Here is one of the tableaux vivants ("living pictures," historically correct scenes from the early 1900’s to the 1920’s) that will be available, along with the sights of Main Street and the Saturday Market, for artists who participate in Hillsboro Plein Air on Saturday, July 18th. Hosted by the Walters Cultural Arts Center, the event will run from 9am to 2pm, with tableau vivant presentations from 10am to 1pm. Registration and check-in begins at 9am on the 18th. Pre-registration is suggested and artists can call the Walters Cultural Arts Center at 503-615-3485 to register. The cost is $15.00.
There will be a catered reception and awards ceremony at approximately 2:00 pm in the Arts Center lobby for the artists and interested members of the public. Awards and door prizes for artists will be announced at approximately 2:30 PM. The reception will include musical entertainment for all visitors to enjoy. Participating artists are invited to leave their works to be exhibited at the Walters Arts Center during the month of August.
Artist and paint expert Robert Gamblin will judge the competition. The founder of Gamblin Artists Colors in Portland, Oregon, he has developed painting mediums without turpentine, which is toxic, using instead odorless mineral spirits and alkyd resin.
The Arts Center is conveniently located just two blocks off the MAX Blue line at 527 East Main Street in Hillsboro, Oregon 97123.