Information 2022


2022 Pacific Northwest Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge July 25–28, 2022

at Maryhill Museum of Art, 35 Maryhill Museum Drive, Goldendale, WA 98620


Maryhill Museum of Art is located in an expansive and inspiring location, high above the Columbia River in south-central Washington State:

This year, the museum will be exhibiting plein air works for most of August—its highest tourism month: July 31–August 27, 2022

Pacific Northwest Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge on Facebook:


1) First Place

2) Second Place

3) Third Place

4–7) Four (4) Honorable Mentions

8) Best Sky

9) Best Mountain

10) Best Water

11) Best Cultural Element

12) Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Award

13) Historic Columbia River Highway Award

14) Friends of the Columbia Gorge Award

15) Maryhill Award

16) Museum Purchase Award(s)


Approx. 30 artists will be selected to participate in this event. Jurying into the show is done online through by a three-person selection committee.

Other events:

Juror Workshop: Paul Kratter,

Friday, July 29, at a location TBD (details forthcoming).

Mark your calendars now! In 2023, Pacific Northwest Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge moves to the spring! The paint-out will occur from April 10–13. The show and sale at Maryhill Museum of Art is scheduled for April 16–May 13. The 2023 Call for Artists will appear on Online Juried Shows on or about October 1, 2022.


We’ve been blogging about the event every year beginning in 2008.  HERE  (Sign up for email notices from the blog and follow the event with us).

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Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale WA

Painting by ©Cathleen Rehfeld / Photo (Anton Pavlenko) by ©David Burbach