Monday, December 28, 2009

Reminder: Jef Gunn's Workshops

This is more than just a plein air class; we will take a seasonal look at the world around us. The Winter season offers subtlety and elegance in its withdrawn color radiance. Capturing this quietude requires patient color mixing and studied composition. Join this ongoing study of light and play in a convivial exploration of the power of place out on location and the richness of analysis and refinement in the studio at The Tiger Cave Studio. As always, we will cover issues of composition, paint handling, and color palette for the season both precise and expressive.

We will spend about five of our ten classes out in the wilds of northwest Oregon or southwest Washington, engaged in painting from observation. And another five sessions in the Studio.

Saturday afternoons 12:30-4:30pm Winter section begins January 23

10 Sessions $345
5 sessions $175
Drop- In $40 per class

This is a class for painters who are ready to center in on their work and push forward. It’s not a class on style or vision; it’s a class about discovery and the exploration of your leading edge. This winter season we will focus on the many approaches to working with Nature, the Wild, or Landscape. Whether you work by eidetic imagery or from observation of light and land, from concepts or through pattern and abstraction, together we will examine what intrigues each of us in painting and in turn how to make your work clearer and stronger. Through group and individual critiques, lectures and open discussion, we will cover formal and philosophical issues in painting.

Beginning Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Meeting every other Tuesday evening for 10 meetings (ending in late May)
6:30 - 9:30

e-mail: info(at)
tel: 503-201-2556

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What people are saying (workshop testimonials):

In a two day workshop Jef got me to make some major changes in my thinking and painting. I had struggled with some things for years and in no time those negatives completely fell away! Jef's workshop changed my life--and that is no exaggeration.
--Mark Larsen

There is no other teacher like Jef Gunn. Jef is serious, but not intimidating. Once you begin working with him, you will understand why he is one of the most sought after and respected teachers in Oregon and Washington.
--June O. Underwood

Art talk with a inspirational leader like Jef is an Artist's Dream and being in a organized class like this one is setting up conditions so art can truly happen.
--Sandra Longmore

Jef's enthusiasm is contagious and I came away from the workshop inspired. Jef taught about things that no other teacher had mentioned....important things! It's obvious why he has so many devotees and also why his work is in so many TOP Northwest Galleries..he's a great painter and a great teacher.. one who delves far beyond the "surface".
It's a rare opportunity to be able to work side by side with an artist of his caliber.

--Celeste Bergin

Monday, December 14, 2009

Oil Painters of America, Call for Artists, Annual Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils

"OPA’s 19th Annual Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils" -- Oil Painters of America announces a call for its annual national exhibition, April 30 - May 30, 2010 at The Legacy Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona. Thirty Awards in excess of $50,000, including a $22,000 Best in Show. Juror: Nancy S. Crookston, OPAM. Artists must reside in the U.S., Canada or Mexico and be a current member of OPA at an annual fee of $60. $30 for first entry, $15 for second. Deadline: January 8 for slides; January 25 for online submissions. Download prospectus (PDF format) or send a SASE to: Oil Painters of America, P.O. Box 2488, Crystal Lake, IL 60039-2488. Questions? Please contact Rosemary at or call 815.356.5987.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Robert Gamblin (yes, THAT Robert Gamblin!) cordially invites YOU:

Winter Open House

Saturday, December 12th from 2-7pm
407-423 SE Ivon will all have their doors open to the public
Portland, OR 97202

Come drink cider with us, take a walk through the studios and pick out some gifts for family and friends.
There will be books, prints, paintings, photography, jewelry and more on display and for purchase
but mostly we want to hang out. Come take a peak!

We are all located at the start of the Springwater Corridor in SE Portland in a big red building.

Hope you can make it,
Robert Gamblin and Catherine Kumlin

Gamblin Artists Colors Co. P.O. Box 15009 Portland, Oregon 97293 USA
503.235.1945 |

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Upcoming classes with Jef Gunn

A message from Jef Gunn:
Here are two flyers for classes starting in January. (Scroll down and click to enlarge). At first glance they may look the same, but they are different in focus.
All the information is up on my website at
You'll find there are many other classes spread over the coming year, events like a show in February and a year end party at the Tiger's Cave Studio.
Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions: info(at)

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Orwick at Stormy Weather Arts Festival, Cannon Beach

Michael Orwick - DragonFire Gallery
Beverly Kindley
Friday, November 6, 2009
Tolovana Inn
3400 South Hemlock St
Artists create masterpieces from raw material in only
one hour. Once completed, each piece is auctioned;
including this years 22nd Annual Stormy Weather
Arts Festival Original by Walter Share. A light

22nd Annual
Stormy Weather
Arts Festival

November 6-8, 2009

DragonFire Gallery
11am-3pm, Artists demos with Michael Orwick & Miska.
4-7pm, Reception with Michael Orwick, Miska, Kathy
Steele & other artists. Catering by Inspired! Café.
Special exhibit about the Mari Rockett Memorial Sculptor.

