Sunday, May 31, 2009

Call for Artists from Art on the Boulevard

Please read the attached documents (scroll down) concerning a call for art for the new Kearney Breast Center at Southwest Washington Medical in Vancouver, WA. Please feel free to pass this onto any artists you know that might be interested.
Click to enlarge documents, if you have trouble reading these, email Art on the Boulevard for letter and submission form to be emailed to you.

Best regards,

Kevin Weaver
Gallery Director
Art on the Boulevard
210 W Evergreen Blvd.
Suite 300
Vancouver, WA 98660
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Monday, May 25, 2009

Summer Workshops with Mary Lou Epperson

Summer Plein Air Series

Mary Lou Epperson
A summer series of intensive all-day plein air landscape oil painting workshops. Sharpen your skills at evaluating value and color, mixing paint, and producing on-location studies. Learn to translate your subject into the language of art by making thoughtful decisions on composition, values and edges.

Classes are $95 per one-day session. Students may attend all four sessions for $340. 8:30 to 4:00 p.m. daily; 12-student limit.

Saturday, July 11, at the Gahr Farm & Nature Reserve in McMinnville, OR.
Saturday, July 18, at Sauvie Island.
Saturday, August 22, at Molalla State Park near Canby, OR.
Saturday, August 29, along the Willamette near Lake Oswego, OR

2009 Pacific Northwest Plein Air Painting Exhibition Call for artists

Plein Air Painting 2009 in Hood River Oregon


Posted: 24 May 2009 05:42 PM PDT

2009 Pacific Northwest Plein Air Painting Exhibition
Columbia Center for the Arts

Event Dates: 8/27/09 - 9/30/09

REQUIREMENTS for jurying process, entry deadline is June 30, 2009

Submit 6 Images online for the jurying process at
Jury Fee (Pacific Northwest Plein Air Show): $25.00

Unlike previous Pacific Northwest Plein Air application processes, this year’s will be conducted entirely online. All applications must be submitted by midnight (Mountain Time) on June 30, 2009. Columbia Center for the Arts will not accept applications directly. If you are new to CaFÉ, please allow yourself enough time to become familiar with the application system and requirements. Applicants are asked to submit 6 digital images and an artist statement Please visit the website for complete instructions on how to apply. There is no fee to register and use this website.

Any resident of the United States is eligible to apply. However, submitted artwork must have been painted on location in the Pacific Northwest: British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, or Montana.

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. Nestled along the Columbia River, the town of Hood River sits between the two snow capped volcanoes Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams. Only a 10 minute drive to the East takes you to the Transitional Zone where the Cascade Mountain Range meets the Desert. The High Desert and Deschutes River are 35 minutes further. To the West, visitors can wander the temperate rain forest and discover alpine lakes and streams. Portland is 1 hour West of Hood River and the scenic Oregon Coast is 2.5 hrs West of Hood River.

Fee: $25.00 (Pacific Northwest Plein Air Show)
Event Dates: 8/27/09 - 9/30/09
Entry Deadline: 6/30/09

Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2009 :: Fifth Annual Paint Out and Gallery Exhibition held at the Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, Oregon. Located in the heart of Oregon's National Scenic Area. Show Reception and Awards Friday September 4, 2009 6-8pm, open to the public.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Sense of Place, PPASP Juried Group Show Reception, June 7

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(Image: Seeking Andrew by Katherine van Schoonhoven)

Announcing a Juried Group Exhibit of paintings by members of PPASP

“Plein Air” refers to painting outdoors on location. “Alla Prima”, similarly, describes a painting technique in which a canvas is completed in one sitting. Plein air and Alla Prima artists are considered direct painters and seldom work from photographs. In the Plein Air/Alla Prima tradition, brushstrokes and drawings will have a distinctive loose and flowing style.

The exhibit A Sense of Place consists of paintings completed exclusively with either Plein Air or Alla Prima methods, employing “first hand observation”.
Juror: Karen Van Hoy
Exhibit Dates June 7-August 29, 2009
Artist Reception: Sunday, June 7, 2009 Noon-2pm
(You are invited!)
Doll Gardner Gallery‎, 8470 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR‎
(503) 246-3351‎

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Outdoor Painting Workshops with Eric Jacobsen

All levels welcome, Oil & Acrylic. These workshops are designed to help painters from beginner on up. The focus will be on organizing and simplifying your subject and on making key decisions that will enable you to successfully paint the landscape. Demonstrations and critiques will be given.
Bend, Oregon June 15,16, 17 (10-6)

Hood River, Oregon July 11th (10-4)

Glenwood, Washington August 1st & 2nd (10-6)

Call Eric to sign up or for more info, 509-364-0018

Saturday, May 16, 2009

2009 Summer Workshops with plein air artist 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)

(Don't delay in signing up..Mitch Baird's classes fill up fast)
For details visit For registration please call 971-227-6142 or email

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

News/Events from Plein Air Painters of Eugene-Springfield

Humberto Gonzalez and Yolando Valdes plan to paint with us Friday, May 15. Leave a comment if you need the address.

