Troutdale gallery owner wins competition


Donna Erwin, owner of the Columbia River Gallery in downtown Troutdale, won her second consecutive ARTSI Award on Sunday, Aug. 7, in Bend.

The trophy, awarded by the Cascade chapter of the Professional Picture Framers Association, is displayed for a year in the shop of the Out of the Box Picture Framing Competition winner and reads, 'Recognizing Picture Framing Excellence, Creativity and Innovation.'

For her entry this year, Erwin created a 3-D piece that she titled, 'The Diver.' It features a cast face wearing a scuba mask and peering out of a porthole in the side of a ship. Her winning entry and award can be viewed at her gallery at 305 E. Columbia River Highway.

For more information, call Erwin at 503-491-8407.