Thursday, April 30, 2009

Hood River, Bend, Glenwood 2009 Workshops with Eric Jacobsen

Come paint in the beautiful Hood River Valley with NW painter and teacher Eric Jacobsen.

Mother's Day Workshop~~Hood River, OR
Rasmussen Farms
3020 Thomsen Rd
Hood River, OR
Saturday, May 9th

Bend Workshop
Email for exact schedule!!! Only 5 openings left.
June 15,16,17

Glenwood Workshop
Glenwood is located at the base of beautiful Mt. Adams just 35 miles from the Hood River bridge. Come and discover this "painter's paradise" and enjoy a relaxing, informative, and enjoyable workshop experience.

August 1 & 2

~~~ 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

Email Eric at jacobsenstudio(at)gmail(dot)com to sign up.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour May 2 & 3

On Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3, 2009, thirty eight artists of the Columbia Gorge will open their studios to the public. This will be the region’s third juried Open Studios Tour. Scroll down for ticket purchase locations.

See Artists in their Natural Habitat - their studios.
The array of artwork produced by Gorge artists is incredible. The tour will feature original works by artists living and working in the region. Participating artists will open their work spaces for the public to view how and where they work, and to ask the artist directly any questions about their work, but for two days only. Visitors will have the chance to stop at the studios of their choice any time between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Through Gorge Artists Open Studios, tourists will enhance their knowledge of art and culture in the Columbia Gorge, and view and purchase artwork not available in galleries.

Art Media (3 locations)
Downtown Portland
902 SW Yamhill Portland, OR 97205
10317 SE 82nd
Portland, OR
Beaverton, OR
2710 Cedar Hills Blvd.

Frame Central (4 Locations)
6639 Macadam Ave.
Portland, OR 97201
11384 SE 82nd Ave. Portland, OR
3565 NW Yeon, Portlnad, OR
The Pearl
Corner of 13th & NW Davis

Powell’s Books
10th and W. Burnside
Downtown Portland, Art Section
Stevenson, WA
Skamania Lodge, WA
Skamania Lodge
Goldendale, WA
Golden Art Gallery
103 East Main Street
Downtown Goldendale, WA

Golden Art Gallery
Maryhill Art Museum
35 Maryhill Museum Drive
Goldendale, Washington 98620

Maryhill Museum
Hood River, OR

Columbia Art Gallery
15 Oak Street
Hood River, OR 97031

Columbia Art Center
Waucoma Books
212 Oak St.
Hood River, OR 97031
Waucoma Books

The Dalles, OR
Inn at The Dalles
Inn at The Dalles
Klindt’s Booksellers
315 East Second Street
The Dalles, OR 97058

Klindt' Booksellers
The Dalles Art Center
220 E 4th Street
The Dalles Art Center
Westwind Gallery
E. Second St. (next to Petite Provence)
Fly Shop of The Dalles
E. Second Street (near Petite Provence)

Fly Shop of The Dalles
Ten Speed Coffee
Ten Speed Coffee
White Salmon , Washington
Collage of the Gorge
143 E Jewett Blvd
White Salmon, WA 98672
Collage of the Gorge
Inn at White Salmon

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Portland, OR, MT. TABOR Park Centennial Paint Out and Exhibit (July)

Greetings Friends, Artists, and other Notables!

As part of this summer's Mt Tabor Centennial Celebration, I'm inviting you to a Paint Out. Simply put, we'll be celebrating art-making, community, and Mt Tabor by painting/creating within (or close to) Mt Tabor Park. This event also includes (staffed/secure) display and sales tents for the fresh/wet art that is created.

The form below outlines the basics of the Mt Tabor Centennial Celebration Paint Out with application information. To keep things simple, you can reply via e-mail with basic information (name, phone, e-mail) if you would like to participate. A small fee of $15 to cover tent, security, and other expenses can be paid during the event. I've decided to extend the official Paint Out time from the Saturday before the event (July 25) through Sunday (August 2). This way, when the tent goes up Saturday morning, we'll have art for it - and if you like to spend more time on your paintings/art - you've got it!

Reply by July 1st to participate: mttaborpaintout(at)gmail(dot)com

Please note that this is an unjuried event - any any media or approach/style is welcome.

