PASCO

Art

The three art display areas in the terminal building highlight the work of local artists who create beautiful art using various mediums. The artwork is featured at the airport for one year and is then rotated out to offer an opportunity to exhibit another compilation of art. If you are a local artist interested in future display opportunities at the airport, please contact Tara White, the Airport Business Manager, at (509) 547-6352 or taraw@portofpasco.org.

The Art Tiles at the Tri-Cities Airport tie in three distinctive characteristics of the region; agriculture, geology and technology. Line drawings by local artists were etched onto the wall tiles, making this artwork a permanent fixture of the terminal building. The art tile project was fully sponsored by the Columbia Center Rotary Club.

Learn more about each artist by clicking the location pins on the map below.

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Rotating Art

WE WILL BE- TAMASTSLIKT CULTURAL INSTITUTE

WE WILL BE- TAMASTSLIKT CULTURAL INSTITUTE

WE WILL BE

Achievements, aspirations, and concerns of the tribal community are voiced in WE WILL BE. Tribal members young and old speak on video about their hopes and plans for a future that holds up the continuum of their unique culture while dealing with the disruption of the past two centuries in a healthful, holistic manner.

Cháwna mun na’ámta–We will never fade.

WE ARE - TAMASTSLIKT CULTURAL INSTITUTE

WE ARE - TAMASTSLIKT CULTURAL INSTITUTE

WE ARE

The Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla Tribes are alive and prospering today. Tribal people have survived and thrive in the contemporary world. WE ARE features our resilient people as soldiers and warriors, players in government and the regional economy, leaders in salmon recovery success, balancing the modern with traditions, and still abiding by the Law of the Salmon. When you enter the We Are exhibits, it is apparent that our contemporary Tribes are upbeat and active members of the larger community, major participants in such famed celebrations as the Pendleton Round-Up, and leaders in the region’s economic development. Tamástslikt brings the story alive with a 14,000 square foot exhibit space that incorporates artifacts, photography, video and interactive multi-media in world class exhibits. In addition to the exhibits, Tamástslikt hosts numerous events ranging from exhibit programming to the Kidz Powwow to a variety of guest speakers and native themed films. Its Museum Store sells American Indian art and crafts, as well as books and music and uniquely designed Pendleton Woolen Mills blankets. Kinship Café offers a native-inspired lunch menu.

Contact Info:

Tamastslikt Cultural Institute (541) 429-7720, www.tamastslikt.org

WE WERE - TAMASTSLIKT CULTURAL INSTITUTE

WE WERE - TAMASTSLIKT CULTURAL INSTITUTE

WE WERE

Watch and listen for Spilyáy, the magical Coyote of Legend-Time featured in the stories of the local Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla Tribes. Find Spilyáy in Tamástslikt’s major galleries: We Were, We Are and We Will Be. Tamástslikt is a storyline museum and therefore does not merely document artifacts. In the SEASONAL ROUND, the Natítayt (the people) follow the pre-contact lifestyle of subsistence in the abundant natural world, reflecting its balance and order. Ambient sounds take the visitor to another time. You will hear horses rumbling across the grassy plateau, storytellers in the winter lodge, the bell and worshipers in the church. You will hear a recreation of the 1855 Treaty Council of Walla Walla in the tribal language. Audio, artistry and historic images, rare and beautiful artifacts create a broad sensory experience depicting our Tribal world.

Contact Info:

Tamastslikt Cultural Institute (541) 429-7720, www.tamastslikt.org

Art Tiles

Denise Bowles

Denise Bowles

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I have been creating professionally since 1997.

My mixed media works can be found throughout the country in several private collections. I explore with texture, line and color in an attempt to understand myself and my universe; where I fit into it, how I affect it, and how it affects me.

Contact Info:

(509) 440-9847

Denise Bowles Art Blog

Jim Bumgarner

Jim Bumgarner

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I paint and draw, but I am primarily an urban sketcher. Founder of the ‘Urban Sketchers: Tri-Cities’ group, and the ‘Annual West Coast Urban Sketchers' Sketch Crawls’ which, to date, have been held in San Francisco, Portland, and San Diego. Pen, ink and watercolors.

Jean Fu

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I paint mostly watercolor on paper, but also enjoy drawing and sketching. I find inspiration from everyday life and show my appreciation through painting.

Laura Gable

Laura Gable

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I spend a great deal of time studying nature and painting local scenery out of doors--striving to capture the essence of the scene and portray the nuances of sunlight on the form. With a primary medium of oils, I paint in a loose painterly impressionistic fashion. I am both teacher and student and have been making art in multiple forms for most of my life.

Contact Info:

(509) 308-0666

http://LauraGable.com

Patty Gardner

Patty Gardner

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I am a native of Pasco, Washington who finds countless sources of inspiration in the country life I lead. I am passionate about using a variety of media: watercolor and pen & ink drawing are among my favorites, although oils, torn paper collage and fiber arts are also high on my list. My work has been shown in combined and solo exhibits and can be found in many private collections around the country.

Leslie Ann Hauer

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I focus on painting the landscape and flowers in oil and watercolors. I prefer to work ‘plein air’. My recent works include a series of ‘portraits’ of sagebrush that explore the many colors and shapes of this common regional shrub.

Terri L. Knoke

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I am a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists and the Washington Native Plant Society. I have recently illustrated the scientific papers describing two newly discovered wildflowers of Washington State, both rare plants: Lomatium Knokei and Phlox solivagus. My preferred medium is watercolor, although pen and ink is the method in which I create technical drawings for botanical illustrations.

Margaret McKechnie

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My work explores the magnificent play of light and shadow on an outcrop of columnar basalt. I am inspired by nature. Found objects, such as stone, feathers, twigs, and leaves, are celebrated when they come together in a mixed-media collage.

J. Miller Loomis

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Waste is often the subject of my work, both the everyday kind we all generate and the scarier nuclear kind that we live with here in the Mid-Columbia. I depict Hanford, especially B Reactor, with acrylic, pencil, watercolor and rubber stamp ink marks. For this project, I used ink and markers to show Rattlesnake Mountain behind a Hanford fence and departed from that theme to show new vineyards as they first spring up from the dirt.

Patricia (Nemer) O'Neil

Patricia (Nemer) O'Neil

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Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, I attended Wayne State University and graduated with a Masters Degree in Art Education. While I taught, I pursued my passion for drawing and painting in pastels, watercolor and oils. I came out to the Tri-Cities for the wine business and became active in its vital art community.

Contact Info:

pattyoneil2@hotmail.com

(509) 378-9537

David Poynter or lapoynte

David Poynter or lapoynte

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I am mostly a local sketch artist. I enjoy sketching places that are well-known around town and where people meet and share time with friends. My media of choice is pen and colored pencil but I also work in watercolor and acrylic.

Cynthia Rutherford

Cynthia Rutherford

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I have had a passion for art all my life. In high school, I studied privately with a teacher from The Arts Student League of New York who taught a Rembrandtic style of painting. Recently I have been pursuing ‘loose watercolors’ and ‘plein air’ painting with oils trying to capture our local terra.”Rembrandtic style of painting. Recently I have been pursuing ‘loose watercolors’ and ‘plein air’ painting with oils trying to capture our local terra.

Nancy J. Thurston

Nancy J. Thurston

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I love to paint and draw things that stir me emotionally and that can be people, places or things. At this time, 2015, I am painting primarily in watercolor but I appreciate oils as well. These drawings are also something I love to do - pen and ink and sometimes adding a watercolor wash.