A reception for Humberto and Yolando is Friday evening 5:30pm at Karin Clarke Gallery, 7th and Willamette St. Their show opened today, Tuesday, May 12.

Sarkis Antikajian's Retospective is at Maude Kerns Gallery, 15th and Villard. This is a very good show. You will see watercolors and early Sarkis paintings that have not been displayed in years, as well as current figures and landscapes...great show.

Jacki Lukowski has a show of her abstracts at DIVA. These must be new works. They are all new to me and quiet suprising. Nice job Jacki.

Ellen Gebhardt is teaching two classes this summer:
Plein Air Workshop July 7 to July 10th. 9:30 -3:30. You can register at the Willamalane Adult Center. Cost is $60.00. If you want a flyer they can contact Ellen at gabehart@efn.

July 17, 18, 19. Workshop at Gold Beach, Indoors, Subject: Seascapes.
Cost $70.00. For information contact Ellen

Eric Weigardt's Workshop at Emerald Art Center, 500 Main St. Springfield, is a go for June 1-4. There is still room for a few more students. You can call Sue, at 726-8595 to register. The flyer is on the EAC website:

See you outside painting,

Plein Air Painters of Eugene-Springfield
Brooks Hickerson

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Jef Gunn Weekly Classes and Oregon High Desert Workshop

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Here are two exceptional opportunities to study with esteemed Portland, Oregon artist Jef Gunn:

More than a plein air class, we will take a seasonal look at the world around us in the countryside as well as in the studio. Come paint from wild nature within easy range of Portland: Columbia Gorge, Willamette River, Sauvie Island and other great sites. Jef has been painting for over 30 years and teaching for twelve. Two sections offer scheduling flexibility.

Fridays 12:30 – 4:30 pm Begins May 15
Saturdays 12:30 ‐ 4:30 pm Begins May 16
10 Sessions $345

THE OREGON HIGH DESERT IS quiet, intense, and wonderful. This plein air workshop is designed for artists with painting experience. We'll paint from range land and rimrock, ranch yards and from the top of Steens Mountain. We will stay at the Diamond Hotel, established 1898 in the town of Diamond (population 5), which offers delectable meals and Western hospitality.

Thursday – Sunday August 20, 21,22,23 (Arrive for scrumptious dinner Wed. 19)
Four full Days of painting and fun critiques $420
For rates Check out Hotel Diamond at www.central‐

Please visit the calendar page at for more information on these
and other classes, or email at to sign up.

Tuesday, May 12, painting opportunity with Hood River Painters..and a message

The weather on Thursday was NOT any better than Tuesday. Six of us met at Dog River Coffee. We came up with a list of places where we would like to paint this summer. Here is the list, to date: Tom McCall Preserve, Husum Falls, Dog Creek Falls, Bonneville Dam, Skamania Interpretive Center, Skamania Lodge, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, Conboy Wildlife Refuge in Glenwood, Wind River Winery, Oakridge Vineyard, Starvation Creek, Drano Lake, Balfour or Lyle Point, Horsethief Lake and Butte, and Deschutes Park. I would like to add The Gorge White House and Rasmussen Farms (when the sunflowers are in bloom) to that list.

A couple of the locations mentioned are private and are subject to agreement and arrangement with the property owner, so, it is a suggested list and will be worked out over the next couple of weeks.

The list has only three repeat locations from last year, so you can see that we have an exciting summer ahead of us.

Thursday's group actually did run out to Mayer State Park and attempt to paint. A couple of the easels were damaged by the strong wind and we all ended up folding before much painting was done.

Jan M. and I drove up to Tom McCall Preserve and walked around taking photos. The balsam root was beautiful and the lupine was just opening up. The flowers should be in full bloom this Tuesday which is why we have chosen Tom McCall Preserve for our painting location. The closest restroom is Mayer State Park.

Here is a mapquest link. I hope it works. If not--go to and type in Tom McCall Preserve and The Dalles, OR

Hope to see you on Tuesday...... Bonnie

Sunday, May 3, 2009

UPDATED! Tuesday, May 5, painting opportunity with Hood River Painters

(Photos from last Tuesday)
Message from Bonnie White:
The BZ Corner Store plan has been scrapped (for now)!

Let's meet at Dog River Coffee in Hood River tomorrow morning at 8:45 a.m. and go from there. We can either paint on the library lawn, move down to the port, or go to some other park in town. The weather doesn't look any better for Thursday so it is tomorrow or cancel. I will be there. Thanks. Bonnie

P.S. If it is raining, I am sure we can paint from a table from Dog River, using the interior lights.