Pacific Northwest Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge


JULY 31 – AUGUST 27, 2022

Painters from throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond gather to capture the splendor of the Columbia River Gorge during a four-day paint out.  After four days of painting en plein air, works are displayed at Maryhill, with prizes awarded to the most exceptional works. Awards will be given in a number of categories, including “Best Sky,” “Best Mountain,” “Best Water,” “Maryhill Museum Award,” and a museum purchase award.

Our Juror for 2022 is Paul Kratter

Paintings are available for purchase in the Event Sales Gallery in the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center. Proceeds support Maryhill Museum of Art. As work is sold and removed, other work created during the paint-out will replace it.

THANK YOU to our SPONSORS: Friends of the Columbia Gorge; Scottsdale Artists’ School; Tokki Art Supply, Hood River; Dave Burbach Photography; Gamblin Artists Colors; Kathleen Marquart; Byron & Sue Henry; Stephen & Laura Muehleck


    Paint-Out (begins in Hood River)
    Monday, July 25 – Thursday, July 28, 2022
    Artists will work in various locations (of their choosing) throughout the Columbia River Gorge. Search #pnwpleinair2022 on Instagram the week of July 25 to find them!

    Juror’s Workshop
    Friday, July 29, 2022
    Details coming soon…

    July 31 – August 27, 2022
    Works will remain on view and for sale in the museum’s M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center. Open to the public; free with museum admission.


    PNW Plein Air 2022 - Maryhill Museum - Columbia Gorge

    Yong Hong Zhong (Lake Oswego, OR), Under the Sandy River Bridge, watercolor, 10” x 13”; Collection of Maryhill Museum of Art 

    PNW Plein Air 2022 - Maryhill Museum - Columbia Gorge

    Plein air painter working in the Columbia River Gorge; photos by Dave Burbach.

    Charity Anderson
    Celeste Bergin
    Laurel Bushman
    William Elston
    Laura Gable
    Scott Gellatly
    Carole Gray-Weihman
    Susan Elwart Hall
    Sarah Hansen
    Carol Hansen
    Carole Gray-Weihman
    Aaron Cordell Johnson
    Ken Klos
    Tracy Leagjeld
    Michael Lindstrom

    Donald A Lonsbrough
    Sergio Lopez
    Janie Lowe
    Jeffrey Markowsky
    Cheryl Mathieson
    Patti McNutt
    Lynn Mehta
    Jerry Mishler
    Mark Monsarrat
    Anton Pavlenko
    Margaret Plumb
    Joanne Radmilovich Kollman
    Natasha Ramras
    Cathleen Rehfeld
    Sally Reichmuth

    Nancy Romanovsky
    James Sampsel
    Erik Sandgren
    Raphael Schnepf
    Kristina Sellers
    Melanie Thompson
    Yer Vue
    Jordan Walker
    Vanessa Walsh
    Durre Waseem
    Elo Wobig
    Min Zhong
    Yong Hong Zhong