Sunday November 8, 2009
DragonFire Gallery
11am– 1pm: Brunch Reception with Michael
Orwick, Miska & Kathy Steele. Music by Lee
Clingman, Solo Bluesy Folk Music with catering
by Inspired! Café.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Eugene Plein Air Painter Brooks Hickerson loves rain

Chris Pietsch has put together an inspirational video about rain in Oregon. How do painters in Eugene handle a little moisture?
Find out here.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Two Artist Opportunities: Mayor's Invitational (Juried) & Winter Solstice exhibit (Non-juried) for new Keizer Civic Center, Keizer, OR

Mayor’s Invitational (Juried)

(Mayor’s Invitational Prospectus)

The new Civic Center for the City of Keizer offers an exciting opportunity for Northwest artists to showcase approximately 20 pieces of wall art. The pieces to be hung will be selected by jury and will hang from January 29 through December, 2010. The call for art is open to all Northwest artists and all mediums are welcome. All framing and matting must be professional in appearance. For safety purposes Plexiglas must be used, rather than glass. Art hung in this facility will be exposed to natural light and UV protective, non-glare Plexiglas can be used at the artist’s discretion. Unframed art must have edges that are professional in appearance and staples cannot be visible. Freestanding work is not being accepted at this time. Hanging wire is required on all pieces.

Dimension Range:

Width: 18” to 116”

Height: 36” to 48”

Note: It is anticipated that several of the spaces will accept more than one piece of art, a diptych or triptych.


First Place – The City of Keizer will be purchasing one or more pieces which will become part of Keizer’s permanent art collection

Second Place – $400 cash award

Third Place – $250 cash award

Honorable Mention(2)- $100 cash award each

Entry Date and Fees: The jury will make their decision based on the actual piece(s) of art. E-mail entries or CDs containing photographs of the art are not acceptable. The jury will consider only those pieces of art that are physically present. Each entered piece must contain a card with the following information affixed to the back of the piece:

Artist name, telephone number, e-mail address, title of piece, medium, and price (pieces must be offered for purchase).

The entry fee is $25 per piece entered.

Diptychs are $35

Triptychs are $45.

Pieces accepted for display in the Civic Center will be offered for sale to the public and when sold, the artist will receive 70% and Keizer Art Association will retain 30%.

Delivery of art: Friday, January 8, 2010 between 2PM and 7PM at Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Rd. NE, Keizer, OR.

Art being submitted by mail should be sent to: Keizer Art Association, 980 Chemawa Rd. NE, Keizer, OR 97303 and must include instructions and pre-paid postage for the return of the art. Art that is mailed must be received at the Keizer Art Association by January 8.

Jury Date: Saturday, January 9, 2010. All artists will be notified of jury results by e-mail the evening of January 9, 2010 (do not call). Art not accepted will need to be picked up at the Keizer Civic Center on Sunday, January 10 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. If the art was received by mail, it will be returned accordingly.

Note: the Civic Center does not have storage facilities and the artist must make arrangements to have their art picked up during the hours indicated. Art not picked up will not be insured and liability for it will not be accepted by the City of Keizer, the Keizer Civic Center or Keizer Art Association.

Reception: The unveiling and opening reception for artists, city dignitaries and public friends of the arts is Friday, January 29, 7 p.m. It will be held at the Keizer Civic Center. The reception will include an auction. For further information, see the Keizer Art Association website).

Public Viewing: Saturday and Sunday, January 30 and 31, all art selected by the jury for the Mayor’s Invitational will be on public display. (The art will remain on display throughout the year.) Other activities are planned for both days including the unveiling of the Thomas Dove Keizur Statue at the City of Keizer’s new Civic Center. These activities will be well advertised and attendance is expected to run high throughout both days.

Winter Solstice Art Sale (Non-juried)

(The Winter Solstice Art Sale Prospectus)

You are invited to participate in the Keizer, Oregon two-day art sale event at the City of Keizer’s new Civic Center*. Each artist is invited to bring up to three pieces of art which will be displayed and offered for purchase on Friday, January 29, and Saturday, January 30. The Winter Art Solstice is a weekend-long event, with Friday night and Saturday being the largest event-filled days. Friday night is the Mayor’s Invitational which includes a reception and auction. This event will be attended by local dignitaries, businesses and friends of the arts community.

