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Year-round guide to ART in the GORGE

Open Daily from 10am to 5pm March 15 to November 15 Show this coupon at the door and receive $2 OFF on general or senior admission to the museum Good until Nov 15, 2019

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A Spring Tradition! Join us each year and check our website for current tour dates


Gorge Artists founded the Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour. This year marks our 13th year of the free public tour which showcases the wonderful art of Gorge artists and provides an insight into the environment in which art is created. It is our mission to advance art and encourage artists in the Columbia River Gorge by: • Building community among artists and the public • Promoting art and business education • Providing opportunities for the public to experience and enjoy art

It is our desire to support artists so they can flourish in this beautiful scenic area and bring the experience of art to all art lovers. Thank you to all of our Tour visitors - we love hosting you and sharing our art with you. Visit our website or find us on social media and keep in touch with us throughout the year! Thank you to our Sponsors: Art of Community (AOC), Art on Oak, Best Western Plus: Hood River Inn, Best Western: Cascade Locks, Broder Øst, Celilo Restaurant & Bar, Chemistry Jewelry, Columbia Center for the Arts, Columbia Gorge Hotel, Copper West Real Estate: Vicki Brennan, Copper West Real Estate, The Dalles Art Center, Doppio, Double Mountain, Dream Street, Edward Jones, Gorge Current, Hood Crest Winery, Hood River Hotel, Hood River Lavender, First Interstate Bank, Jacob Williams Winery, JoDean Sarins, Maryhill Museum, Mt Hood Winery, Orange Sink Studio, Pine Street Bakery, Riverdaze Café, Samuels Yoelin Kantor, Stave & Stone, Wy’East Vineyards Thank you to our In-kind Donors: All Classical, Meadow Outdoor Advertising, Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association, Hood River Public Storage, Hood River Fruit Loop Thank you to our Board: Kathryn Watne, Jan Byrkit, Charlene Fort, Juris Sarins, Leah Hedberg, Joanna Kaufman, Karen Watson, Jan Meyer, Kristi Heck, Stephanie Johnston, and Ted Olson.

TABLE OF CONTENTS Overview Map.....................................................................................4-5 White Salmon and Trout Lake.........................................................6-11 The Dalles........................................................................................ 12-15 Mosier.............................................................................................. 16-17 Upper Hood River Valley and Parkdale...................................... 18-22 Hood River...................................................................................... 23-33 Cascade Locks....................................................................................... 34 Cover art by Myrna Anderson. Tour booklet and maps designed by Jan Meyer.


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GORGE ARTISTS This year, we’ve numbered our tour starting at the “TOP”! Consider starting at our northern-most studio in Trout Lake q and then travel south, through BZ Corners w to White Salmon and other Washington studios e-1). Then work your way to our eastern-most studio on the Oregon side in The Dalles 1!-1^ and continue west through Mosier 1&1*. After reaching Hood River, travel all the way to our southern-most studio 1(-2^ and enjoy some spectacular views of Mt Hood (weather permitting) along the way. Wander north through the downtown Hood River studios 2&-4& and wrap up your visit by traveling to our western-most studio in Cascade Locks 4*.


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Joanna Kaufman Elizabeth See Ms Michael Stewart Diane Rolnick Ted Olson Kristie Strasen Dylan Martinez Sarah Morton-Erasmus Elise Howard Mike McLaughlin

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Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield Denae Manion Jo Dean Sarins Randye Jensen Suzanne Krol Boller Leila Prestia


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Myrna Anderson Jan Byrkit


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Bill Sturman Charlene Rivers Sally Bills Bailey Linda Reichenbach Rachel Harvey James Diem Jinx Griswold Gorge Handweavers

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Brian Chambers Stephanie Johnston Charlene Fort Leah Hedberg Cathleen Rehfeld Kathryn Watne Kristi Heck Donna Woods Mark Nilsson Dyana Fiediga Judy Larsen Cathy Stever Cleo Sterling Rodney Stuart Abigail Merickel Lynn Lewis Melanie Thompson AimĂŠe Brewer Laurie Balmuth Christine Knowles Maia Desfosses-Yang

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Mt. Adams in Washington State from near the Trout Lake area...

q JOANNA KAUFMAN illustration

509-637-6304 9 Dairy Road, Trout Lake, WA

Beautiful studio nestled along the White Salmon River with vibrant watercolor paintings and storybook illustrations. Learn about the illustration process and enter to win a unique piece of art. Artwork available in a range of sizes and prices. Directions: From WA-14 W, turn right onto WA-141 Alt (2.2 mi). Continue onto WA-141 N (19 mi). Slight right at service station fork onto Mt Adams Rd (signs for Sno-Parks/Recreation Area) (0.3 mi). Turn right onto Sunnyside Rd (1.1 miles). Turn left onto Dairy Rd (marked by sign for “Charis Way Dairy�). First house on left. Parking: Just west of carport.

