"Portraying Water through Art"
Monday, Nov. 6, 8:30AM - 6:30PM
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 8:30AM - 3:00PM
Enjoy visions of water as displayed through the mediums of oil
and photography. Each artist will be donating an item to the silent
auction to be held during the Monday evening Opening Networking
April Waters, Artist in Residence
This year's artist-in-residence is April Waters. With its qualities
of reflection, transparency and movement water has been the focus
of April's paintings for decades. When she is inspired by a place,
she goes there often, in different seasons and on different times
of the day. In most cases, she sketches on site and hikes or kayaks.
Sometimes, she hires a helicopter pilot to fly her over the site
to see what it is like from above. Equipped with sketches and her
experiences, she then paints in her studio using oil on canvas or
oil on panel. As part of her work, she has traveled to meet, learn
from, and photograph contemporary women leaders who were making
significant environmental contributions around water. After each
meeting, she has painted a large-scale portrait to bring attention
to their work. Her series of paintings of Dr. Helen Caldicott, Dr.
Wangari Maathai, Dr. Vandana Shiva, and Maude Barlow represent women
who are working, or who have worked, to protect the watersheds of
the world and ensure that fresh water remains available to all.
Kevin G. Coulton
G. Coulton Photography, Troutdale, Oregon
"Pollution in Abstract" Mini-Exhibit
Kevin Coulton is a Portland area photographer, and consulting water
resources engineer, who began a grassroots effort in 1990 to educate
the public about stormwater pollution and prevention
and this resulted in the "Pollution in Abstract"
photographic series. The close-up abstract and avant-garde photographs
of stormwater pollution are intended to attract and then educate
viewers to this ubiquitous environmental problem. Kevin estimates
the amount of oil, gasoline, and other pollutants dripped from the
250 million vehicles in the U.S. is more than the oil spilled during
the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill
every year! Over the past 27 years,
he has had over 40 public and gallery exhibitions of his "Pollution
in Abstract" photography series, given public presentations,
appeared on TV, and has had his photography published in newspapers,
magazines, and books. He has also written about his work with editorials
published in newspapers and magazines, and has won awards from the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
West Jordan, Utah
Rain, Snow and Ice - Landscapes of the American West
Gary Whitton is a Utah-based photographer and webmaster for AWRA.
His work has appeared in various AWRA publications, college textbooks,
magazines, and the publications of notable organizations such as
Fodors, Moon Travel Guides, Microsoft, the United Nations, and numerous
His photo exhibit will present scenic landscapes of the American
West that have been shaped over time by the erosional power of water,
in its many forms.
Award-winning Author and Photographer, Port Orford, OR
Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy
Author and photographer Tim Palmer reveals the history and policy
foundation of the federal wild and scenic program, which will celebrate
its 50th anniversary in 2018. Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American
Legacy, published by Oregon State University Press, presents an
illuminating portrait of the world's premier system for the protection
of natural rivers. Tim is the author and photographer of 25 books
about rivers, the environment, and adventure travel. As an historian,
writer, citizen conservationist, and former environmental planner,
he has been involved in the wild and scenic rivers system since