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The Wild Landscape: North Country

August 5 - September 7

Every year the Josephy Center celebrates Wallowa County’s natural beauty through a Wild Landscape Exhibit – this year we want to celebrate the beauty and the diverse landscape of what we colloquially refer to as “the North Country”.

What is a wild landscape? One thing that makes Eastern Oregon so special is untouched and undeveloped. We want to feature artwork that celebrates these diverse and wild lands. This means the landscape is the focal point – no human-made objects or structures should be visible in the art works.

Curator and Judge: Jennifer Hawkins

Artist Statement:
I am inspired by the   beauty of nature; its colors, textures, and forms. I immerse myself in nature whenever possible, especially in ”wild places.” The Wilderness makes my soul sing and renews my spirit. My intent in my art is to transform the beauty I see/perceive with heart, mind and spirit into new creations, interpretations in the media that suits best.

Jennifer grew up in Northern Wallowa County on a ranch., herding sheep, working cattle, working in wheat fields.  She studied Art, Science and Education at the University of Oregon receiving a BS, MS and MFA.   She enjoys teaching, especially the next generation, sharing her gifts and insights helping to inspire creativity in others.

Jennifer currently teaches Visual Arts at Joseph Charter School, Imnaha Bridge School and Troy School. Jennifer also enjoys roaming the wild places and creating.

Submissions Due June 18th

Artists – Click Here to be sent to the artists submission page. 


First Place $300; Second Place $200; Third Place $100; Honorable Mention x 3 $50; Judge’s Choice: $100; Best Photograph: $250; Best Multi-media/Painting: $250; People’s Choice: $50

Submission Rules and Requirements:

Eligible Media: Photography, Painting, Drawing, Ceramics, Glass, Sculpture, Fiber, Poetry, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Digital Media, Video (MP4), Poetry, and Written Works up to 2500 words.

All Artwork must be for sale.

The map above shows where “The North Country” is defined for artist inspiration. 



This exhibit is supported by funding from Ann Werner, the Kinsman Foundation and from donations from local supporters.


August 5
September 7
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Dawn Norman


Josephy Center for Arts & Culture
403 N Main St
Joseph, OR 97846 United States
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