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w ELIZABETH SEE painting

509-774-7510 #2 Robison Road, BZ Corner, WA

I started painting twelve years ago. I was raised in the forest and on occasion I have made the mistake of leaving. I am now firmly planted here where I paint the plants and animals that surround me. My work is available at Art On Oak in Hood River. Directions: Drive through White Salmon on the main street that runs through town (Jewett). Stay on that street which will turn into HWY 141 and just keep driving... and driving for 11 miles. When you get to BZ Corner, drive past The Logs a little ways and you will see the BZ Corner Launch Point on your right. I am located across Highway 141 from the launch point.

Open year-round by appointment


509-995-2072 164 Powerhouse Rd., White Salmon, WA

From my log cabin in the woods, I draw inspiration from the nature around me. The materials I carve are of the earth and sea, as are the totems and jewelry I make from fossil walrus, mammoth, and corals.

Directions: From WA Hwy 14 turn north on Alt 141. At the juncture of regular 141 turn left toward Husum. In less than a mile 0.8 turn left on Powerhouse Rd. Go 1.75 miles to 164. Swing wide on driveway.

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r DIANE ROLNICK painting

254-592-9094 12302 Cook-Underwood Rd., Underwood, WA

As an experimental artist, my objective is to create abstract aesthetic works of art by utilizing mixed-mediums in order to discover unique visual imagery found in processes that are often tentative and incremental.

Directions: From Interstate 84 take Exit 64 for White Salmon/Govt. Camp. Turn left onto Button

Bridge Rd/Mt Hood Hwy. Turn left onto WA-14 W. Turn right onto Cook-Underwood Rd. Go 2.1 miles. The studio is located behind my home on the left.

Open year-round by appointment

t TED OLSON painting

503-481-6444 1189 Panorama Point, White Salmon, WA

Ted Olson holds a BA in Fine Arts from Portland State University and an MFA in Visual Communications from the University of Kansas. Olson has placed paintings in many homes, galleries, and offices. Directions: Come west on Jewett Blvd through

downtown White Salmon. Continue on Jewett through the forested residential area about three miles to Panorama Point, on the south side of the street. Turn left and follow Panorama Point to 1189. Avoid the cul-de-sac!

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917-216-0474 151 Palos Verdes, White Salmon, WA

Kristie Strasen is an award-winning textile designer, colorist and weaver of small woven pieces. Following 35 years in textiles design in NYC, Kristie moved to the Gorge in 2017 to pursue her passion for color and all things textile. Directions: Cross the Button Bridge and take a left onto Highway 141. Take first hairpin right up

Dock Grade Road. Take left onto Jewett Blvd and follow through White Salmon. Continue on Jewett to Lincoln; take right up hill on Lincoln. Take left on Palos Verdes; continue about 800 feet. House on right; black mailbox with “STRASEN.” Parking: Park in lower driveway or on street.

Open year-round by appointment


651-410-3529 105 E. Jewett Blvd, White Salmon, WA

Dylan’s artwork is recognized worldwide for its playful hyperrealism and masterful execution. Stop by and see live glass blowing demonstrations from the artist and a chance to collect one-of-a-kind artworks. Directions: White Salmon Glassworks is located on the southeast corner of Jewett Blvd and N Main Avenue, across from Henni’s Kitchen and Bar.

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503-327-1384 216 E. Jewett Blvd, White Salmon, WA

I have a passion for metals and I particularly love to fabricate and create pieces with an emphasis on technique and movement. I am fortunate enough to pursue my passion in a light filled studio in beautiful White Salmon, Wa. Directions: Exit I-84 at exit 64 (Mt Hood Hwy, OR-35) come

across the Hood River Bridge to Washington and turn right heading into Bingen, at the cross street of Jewett blvd, turn left and come up the hill to White Salmon. M.E. Jewelry Co & Atelier no. 216 is on the right hand side of the street across from Everybody’s Brewing.

Open year-round


530-520-3887 363 E Jewett Blvd, White Salmon, WA

Elise first began her journey with ceramics in 2008 with her her first class in pottery. She was hooked and fell in love with the tactile nature of the material. Nestled in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge, she loves every minute crafting her art.

Directions: On the left, across the street from Riverview Community Bank on Jewett Blvd. located in The Hatchery building Studio #8. Open year-round by appointment 10



509-637-0617 20 Brookside Road, White Salmon, WA

Functional art and design is the backbone of my design philosophy. My background includes architectural design and design/build residential contracting. Today, I devote my full attention to the craft of wheel-thrown functional pottery.

Directions: From I-84, Exit 64, cross bridge and take left on to HWY 14. Right onto Dock Grade, left onto Jewett Blvd. Right onto Main St, right onto Snowden Rd, right onto Bates, right onto Tunnel Rd, right onto Ramsey (gravel road). Left onto Brookside. Studio at end on Brookside.

Open year-round by appointment

The Columbia River from HWY 14 on the Washington side of the Gorge.




oil paintings / pit-fired ceramics / author publications 541-980-1288

165 Blue Heron Court, The Dalles, OR

Experience the only working fine arts studio on the Columbia Gorge River basin. I will showcase and discuss the process behind my one-of-a-kind creations in paint & clay and my renowned paintings of pomegranates. Overlooking 3 Mile Lagoon, my two-level studio provides river views and a close up look at The Pit, an earthen hole filled with wood shavings and bisque ware, then set on fire, covered with metal sheeting and left to burn three to five days. Directions: On I-84 East take Exit 87, turn north. Proceed on Hwy 197, take left at McDonald’s and

Water’s Edge. Go straight on NE Lone Pine Blvd. until it turns into Blue Heron Court. The studio is light gray with dark red trim. Parking: Park on any side of the street. Please do not block driveways.

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Overlooking The Dalles with Mt Adams in the distance.

1@ DENAE MANION paintings


110 W 2nd Street, The Dalles, OR

I am a multi media artist. I work majorly with watercolors, acrylic and oil paints. I recently opened my own studio in The Dalles that features my works, as well as many other Gorge artists. Our goal is to bring art to our community in a new way.

Directions: Take exit 85 off of I-84. Follow signs for downtown The Dalles. We are on the south side of 2nd street. 110 East 2nd Street. Manion Studios, Historic Lemke Building.

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1# JO DEAN SARINS jewelry

309-657-2180 For Tour: The Dalles Art Center / 220 E 4th St. (Year-round studio White Salmon, WA)

Again this year, I will be demonstrating cloisonné enameling at The Dalles Art Center. Enjoying the wildlife around my home in White Salmon, I will be exploring creating “lions and tigers and bear-Oh My.”

Directions: From I-84, take Exit 85 and turn south away from the river. Go .2 miles, turn R on E 2nd. Go .7 miles. Turn L on Washington. Go 2 blocks. The Dalles Art Center is on the right in the former Carnegie Library on the corner of 4th and Washington. Parking: On the street.

Open year-round by appointment

1$ RANDYE JENSEN pastel painting

541-261-0296 For Tour: The Dalles Art Center / 220 E 4th St.

Exploring my passion for nature I spend time outdoors immersed in the beauty surrounding me, finding inspiration for my painting. Through my art I’m hoping to share the wonder, the complexity, the subtlety and grandeur of the places I call home.

Directions: From I-84, take Exit 85 and turn south away from the river. Go .2 miles, turn R on E 2nd. Go .7 miles. Turn L on Washington. Go 2 blocks. The Dalles Art Center is on the right in the former Carnegie Library on the corner of 4th and Washington. Parking: On the street.

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541-980-7650 1416 W. 10th St., The Dalles, OR

New inspiration was found in 2018 through a month long stay New York City. Time spent in Harlem and at the Metropolitan Museum and the youthful eyes of children brought new bodies of work, new mediums and renewed interest in ongoing projects.

