Gratitude for your generosity | Upcoming programs and more...
Gratitude for your generosity | Upcoming programs and more...


October 2023

In This Issue:
Rock 'n' Roll for Maryhill
Year end giving tip: QCD

Upcoming events
We are filled with gratitude for the support of our members and friends. Thanks to your generosity, we raised more than $66,000 (exceeding our goal) for Maryhill Museum of Art at our 2023 gala and fall fundraiser "Rock 'N' Roll for Maryhill." Your support enables us to create quality exhibitions, care for the museum's collections, and enrich the lives of students and people of all ages in the Columbia Gorge as well as visitors from all over the world who come to learn from our spectacular collections and galleries.


$15,000 and above

Schommer & Sons (In-Kind) • John & Laura Cheney

$5,000 and above

Laura & Steve Muehleck • Horst & Graben Wealth Management

$2,500 and above

Karel & Edward Moersfelder • Fred Miller & Karla Wenzel • Lee & Melinda Weinstein • Schommer & Sons

$1,000 and above

Barbara & Bob Bailey • Gregg & Judy Weakley • Craig & Kelly Schommer • Kathleen Marquart • Robert Staver &Charlotte Coreole • Copper West Real Estate / Maui & Janellen Meyer • Hood River Inn • Jean Harmon • Penny Guest & Jim McGlinn • Jim & Char McCreight • Rita & Mike Ketler • Juris & JoDean Sarins • Array of Elegance • Dean Schlenker • Maryhill Winery (in-kind)

$500 and above

Beverly Terry • Doug & Marylee Hattenhauer • Jack & Connie Bloxom • Richard Wattenberg • Gina Mosbrucker • Alison Scott • Cody & Maggie Cornett • Ray & Jan Mosbrucker • Corday & Sharon Trick • David Maul (in-kind) • Liz Schafroth (in-kind) • Anonymous Donors 
We are grateful to the many donors who made gifts of up to $500!


Rentals Partner: Discover Rentals
Catering Partner: Bargeway Pub & Catering
Photography Partner: Michael Peterson Photography
Music Partner: Charlie Foxx of KBZY Salem
Dance Partner: Washington State 14th District Representative Gina Mosbrucker (Owner of Touch of Class Dance Studio)
Windscreen Partner: Schommer & Sons
Printing Partner: Optimist Printers

Make year-end gifts with a Qualified Charitable Distribution

If you have contributed to an IRA retirement account, you are required to make a Minimum Distribution every year starting at age 70-73. You can distribute up to $100,000 directly from your IRA custodian to a qualified charitable organization, such as Maryhill Museum of Art. Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD) are not included in your gross taxable income and do not count against the limits on deductions for charitable contributions. Ask your financial advisor to help you set up your QCD for year-end.
Saturday, October 7 | 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
As the Crow Flies Art Activity
Join us this weekend in the M.J. Murdoch Charitable Trust Education Center for an engaging, hands-on art experience for all ages. We’ll be using mannequins and white tissue paper with mixed media to craft life-size ghosts of characters involved in the founding of Maryhill Museum and its collections: Queen Marie of Romania, modern dance pioneer Loïe Fuller, or perhaps a sculpture from our Rodin collection.
As the Crow Flies is a collaborative interaction between six cultural institutions that run from Cascade Locks to Goldendale bringing the Halloween Spirit to the Columbia River Gorge. Find more information here
Saturday & Sunday, October 7 & 8 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Car Is King Weekend

Celebrate Sam Hill’s love of roads, the automobile, and the arts. This two-day event features a classic car concours, an open drive on the historic Maryhill Loops Road and a timed hill climb with vintage sports cars. All activities are free with admission on the grounds of Maryhill Museum of Art and at the historic Maryhill Loops Road. Enjoy artist booths, food vendors, and more.
Find more information on how to register your car for the Concours de Maryhill, the most historic event on the Pacific Northwest motor racing calendar and this year's awards ceremony here
Saturday, October 28 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wa'paas Basket Making 

Come gather for Wa’paas teaching by Chestina Dominguez.
Cultural and traditional teachings are the threads that tie us to our way of life. They are our link between the past and the present. Cultural and traditional values guide us and protect us. They are our resiliency. To honor our cultural and traditional ways of healing join us to practice and learn how to make Wa’paas. You may bring your own materials and projects to work on. We will have materials on hand as well.
Find more information on Chestina Dominguez and the Wa'paas teaching here. For more information contact Chestina Dominguez at or (509) 830 9052.
Sunday, October 29 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Member Gratitude Morning at the Museum

'Tis the season of gratitude, and Maryhill Museum of Art is thankful for our members! Join Executive Director Amy Behrens for a year-end reception in the Education Center with music and a special harvest brunch menu at Loïe's: The Museum Café.
 Admission is free for members; members and non-members can purchase brunch at the Café. 
Considering becoming a Member? There are options for everyone. Join at the Basic Level or become a Premier Member and receive free admission to more than 900 participating museums in North America! You can also share the magic of Maryhill Museum of Art with a gift membership. Find more information on becoming a member here
Sunday, October 29 | 1:00 p.m.
Queen Marie's Birthday Tour

Docents Carrie Clark and Maria Reid will lead a tour in honor of Queen Marie’s birthday (October 29, 1875). Learn about our museum cofounder and the diverse and interesting collection she gave to Maryhill Museum of Art.

Wear a tiara and get in free! We will meet in the Queen Marie Gallery in front of the extraordinary golden gown that she wore to the coronation of her cousin Tsar Nicholas II, the last Emperor of Russia.
Marie was the eldest daughter and second child of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, and the former Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia, respectively the son of Queen Victoria and the daughter of Emperor Alexander II. Queen Marie of Romania was the last Queen consort of Romania as the wife of King Ferdinand I.
Queen Marie dedicated the Museum for her friend Sam Hill on November 3, 1926. Today, visitors to Maryhill can see paintings, Russian icons, manuscripts, and the gown Queen Marie wore to the 1896 coronation of her cousins Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra of Russia. A 1923 replica of Queen Marie’s coronation crown, jewelry, and other memorabilia are also on display.
Find more information on Queen Marie here
Images top to bottom: 1.Guests raise donation support cards as Maryhill's Executive Director & CEO, Amy Behrens, talks about the transformative impact of Maryhill's exhibitions and educational programs during the Fall Fundraiser event 2023 (Photo:Michael Peterson Photography) 2. Attendees with their donation support cards (Photo:Michael Peterson Photography). 3. "Ephemeral" art created by educators attending the Summer Institute 2022 using natural materials,  constantly changing as nature adorns them with leaves and the wind creates new shapes. (Photo: Miriam Sluis, Communications Officer) 4. As the Crow Flies map of events along the Columbia River Gorge. 5. Car is King Weekend in a previous year. 6. Detail of Wa'paas creation (Courtesy of Chestina Dominguez) 7. Atwice Kamiakun, Chestina Dominguez and Priscilla Blackwolf (Courtesy of Chestina Dominguez) 8. Loïe's: The Museum Café             9. Unidentified photographer, Queen Marie of Romania in Crown and Coronation Robes, 1922; Gift of Marie, Queen of Romania, Collection of Maryhill Museum of Art 10. Gregory Trephonov Pavlikov (Russian, active early 20th century), (detail) St. Nicholas of Mozhaisk icon, 1906, egg tempera on wood panel, 13” x 12”; Gift of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels, Collection of Maryhill Museum of Art
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