Saturday, September 21, 2013
Aimee Erickson received the first place prize in the Pacific Northwest Plein Air Art Show for her work “Hood River Railyard”.
Now in its ninth year, Pacific Northwest Plein Air is a series of art events featuring the art and literary works of accomplished painters and writers.
At the heart of the event is a Paint-Out and Write-Out where works of art and writing are created at various outdoor locations in and around the Columbia River Gorge. The winners were announced Sept. 6 at the Columbia Center for the Arts, where the works remain on display through Sept. 29. Here are the other Plein Air winners:
Second — Brenda Boylan for Forgotten Rails.
Third -— David McBride, Rural Relaxation.
Green Home Honorable Mentions:
Steve Klier for Out to Pasture
Michael Lindstrom for Alpine Sky
Aaron Cordell Johnson for Spring Intensity
Za Vue for Vista View
Best Pastel: Gretha Lindwood for Evening Lace
Best Oil: Za Vue for Columbia River
Best Watercolor: William G. Hook for On the Road to Odell
Best Acrylic: Karen Ilari for Morning Light
Best Water: Kat Sowa for After Sail
Best Mountain: Sally O’Neill for Mornings Glory
Best Sky: Jacqueline Lukowski for Clouds Moving In
People’s Choice: Eric Jacobsen for Evening Glow
Todd T. Smith Artists’ Choice: Eric Jacobsen for Evening Glow
In Plein Air writing, the
Readers’ Choice honor went to Heidi Venture for “How to Collect Chickens”.
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Lawnmower torches Arbor Vitae on Portland Drive
The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge