Award Winning Paintings 2022

Paul Kratter, Juror (nos. 1-13)

First Place: Yong Hong Zhong (Lake Oswego, OR), Evening Light at Mount Hood, watercolor, 12” x 16”
Second Place: Durre Waseem (Corona, CA), Staying in the Shade, oil, 16” x 20”
Third Place: Yer Vue (Corbett, OR), Hills to the Heavens, oil, 16” x 20”
Honorable Mention: Sergio Lopez (Santa Rosa, CA), Winds of the Gods, oil, 16” x 16”
 Honorable Mention: Anton Pavlenko (Molalla, OR), Summer Stillness, oil, 16” x 20”
Honorable Mention: Carole Gray-Weihman (Penngrove, CA), Morning Light of Goldendale, oil, 9” x 12”
Honorable Mention: Susan Elwart Hall (Camas, WA), Golden Queens, oil, 11” x 14”
Honorable Mention: James Sampsel (Port Orford, OR), Forage, oil on linen, 16” x 20”
Best Sky and Museum Purchase Award: Melanie Thompson (Richland, WA), The Dalles by Night, oil, 8” x 10”
Best Mountain: Charity Anderson (Newton, UT), Mount Hood Alpine Glow, oil, 8” x 8”
Best Water: Jeffrey Markowsky (Savannah, GA), Beat the Heat, oil on linen panel, 12” x 16”
Best Cultural Element, Maryhill Award and Museum Purchase Award: Lynn Mehta (Alexandria, VA), Biggs Junction, oil, 12” x 16”
National Scenic Area Award: Cathleen Rehfeld (Hood River, OR), Columbia Gorge Overlook at The Griffin House, oil, 8” x 16”
Friends of the Columbia Gorge Award (chosen by Friends of the Columbia Gorge)
Award: Janie Lowe (Portland, OR), Westcliff Glow, oil, 8” x 10”
Runner Up: Aaron Cordell Johnson (Moscow, ID), My Favorite Basalt, gouache, 7” x 14”
2nd Runner Up: Yong Hong Zhong (Lake Oswego, OR), Shallow Waterhole, watercolor, 9” x 12”
Honorable Mention: Celeste Bergin (Portland, OR), All That I Can Say (Crown Point), oil, 6” x 8”