Directions: From I – 84 East, Exit 83. Turn left onto W. 6th Street. At stoplight turn right on Webber

Street. Turn left on West 10th and the Studio will be the first driveway on the right just past Blakey way. It is set back from the road. Parking: Parking is available on either side of the street along West10th.

Open year-round by appointment

1^ LEILA PRESTIA printmaking, jewelry 509-731-0551 For Tour: 1416 W. 10th St., The Dalles, OR

Life demanded my full attention: I continued to notice the beauty that is light, line, and color around me. Those images are yearning to be set free. A strong printmaking history translates well to multilayered glass where light plays in the spaces.

Directions: From I – 84 East, Exit 83. Turn left onto W. 6th Street. At stoplight turn right on Webber

Street. Turn left on West 10th and the Studio will be the first driveway on the right just past Blakey way. It is set back from the road. Parking: Parking is available on either side of the street along West10th.

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1& MYRNA ANDERSON painting

503-476-6394 361 Ponderosa PL., Mosier, OR

This will be my 2nd year on the tour and I am looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones. My acrylic paintings of the gorge are in a style I call my “stained glass” style. I’m inspired by all the beauty the gorge has to offer. Directions: From I-84, take exit 69. Turn right at Brenna’s Market (Washington Street). Turn left onto

3rd and then right on Huskey Road immediately after the concrete wall. Ponderosa Place is the second right. I am at the top of the hill in cul-de-sac.

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Wildflowers overlooking the Columbia River between The Dalles and Mosier.

1* JAN BYRKIT textiles

541-490-1306 1537 State Rd., Mosier, OR

I started in the 1980’s with free handing my art on clothing. I had before created a clothing line with knits and lace, dying my custom colors. Adding my drawings, I made the byrkitwear line. My inspiration comes from my lifestyle living in the Gorge. Directions: From Interstate 84, take EXIT 69. As you enter the town of Mosier, take a RIGHT on Washington St.Go one block to 3rd. Turn LEFT on 3rd. Stay on 3rd and it becomes State Road. Once you have crossed the bridge, my driveway is on the LEFT at 2 miles up from bridge. Signs at bottom of driveway on State Rd. Open year-round by appointment 17

2019 GORGE ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS Mt. Hood and the upper Hood River Valley... Weather permitting, the views are amazing!

1( BILL STURMAN watercolor painting 541-352-0926

8495 Hwy 35, Mt Hood •

I paint primarily wet-in-wet, as I love the look of transparent watercolor. I do my own matting and framing, but also mount some of my paintings on birch panels (no mats or frame). I live in the forest zone, off grid. I am continuously inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds me. I paint “scenes” that span the visual scope and find beauty in everything from cloud formations to landscapes to forest mist, foliage, fruits, flowers, birds, and butterflies. I am a member of the local artist co-op, 301 Gallery, downtown Hood River. Directions: Take I-84 Exit 64 and turn south to Hwy 35. Continue on Hwy 35 about 17 miles.

Driveway comes off Hwy 35 to the left (east) one third mile past Baseline Rd. Driveway is 0.9 miles long. Follow signs to studio. Parking: Parking available by the studio.

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2) CHARLENE RIVERS acrylic / mixed media 541-352-7362

8161 Jordan Road, Mt Hood, OR charleneriversstudio/home

Large, magical landscapes of the Upper Hood River Valley are my current subject matter. Pear trees, Mt. Hood, and Parkdale all appear in my bright, whimsical paintings. They are created with acrylic and oil paints on canvas; meant to make you smile! Directions: Take I-84 Exit 64, Hwy 35 south. Go about 16 miles. Turn right onto Baseline. Turn sharp left onto Jordan Road. Stay left on Jordan Road. House and studio are on the left in a pear orchard. Parking: Plenty of parking in driveway and orchard. Open year-round by appointment


503-819-2670 4135 Cunningham Drive, Mt Hood, OR

My studio is full of paintings of the moods and seasons of Mt Hood, colorful and whimsical fruit, and the Southwest. Framed and unframed paintings and cards, at a variety of prices! Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society ( NWS). Directions: Take I-84 Exit 64 and go south on Hwy 35. Drive 12 miles to community of Mt Hood. Just past the Mt. Hood Town Hall, turn left on Cunningham Drive. Last house on right. Parking: Ample! Open April - October by appointment 19


2@ LINDA REICHENBACH textiles / mixed media 541-352-3541 5840 Hwy 35, Hood River, OR

I am a free spirit quilter that specializes in one-of-a-kind ideas. Each idea springs forward and I start the creative process by seeing the finished product in my head, then figuring out how to make it happen. I enjoy letting my mind takeover.

Directions: Take I-84 Exit 64 and go south on Hwy 35

approx. 11.6 miles. House is on the right. Watch for signs.

Parking: We have plenty of parking with easy return to

Highway 35.

Open year-round by appointment

2# RACHEL HARVEY oil paintings


5414 KLM Drive, Mt Hood, OR

Evocative, contemporary landscapes celebrating the abstract elements of nature.

Directions: Take I-84 Exit 64 and go south on Highway 35 for 11 miles, right on KLM Drive, left into first driveway. Drive around the house to the studio building. Parking: Park in lot behind studio or on KLM Drive. Open year-round by appointment 20


2$ JAMES DIEM ceramics 541-354-9966

4415 Hwy 35, Hood River, OR / Instagram @jamesdiem

I feel lucky to be a member of a centuries old craft tradition creating useful and affordable art for the middle class. What excites me? Color and texture. Beautiful forms. Handles that fit both the hand and the pot. Dynamic and resonant glazing. Directions: Take I-84 Exit 64 and go south on Hwy 35. Studio driveway is on the left approximately 8.7 miles up Hwy 35 from the 4 way stop at China Gorge. Look for large white Open Studio sign on left. Studio is the first left up driveway. Parking: Park diagonally by pine trees on left.

Open year-round by appointment

2% JINX GRISWOLD painting

925-270-7224 3660 Wy’East Road, Hood River

I’m a recovering control freak. Really. I’m trying to learn to let go and let my inner artist have free reign. I want a plan; she wants to play in the paint. When I let her go, I never know what will happen. But it’s guaranteed to be exciting! Directions: Exit 64 Hood River South on Hwy 35 for 8 miles. Right at Hwy 282 (Sign for Odell)

approx 1.5 miles. Left on Wy’East approx 1/2 mile. Right into gravel drive by mailbox with #3660. Go all the way down the drive past the gray house and barn until you reach house at end (in the trees).

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2^ GORGE HANDWEAVERS GUILD textiles 509-281-0815

3399 Odell Hwy, Hood River

The gallery exhibits beautiful woven samples of color, design, and weaving structures. The flexibility of the looms, techniques, and patterns will inspire visitors as original fabric, rugs, towels, and blankets are displayed. Our studio is an array of inspired creations. Our weavers create gorgeous effects by warping threads under tension and interweaving various colors and patterns. Directions: From I-84 Exit 64 head south on Hwy 35. Go 6.7 miles and turn right on Davis Dr. that

becomes Highway 281. Proceed .8 miles. The destination is on the right behind the Chevron Station. The studio is upstairs in the light gray green colored warehouse. Parking: Parking available within gated area.

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2& BRIAN CHAMBERS landscape photography 541-490-6710

1526 Nunamaker Rd., Hood River, OR

As a landscape photographer, I love exploring this amazing area. I am constantly searching for that magical combination of interesting subjects, sublime light and pleasing compositions which make the Gorge so special.

Directions: Take 1-84 to exit 62. Turn south onto West Cascade. Go 1.2 Miles. Turn right onto 13th St; follow approx 1 mile uphill, 13th becomes 12th. After passing Rosauers, 12th becomes Tucker Rd (OR 281). After 2.3 miles, at the Nobi’s gas station corner, USE EXTRA CAUTION and continue straight (you will be crossing traffic and do not have the right of way!) onto Orchard Rd. After .2 miles turn left onto Nunamaker Rd. Parking: Plenty! Open year-round by appointment

2* STEPHANIE JOHNSTON jewelry: glass / polymer clay 503-502-9058

For Tour: 1228 Tucker Road, Hood River, OR (Year-round studio in The Dalles, OR)

I work in two mediums, fused glass and polymer clay. Beautiful and amazing item can be created with both processes. I am always blessed when one of my pieces is purchased by someone who loves it as much as I loved making it. Directions: Take 1-84 to exit 62. Turn south onto West Cascade. Go 1.2 Miles. Turn right onto 13th St; follow approx 1 mile uphill, 13th becomes 12th. After passing Rosauers, 12th becomes Tucker Road. Go to the 2nd large curving turn. Take a right on Bradley Dr. and then a left into the circular driveway. Parking: Plenty in circle drive. Open year-round by appointment 23




