2021 Info


Thinking ahead, the 2021 Plein Air Painting in the Columbia River Gorge paint-out is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 26. Work will be turned in to the museum on Thursday afternoon at 4pm July 29. The exhibition/sale will be open to the public during regular museum hours beginning of Sunday August 1 and will remain up for 4 weeks (through August 28). Artists will pick up their work during the day on Sunday, August 29.

July 26-August 28 (Overall dates)
Pacific Northwest Plein Air
in the Columbia River Gorge

Drawing on a long tradition of painting in the open air, this event attracts some of the finest painters from the Pacific Northwest and from across the country to capture the stunning light and inspiring vistas of the Columbia River Gorge. After three and a 1/2 days of painting, works are displayed at Maryhill with juror-awarded prizes given to the most exceptional works. Paintings remain on view and available for purchase through August 28.

July 26 – July 29 | All day
Pacific Northwest Plein Air Paint Out
Artists spend three and a 1/2 days painting at various locations throughout the Gorge. Completed work will turned into the Museum at 4pm (more information to come).

July 31 | One-day workshop with (Juror) Peggi Kroll-Roberts
Location: Hood River
Registration Contact to sign up HERE

August 1 | 5 to 7 p.m.
Artwork will be available for purchase, with a percentage of the sales benefiting Maryhill. Awards will be given in a number of categories, including “Best Sky,” “Best Mountain,” “Best Water,” “Maryhill Museum Award,” and a purchase award. Paintings remain on view and available for purchase through August 28.

August 1 – August 28, 2018 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Plein Air Exhibition at Maryhill

Exhibition entry is free with museum admission.


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Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale WA

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