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Maryhill Museum of Art

Immediate Release

August 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, a regional organization dedicated to the advancement of the art of printmaking in the Northwest. Plus the museum's annual Outdoor Sculpture Invitational exhibit, featuring nine large-scale works, is also open to the public for free.

Print Arts Northwest will demonstrate printmaking techniques throughout the weekend, and from 1 to 4 p.m. each day, are providing a printmaking art activity for all ages.  Barbara Mason, printmaker and educator for Print Arts Northwest, will help famillies make Gyotaku -- the Japanese folk art of printing fish.

"Visitors are invited to stroll through displays of beautiful paintings, photography, jewelry, glass, ceramics, sculpture and much more," said Colleen Schafroth, executive director. "It is a wonderful way to spend one of the last weekends of summer."

Hourly musical presentations on the stage include Joanie's Jazz Trio, the Zjakanaka Marimba Band, Stillway & Bonham, Bob Kasnick, the amazing SawCordius, Rich & Connie Dunnington and others.  The food court will feature a wide selection of treats from the Lyle Hotel Restaurant, Casa El Mirador, the Glass Onion and Café Maryhill. Several beers and wines will also be available. 

The Arts Festival is sponsored by Columbia River Bank with promotional support 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 from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his family foundation.  The exhibit 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. Call 509 773-3733 or 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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