Saturday’s events are extensive and should be well attended throughout the day. It is expected that the entire Winter Art Solstice will be well-advertised throughout the Marion-Polk county area. The public art for the Civic Center is to be unveiled for the public to see for the first time, as will the bigger than life sculpture of Thomas Dove Keizur. (The statue is permanent to the site and is not offered for sale. The public art that has been accepted by jury through the Mayor’s Invitational 2010 Call for Art is tobe offered for purchase by auction.)

All work offered for sale must be original to the artist and not a reproduction or Giclèe print. All mediums are welcome. Wall art must be framed with a sturdy wire on the back to facilitate display. Unframed, wrap-around canvas is acceptable only if staples are not visible. All 2-D work must not exceed 48” X 48”and 3-D work must be freestanding and 50 lbs or less. (Exceptions to these requirements are only allowed if pre-approved and as space permits.)

Each artist can submit up to three entries. All art must be offered for sale. A 3 X 5” card must accompany each piece and must provide the title of the piece, the medium, price and name of artist. The card should be professional in appearance. Keizer Art Association reserves the right to refuse art deemed inappropriate for public display and to cease accepting art if space limitations become a factor. Entry fees are as follows and must be paid at time art is brought to the Civic Center:

KAA Members:

  • $10 for first piece;
  • $15 for two pieces and diptychs;
  • $20 for three pieces and triptychs.

Non-Members: entry fees are the same as for KAA Members but a one-time(not per piece) non-member fee of $5 is also required.

(For complete information go to Keizer Arts website).

Photos of interior new public building; Keizer Civic Center:

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Congratulations to Mitch Baird!

"Morning Ensigns, Italy"
Mitch Baird

It has just been announced that Mitch Baird's "Morning Ensigns, Italy" has won the Best of Show at the prestigious American Impressionist Society Annual Show in Denver, Colorado. Internationally acclaimed artist Quang Ho was the juror for the show. In addition to the Best of Show award, Mitch also received the Southwest Art Magazine award and the painting also sold on opening night. Congratulations Mitch, you deserve it!

Reprinted with permission by Art on the Boulevard.

Thank you to Vancouver, WA galleries, Art on the Boulevard and Aurora Gallery for their continued commitment to regional and representational artists. We appreciate YOU!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Cast Shadows; Pacific Northwest Plein Air Landscape opening at Aurora Gallery in Vancouver, WA, November 6

(Painting by Brenda Boylan)

EXHIBIT TITLE: Cast Shadows; Pacific Northwest Plein Air Landscape
Cast Shadows: Pacific Northwest Plein Air Landscape, is a juried invitational art exhibit reflecting a broad range of representational painting styles and approaches that capture the beauty and diversity of the Pacific Northwest.
Members of PPASP (Portland Plein Air & Studio Painters): Kathy D. Allegri, Celeste Bergin, Brenda Boylan, Michael Fisher, Pam Flanders, Carrie Holst, Amanda Houston, Joe Howard, Kimberly Kent, Mark Larsen, Karen E. Lewis, Gretha Lindwood, Carolyn Rondthaler, Barbara Szkutnik, Maeona Urban, Katherine van Schoonhoven
And Kitty Wallis.
Elizabeth Steinbaugh
ARTIST RECEPTION: First Friday, November 6, 5-8pm
Aurora Gallery, 1004 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660-3151
(360) 696-0449

You are cordially invited! (Click to Enlarge):

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

In honor of All Hallow's Eve two paint out opportunities at Lone Fir Park/Cemetery 10/13 & 10/15

Join PPASP on Tuesday and/or Thursday at Lone Fir Cemetery.
This park fills several city blocks and is known for its interesting gravestones and lovely old trees. We plan to start near the entrance at SE 26th and Stark at 11:00. MAP

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Opening Reception, Eight+! at Bishop Creek

Kitty Wallis, Celeste Bergin, Katherine van Schoonhoven, Carolyn Rondthaler, Michael Fisher, Carrie Holst, Eileen Nelson, Mary Luzinski, Kimberly Kent, and Marge Rood are members of the Portland Plein Air & Studio Painters. The group of Eight+ regularly show their work together providing a variety of light filled subject matter that was created “directly” (painted without the use of photographs and mostly from in-real-time observation of the subject).
Exhibit dates: September 30- October 30, 2009
Reception: First Friday, October 2, 2009 5pm-9pm
Bishop Creek Cellars Tasting Room, 614 E First Street, 
Newberg, OR 97132
, Phone: 503-487-6934
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Monday, September 21, 2009

