(Hillsboro, Ore.) — Since 2012, the City of Hillsboro has annually awarded the Picture Hillsboro Purchase Award to an original two-dimensional work of art that represents the City of Hillsboro. The selected work is purchased and added to the City’s Public Art Collection, to be reproduced and presented as official gifts in City travel throughout the world. The Picture Hillsboro Purchase Award emphasizes Hillsboro’s pride in its creative community and serves as an acknowledgment of the contributions artists make to the city.
This year, six finalists and ten works have been selected from over 60 submissions. The finalists’ work will be on display on the wall outside the Civic Center Auditorium in Downtown Hillsboro from January 19 through February 28, 2021. The Purchase Award selection will be announced the following month.
The works that have been selected as 2021 finalists represent life in Hillsboro, from our natural world of parks and wildlife to our people and hopes for the future. The finalists are: Aaron Andersen, “Amberglen Lunchtime,” photograph; Aaron Andersen, “Rise Up,” photograph; Jeanne Cuddeford, “The Sound of Lavender,” oil; Christine Helton, “Make a Wish,” acrylic; Mary Lehner, “Noble Woods Park in Springtime,” watercolor; Mary Lehner, “Noble Woods Park in Autumn,” watercolor; Mary Lehner, “Noble Woods Park in Winter,” watercolor; Tien-Chu Loh, “Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve,” watercolor; Tien-Chu Loh, “Golden Hour At Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve,” watercolor; and Alvaro Tarrago, “The Tualatin Valley and Mount Hood,” acrylic.
Hillsboro Public Art is a program of the Hillsboro Parks and Recreation Department. More information about Hillsboro’s Public Art Program can be found at Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/PublicArt.
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Cultural Arts is a division of the City of Hillsboro’s Parks & Recreation Department. For more information about Cultural Arts, visit Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/CulturalArts.