Plein Air show ends Sept. 29

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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