The Centennial Celebration is shaping up to be a large, fun happening. Expect music, booths, a parade, classic car show, and more. Visit for additional information. Also, there is a juried art exhibit that will be housed in a tent adjacent to ours. You can find information about this event on the website as well.

As part of the Paint Out, I'm looking for a handful of artists to demonstrate their art-making as part of a public plein air demonstration. Please let me know if this interests you.

Freely share this information with other artists - the more the merrier!

Shawn Demarest

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Hood River, OR: Plans for THURSDAY, April 30, Catherine Creek

Plans changed from Tues to Thursday, see original message below.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Lincoln City: Plein Air Art Festival, June 2009

The Plein Air Art Festival is part of a week of art events in Lincoln City. For a complete list of activities contact the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau at 800-452-2151.
Learn more:

Springfield, OR, Upcoming Workshops with Humberto Gonzalez & Eric Weigardt

Humberto Gonzalez will be teaching a plein air workshop for Emerald Art Center May 16-18, 2009. This three day workshop will only cost $165 for EAC members and $200 for non-members. Call Sue at the EAC to reserve your space, 541-726-8595.

Eric Weigardt's workshop is a studio and plein air workshop June 1-4 for Emerald Art Center. Eric's four day workshop will cost $450 for EAC members and $495 for non-members. Check out his work:

Hood River, OR: Plans for THURSDAY, April 30, Catherine Creek

(A message from Bonnie White:)
Last Tuesday was a beautiful day to paint, full of blooms and sunshine. These photos are from our painting session at Good News Gardening.

We agreed to paint at Catherine Creek on Thursday April 30, at 9:00 a.m. Catherine Creek is on Old Hwy 8, off of SR 141. From Hood River Bridge, head toward Lyle. It is approx. 5 miles. Go past Courtney Road on your left and right before Rowland Lake turn left on Old Hwy 8. Go around the lake, up the hill, past the vineyard to your right, and right when it levels off you will see parking to the left.

From Lyle turn right on Old Hwy 8, which is the first turn after you go over the Klickitat River. Stay on Highway 8 for about 4-5 miles. Again, you'll see the parking on the right. You'll also see a porta potty on the Columbia River side, which ever direction you come in from.

I haven't checked the weather, I hope it is as good as today. Hope to see you Tuesday. Bonnie

Monday, April 20, 2009

Hood River, OR: A message from Bonnie White

It looks like spring is here. I plan on painting at Good News Gardening beginning at 9:00 a.m. this Tuesday, April 20, 2009
Please remember to lock the doors on your car and don't set your personal belongings where someone can walk off with them. The trees are still mostly bare but Good News should have lots of blooms. They also have a great cafe and hot coffee. Those who show up will discuss the painting location for the following week. Hope to see you there. Bonnie

SAVE the Date! July 18th, Hillsboro Plein Air

2009 Hillsboro Plein Air:
An Outdoor Painting Event

On Saturday, July 18th, the Walters Cultural Arts Center will host Hillsboro Plein Air: An Outdoor Painting Event and competition presented by the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council.

The event will run from 9 AM to 2 PM with tableau vivant presentations from 10 AM to 1 PM. Registration and check-in begins at 9 AM on the 18th. Pre-registration is suggested and artists can call the Walters Cultural Arts Center at (503) 615-3485 to register or register at the Arts Center on the day of event. The registration fee for all participants is $15.00.

For more information, contact Carl Annala at or call (503) 615-3485.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Columbia Center for the Arts Plein Air Workshops: Camille Przewodek and Randall Sexton

(A message from Catherine Kiewit):

Columbia Center for the Arts is really excited to bring two wonderful instructors to Hood River this summer.
Here is the link to information on our website:
Below is a description of the workshops---please spread the word!...there are just a few spaces available.

Discover a New Way of Seeing Color
Instructor: Camille Przewodek
Here's a chance to work in the stunning summer light of the Columbia River Gorge. Camille will teach the structure of landscape —what one should leave in and out, with a focus on expressing the big masses, light key and aerial perspective with color. The instructor will be doing demonstrations throughout the workshop, have intimate conversations with students about their vision and work as artists, and will share her remarkable understanding of color and light.
· June 22 —26
· $650
· Deposit of $325 due by May 1

Methods for Plein Air Painting
Instructor: Randall Sexton
Explore the panoramic views, lush landscape, and waterfalls of the Pacific Northwest in this 4-day intensive workshop. Instructor Randall Sexton is one of the premier contemporary California landscape painters. Randall is an absolute gem, delightful to work with and highly sought after as an instructor. His hands-on approach to teaching involves sharing his technique and knowledge while remaining focused on the individual needs of each student.
· July 20 —23
· $520
· Deposit of $260 due by June 1

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Bend, OR: 'Celebration Oregon!' Plein Air Exhibition

'Celebration Oregon!' Plein Air Exhibition honor of Oregon’s 150th birthday!
October 1-31, 2009,
High Desert Gallery, Bend, Oregon
Cindy Briggs, juror
prospectus download
Submission deadline July 16
Paintings must be executed on location in Oregon
Sponsored by Plein Air Painters of Oregon
...promoting the fine art of plein-air painting...
Plein Air Painters of Oregon is a fellowship of professional and emerging artists who paint on location to seek the luminous quality of out-of-doors light in their art.

Find out what is going on in Eugene-Springfield, OR

Eugene Springfield Plein Air blog

Maryhill Museum (WA): April 18 plein air paint out

Saturday, April 18
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Plein Air Painting
Artists from the Northwest are invited to participate in a plein air paint out at Maryhill Museum. All plein air artists welcome! (Absolutely ALL levels of experience)

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Bainbridge Island: Special Event April 19: Film Director Appearance

Acclaimed Film being shown at the Lynwood Theatre on Bainbridge Island. The Director will be in attendance.
Special Event - Sunday, April 19 . . . 5:00 p.m.
- Filmmaker Pamela Tanner Boll in Attendance -
Directed by Pamela Tanner Boll [BORN INTO BROTHELS]
Five female artists explore the competing demands of muse and family in WHO DOES SHE THINK SHE IS? an engaging documentary about the struggle to create art while nurturing life.
All seats - $9.00 - Advance Tickets Available at Lynwood Theatre - starting Friday 4/10

Tukwila, WA: Tukwila Paints the Town Plein Air Competition June 13-19

The first ever plein air painting competition will held in Tukwila, Washington June 13-19 as part of Tukwila's Centennial celebration.
Jacque Carroll, Tukwila Paint Out Chairman

For application and further information, email:

Eastern WA: Fresh Air Artist's Festival, August 2 - 9, 2009

1st Annual Fresh Air Artists Festival Eastern Washington - August 2 - 9, 2009
Workshops with plein air masters Ned Mueller, Jim Lamb, Dianna Shyne, and Diane McClary.
Presented by High Country Artists at the Carpenter House Museum & Art Gallery
Cle Elum, Washington

Yamhill, OR: 2009 Annual Oregon Lavender Festival

You are cordially invited to participate in the annual Oregon Lavender Festival Plein Air Paint Out. The information below is also attached for your convenience. Sincerely, Susan Day
(for further information email:
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PDX & Surrounding: 2009 Plein Air Workshops with Mitch Baird

Join award-winning artist Mitch Baird for a local plein air painting experience capturing the beautiful Northwest landscape. The workshops will be 2 day intensives for all skill levels and limited to 10 students to ensure individual attention. The location, settings and dates of the workshops will be:

June 6th & 7th, Sauvie Island

July 11th & 12th, Frenchman's Bar (Vancouver) & Columbia Gorge

August 8th & 9th, Cannon Beach/Oregon Coast

All workshops run from 9 am to 5 pm.
Workshop cost is $200 ($100 for a single day)

For details visit For registration please call 971-227-6142 or email