INSPIRED BY NATURE
Drawing on a long tradition of painting in the open air, the Pacific Northwest Plein Air Event attracts some of the finest painters from the Pacific Northwest and from across the country to capture the stunning light and inspiring vistas of the Columbia Gorge. Juror awarded prizes go to the most exceptional works and fresh paintings will be on view and available for purchase at Maryhill August 26-28. Juror for the event in 2016 is Terry Miura. The opening reception is Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The public is invited to view the paintings artists created in plein air, meet the artists and enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres. Artwork will be available for purchase. Awards will be given in a number of categories, including "Best Sky," "Best Mountain," "Best Water," "Historic Columbia River Highway Award," "Maryhill Museum Award," and a purchase award. The plein air exhibition will remain on view with paintings available for purchase at the Maryhill Museum of Art. Exhibition entry is free with museum admission. Pacific Northwest Plein Air is made possible by the generosity of Burley, J. McGregor Colt, Robin and Chip Dickinson, Dog River Coffee, Gamblin Artists Colors, The Griffin House on the Columbia River Gorge, Hood River Inn, Key Development, Muse Art+Design, RayMar Art Panels, Surround Architecture – Mark VanderZanden, and Wy'east Foundation.