1228 Tucker Rd., Hood River, OR

Through a lifetime of loving glass I’ve learned how to express myself through its’ mysterious characteristics. The hot-shop is my passion but age is bringing a different dimension to my expression. I welcome you to view the changes. Directions: Take 1-84 to exit 62. Turn south onto West Cascade. Go 1.2 Miles. Turn right onto 13th St; follow approx 1 mile uphill, 13th becomes 12th. After passing Rosauers, 12th becomes Tucker Road. Go to the 2nd large curving turn. Take a right on Bradley Dr. and then a left into the circular driveway. Parking: Plenty in circle drive. Open year-round by appointment

3) LEAH HEDBERG photography


2923 Eliot Drive, Hood River, OR

I photograph natural subjects, looking for poetry at the heart of things. Inviting images of Columbia Gorge subject matter. Fresh perspectives and inspiring detail. Themes of garden, ecology, home, and belonging. Directions: I-84, Exit 63, south on 2nd. Take a right on Oak St., then left on 13th Street. Turn left at second signal onto Eliot. Studio is at the end of road, right side, cream farmhouse. Parking: Along

street in front of house. Wooden arrows point to studio entrance at east side (downstairs).

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3! CATHLEEN REHFELD oil paintings 541-490-0711

1516 A Street, Hood River, OR

I have a love of nature, vibrant colors and lots energy in my work. I make small paintings outdoors and bring the information, colors and compositions into the studio for larger paintings. I bring the joy of nature into our indoor environments. Directions: Coming from Portland OR - take I-84 driving east approximately 60 miles from Portland to Hood River. Take exit 62, drive toward Hood River, take 13th Street right. Go uphill about 1 mile. As 13th flattens out, take “A Street” to the right. Three blocks down on the right is a gray shingled house, white trim and a porch. You’re there! Parking: On street. Open year-round by appointment

3@ KATHRYN WATNE jewelry 541-490-6897

1220 18th Street, Hood River, OR Facebook: Kathryn Watne Enamels

I fell in love with the art of enameling as a metal design major at the University of Washington in the 80’s. Mostly self taught, I have been a full time artist for 8 years making one of a kind jewelry.

Directions: From I-84, take Exit 63, go south onto 2nd. Take a right on Oak Street. Turn left on 13th

and at the top of the hill turn right on May St. Just past the swimming pool turn left on 18th. I am the first house just past the county yard. Studio is in the backyard. Parking: Street parking on 18th.

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surface pattern design 541-490-0929 1513 Taylor Ave, Hood River, OR

I paint and illustrate repeat surface patterns as fabric. I love experimenting with color, the brighter and bolder the better! I am a studier of birds, bugs, and plants. My studio overflows with art, fabrics, and eye candy.

Directions: From I-84, take Exit 63, go south onto 2nd. Take a right on Oak Street. Turn left on 13th and at the top of the hill turn right on May St. Just past the swimming pool turn left on Taylor Ave. House is on right. Parking: Available on Taylor Ave. Open year-round by appointment

3$ DONNA WOODS painting


729 Montello Avenue, Hood River, OR

My work ranges from realistic paintings and drawings to abstract collages. I use various mediums. My studio is a Tuff Shed in my yard with a view of the river and Mt. Adams. I am most inspired by people yet I love painting anything under the sun.

Directions: From I-84, Exit 63, go south onto 2nd. Turn right onto State St. Take the first left onto 6th St. Then take the first right onto Sherman Ave, then the first left onto 7th St., then right onto Montello Ave. I am the last house on the left and the cross street is 8th St. Parking: On street. Open year-round by appointment, except in the winter 26


3% MARK NILSSON painting 541-490-8000

7 Hazel Avenue, Hood River, OR

My studio is a fun and funky space in my home. I work primarily in acrylic paint on canvas, panel, and walls. I paint representational to abstract artwork and find endless inspiration in the Columbia Gorge where I have lived for 23 yrs. Directions: From I -84, take exit 63, turn south onto 2nd St. Take right turn onto State St., heading west. Turn left on 6th St., and head uphill onto Serpentine Rd., then left onto Hazel Ave. Number 7 Hazel is on a shared driveway on the south. Parking: Parking is limited in the driveway but plenty of parking on Hazel. Open year-round by appointment

