Friday, April 19, 2013

Smith Rock Paint Out

The High Desert Art League and Smith Rock State Park have come together to create an event celebrating the creativity of the human spirit and the spectacular beauty of Central Oregon's Smith Rock! On June 22, 2013, come experience amazing scenery, geography, and wildlife of Smith Rock State Park. Join us for the Smith Rock paint Out and participate as an artist of simply see it through the artist’s eye as artists create works of beauty as you watch!

Known for it's world-famous rock climbing, Smith Rock State Park is also host to many miles of hiking and mountain bike trails, the meandering Crooked River and views of the volcanic peaks of Oregon’s Cascade Range. Come experience spectacular scenery, geography, and wildlife.  Bring a picnic and explore the park, enjoy free family art activities and artist demonstrations. Along your trip through the canyon, you might see golden eagles, prairie falcons, mule deer, river otter and beaver. A wonderful setting for artists, photographers and nature lovers of all kinds. 

Bring the family and get creative with the Art Station's free family art activities, watch artist demonstrations, listen to a Park Ranger talk on the history, geology and wildlife of the park. Watch and visit with artists as they create and see which works are awarded the Rangers Choice Awards and which move on to the juried exhibition at Redmond's Roberts Field following the event, June 25th through August 18th, 2013.

Artists working in 2-D media (that can be created from start to finish in the park in the allotted time) are invited to participate in this unique plein-air opportunity. The price is right (FREE) and it is a snap to register. Registration and participation information can be found on our website at

Teamwork and great partners make events like this work. We are grateful to have these great organizations and businesses come together making the Smith Rock Paint Out a wonderful cultural family event. Thank you to The Art Station and Arts Central, Roberts Field – Redmond Municipal Airport, Cascade A&E and Redmond Commission for Art in Public Places.

June 22, 2013 - Schedule:

8:00 am – 8:45 am: Registration
8:45 am  – 9:00 am: Welcome and Artist’s Orientation
9:00 am – 1:30 pm: Plein-Air Paint Out
9:00 am – 11:00 am: Family Art Activities
9:00 am – 11:00 am: Artist Demonstrations
11:00 am – Ranger Presentation
2:30 pm – Awards and Closing Remarks

Smith Rock State Park is located at 9241 NE Crooked River Dr. near Terrebonne, Oregon.

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