2018 Plein Air Show

“Painting En Plein Air”

April 17 – May 5, 2018

RECEPTION  April 21, 5 – 7 pm

Plein air painting is about leaving the four walls of your studio behind and experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape. The term “En Plein Air” is French for “in the open air” and became popular with the invention of tubes for oil paints in the 1840’s. The value of painting in the open air escalated with the Impressionist movement and the emphasis on color and light. Sketches allow painters to improve the overall design of a painting and quickly capture color notes in the landscape. A plein air painter can also use photographs to help with details after the artist has left the outdoor painting site  for the comfort of the studio.

Entry Guidelines

Artwork that was primarily created outdoors will be accepted. Because this show will be shown in conjunction with the annual La Veta Schools Student Art show, artists are asked to include sketches or other materials used in the creation of their artwork. This educational material should be mounted on colored paper, to be hung on the wall with pushpins next to the framed artwork. Artwork cannot have been shown at SPACe any time during the past 12 months including the Gift Shop.

April 13 & 14 — Bring artwork to SPACe 11 am – 1 pm Friday,

10 am – 1 pm Saturday. Work MAY be brought earlier. Email or call SPACe to make arrangements.

April 21 – Opening reception 5-7 pm

May 5 – Pick up artwork after Noon

♦ $5 entry fee per item. Limit 4 entries per artist.

Click here for the entry form