Art of Community revised

HORSE (portion), by Jesse Swickard, with County Administration Building behind it.

Photo by Kirby Neumann-Rea
HORSE (portion), by Jesse Swickard, with County Administration Building behind it.

Revisions to the Art of Community walking tour (aka Big Art) gallery, now in its third-year, are complete. The online map at art-of-community will be updated in about two weeks, according to coordinator Kristen Godkin. Many works are new, while others have been moved to new sites.

New works include N’Chi Wanapum, a life-sized tribute to the Celilo falls fishing platforms used by indigenous people before its inundation 50 years ago. It is funded in part by Oregon Cultural Trust Grant.

Here is the full list of artworks, by name and artist, sale price, and location:


  1. Equestrian, Matt Babcock, Seattle, $9,500 — Best Western Plus/Hood River Inn

  2. Swan’s Song, Whit Poor, Hood River, permanent installation — Best Western Plus/Hood River Inn

  3. Last Love, Patrick Sullivan, Pine Valley, Utah, $9,500 — Best Western Plus/Hood River Inn

  4. Constellations II, CJ Rench, Hood River, permanent piece — Hood River Chamber of Commerce

  5. Columbia Gorge Morning, Cathleen Rehfeld, Hood River, Hood River History Museum — Original Painting 12”x24” $2,200 – sponsorship pending

  6. N’Chi Wanapum, Foster Kalama, Warm Springs, $8,000, Nichols Basin trail — Oregon Cultural Trust Cultural Grant

  7. Thinker, Ralph Trethewey, Walla Walla, Wash., Nichols Basin trail — permanent installation - Port of Hood River

  8. Perch, Mike Suri, Portland, $28,000, Luhr Jensen building - Jane Duncombe and Jay Sherrerd

  9. Urban Tripod, MacRae Wylde, Hood River, $11,000, Waterfront Park — The Dickinsons and The Pickhardts

  10. Steel Head, Ben Dye, Oregon City, $12,000, Waterfront Park — City of Hood River

  11. Poise, Whit Poor, Hood River, $7,500, Second and Riverside — City of Hood River


  1. Mama Bear, Anne Fleming, White Salmon, Wash., $4,400 — New Yasui Building, First and Oak, BMP LLC on behalf of the Tenants of the Old and New Yasui buildings

  2. The Paddler, Tom Herrera, Mosier, $8,500, Big Winds — Robert S. Henshaw, DDS Oregon Periodontics

  3. Open Heart No. 5, M. L. Duffy, Washington D.C., $11,250 — City of Hood River

  4. Dance, CJ Rench, Hood River, $12,500 — City of Hood River

  5. Jefferson Cubed, MacRae Wylde, Hood River, $12,000, Industrial Way — Davies/Dunn LLP and Union Building LLC

  6. Pendent Cohencentric —“do dum dum dum, de do dum dum”, Ken Hall, Fourth and Columbia, — Lacey, Wash., $9,500 - Double Mountain Brewery (Fused glass by Kathleen Heidenreich)

  7. Dual, Francisco Salgado, Portland, $9,600 — Doppio, Oak Street, and Henry and Nan Fischer

  8. Ego, Jacob Novinger, Gooding, Idaho, $7,500 — Hood River Library, Maureen Higgins and Bonnie and Sam Taylor

  9. Horse, Jesse Swickard, Clackamas, $9,500 — Sixth and State streets, City of Hood River


  1. Abandoned, Sara Yabarra Lopez, Port Townsend, Wash. $4,800 — 12th and Pine Street, Kara Hobson, DDS, Straightline Orthodontics and Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital

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