In this three-day studio worksop, students will explore the subject of water. We'll look at:
- reflections on the surface of still water
- waterfalls & ocean surf: how to see water in motion and convey that movement in paint
- creating a sense of translucency and light
- plus some tricks for painting water out of doors and getting good reference for studio use
Each morning will feature a full demonstration. Afternoon sessions will be devoted to student work with one-on-one instruction. The workshop will run from Thursday, April 26 to Saturday, April 28 in Lexington, KY. The class will be limited to 15 students. Tuition is $395, with an initial refundable deposit of $195 due to hold a place in the class. You can submit your registration form HERE.
Now in the 13th year of documenting the landscape and culture of the last vestige of authentic "Old Florida,” Forgotten Coast en Plein Air, America's Great Paint-out, is among the world's most prestigious plein air events. Artistic excellence and the production of investment quality art continues to be the trademark of this 10-day festival. As the event moves into its second decade, organizers are honing what makes the Forgotten Coast event exceptional.
Plein Air organizations and painting groups across the South are coming together to host the second Plein Air South regional gathering, May 14-17, 2018 in Port St. Joe, Florida. The planning committee is hard at work scheduling 4 days of presentations, demonstrations, instruction, vendor exhibition, and of course, painting outdoors!
Many organizations, artists, and vendors are working together to make this event happen. We are thankful to the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Visit Florida and the Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition for their commitment to continue this annual gathering of the Southeastern plein air community.
Plein Air Easton is one of the largest and most prestigious juried plein air painting competitions in the United States. In its 14th year, it is held in Easton, Maryland each July. Plein air painters produce art from life. Artists from all over the United States and beyond apply to this competition beginning December 1st of the previous year. There will be 58 competing artists painting throughout Talbot County, Maryland the week of July 15-22, 2018. Many of the world's most accomplished artists have Easton at the top of their wish list of competitions and we will continue to set the bar for excellence in the coming year.
The Door County Plein Air Festival presented by Peninsula School of Art celebrates the tradition of outdoor painting with some of the finest painters from Door County and across the country. Over 35 artists will put brush to canvas, capturing the summer light over the waters and fields of Door County, Wisconsin. Painting from life and the landscape has long been a Door County tradition, and one that has endured evolving styles. The festival’s painters bring a fresh eye to the changing lights and colors, and a variety of styles that draw from the rich traditions of plein air painting.
In August 2018, Crooked Tree Arts Center will host Paint Grand Traverse, a six day plein air painting festival featuring top artists from across the country. The inaugural event will take place August 13-18, 2018.
The Grand Traverse region is located in northwest lower Michigan, and is known the world over for its gorgeous scenery, hundreds of miles of Lake Michigan coast, and historic small towns and villages. The largest of these, Traverse City, is nestled on the southern shore of West Grand Traverse Bay, and is home to Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City.
The masters competition will feature 30-40 national-caliber artists who will participate by invitation and application. (Additional competitive and educational opportunities will be open to all).
About the Exhibit
Continuing the tradition that began in 2015, the Hockaday is hosting a group of nationally recognized women artists in A Timeless Legacy - Women Artists of Glacier National Park Premier Art Event and Sale. These artists are known for their work in featuring landscape and western subjects and have been assembled to create an exceptional show of works connected to the majesty of Glacier National Park. Both paintings and sculpture are featured, and the range of subjects reflects the vastness and grandeur of the Park, including landscapes and wildlife, as well as Indigenous cultures and early visitors.
This juried event is a premiere gathering, the largest of its kind in South Florida. Prizes and awards totaling $15,000 will be given out. The judge for 2018 is renowned artist and recent Grand Prize Winner of the 4th Annual Plein Air Event, Nancy Tankersley. The public can observe artists painting at locations in Palm Beach and Martin Counties, then view and, have the opportunity to purchase the wet paintings later at the ArtCenter Gallery. There will be artist’s demos and workshops, as well as a special ticketed VIP Collectors’ Reception.
Last October, The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts and the San Angelo & area communities welcomed 35 Competition Artists from 18 states who painted the town and surrounding countryside. Artists were selected by juror (and 2017 Judge of Awards) Roger Dale Brown out of a talented field of applicants from 27 states and Canada.
