Information 2023


2023 Pacific Northwest Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge

April 24–27, 2023

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:

In 2023, Pacific Northwest Plein Air moves to springtime. Come and paint on the green hills and among the many wildflowers of the Columbia River Gorge. The museum will be exhibiting plein air works for most of May: April 30–May 29, 2023 (the Tuesday after Memorial Day).

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

Website: to see photos of past events and updated information.


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) Friends of the Columbia Gorge Award

14) Maryhill Award

15) Museum Purchase Award(s)


Approx. 25 artists will be selected from Online Juried Shows to participate in this event. Jurying through is done by a three-person selection committee. You will be notified of acceptance via email. Notification of artists by email is scheduled for Monday, December 19, 2022.

Other events:

Juror Workshop: Lori Putnam (Friday, April 28, specifics to come)

Photo (Anton Pavlenko) by ©David Burbach