Painting during June, July & August,
Exhibit, Reception in September
Historic, Scenic and Downtown Locations
Paint the Town is a popular summertime event. Artists of all skill levels working in any medium meet to create art “en plein air” depicting various sites. Sometimes, poets of the Mid-Valley Poetry Society join in to write prose inspired by the site. On the first Wednesday in September, a juried exhibit with cash awards is held at Salem’s Elsinore Gallery.
Paint the Town Has Ended — We Have Award Winners!
Painting the Town in 2019 was great fun! A big thank you to all participating artists and poets and to Elsinore Framing and Fine Art Gallery, 444 Ferry St. for the delightful exhibit of plein-air paintings and poetry. Here are the judging results:
|First Place||Marnie Jeffers||Floral Fireworks|
|Second Place||Jens Lerback||Rogue|
|Third Place||Lorrain Dye||Minto Brown Island Swamp|
|Honorable Mention||Gay Hopkins||Courtney Bridge|
|Honorable Mention||Barbara Barrick||Summer Song|
|Honorable Mention||Patricia Young||Englewood Bungalow|
|Art Dept. Award||Jens Lerback||Minto Island Growers|
2019 Schedule… Where We Painted (FYI)
Below shows where we painted in 2019. The locations will change in 2020. We hope you will participate next year! Stay tuned.
|June 1||Kris Kingwood Garden
|June 9||Deepwood Estates|
|June 15||Bush Park Adventure Days (1-4 pm, can start setting up at noon)|
|June 23||Martha Springer Botanical Gardens
Willamette University Campus, Salem (dawn-dusk)
|June 29-30||World Beat (fair hours)|
|July 6||Theresa Meisner, Misner Family Farm – 37410 Crabtree Drive (11am – 5pm)|
|June 13||Minto Brown Park (all day)|
|July 19-21||Salem Art Fair & Festival (fair hours)
Specific Location: near the Cultural Community area, just North of the South entrance near LaFelle St.
|July 27||Red Hawk Vineyard – 2995 Michigan City Rd NW, Salem (9am-2pm)|
|August 3||Minto Island Growers – 3394 Brown Island Rd S, Salem (10am-2pm)|
|August 7||1st Wednesday – No host Downtown Salem (9am – 5pm)|
|August 10||Englewood Forest Festival – Englewood Park (10am -2pm)|
|August 17||Rogue Farms– 3590 Wigrich Road, Independence (10am-4pm)
|Participants may also submit entries from the following locations:|
|Anytime||Waterfront Park and foot-bridges|
|Anytime||Minto Brown Park|