Eugene: A message from Brooks Hickerson

The "Save the Schoolhouse" Crestwell group is working to save their old school house at 2nd and D street, built in 1874. They have invited us to paintout at the schoolhouse October 7, 2009. They have also arranged a show for our paintings at the Crestwell Library. Paul Viel worked all this out for us. Thank you Paul. This is a great opportunity to paint in Crestwell and have a plein air show in Crestwell. I have put "Crestwell School house"on our October Calender (Wed. October 7th) , and I will be sending directions and additional information with the October paintout schedule. Here is the "Save the Schoolhouse" website:

Today, Sept. 21st, the art supplies go on sale at the Duck Store on 13th. Most of their art supplies will be 20% off for the next month.

Saturday, Sept. 26th, is the date to bring your paintings to Emeral Art Center, 500 Main St. between 11am and 4pm, to enter the Springfield Mayors Art Show. The prospectus is on the EAC website:
The Springfield Show is a fun event. More like the Refuse in Eugene than the Eugene Mayor art show. All paintings that meet the prospectus criteria are hung. Your painting does not have to be jurored into the show. So bring a painting to the EAC this Saturday.

Friday, October 2nd, pick up our paintings at the Island Park Gallery in the Willamalane Center at C st. and Mill St. This is a very good show. I recommend it to anyone has not seen it yet. I have been several times. The Willamalane Staff, specifically Emily Heilbrun, did a great job of hanging this show and making cards for us titled "In the Open Air"...good name for a plein air show. Thanks Emily.

Chamber Music Amici the first resident company of the Richard E. Wildish Community Theatre in cooperation with Emerald Art Center is sponsoring an art contest to select art to be used on posters. They will select 5 paintings, drawings or designs ‘that capture the beauty and excitement of chamber music' to be used for publicity purposes for the 2010-2011 season. There is a stipend of $100 to be paid the artist for the use of the image on the posters.

Chamber Music Amici Art for the Poster Contest is now online at Emerald Art Center website at:

"Artists planning to enter the Chamber Music Amici Art Contest can attend a Chamber Music Amici rehearsal at the Wildish Theater. Email for permission to attend free the dress rehearsal Sunday, October 11 at 10:00 AM.

See you outside painting,

Plein Air Painters of Eugene-Springfield

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Join up with the Hood River Painters at Pheasant Valley Winery Tuesday, 9/22/09

Here is a message from Bonnie White together with photos from last week's Mosier paint-out:

This Tuesday (9/22/09) we are going to paint at Pheasant Valley Winery. If you've always wanted to paint the grapes just before they were picked, this is the opportunity. There is a My. Hood view from the top of the winery and lots of grapes on the vine. If you want to enter the vineyard, your shoes must be wiped with bleach to prevent you from carrying a disease or insect into the vineyard. Scott Hagee will meet us at 9:00 a.m. to give us the rundown. If you want to paint without actually entering the vineyard, you can do that without the bleach.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sunday, September 13, 2009

A message from Columbia Arts Gallery in Hood River

Dear Artist

We are reorganizing the Life Drawing (nude model) and Portrait Drawing (clothed model) sessions at Columbia Center for the Arts. Three-hour long Life Drawing or Portrait model sessions will be held for a cost of $10 to each participant. These are drawing, painting and sculpting opportunities for any artist who wishes to work from a live model in a comfortable atmosphere. Visiting artists are most welcome. Participants bring their own drawing supplies, vision and inspiration. This is an open studio setting without pressure or instruction.

The first Life Drawing model will be from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. this coming Saturday September 19th in the studio room located at the East end of the Columbia Art Gallery. (click on link below for Google Map to Columbia Center for the Arts). The usual format is 20 minutes of one and two minute poses, five 5 minute poses, two 10 minute poses, with short breaks, and a long break at 12:30. After break longer poses of 20 minutes or longer in 20 minute increments with short breaks for the model. If it is possible to let me know by Monday if are planning to come to this session. If this is not a good time for you and you would attend at a different time (if available ) please let me know.

We are committed to providing drawing opportunities useful to artists. Constructive feedback is welcome and appreciated.

If you do not want to receive information about drawing sessions, you may opt out by typing “unsubscribe” in the subject line and reply to this message.

