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

Dixie Blankenship

Dixie Blankenship

Hi, my name is Dixie Blankenship and I Love Photography! I am passionate about capturing the beauty God created on this earth whether it is through my travels photographing nature or by the looks on people’s faces when they see the photographs I’ve taken of them and their loved ones. My goal is to create memorable works of art that will bring joy to others, that they will cherish for many years to come.

My artwork is available for purchase in a variety of size and print options. For pricing information, to see other examples of my art or to book a portrait consultation, please contact me either by phone, text or email. I look forward to working with you on your special project to help make your photography dreams come true.

Contact Info:

509-539-9492

DesignsbyDixie005@yahoo.com

Rich Kimura

Rich Kimura

This art makes extravagant use of vintage Eastern Washington apple and pear box labels that are 65 -100 years old. It employs designs that draw from modular origami and cubist-futurist influences. The colors yield fireworks and kaleidoscope-like patterns. Image fragments, and slices of landscapes, fruits, and orchards seem to want order and healing through radial and reflective symmetry and also repetition. Centerpiece images represent a yearning for peace, quiet pastures, and good fruit.

The high-relief design contains historical fruit growing images from hundreds of original labels used by fruit growers in the Yakima Valley and Columbia River Basin. The warm and unique hues are the result of early stone and screen lithographic processes and artistry that gave rise to the beautiful box labels fruit growers depended on to attract buyers.

The artist, Rich Kimura, is a life-long Washington native who has been collecting rare apple and pear box labels for over 20 years. He appreciates their rich history and the people who grow us good food.

Suzi Vitulli

Suzi Vitulli

I think of my artwork as wavering between impressionistic and expressionistic. I love to use texture to create movement in my art, not only movement across the page, but also into the artwork itself. I like to work intuitively letting the painting tell me where I should put the next brush stroke.

Bright colors are important to my work. I use them because they make me feel happy and balanced. I strive to create something beautiful and inviting. I hope to entice the viewer to come in and take a closer look.

My work does not focus on important political, cultural, or world events. My art is about another very important issue, happy people and a happy society. My goal is to create beautiful, colorful, interesting and sometimes funny pieces of art. It’s important to me because it gives us a place to go to find a few moments to relax into the right side of our brains for a while. A mini getaway so to speak to give us balance in this crazy busy left brained world we live in.

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.