There are so many Plein air events throughout the country, I’m going to do my best to let you know when and where they’re at! If you live anywhere near one of these events I highly encourage you to check them out, what a great opportunity to watch great artists at work! Know of an upcoming event? LET ME KNOW!! I would hate to miss one! Ok, here goes…
Door County Plein Air Festival 2012 begins TODAY! Events are happening throughout the week from July 23, 2012 – July 28, 2012! Here’s a quick blip about the festival, from the Door County Plein Air Festival Website:
The Door County Plein Air Festival is the largest annual fundraising event hosted by Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek. Peninsula School of Art is a not-for-profit visual arts education center which is open year-round, and serves students ages 3 1/2 through adult. Proceeds from the festival are used throughout the year to maintain access to our free community programs. For more about the Peninsula School of Art, membership and giving, visit PeninsulaSchoolofArt.com.
The sixth annual Door County Plein Air Festival hosted byPeninsula School of Art celebrates the tradition of outdoor painting with some of the finest painters from Door County and across the country. Over 40 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.
Listen and learn from daily artist demonstrations. Tour local partner galleries as artists paint on site. Relax with great music and food at our sunset concert* and paint out. View presentations by the festival judge, award winning artists, and knowledgeable collectors. View fresh paintings at our Collector’s Preview Gala Auction.* Children can try painting plein air during our Kid’s Paint, Saturday, July 28. Be at the heart of festival excitement during the Quick Paint competition. Vote for your favorite artists at our Open Door Reception. Take home an original piece of fine art. (*Denotes ticketed events, otherwise all are free and open to the public.)
There are SO MANY fabulous artists in attendance, I can’t mention them all, but here are a few that I’m familiar with… I look forward to seeing everyone’s work!
Dan Corey, Frank Gardner, Marc Hanson, Mark Kelvin Horton, Kyle Martin, and Randall Sexton. Click HERE to see the full list!
If you are in the Door County area this week I urge you to take advantage of watching these artists (and the many others, I believe 40 overall) do what they do best… paint! Most of the events are free, there are a few that require tickets, click HERE for the printable schedule (it will say if it requires a ticket). Hey, by chance does anyone know who did the painting that is being used on the .pdf (image at top)? Fabulous!
Catch you back here tomorrow!