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            JOHN MAHER   (pr. Marr)


                                and the Running Fruit Ladders Large Scale Art Installations

This project was supported in part by a grant from the Oregon Arts Commission together with the National Endowment for the Arts                     along with the Wasco Co. Cultural Coalition and the Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers Association.  

This art work involves large scale art installations of multi-colored fruit ladders along major highways in the Northwest to celebrate small family farms.


Running Fruit Ladders Video

More RFL Videos and Photos


Videos by Michael Friend

Mosier Ladders Installation

Painting the Ladders in Hood River #2

Painting the Ladders in Hood River #1

FaceBook and Photos

Running Fruit Ladders Facebook Page

Running Fruit Ladders Blog

Running Fruit Ladders Page

Flickr Photo Stream

Running Fruit Ladders Photo Albums


The Running Fruit Ladders installations were 1/2 mile long                                                                 Artists'  Rendition

Large Art Celebrating Small Farms

in the Columbia River Gorge

See Links below for more about the Running Fruit Ladders Project and Partners

Major Donors

Oregon Arts Commission

Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers

Wasco Cultural Trust

The Gorge White House

Willis Orchard Company

Lage Orchards

Metro Recycled Paint

More on Running Fruit Ladders Project


Running Fruit ALdders Installation Hood River Oregon


Press Room

press clippings #1

press clippings #2

press clippings #3

Press Clippings #4

Links to web press 

Links to Partners

Gorge Artists

The Dalles Art Center

Discovery Center 

OSALT   Hood River Residents Committee   Maryhill Museum of Art 

             Volunteers Rock!

                                    Some of the many volunteers who made the project happen!                          

   Thank You Volunteers !!!


      Jean Vercello applying paint primer with broom


About the Artist

(See "About the Artist" in tabs at top for more on John)

John has worked in commercial and fine art for over 35 years. 

John's photography has appeared in publications such as: National Geographic, The New York Times, Oregon Magazine, The Gorge Magazine, Oregon Home, Portland Monthly, Atlanta, Oregon Business and Running Magazine, among many others.

His corporate clients include: In Focus Systems, Adidas, Collins Foundation, PacificCorp, Pacic Power and Light, and SEH America many others. 

View the videos below to see some highlights of his magazine and fine art photography.

           "In Print"PubPublished

John Maher Magazine Photography Video

Video on John's Hand Painted Black and White Photos

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