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Roots – Best of the Gorge

Juried Exhibition

July 3 – July 27, 2020

Opening Reception:
July 3, 2020

6:00 – 8:00pm

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

About the Juror
Kristin O’Neill was a set designer in LA for many years before moving to The Gorge. her work required creating visual vignettes for film and TV. Some of her credits include the movie Stewart Little, and the television production of the MTV Awards. She currently uses her creative talents as the creative director of, as well as the co-owner of the performance-based event site The Ruins at the old cannery.

The show is open to all mid-Columbia residents who live at least three months annually in one of the following Columbia Gorge counties: Klickitat, Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, & Skamania counties.

How to Apply
Submissions are accepted from January 1, 2020 until May 20, 2020.

Apply online by clicking below (the show is titled Best of the Gorge 2020 on the site). The Fee is $35 for up to three images.


All of the 2020 Gallery Exhibits are generously sponsored by Cathedral Ridge Winery.


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 )
Monday-Sunday, 11am-5pm

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



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