Generous community support has helped make each year's event an even greater TEXAS-sized success! In 2015, local arts patron Elta Joyce McAfee started an endowment to ensure the future of EnPleinAirTEXAS. To honor her parents and family name, the Grand Prize is now named"The Elta Joyce Murphey Award". This very generous donation, and continued community & sponsor support have helped us each year to have record-breaking sales and contributions supporting the museum. Artists' sales in 2016 topped $220,000 for the week, and the artists generously donated a portion of all sales back to the museum.
Each year the artists are wowed by the painting sites, and in the past three years have created over 750 fabulous paintings of the area's ranchlands, rivers, parks and iconic buildings all over San Angelo. Many of these paintings are now in private homes and businesses. The artists interpret a moment in time, captured on canvas or paper in their own artistic style, and these will be treasured for years to come.
EnPleinAirTEXAS aspires to change and enhance the culture of San Angelo, giving us a prominent spot in the international plein air movement and showcasing us as an arts destination. It will certainly emerge as a signature annual event for San Angelo and TEXAS in years to come.
The award-winning San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts believed in this vision, and as the perfect partner, brought this dream to reality. Our visitors and our invited artists are entertained with a full week of mostly FREE events: exciting paintouts all over San Angelo, free talks & demos, opportunities to watch the artists painting along the banks of the South Concho River in Christoval made famous by the Artist Camps of the 1920’s, and so much more.
To the lucky and talented Competition Artists who have been chosen for our 2017 event, we are ready to welcome you! There are still so many sites to be painted; and we cannot wait to see your artistic interpretations and know that one of you will take home the Grand Prize of our 2017 EnPleinAirTEXAS event! Our Texas-size prize amounts now total more than $16,000!
Our local artists and the San Angelo community are ready to welcome you all!
- Sunday October 8, 6-8pm: Opening Reception, North Shore Arts Association, Pirates Lane, Gloucester
- October 9 – 13, 3:00pm daily: “Cape Ann Plein Air, Highlights of the Collection”
Docent-led tours at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester
(All are welcome free with museum admission)
- Wednesday October 11: Manchester Demo Day. Times and Locations TBA
- Saturday October 14: 6-10pm: Cape Ann Plein Air Awards Exhibition & Gala, Rockport Art Association & Museum, Rockport
- Sunday October 15: 10-5pm: CAPA Exhibit open to public, Rockport Art Association & Museum, Rockport Annual Quick Draw – stay tuned for time & location
- Sunday October 15: Official Quick Draw, Essex Shipbuilding Museum, 10am-3pm (free registration for CAPA applicants)
- Monday October 16, 10-5pm: CAPA Exhibit open to public, Rockport Art Association & Museum, Rockport
About the Festival
The Solomons Plein Air Festival is unique in that it offers the artists such diversity in painting subject matter. Solomons Island is an historic fishing village where working boats of the Chesapeake Bay were built in the 1800s. It was chosen by Coastal Living Magazine as “one of the top 15 happiest seaside towns in the U.S.” It is located just an hour from the Beltway in D.C. at the “other end of Pennsylvania Avenue” where the Patuxent River meets the Chesapeake Bay. It is now a picturesque mix of work boats, pleasure boats, marinas, old fishermen’s cottages, rural farmland, and quaint architecture with a few shops scattered amongst historic waterfront buildings. Stand in one spot on the Solomons Riverwalk and you can paint any of these things and more.
The Solomons Plein Air Festival allows artists the opportunity to enjoy not only painting but sharing their creativity with the public. To the viewers, this art form can be very exciting because it invites them into the creative process: the sight, sound, and even smell of the artists’ world. The competitive side of the process pits artists against each other for prizes awarded after 4 days of painting “en plein air” (outside on location).
Artists will have the opportunity to paint not only on beautiful Solomons Island, but in other picturesque locations around Calvert County. Monday, September 18, artists will be able to choose their own Calvert Co. location from a thoughtfully compiled list of suggestions. On Wednesday artists will paint in the Sunset Quick Draw Competition. Guests are welcome to paint alongside the artists for a registration fee of $25. On Thursday and Friday the “en plein air” painting will be located in Solomons. New this year will be the Saturday morning event on the Riverwalk: “Paint the Town for a Cause – an Art from the Heart Public Paint Out.” All are welcome to paint alongside the artists for free, or just wander the Riverwalk and view the artists at work. *Artists must paint within the competition boundaries and without the assistance of photographs. Any medium may be used, although photography is not acceptable in this competition. Artists must turn in up to three framed, ready to hang artworks. (Two will be hung in the main gallery, but all will be displayed.) Exhibit and sale will take place in the grand “Affaire of the Arts", Saturday, September 23. Sales will continue through Sunday afternoon.