Best wishes,

Laurie Balmuth

LIfe Drawing Coordinator
Columbia Center for the Arts
215 Cascade Avenue
Hood River, OR 97031

Google map directions to Columbia Arts:,-95.677068&sspn=55.806079,65.566406&ie=UTF8&z=16&iwloc=A

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Open Studio, Gig Harbor, WA, Sept 19-20

Details here

Eight+!, Artist's Choice at Bishop Creek Cellars, Newberg, OR, beginning Sept 30, 2009

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Michael Fisher, Kitty Wallis, Celeste Bergin, Carolyn Rondthaler, Marge Rood, Kimberly Kent, Katherine van Schoonhoven, Mary Luzinski, Eileen Nelson and Carrie Holst are long time members of the Portland Plein Air & Studio Painters. Eight+ regularly show their work as a group, providing a wide variety of light filled paintings all created “directly” employing first hand observation.
Eight+!, Artist’s Choice
Reception: First Friday, October 2, 2009 5pm-9pm

Location: Bishop Creek Cellars Tasting Room, 614 E First Street, 
Newberg, OR 97132,
Phone: 503-487-6934
Exhibit dates: September 30- October 30, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

Information on Classes & Workshop with Jef Gunn

Weekly Landscape Painting  Class with Jef Gunn                          

Fridays                       12:30 – 4:30 pm                  Begins September 11

Saturdays                  12:30 - 4:30 pm                  Begins September 12

 (Dates have changed due to weather)

10 Sessions   $345

5 Sessions $175

Drop in $40 per session (I can offer Drop-ins if I have 6 or more full subscribers)

Plein Air Workshop with Jef Gunn

Central Oregon/High Desert – Bend, Oregon                                   

Thursday – Sunday                   September 24 – 27                  (arrive Wednesday afternoon for dinner)

Four Days of painting and fun critiques                   $680

Bunk house accommodations and meals included.               

For more information Jef Gunn Website

Celebration Oregon: Plein Air Exhibition in Bend

Annual Show ...2009                     

'Celebration Oregon!' Plein Air Exhibition honor of Oregon’s 150th birthday!
Paintings must be executed on location in Oregon
Cindy Briggs, juror
October 1-31, 2009
opening reception, Friday, October 2, 5-9pm
High Desert Gallery
10 NW Minnesota Avenue, Bend, Oregon

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

10/10 & 10/11 Oregon Plein Air Workshop with Mitch Baird

Join award winning artist Mitch Baird for a local plein air painting experience capturing the beautiful Oregon landscape. The workshops will cover the fundamental principles of painting and composition as well as learning to ‘see’ as an artist. Drawing, value, color, and edges will be stressed as well as building a strong design from the elements of nature. On location demonstrations will implement these technical concepts each morning followed by one on one instruction in the afternoons. The workshop will be a 2-day intensive for all skill levels and limited to 12 students to ensure individual attention. The location setting and date of the workshop will be:
October 10th & 11th
through the
Umpqua Valley Arts Center in
Roseburg, Oregon
9 am – 4:30 pm

For registration and details please call
the UVAA Office at 541-672-2532
or visit the web link
and scroll down to the posting.

A materials list will be provided with registration as well as exact meeting locations with directions. Lodging will be the responsibility of the student if needed.

For details visit For registration please call 971-227-6142 or email mitch(at)

Weekly Landscape Painting Classes with Jef Gunn beginning 9/4/09

Jef Gunn calendar
email for registration and/or further information zopa(at)

Eric Jacobsen: "The Lure of the Landscape" at Art on the Boulevard

You are cordially invited to the Artist's Reception for Eric Jacobsen, Friday, Sept 4, 2009 5-9pm at Art on the Boulevard, Vancouver, WA

9/14 & 9/15 Plein Air with Gabriel Lipper

Workshop Dates: September 14th & 15th 2009
Monday & Tuesday – 9:00am to 4:30pm
Fee: $290 (includes lunches)
Call or Email to Register at: 541-552-0997 or – space is limited.
Location: Trium Winery – 7112 Rapp Lane, Talent, Oregon
Participants can meet at Talent Studios at 714 South Pacific Hwy at 8:30am to carpool to winery.

