I couldn't attend the Thursday "preview" party...so when I walked into the Columbia Art Gallery on Friday for the reception I didn't know where my paintings were displayed. I had to work through the crush of people to find them (which was actually fun except when I didn't see them for awhile I began to wonder if they were there at all!) When I rounded a corner, however, I saw ribbons..on my paintings! I received four purchase prize ribbons and I earned an Honorable Mention for my painting Golden Moment from Juror Ned Mueller! High Five! All six of my submissions SOLD! On top of all this great news some of my Portland and Washington friends made the long drive to Hood River for the reception. Thanks so much for coming out and celebrating with us..it made my night to see you there! A heartfelt thanks to everyone involved--and congratulations to winners Eric Jacobsen, Mike Kowalsi, Eric Bowman, Mitch Baird, Cathleen Rehfeld and Amanda Houston... AND to all the participating painters and everyone who made this a wonderful event! (Scroll down for photos)
(top to bottom) Crown Point, Rain in the Gorge and As the Night Falls, Celeste Bergin
Morning Gorge, Celeste Bergin
The outer Gallery
Linda, Katherine ("Kvan") and Me
Jef Gunn and Me!
Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River