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Maryhill Museum of Art

News Release

July 11, 2008


Media Contact: Leslie Wetherell

35 Maryhill Museum Drive

Goldendale, WA 98620





GOLDENDALE, Washington --- The Maryhill Arts Festival is an exciting and uniquely Northwest experience. Held under a canopy of trees on the grounds of Maryhill Museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, August 16 and 17, it will make for a fun-filled weekend where art, music and food can be enjoyed by all. Admission to the festival is free.

Over 50 talented artists from throughout the region will showcase original, quality art alongside a special exhibition by Print Arts Northwest. Plus the museum's annual Outdoor Sculpture Invitational exhibit, featuring nine large-scale works, will also be on display.

"Visitors are invited to stroll through displays of beautiful paintings, photography, jewelry, glass, ceramics, sculpture and much more," said Colleen Schafroth, executive director. "Many of the artists will be giving art demonstrations and there will be free art making activities for children and exciting live music."

Hourly musical presentations on the stage include Joanie's Jazz Trio, the Zjakanaka Marimba Band, Stillway & Bonham, Bob Kasnick, the amazing SawCordius and others.  The food court will feature a wide selection of treats from the Lyle Hotel Restaurant, Casa El Mirador and Café Maryhill. Several beers and wines will also be available.  Family art activities this year are being lead by artists from Print Arts Northwest - and will feature monoprints with kids using stickers and ink.  Everyone leaves with their own handmade monoprint!  Promotional support provided by the Comfort Inn, The Dalles and KACI Radio.

Related Events: The museum will also be open and is featuring a new exhibit, Andy Warhol & Other Famous Faces which features contemporary portraits by Warhol and ten other artists. During the 1960s American artist Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987) began to explore the iconic status of everyday objects such as his images of Campbell's soup cans and his portraits of such notable personalities as Marilyn Monroe and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.  Also shown are portraits by artists Jennifer Bartlett, Chuck Close, Osvaldo Salas Freire, Red Grooms, Jasper Johns, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Mel Ramos, Robert Rauschenberg, and Tom Wesselman. They portray Elvis Presley, Charlie Chaplin, Vincent Van Gogh, Ernest Hemingway, John and Robert Kennedy, and others.

Related Information:  Print Arts Northwest was founded in 1981 as the Northwest Print Council to create opportunities to represent professional printmakers in the greater Northwest region and to educate the general public about printmaking.  Today it provides ongoing exhibitions for its artist members, a gallery of prints, and a wide range of educational programs for printmakers and art enthusiasts at all skill levels. 

Experience the Enchantment: About Maryhill Museum of Art.  Perched on a stunning 5,000-acre site overlooking the scenic Columbia River Gorge, Maryhill Museum of Art contains a world-class collection of artwork that ranges from early 20th century European works to Native American objects.  This award-winning museum, founded by Northwest entrepreneur and visionary Sam Hill, opened to the public in 1940.  Outside the museum is an Outdoor Sculpture Garden, Lewis and Clark interpretive panels and a life-sized replica of Stonehenge.

The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 15 to November 15. Admission fees are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $2 for children age 6-16. Maryhill is located off Highway 97, 12 miles south of Goldendale, Washington. Drive times to the museum are 2 hours from Portland/Vancouver, 3.5 hours from Bend, 4 hours from Seattle, and 1.5 hours from Yakima. Visit for more information. 

Photography This monoprint, Woman With Attitude II, was created by Lori McLaughlin, a member of Print Arts Northwest whose exhibition will feature prints by several noted artists.

For a 300 dpi resolution photo click here.



Maryhill Museum of Art | 35 Maryhill Museum Drive | Goldendale, WA 98620 | 509-773-3733
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