Plein Air Painting in Ashland, Oregon
Painting on location at the beautiful Trium Winery
Workshop Description
Gabriel will instruct during this 2-day plein air painting workshop capturing the beautiful Southern Oregon landscape. The rolling hills and vineyards are a stunning setting to paint your masterpiece. The workshops will cover the fundamental principles of painting and composition with a focus on creating a sense of depth in your work. Drawing, value, and color, will be used to create paintings with a strong sense of design. On location demos and one on one instruction will help to clarify some of the more technical concepts. The workshop will be intensive for all skill levels and limited to 10 students to ensure individual attention.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Columbia Art Gallery, Plein Air '09

Press Release 2009

For Immediate Release: August 15, 2009

Re: Columbia Art Gallery Plein Air Show
Contact: Columbia Center for the Arts
Joanie Thomson, Executive Director
Catherine Kiewit, Gallery Manager
215 Cascade Avenue
Hood River, OR 97031
541 387-8877

Pacific Northwest Plein Air Gallery Exhibition

Columbia Art Gallery in Hood River, Oregon announces its September Exhibition, “Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2009, Painting Outdoors from the Mountains to the Sea” featuring 32 Regional Artists. The Pacific Northwest is Plein Air Painter Paradise. Each year, artists gather in the Columbia River Gorge to take in the stunning beauty of its black basalt cliffs, ribbon-like waterfalls, and lush fir forests. In November 1986, Congress recognized the unique beauty of the Gorge when it made it the nation's first National Scenic Area. In a very small area, there is a diverse range of climate zones for artists to paint.

This year’s 5th Annual Pacific Northwest Plein Air exhibit focuses on paintings and about our natural surroundings. The artists for this event are dedicated to the historic tradition of painting directly from life. Through this approach of firsthand observation, they capture atmospheric conditions, light, and beautiful scenery that surrounds us all. The public is invited to the artists’ reception and show opening on Friday, September 4, from 6 - 8pm. The show will continue through September 27.

This year the Columbia Art Gallery is proud to feature these exceptional artists:

Mitch Baird - West Linn, OR
Celeste Bergin - Portland, OR
Eric Bowman -Tigard, OR
Gregg Caudell - Republic, WA
Leslie Cheney-Parr - Sandy, OR
Mary Lou Epperson - Beaverton, OR
Jo Anna Frost- Mosier, OR
Scott Gellatly - Portland, OR
Rachel Harvey - Mt. Hood, OR
John Haugse - Hood River, OR
Amanda Houston - Cornelius, OR
Joe Howard - Hillsboro, OR
Eric Jacobsen - Glenwood, WA
Larry Johnson - Vancouver, WA
Mike Kowalski - Nordland, WA
Mark Larsen - Portland, OR
Michael Lewis - Othello, WA
Peter Mathios - Albany, OR
Jan Muir – Husum, WA
Michael Orwick - Beaverton, OR
Mike Rangner - Albany, OR
Cathleen Rehfeld - Hood River, OR
Rowena Sandford - Trout Lake, WA
Elizabeth See - White Salmon, WA
Todd Smith - The Dalles, OR
Kat Sowa - Portland, OR
Hope Stevenson - Portland, OR
Sue Sutherland - Hood River, OR
David Taylor - Happy Valley, OR
Donna Van Tuyl - Goldendale, WA
Beth Verheyden - Boring, OR
Bonnie White - White Salmon, WA

From August 27-31 the artists will be visiting five predetermined locations throughout the Gorge seeking scenic inspiration for their paintings. The public is invited to watch these artists in action!

Thursday August 27 - The Gorge White House – Hood River, OR
Working farm, fruit orchard, u pick flowers, wines, art, majestic old farmhouse beautifully restored.
265 Hwy 35, Hood River, OR

Friday August 28 - Columbia Hills State Park, WA
Includes Horsethief Lake, the Dalles Mountain Ranch in Klickitat County, the park includes Horsethief Lake and over a mile river front access along the Columbia River.
Hwy 14 milepost 85, Goldendale, WA

Saturday August 29 - Maryhill Museum, Goldendale, WA
Grounds, gardens, river, tall trees, high desert plateau
35 Maryhill Museum Drive, Goldendale, WA

Sunday August 30 - Hollenbeck Park, Trout Lake, WA
Mt. Adams up close!
Hwy 141, Trout Lake, WA

Monday August 31 - Downtown Hood River, OR
Paint the town! Charming downtown, boutiques, coffee shops, pedestrians...
I- 84, 60 Miles from Portland, OR

Award winning plein air painter and instructor, Ned Mueller from Renton, Washington, will be the juror this year—he will select 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. There will also be an opportunity for the public to cast a vote for their favorite painting for the People’s Choice Award. Show Coordinator, Cathleen Rehfeld, has been organizing this event in Hood River since its conception 5 years ago. “Every year more artists apply and more collectors come to buy. We are fortunate that Hood River offers such a good central location for artists to congregate and also provide quick access to the variety of climate zones within a 30 mile radius,” Rehfeld says of the event. For more information on this event please visit our website:

Columbia Art Gallery, located in the Columbia Center for the Arts, is a non-profit community gallery with the mission to promote an arts-rich environment in the Columbia Gorge area. The Columbia Center for the Arts is located in downtown Hood River at 215 Cascade Ave. Hood River, Oregon and is open everyday during the month of September from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Mitch Baird has a COUPLE spots open for August 8 & 9 at Cannon Beach!

