Mt. Hood Arts
The Mt. Hood Festival of the Forest invites everyone to their
first arts contest. The contest theme is centered on the beauty and
inspiration of Mt. Hood the mountain, Mt. Hood National Forest. The
date is Sept. 17.
Open to Juniors (ages 0-12), Young Adults (13-19) and Masters
(ages 20 & above), the contest includes a variety of media. Listed
are: Photography, Paintings and Drawings, Handcrafted Art (clay,
glass, porcelain, metal, rock, wood, fiber or fabric), Literary (poems,
verse, etc), Video and Music. All artist backgrounds are welcome;
amateurs and professionals are encouraged to enter.
The scenic Wildwood Recreation Area, on Hwy 26 in Welches,
Ore., is the location. Entries must be submitted to the contest area
by 10 a.m. on Sept. 17. The announcement of winners will begin at
4 p.m. that day at the Music Tent.
The contest entry fee is $10. If you pre-register by Sept.
10, an information packet will be waiting for you at the front gate
of the festival, and your gate entrance fee of $5 is waived. Those
arriving on Sept. 17 pay the gate entrance fee and registration fee
at the gate.
Prizes for the first, second and third place winners in each
age category in each medium, are based on a percentage of the proceeds
for that group.
This festival is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the Mt.
Hood National Forest in its natural habitat. The artworks entered
in the contest are a lovely reflection of the artistsí view of the
forest and mountain. It is exciting to contemplate what variety of
perspective and experience each entrant will display. Rather than
the end of summer, the month of September heralds the beginning of