Monday, May 6, 2013


This is one of the paintings that I have in The Gorge White House this month. The reception was yesterday (Sunday).  I have 28 (mostly landscape) paintings in the show.

Hood River is a one hour drive from Portland, so it was a great surprise when my art friend Claudia Stockton (and her husband) came through the door.

Fellow plein air painter Tim Young also made the trip. Thanks, Tim! 

The Gorge White House has been a landmark on the scenic highway for nearly 100 years. The historic house is just part of a big operation that includes fruit orchards, u-cut flower fields, a winery (and now they are offering lunch too).

Here is my traditional celebratory photo to complete the experience.... Thanks to all (especially to new owner Carrie Kennedy for selecting me and for installing the work so beautifully). The show is up until May 31. 

(Top Photo) Painting: Celeste Bergin, Columbia River, oil on 8x10 canvas panel (framed)


Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Celeste,
Congratulations on the show and here's hoping you sold a bunch.
Thanks for sharing the photos, too.

hw (hallie) farber said...

Wonderful Monday painting, and I love the bottom "chorus girl" photo. Celebrate.

Sheryl Anthony said...

Congratulations, Celeste!

Lisa Graham said...

I am so impressed with the venue and the way all your gorgeous paintings look in there. Congratulations on all your hard work and may the sales be continuous until the last painting is gone!

PS: Simon and Garfunkel are playing a lot these days. :)

CrimsonLeaves said...

What a gorgeous place! Congratulations to you for showing there too. Your work is beautiful and you have such a wonderful group of friends, both artist and non-artist.

art by Michael Perchard said...

Love the cloud scape painting! Heavenly!
Also love the photo of you celebrating!
Good luck with the show!

Libby Fife said...

And what a celebratory photo it is! Congratulations and such a beautiful venue for your work. Lucky too that some of your "fans!" came out to see you:)

Julie Ford Oliver said...

OMG - you have 28 paintings in the show and you managed to keep your blog going while you were preparing???? My hat is off to you. I had a similar number (30) and nearly collapsed my brain, hand and heart.
Your work is so beautiful I know you have had many, many positive comments and sales. I love your joyful spirit which shows in everything you do.

AK said...

Congratulations for the show. A well deserved celebration.

Margaret M. Lin said...

Congratulations, Celeste! What a lovely venue to show your equally lovely paintings :-)