Fantastic Last minute opportunity to study with acclaimed plein air oil painter Mitch Baird!

Join award winning artist Mitch Baird for a local plein air painting experience capturing the beautiful Oregon landscape. The workshops will cover the fundamental principles of painting and composition as well as learning to see as an artist. Drawing, value, color, and edges will be stressed as well as building a strong design from the elements of nature. On location demonstrations will implement these technical concepts each morning followed by one on one instruction in the afternoons. The workshop will be a 2-day intensive for all skill levels and limited to 10 students to ensure individual attention. The location setting and date of the workshop will be:

August 8th & 9th at Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast from 9am - 5 pm

Workshop cost is $200
(or $100 for a single day)

A materials list will be provided with registration as well as exact meeting locations with directions. Lodging will be the responsibility of the student if needed.

For details visit For registration please call 971-227-6142 or email mitch(at)

Live Model outdoor painting session..August 11..RSVP

Next Tuesday, August 11, Backyard Model Event with professional art model Penny Stewart and others.
YOU MUST RSVP right away if you are interested. Fee: $20.00. The location is Tigard. For further information email: penkap1(at)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Art on the Boulevard's "Art in the Heart" August 7 & August 8

"Art Lesson" by Oleg Ulitsky
Message from Kevin Weaver, Gallery Director, Art on the Boulevard:

I hope you are all staying cool and enjoying your summer! We are once again doing our annual "Art in the Heart" outdoor art event and sale for First Friday. This year's event proves to be even bigger and better than last year's. We'll have artists who are working in all different media and styles set up outside along the sidewalk (and a few inside the courtyard). Many of
the artists will be offering special one weekend only "festival pricing" on their work, some of the artists will be doing demonstrations of their work. This is a perfect opportunity to talk with the artists one on one, watch some of them at work and if you find something you love, pick up some artwork at a great price.

The event runs First Friday, August 7th from 4 to 9 pm and Saturday August 8th from 10 am to 4 pm. There will be food available from Woody's Taco's, Thai Orchid, Humdinger Kettle Korn and TC's Ice Cream. On Saturday we will have free art projects for the kids courtesy of Kidz Art.
Artists who are scheduled to participate this year at our location are:

Rebecca Anstine - watercolor and acrylic paintings
Oleg Ulitskiy - oil paintings
Lynn Walker-Webb - jewelry
Melisse Laing - quilt work
Katie Kelly - photography
Jan Taylor-Taskey - paintings & mixed media sculpture
James Proctor - sculpture
Mike Rangner - oil paintings
Mitch Baird - oil paintings
Gene Wigglesworth - paintings and t-shirts
Sarah Cosman - acrylic paintings
Anna King - paintings
Jerred Breeden - paintings
Cirith Sebree - jewelry
Ruth Mabrey - jewelry
And of course the gallery will be open to wonder through to see what's new.
Other galleries participating in Art in the Heart (at their locations) are:
Aurora Gallery, Angst Gallery, 6th Street Gallery and the Academy Art
If you have any questions on the event please feel free to contact me. We hope to see you there!
Kevin Weaver
Gallery Director
Art on the Boulevard
210 W Evergreen Blvd.
Suite 300
Vancouver, WA 98660

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Mitch Baird's August 8 & 9 Workshop at Cannon Beach!

Jenny Lake by Mitch Baird

It is not overstating it to say that Mitch Baird is Oregon's quintessential "Master" plein air painter of the first order. You have an opportunity to learn from him! Mitch studied with Scott Burdick, Scott Christensen, Dan Gerhartz and Richard Schmid...he brings all that experience and more to the easel. Mitch tailors his teaching to each student, individualizing instruction to "where you are".... and where you want to be. Ready to learn? learn with Mitch Baird! Any level. Sign up now...!

August 8th & 9th at Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast from 9am - 5 pm
Workshop cost is $200
(or $100 for a single day)

A materials list will be provided with registration as well as exact meeting locations with directions. Lodging will be the responsibility of the student if needed.

