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Arts Hound

Sniffing out what you shouldn’t miss in the arts this week.

We are excited to announce the winners of our inaugural ArtsHound on Broadway EW distribution box art contest: (Clockwise) Cortney Grim (1), Samuel Clatterbuck (2), Bayne Gardner (3), Elizabeth Blue Currier (4) and Anna Helena Jackson (5). Here’s a sneak peek of the winning designs, but to see the boxes in all their glory come out for the guided First Friday ArtWalk tour Sept. 5 when the artists will introduce their work on boxes scattered around downtown. 

In honor of last year’s first month-long arts event Create! Eugene, The Gallery at the Watershed is hosting Homage to the NW Landscape now through Sept. 20. The exhibit features the work of artists who participated in last year’s Create! Eugene, as well as gallery artists who specialize in plein air landscapes, including Gene Costanza, Heather Halpern, Abbas Darabi, Renee Mansford and many more. The artist reception at the gallery (321 Mill, Suite 6) runs 7 to 8:30 pm Friday, Aug. 15. 


A light in the attic: The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, along with the Gourmet Group, is hosting its annual Art in the Attic fundraiser 11 am to 6 pm Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Oakway Center Heritage Courtyard. Find art and décor treasures from homes around the community — all proceeds go to the Schnitz’s education programs.


In more plein air news, Create! Eugene hosts the Plein Air Paint Out competition 6 am to 4 pm Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Kesey Square. Watch art in action as competitors paint it out in two categories — landscape and cityscape; judge and artist Paul Zegers will announce the winners at 6:30 pm.