NE Oregon Arts

The Wild Landscape: Expanding Views of Eastern Oregon

A Gathering Place for the Arts in Wallowa County

The Josephy Center for Arts and Culture invites the public to view the sixth annual  Wild Landscapes exhibit: The Wild Landscape: Expanding Views of Eastern Oregon, beginning Friday, July 31, 2020. There will be no opening reception due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we will host a zoom Brown Bag event on Tuesday, August 11 at noon. Individual pieces can be purchased, and there will again be a paperback exhibit catalogue. 


To view the virtual exhibit, click here


To make a purchase of one of the exhibit’s pieces, view our Wild Landscape shop here


This year’s theme is expanding views of Eastern Oregon – from the canyon views to the mountain tops and wide prairies. The exhibit and theme continue our celebration of wild landscapes. Our visual definition of wild is landscape relatively unaltered by human development. Our goal is the continued appreciation of the diverse landscapes and unique places of Eastern Oregon. Nineteen artists are participating, and over forty-three paintings, photographs and mixed media images  will be on display.  Artists include local favorites David Jensen, Rick Bombaci, Leslie LeViner, David Martin, Jennifer Klimsza and many more. 

This year photographer Ellen Bishop and artist Mike Koloski will jury the exhibit. Prizes will be $250-First Place; $150-Second Place; $75-Third Place; $50-Honorable Mentions x 3. In addition there will be  $50-People’s Choice Photograph; $50-People’s Choice Mixed Media/Painting; and $50-Judges’ Choices, Mike and Ellen will select their choices. Awards will be announced on Monday, August 3 on our Facebook page.

Pamela Beach designed The Wild Landscape: Expanding Views of Eastern Oregon’s catalog. It will be available for sale in August, but you can pre-order soon.  The exhibit will run until September 9, 2020. This exhibit has been made possible by the wonderful support of Ann Werner, the Kinsman Foundation and the Collins Foundation.

Featured Exhibit Event

Topic: Brown Bag with Wild Landscape Exhibit
Time: Aug 11, 2020 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 869 5173 2304