Washougal Art Festival

The second annual Washougal Art Festival will transform Washougal’s Reflection Plaza into a gallery of fine art from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12. The festival, organized by the Washougal Arts and Cultural Alliance, promises to be a showcase of the area’s 27 best visual artists with works of all media: paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and more. The festival showcases professional artists who will be exhibiting work to sell. This is a juried festival, and the works you’ll be able to see (and purchase!) have been judged on originality, creativity, mastery of craftsmanship, and innovative use of materials. Proceeds from the event will support local public art projects; the 2016 festival proceeds purchased “Golden Back Heron,” by metal artist Tom Jackson, which is now displayed outside Washougal City Hall. There will also be live music from performers including Wayne Havrelly, The Insanitizers, Caryn Jamieson, Tianna and the Hustle, and Jeffree White. Here’s what you can expect to see, art-wise:

  • Jewelry by Helen Brock and Toni McCarthy
  • Collage and multimedia art poetry books Christopher Luna and Toni Partington
  • Fused glass by Janet Ellis and Vicki Green
  • Watercolor, ink, colored pencil, and graphite works by Barbara Wright
  • Fiber art and photography by Marilyn Estenes
  • Mixed media art by Cyndee Starr
  • Oil on canvas paintings by Liz Pike and Shane Campuzano
  • Found object robot art by Chrissie Forbes
  • Mixed media, ink, and embroidery works by Anni Becker
  • Acrylic on canvas paintings by Kathy Beckman
  • Metal art by Tom Jackson
  • Fabric art by Abbie Dick
  • Glass, wood and metal art by Annette Jackson
  • Wood works by John Furniss
  • Watercolor and ink art by David Bartholet
  • Ceramics by Ena Shipman
  • Digital photography by Faun Scurlock
  • Paintings by Kobie Moore
  • Watercolor paintings Linda Andrews-Riggs,
  • Copper, coinage, and wood art by Matt Gibson
  • Watercolor, soft pastel, and acrylic paintings by Jean Hauge
  • Mixed media fiber art by Patricia Thompson
  • Charcoal, pencil, and acrylic works by Shane Neilson
  • Color illustrations by Tom West

But stick around, because there’s more! Head down to Marina Park, where the Port of Camas-Washougal is hosting a riverside concert. From 6 to 7 p.m., King Louie and LaRhonda Steele will begin a music-filled evening with soul, rhythm & blues. Then, local favorite Johnny Limbo & the Lugnuts will entertain the audience from 8 to 9:30 p.m., wrapping up the concert with hits from the 50s and 60s. There will be a beer garden and food vendors on the banks of the beautiful Columbia River. For more details, visit www.portcw.com.

Above image: detail from painting by Kathy Beckman

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