Saturday, September 29, 2012

Hillsboro Plein Air Exhibit
October 2-30, 2012
Walters Cultural Arts Center

"High Noon at Jackson Bottom" (wetland), Oil on Canvas by Quin Sweetman

"Autumn at Jackson Bottom", Oil on Canvas by Quin Sweetman

Celebrate the amazing works created by artists during the 6th Annual Hillsboro Plein Air Competition. Forty-one artists participated in the competition this September, painting the landscapes of Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve, the city scenes of downtown Hillsboro and the scenic views of the Árdíri Winery & VineyardsLocal artist and professional plein air painter Eric Jacobsen judged the competition. Paintings from prizewinners, other participants and Jacobsen will be on display during the reception and throughout the month of October.

Join us for an Artist’s Reception and Exhibit at the Walters Cultural Arts Center on October 2, 2012 from 6 – 8 pm to Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Claeys Catering and Songwriters In The Round will provide an acoustic music showcase featuring instructors and staff from Five Star Guitars playing original compositions and telling the stories behind the music.

The exhibit will run through October 30, 2012. The galleries are open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Walters Cultural Arts Center is located at 527 East Main St., just two blocks off the MAX Blue line in historic downtown Hillsboro. For further information, call 503-615-3485 or visit the website at