CORVALLIS, Ore. - A new exhibit at Oregon State University's Giustina Gallery will celebrate the 26th anniversary of Vistas & Vineyards, from Oct. 1-30 in The LaSells Stewart Center.
A public art reception will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 1.
The Vistas and Vineyards group is comprised of Northwest artists who meet every week from mid-May to mid-October to find inspiration from the rugged mountains and lush valleys below. They use nature’s influence to paint responsive and energized 'en plein aire' style landscapes. Vistas & Vineyards is the longest continuous, plein aire group in the state.
“I’m anxious to see the artist’s interpretations of some of the new sites we visited this year, such as the Brownsville community and Detering Orchard,” said Kris Mitchell, the chair of Vistas & Vineyards.
The show will be juried by Karen Clarke, the co-owner of Schrager & Clarke Gallery. Her gallery represents some of the most established artists in the region and promotes Northwest paintings and sculpture.
"I am extremely happy to have so many wonderful returning artists," said Tina Green-Price, curator for Giustina Gallery. "They always provide fresh perspectives of the dynamic Oregon landscape."
Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information on the gallery: http://oregonstate.edu/lasells/gallery