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Columbia Center for the Arts
Scenes: Images of the Gorge 2017




Scenes: Images of the Gorge

August 2-27


“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of Photography, all the pictures you have seen, all the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” Ansel Adams

The natural beauty of the Columbia River Gorge makes it a mecca for tourists from around the globe. Outdoor activities such as windsurfing, kiteboarding, biking, hiking, and kayaking, great food, local beer and wine, and fabulous local art are all a draw for folks of all types to the area.

And the spectacular vistas, the Columbia River, the double mountains of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams, miles of trails to hike, gorgeous waterfalls, and the famous and ever-changing light draw photographers from around the world.

Our August Scenes exhibition highlights photography of the Columbia River Gorge through the eyes of photographers from throughout the United States. The Gallery will be filled with stunning Gorge images from some of the best of the best known photographers.

Prizes will go to the best 3 works as chosen by the Juror.

About the Juror – Adrian Klein
Adrian Klein has a passion for the outdoors and landscape photography that is endless. He has traveled the parks, shorelines, and wilderness capturing images that represent each area through his own artistic eye from the curbs to the far off trails. He strives for continuing education every day in photography to in turn allow him to capture and display the best photos possible. Adrian is also active in the Photographic community including his tenure on Professional Photographers of Oregon Board of Directors and leading the effort to help create the Photo Cascadia team which he a part of today. Awards/juried exhibitions include PPO, PPA, ICPA, Natures Best and Center for Fine Art Photography. Besides his personal photography adventures, he enjoys helping others learning more about photography and the outdoors. See this website for more about Adrian and his photographic work.

All photographers are welcome to apply. We are looking for images taken anywhere in the Columbia Gorge within the last two years.

How to Apply
Submissions will open February 8, 2017 and close on June 15, 2017.  Apply online (The show is Titled Scenes: Images of the Gorge) The Fee is $25 for up to 3 images.  Entry fees are non-refundable and must be paid by the entry deadline.  Acceptance is not guaranteed.

Entering Your Images
Entry form must be filled out in its entirety.  List sizes up to the nearest inch.  Submitted images must not include matting or frame.  Crop the photos to include only the artwork.  Be sure your images are right-side-up.

Before uploading your images, make sure they are smaller than 4MB, but at least 1920 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi.  Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB color space.  Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at:  If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please write to us here:

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Work to Submit
Submitted pieces must have been created within the last two years and pieces must not have been displayed previously in the mid-Columbia region. All submitted pieces must be ready for display and for sale. The title of the work must be written on the front of the piece or written on a small piece of paper attached to the back of the piece when it is submitted. Since we hope to display work from many artists, space will be at a premium and size restrictions (see below) for submitted pieces will be enforced.  Submitted pieces will be juried individually. It is probable that some artists will have more than one piece accepted. As CCA is a non-profit retail gallery and as summer is the most important sales period, we are looking for pieces that are saleable and priced for the local art market. If you have questions about appropriateness of your 215 Cascade Avenue Hood River, OR 97031 541-387-8877 pieces and/or their prices, please contact the Gallery Manager, Carolyn Smith, at 541 387 8877, ext. 115 or

Date to Drop off Work
Work must be delivered to the gallery on or before July 30, 2017. Artist is responsible for cost of shipping work to the gallery, and for return shipping of unsold work. Please include a return shipping label with your work if you are mailing it to the gallery.

Contracts & Payment to Artists
Artists will be asked to sign a Columbia Art Center exhibition contract and submit an artist statement at the time of delivery on their work. (Please ensure that your statement is well-designed and cleanly printed on 8.5x11 white paper.) Commission split is 60% artist and 40% Columbia Arts. Artists are paid by the 20th of the month following the exhibition.

Size Restrictions
For 2D works, the framed size must be less than 36” on the longest size.

Gift Prizes will be given for the top three photographs in the show.

Artist Reception
The opening of the show will be celebrated at an evening reception on First Friday, August 4, from 6-8pm. We ask all show artists to attend that event if at all possible. There will be food, drink, and music, and the prize winners will be announced. We encourage artists to connect with visitors to the event to discuss their art.

Show Takedown
The show takedown will be on Monday, August 28, 2017. If you cannot be at Columbia Arts on that day to pick up any unsold pieces between 11am-5pm, you must contact Carolyn prior to August 28th to make other arrangements.