FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 12, 2018
Clackamas County Arts Alliance,
Clackamas County Arts Alliance in partnership with eNRG Kayaking, We Love Clean Rivers, and the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center Announce Wild & Scenic Film Festival Art Exhibit Winners
As part of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival which came to Oregon City on June 2, local watercolor and acrylic painters and photographers were invited to join the celebration and submit their framed works, depicting or interpreting Willamette Falls or the Willamette or Clackamas Rivers for a corresponding art exhibit. The exhibit, in its first year, was open to artists of all ages and skill levels.
At the special Wild & Scenic Film Festival reception on Saturday, June 2, four artists were selected to each win a $100 cash prize. The winning artists were Averi Dickinson (a 14 year-old student!), Marlee Feltham, Don Feltham, and Elo Wobig.
All of the submitted artwork will be on display in the Visitor Center at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington Street, Oregon City, through September 3.
Suzi Anderson, Programs Manager for the Clackamas County Arts Alliance, stated, “Working with eNRG Kayaking, We Love Clean Rivers and the Interpretive Center to create an art exhibit as companion to the Wild & Scenic Film Festival was a rewarding experience for all involved. The Arts Alliance is always enthusiastic about supporting partners in projects that merge worthy community ventures with creative activity, and this exhibit is a great example of that!”
In Oregon City, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival showcased films from the larger annual festival held the third week of January in Nevada City, CA. Now in its 16th year, Wild & Scenic focuses on films which speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act was a key feature of the event in Oregon City.
FOR MORE INFORMATION about this exhibit, contact Suzi Anderson Program Manager for the Clackamas County Arts Alliance, at (503) 805-9473 or email [email protected]. Information can also be found online at www.clackamasartsalliance.org.
The Clackamas County Arts Alliance is a nonprofit organization working to keep arts & culture central to life in Clackamas County.