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© 2019 Emerald Empire Art Association

Gallery Hours 11am - 4pm   Tuesday through Saturday

500 Main Street, Springfield, OR 97477

14th Annual Emerald Spring Exhibition National Juried Painting Competition


May 1

May 31

Awards Reception May 3rd 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Public Reception during Springfield’s 2nd Friday Art Walk May 10, 5:30 – 8 pm

Public will vote for the People’s Choice Award throughout the month of May for the final award of the show.

This year’s juror is award-winning watercolorist and instructor, Anji Grainger from Portland. Anji has chosen 64 paintings for this competition with a wide variety of style, subject and medium and should have something for everyone.


This year's award winners are:


Best of Show Award $1500: James Maria, West Lawn, PA -- “It's The Little Things You Miss”

Gold Medal Award $1000: Michael Kelly, Beaverton, OR -- “Figure Seated”

Silver Medal Award $700: Margaret Plumb, Elmira, OR -- “Alleyway”

Bronze Medal Award $500: Amanda James, Lake Oswego, OR -- “On A Crowded Bus”

Award of Distinction $300: Jeremy Davis, Portland, OR – “Snow Break”

Award of Excellence $250: Colleen Goodwin-Chronister, Florence, OR – “Losing My Marbles #5”

Founder’s Award $200: Jo Dunnick, Dexter, OR – “Overflow”

Merit Award $200: Theresa Hirschmann, Tigard, OR – “Tide Pools 4”

Merit Award $200: Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass, Phoenix, OR – “Twilight”

Merit Award $200: Steve Seals, Junction City, OR – “Saturday Market with Flowers”

Certificate of Recognition $100: Hyosoon Jung, Seattle, WA – “Seattle Story 17 Pike Market Place”

Certificate of Recognition $100: Terry Orletsky, San Diego, CA – “Upon the Heath”

Certificate of Recognition $100: Junkyu Lee, Lynwood, WA – “Cherry Street in Seattle”

Achievement Award $ 50: Lynda Lindner, Gig Harbor, WA – “Girl Reading”

Achievement Award $ 50: Liz Walker, Beaverton, OR – “Blue Bonnet”