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Call for Entries: 7th Annual Hillsboro Plein Air Competition


  7th Annual Hillsboro Plein Air Competition,  September 20-21, 2013

September 20 – 21 

Rood Bridge Park, Downtown Hillsboro,

 & Hillsboro Farmers’ Market

7th Annual Hillsboro Plein Air Competition,  September 20-21, 2013You’re invited to participate in the 7th Annual Hillsboro Plein Air Competition! Join us on September 20-21, 2013 to paint the sights and scenes of Hillsboro. 

Painting Locations include:

  • The historic neighborhoods of Downtown Hillsboro
  • The Hillsboro Farmers’ Market
  • And the scenic views of Rood Bridge Park–new this year!


Event Highlights include:

  • Luncheon & Demo for Artists hosted by Gamblin Artists Colors at the Rood Bridge Park River House
  • Two Figurative “Quick Draw” opportunities with historically themed tableaux vivant models provided by HART Theatre, costumed by Lavender’s Green
  • Friday evening Nocturne Painting in Downtown Hillsboro
  • Reception and Award Ceremony with music and refreshments on the East Lawn of the Walters Cultural Arts Center
  • Gallery Exhibit of the works created during the Hillsboro Plein Air at the Walters Cultural Arts Center, October 1 – November 19
  • Over $1500 in prizes in three different categories–Landscape, City Scene, and Figurative “Quick Draw”


Registration & Fees:


  • There is a discounted $40 registration fee for artists who pre-register.  Day-of registration is $45.  Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.  To pre-register, call 503-615-3485.
  • Check-in and day-of registration begin at 8 am on Friday, September 20 and will be open throughout the event at the Walters Cultural Arts Cener (527 E Main Sreet, Hillsboro)


For more details, including rules, prizes and much more, go to   Or “Like Us” on Facebook and get updates as the event approaches at

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The Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council is a program of the City of Hillsboro’s Parks and Recreation Department with the mission to support the growth of arts and culture as assets for a vital, prosperous and livable community.

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