8:30am - 4pm | Thursday, September 7th - Saturday, September 9th @ Artists' Attic in Lexington, KY
A studio landscape workshop for artists working in oils. Each morning will feature a presentation, full demo, and exercises for students focusing on value & composition. Afternoons will be devoted to one-on-one instruction. Each student's in-depth study the first afternoon will lead to a finished (or at least near-finished!) studio landscape painting by the final day. Points of study will include:
- Seeing as an artist: painting light rather than objects
- Planning your painting: envisioning your painting, using varied reference material, honing value and design, doing color studies
- Stages of studio painting: drawing, block-in, color mixing, approaches to working a larger painting, refining texture & edges, tools for self-critique
- Experimentation: exercises you can do at home to continue your growth as an artist
One-on-one instruction will be individually tailored. Students are encouraged to email several landscape painting examples beforehand and list some specific things they would like to work on.
Attendance fee includes spiral-bound workshop book plus continental breakfast and coffee each day.
***SOLD OUT: Email me to be added to the waitlist in the event of a cancellation.***
Registration limited to 15 students. Email Kathleen to arrange your registration (which will entail a 50% deposit). You can pay in full upfront if you'd rather avoid sending a separate check later. Full tuition is due by July 31st, 2017. Full refunds will be issued up to July 31st in the event of a cancellation; after that, a 50% refund will be issued.
The Floyd Plein Air Festival 2017 is a new and exciting event that grew from the success of 2016’s Floyd Plein Air Crush weekend. Expanding to a week-long event, the festival will bring national and regional artists to paint the beauty of the county’s open spaces and favorite places. Partnering with The Center in this endeavor are Plein Air Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Chateau Morissette Winery, Riverstone Organic Farm, Apple Ridge Farm, and the Town of Floyd, as well as several host families and farms in and around the county.
Our mission for the festival is to bring visibility and opportunity to the artists, participating venues, and partners, while providing an inspirational, educational, and memorable experience for the patrons attending. It is our hope that the festival will not only be an annual fundraising opportunity for the Floyd Center for the Arts, but also an activity to boost the sustainability of its partner venues and hosts.
More than $3,500 in prizes will be given away to participating artists! And we are pleased to announce Valerie Craig from St. Davids, Pennsylvania, as our judge for the events.
You're invited to my open studio in the Artists' Attic during this Friday's Gallery Hop in Lexington. Browse new paintings, meet the other artists, and enjoy some food and wine to boot. The Attic is accessible from the Main Street elevator; the entrance is in between Tony's and the Lexington Visitor's Center. My studio is Studio J!
Visitors and locals alike will have the unique opportunity to observe 35 of the nation’s top plein air artists as they paint on location in Estes Park, Colorado and Rocky Mountain National Park preparing for the Gala Opening, Awards Ceremony and Reception on August 27, 2016.
Artists will paint in Glacier National Park. Each artist will display two pieces in the outdoor pavilion the evening of the party and sale and then chose one painting to exhibit in the Hockaday Museum through July. All works created for the event are offered for sale at fixed prices with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Museum.
The Bucks County Plein Air Festival invites artists from all over the United States to enter this first annual competition. Up to 50 competing artists will paint throughout Bucks County, Pennsylvania the week of June 6, 2016. The juried show will culminate in an awards presentation and gala on June 10 at Bucks County Community College's annual Tyler Tasting Party, and a Quick Draw demonstration and competition during a public festival on June 11. The organizing committee is excited to welcome some of the country's most accomplished artists to vibrant and historic Bucks County.
From the Lighthouse ArtCenter: "Join award-winning artists from around the country in the largest Plein Air Festival in South Florida! During the four-day event visitors, locals and art collectors will enjoy watching the painters and collecting their original art. Painting by the sea in Jupiter and Palm Beach, Florida."