio for eighteen years in Portland Oregon. Beeler teaches Creative Entrepreneurship in the Applied Craft + Design MFA program at PNCA in Portland, Oregon. Her deep love and curiosity for the natural world led her to launch Bloom & Dye on an 18 acre WSDA certified organic property along the White Salmon River in Trout Lake, Washington. Through Bloom & Dye Julie continues to grow her work.

Sorcha Meek is an award-winning contemporary artist and art educator who has been showing her work regionally, nationally and internationally for over 25 years. Sorcha recently received the ‘Juror’s Choice Award’ (Oregon Art Educator’s juried exhibition) at Maryhill Museum of Art and has been featured in numerous publications such as: 1859 Oregon’s Magazine, The Sacramento Bee, Artisan Northwest Magazine, Oregon Humanities Magazine. Meek has also co-founded the Alpine Art Studio where she taught adult printmaking classes and workshops. She then went on to open Solo Studio and Gallery.

This premier show celebrates and rewards the best artwork produced by mid-Columbia Gorge artists. All mediums are welcome, such a drawing, painting, photography, glass, ceramics, sculpture, fiber art, new media, digital, and mixed media. Monetary prizes will go to the best three artworks as chosen by the Jurors.

Click Here for More Information about Selected Artists

Submissions now closed for this exhibition.

 

 

  • September 12, 2021 - September 18, 2021
    11:00am - 5:00pm
  • September 19, 2021 - September 25, 2021
    11:00am - 5:00pm
  • September 12, 2021 - September 18, 2021
    11:00am - 5:00pm
  • September 19, 2021 - September 25, 2021
    11:00am - 5:00pm

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 541-387-8877

Venue Website:

Address:
215 Cascade Ave, Hood River, Oregon, 97031, United States

Description:

Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) is located in downtown Hood River, Oregon in the heart of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge. This thriving art center increases and enhances the opportunities for artists and residents of the greater Columbia River Gorge community to participate in arts education and the literary, performing, and visual arts.

  • September 12, 2021 - September 18, 2021
    11:00am - 5:00pm
  • September 19, 2021 - September 25, 2021
    11:00am - 5:00pm

Columbia Center for the Arts

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

Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm
Sunday 12pm-4pm
(Closed during installations
each month the Sunday-Tuesday
before First Friday.)

We are committed to proper
COVID precautions. We require
everyone visiting the gallery to
wear a mask and observe
social distancing procedures.
We look forward to seeing you.

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