3^ DYANA FIEDIGA clay 360-473-9774

500 Industrial Way, Hood River

The studio is a teaching space, creative outlet for community members and a production zone for SomeGirlsPottery. My work ranges from quirky, to rustic farmhouse and at times can be politically charged. Some pots are decorated with iron transfer decals designed in studio, while others are left partially unglazed to allow the clay and pot to stand out on its own. Stop by to see the fun in action. Directions: From I -84, take exit 63, turn south onto 2nd St. Take first right turn onto Cascade St.,

heading west. Take first right onto 3rd Street. Take left onto Industrial Way - 500 Industrial is in the long brick building on your right.

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3& JUDY LARSEN jewelry


903 Oak Street, Hood River, OR •

A crafty person all my life, I became obsessed with wire work by educating myself in an effort to update my personal jewelry. I am inspired by all organic shapes and the designs of ancient Egypt and Scandinavia. Directions: From I-84, Exit 63, go south onto 2nd. Take a

right on Oak St. and left on 9th St. We are on the SW corner of 9th and Oak. Parking: Ample parking on the south side of State Street and on both sides of 9th St. north of Oak and south of State.

Open year-round by appointment

3* CATHY STEVER painting / glass 541-806-1066

1328 Lincoln St., Hood River, OR

My glass work combines color and light fused together in an attempt to represent the eternal. Combining painting on glass and/or geometric design to create a message that speaks to the heart.

Directions: From I-84, Exit 63 go south onto 2nd. Take first right after bridge onto Cascade Avenue. Turn right onto 13th St. and left on Lincoln. Studio is on left hand side of the road. Parking: On the street is available and driveway. Enter the studio on the west side of home. Open year-round by appointment 28


3( CLEO STERLING oil paintings 541-386-6504

668 Rene Place, Hood River, OR

I enjoy working from my imagination and creating images that are simple and spontaneous....while facing the challenge of breaking up the space in the most interesting manner to engage the viewer.

Directions: Take I-84 to exit 62. Turn right on W. Cascade. Turn right on Rand Road, then right on Montello and left on Rene Place.

Parking: In front of house. Open year-round by appointment

4) RODNEY STUART mixed media 541-399-7451

2860 Hazel Ave, Hood River, OR

My studio is a large garage, the landscape, and collections of masks, heads, toys and boxes full of recycled wood. Subjects range from wooden toys, folk style heads and animals, hearts and figures. I show with Guardino Gallery in Portland.

Directions: Take 1-84 to exit 62. Turn south onto West Cascade. Turn south on Rand Rd. Turn right on May Street. Right on 30th and right on Hazel Ave, last house on left with blue trim.

Parking: Park on Hazel Ave.

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4! ABIGAIL MERICKEL printmaking 541-280-5275

1229 29th Street, Hood River, OR

I create original prints on a printing press experimenting with monoprints, collagraphs, woodcuts, etchings, and lithographs. Vivid in color, and rich in story, my work conveys a sense of wonder at our magical world. Come see new prints created in Oaxaca, Mexico.

“Recuerdos Oaxaqueños.” (Oaxacan Memories)

Directions: Take 1-84 to exit 62. Turn south onto W. Cascade. Turn south on Rand Rd. Turn right on

May Street. Turn left on 29th Street. Go to the end of 29th Street. Studio is in the blue house on the left #1229. Parking: Parking is available on all of 29th Street.

Open year-round by appointment

4@ LYNN LEWIS textiles 541-490-3333

3740 Rocky Ridge Court, Hood River, OR

I have been a dye artist for more than 20 years. I mix my own water-based dyes, then paint and process in my home studio.

Directions: Take 1-84 to exit 62. Turn south onto West Cascade. Turn south on Rand Rd. Turn right on May Street. Turn left on 30th Street and go to corner of 30th and Talon. Workshop is on the right, through the charming fence.