Website: Mitch Baird

For details and registration please call 971-227-6142 or email mitch(at)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Jef Gunn Plein air "drop in" landscape class at Mt. Tabor

Jef Gunn's landscape class meets 9 AM to noon at Mt. Tabor. (Drop in $35). 5-8pm Afternoon demonstration and workshop: FREE
Jef Gunn

Mt Tabor Park Centennial Celebration: July 25-August 1 & 2

The "official" Paint Out event begins Friday, July 31 and ends Sunday August 2...but Artists will be painting in and around Mt Tabor during the week before the celebration and during the celebration itself. Freshly created work will be displayed in tents alongside the art exhibit (the plein air art display will be open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

Pastel artist Brenda Boylan, encaustic artist Kimberly Kent, painter June Underwood, and others will offer public demonstrations during the celebration.

The paint out is sponsored by Hawthorne's Muse Art + Design
Contact information:
e-mail mttaborpaintout(at)
Mt Tabor Centennial Celebration

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Learn with Premier Pacific Northwest Plein Air Artist Eric Jacobsen

Eric Jacobsen is widely considered the "Painter Laureate" of Oregon and Washington. Find out how you can express your vision of nature with two days of painting instruction with Eric on August 1 and 2. Eric is a master painter and a wonderful instructor. No matter if you are a beginner or a seasoned painter, it will be a workshop that you'll remember for years to come.

Glenwood Workshop

Come Experience Glenwood, WA and enjoy painting outdoors on location. Glenwood is located at the base of beautiful Mt. Adams just 35 gorgeous miles from the Hood River bridge. You can discover this "painter's paradise" and enjoy a relaxing and informative workshop experience.

August 1st & 2nd 10-6

For further information: Jacobsen Studio

~~~ Local Lodging~~~
Mt. Adams Lodge(Glenwood) 509-364-3488
Shade Tree Inn(Glenwood) 509-364-3471
Serenity's Chalet Cabins(Trout Lake) 509-395-2500
Trout Lake Motel(Trout Lake) 509-395-2300

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Habitat for Humanity needs painters---(no not that kind...your kind!)

Habitat for Humanity is hosting Brews and Blues Festival on Aug 7-8 at Island Park in Springfield. They would like to have plein air painters volunteer their time and donate their painting that day to Habitat for Humanity. I got this request from Kristina Stewart. Please reply to her if you can participate Saturday August 8, 2009.

Dear Plein Air Painters:
We are hoping to have artists set up their easels and paint from 11-3 in the park. After the first couple of hours, we will station a volunteer with each artist to take blind bids for the finished work as part of a silent auction. At 3 pm, the paintings will be moved to a central location and an announcement will be made from the stage that buyers have 15 more minutes to make their final bids. The proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity and will be a tax write-off for the artists as a donation.

Thank you for all your help,
Kristina Stewart
ps.My email is samsgrammy(at)

Plein Air Painters of Eugene-Springfield
Brooks Hickerson

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Portland Plein Air & Studio Painters at Bastille Day in Portland, January 12, 2009

The Portland Bastille Day Committee will present the 7th Annual Bastille Day Festival at Jamison Square Park on Saturday, July 11 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is free, open to the public and for people of all ages. Bastille Day festivals - held in cities all around the world - celebrate the storming of the Bastille Prison on July 14, 1789, an event which is recognized as the start of the French Revolution.
810 NW 11th Ave.
Jamison Square Park
Portland, Oregon 97209

Some of the Portland Plein Air & Studio Painters will be at the event, painting the event "in real time". See you there!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Elio Camacho workshop July 13-17, 2009 Columbia River Gorge

Join Elio Camacho for five days of plein air painting instruction on the Columbia River Gorge. Elio studied under Russian Impressionist Ovanes Berberian and is influenced by master impressionists such as Bongart, Sorrolla, and Fechin. Elio is was just named "Artist to Watch" in the July Issue of Southwest Art. Students of Elio can't say enough good things about him: (reviews and testimonials here).

If you have similar goals and want to learn to fill your canvases with color and boldness then this class may be for you.

Some of the things we will cover are:
  • Stroke angle and how it affect depth in thick loose strokes
  • Properly holding a brush to ensure you have limitless possibilities with your strokes
  • Brush speed
  • Time management and capturing the moment: The question most often asked is “how do you deal with the changing light”. We will cover efficient ways of painting so you dont waste strokes or motions.
  • Forget formulas and learn to “SEE”: Learning see nature as paint.
  • Color temperature
  • Harmony
  • Each day will end with a group critique
To find out more and register:
Workshop information
Sign up now to secure your spot!

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