Thursday, April 16, 2009
High Country Artists
High Country Artists is a lively group with lots of good ideas. A non-profit organization in central Washington state, they encompass all ages and media (painting, writing, music, etc.) They use a local history museum (a 1914 mansion) as a meeting place and gallery.
They sponsor weekly plein-air painting ("Fresh Air Friday"), indoor painting sessions, art classes & workshops, traveling exhibits for their members, an information booth at the weekly Farmer's Market, field trips to area galleries, "art trekking" (hikes with a camera and an artist's eye, either on trails or on the streets of town), and an annual Artists Festival with well-known plein-air instructors giving demonstrations and workshops. There is a schedule and a link to register on their website.