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4# MELANIE THOMPSON ceramics 541-386-5740

585 Rocky Rd, Hood River, OR

Clean lines and delicious color are signature to my work. I collect rocks and other found items, using them as forms for unique, organic vessels. Multiple layers of pigments build rich texture and a tactile finish that begs to be touched! Directions: Take 1-84 to Exit 62. Turn south onto W. Cascade. Turn south at Rand Rd. (Taco Bell)

and continue up hill to stop sign. Turn right onto May Street. Approx. 1/2 mile turn left onto Rocky Rd. House sits on left, charcoal with white trim. Enter through red gate. Parking: Driveway or street.

Open year-round by appointment

4$ AIMÉE BREWER ceramics 303-552-1470

503 Frankton Rd., Hood River, OR

Functional and sculptural ceramics inspired by nature and a love of history. Using porcelain clay, each are hand-made, without the use of molds.The most durable and glasslike of all clays, porcelain causes color and texture to glow. Directions: Take 1-84 to exit 62. Turn south onto W. Cascade. Take first right onto Mt. Adams Ave,

which becomes Wine Country Ave, then Country Club Rd. Turn left onto Frankton Rd. Stay on Frankton, curve sharply left, then right. House is caramel and orange-colored, on the east side of Frankton. Enter studio through door on the south side of the garage. Parking: Park in the driveway.

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4% LAURIE BALMUTH oil painting 503-703-8475

3690 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, OR

Laurie Balmuth graduated from the Pacific Northwest College of Art with a BFA in Printmaking and in Painting in 1993. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and has work in museum and major private collections. Directions: From I 84 take Exit 62. Go North (toward Columbia River) to “T”. Turn right (you will

be going east, Westcliff drive parallels freeway) go about one mile. Take driveway past red mailbox on your left – “Indian Rock.” Parking: Park in the driveway.

Open year-round by appointment

4^ CHRISTINE KNOWLES pastel painting 541-490-4896

3730 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, OR

I grew up with art, and after a 30 year career devoted to public policy and land use, I gave myself permission just to paint. I studied watercolor with Ruth Armitage and John Salminen and with master pastellists Albert Handel and Richard McKinley. My primary medium is pastel. I focus on color, texture and the emotional content I can convey to my viewer. Directions: Take I-84 Exit 62. Turn north towards the river, then turn right onto Westcliff Dr. Turn left into fourth driveway opposite the large pine tree and proceed right along the pond. Parking: If parking area is full, please park on Westcliff Dr.

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4& MAIA DESFOSSES-YANG clay 425-281-4217

450 Morton Rd., Hood River, OR

Maia’s ceramic work reflects her interest in color and texture, which she developed studying a variety of art mediums. She creates functional items that can be enjoyed through their use, as well as adding beauty to your home. Directions: Travelling West on I-84 from Hood River, take the Morton Rd. Exit which is an unmarked turnoff right after Exit 62. From Morton Rd, take the first left onto a long downhill gravel driveway. The access to Morton Rd. is only from I-84 West, so if you are coming from Portland, you must exit at 62, and then get back on I-84 West, and follow directions above. Open year-round by appointment

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4* BRAD LORANG metal 971-344-4562

400 Forest Lane Cascade Locks, OR

In my studio you will be able to see the production of my work starting with the design process, cutting of the metal, welding, texturing and the patina finishing of my artwork. I create wall art, fabricated 3-D sculpture, architectural and yard art. Directions: Westbound I-84, take Forest Lane Exit near Cascade Locks, go about 3 miles and studio is on the left. Eastbound I-84, take Exit 44, go through Cascade Locks 1/2 mile, turn left on Forest Lane and go 1/3 mile, studio is on the right. Parking: Park on street or in #400 driveway. Open year-round by appointment

Beautiful Cascade Locks, Oregon.


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1108 East Marina Way •Hood River, OR 97031 800-828-7873 painting is one of many by Peggy Ohlson on display at the Inn

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OPEN mon-fri: 7am-5pm || sat-sun: 8:30am-5pm

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Home is where the art is!

Proud to support local artists year-round. Oil painting by Cathleen Rehfeld.

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Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour Guidebook 2019  

This free event is a spring tradition in the Columbia River Gorge. This will be the 13th annual Studio Tour and will take place May 3, 4, 5,...

Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour Guidebook 2019  

This free event is a spring tradition in the Columbia River Gorge. This will be the 13th annual Studio Tour and will take place May 3, 4, 5,...