Yaquina River Museum of Art Receives Award for “Painting in Nature” book by Michael Gibbons
Last year, the fine art book for late renowned regional artist Michael Gibbons entitled “Painting in Nature,” was published for collectors and admirers of his work to take with them a curated array of paintings and essays printed in this limited edition run.
Michael Gibbons’ paintings communicate nature’s sacred voices onto a painted surface for the viewer to experience, become part of, and respond to. “All of the world we experience, every human being, every bush, every tree, and every rock is a gift to us for this part of our earthly experience,” he said.
Over 150 images of work from Oregon and around the world are integrated with Gibbons’ personal reflections on painting and his philosophy of creating art based on observing nature: “When I’m painting in nature, it is the divine experience of the land that feeds my inspiration.”
The Yaquina River Museum of Art (YRMA), Toledo, Oregon, is proud to announce the book has received the 2022 PPI – PrintROCKS 1st Place Award in the Book Category; specifically the Offset Printing section which has been awarded to Premier Printing Portland, Oregon. PrintROCKS! was created in 2008 to celebrate print. Each year, printing companies from 8 states – Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, Hawaii, Utah and Wyoming submit their best pieces to be judged against the others as one of the best in the industry. This print competition award was presented in September at their awards ceremony in Tacoma, Washington. YRMA particularly wishes to thank all who contributed to the completion of this book; you are all winners of this award!
Painting in Nature books are available for $50 each; sales benefit the non-profit Museum.
Find this great book at these locations:
YRMA Old School House 151 NE Alder St. in Toledo
News Times Art Lobby 831 NE Avery in Newport
Pacific Maritime Heritage Center 333 SE Bay Blvd. in Newport
For more information, or to order a copy, contact Judy Gibbons.