(First Place Winners from top to bottom), Thomas Clark, Yer Za Vue and Steve Kleier)
HILLSBORO ARTS & CULTURE COUNCIL
9/17/12 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Photo Opportunity: Photos available upon request
Contact: Maggie Chapin, Cultural Arts Program Supervisor
527 East Main Street, Hillsboro, OR, 97123
HACC ANNOUNCES HILLSBORO PLEIN AIR COMPETITION WINNERS
On September 14-15, the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council hosted its 6th Annual Hillsboro Plein Air Outdoor Painting Competition. Forty-one artists from across the region spent two days painting the natural landscapes of the Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve, the historic neighborhoods of Downtown Hillsboro, including the Saturday Farmers' Market, and the scenic views of Árdíri Winery & Vineyards.
Painters could also participate in a timed Figurative “Quick Draw” event on Saturday, where models from Lavender’s Green Historic Clothing staged an Edwardian-themed tableau vivant (“living picture”) on the East Lawn of the Walters Cultural Arts Center.
Artists competed for awards in three categories: Landscape, City Scene and Figurative “Quick Draw.” The event concluded with a reception and awards ceremony for artists and community members on the lawn of the Arts Center. Music was provided by the Glencoe High School Jazz Band. Food and wine were provided by Primrose & Tumbleweeds and Claeys Catering. Local professional plein air painter, Eric Jacobsen, served as judge for the three categories while artists, friends and community members voted for the winner of the Peoples’ Choice Award during the reception.
The winners were:
First Place: Thomas Clark, Scappoose
Second Place: Joanne Kollman, Portland
Honorable Mention: Kristina Sellers, Gresham
City Scene Category
First Place: Steve Kleier, Portland
Second Place: Anton Pavlenko, Happy Valley
Honorable Mention: Brooke Borcherding, Lake Forest Park, WA
Figurative “Quick Draw” Category
First Place: Yer Za Vue, Beaverton
Second Place: Thomas Jefferson Kitts, Portland
Honorable Mention: David Talaski, Tigard
Peoples’ Choice Award: Humberto Gonzalez, Portland
An exhibition of the works created by participating artists will take place at the Walters Cultural Arts Center from October 2-30. An opening reception will take place on Tuesday, October 2nd from 6-8 pm, with light refreshments and a house concert provided by Five Star Guitars.
For more information or to check out photos from this year’s event, go to www.hillsboroarts.org or to our Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/HillsboroArts.