This group is for paintings reflecting the varied images of the Pacific Northwest. For the purposes of this group, the region is defined as Oregon, Washington, Idaho and British Columbia. Paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouche, pastel and mixed media are acceptable. The goal of this group is to explore the region's rich variety: rugged coastlines, dense forests, volcanic mountain ranges, high deserts, wild rivers and cosmopolitan urban centers. I also hope it will be a place for Pacific Northwest painters to talk about what it means to create art in this region.