The week of September 18th through 21st, 2014 will bring 30 nationally known landscape painters to High Point for the first annual Piedmont Plein Air Paint-out. "Plein air" is a French expression which means "in the open air," and is specifically used to describe the act of painting outdoors. Artists have long painted outdoors, but in the mid-19th century working in natural light became particularly important to the Impressionists and the technique has remained a staple of landscape painters to this day.
On Thursday 9/18, artists will participate in a Quick paint event along Main Street from Parkway Avenue to Farriss Avenue. Artists will paint landscapes and architecture along this corridor from 2-5 pm and deliver at least one finished and framed work of art at the end of that time period. This is always an exciting event as it allows the public to watch works being created and completed in a short period of time.
All day (8:00 am - 5:00 pm) Friday and Saturday (9/19 & 20) you are invited to come out and watch the artists paint in any or all of the 5 locations. There is no charge for this. On Sunday (9/21), food trucks will begin serving lunch at 11:30 am on Farriss Ave.. All food truck items will be available for purchase. At 12:00 on Sunday The Public is invited to come into the JH Adams Inn to view the artwork which has been produced throughout the weekend. There will be a presentation of awards by our competition judge, live music, and dessert served. All artwork will be available for purchase at this event on Sunday. There is a $5 fee for entry to this event at the Inn (on Sunday only).
Click this link to watch upcoming Piedmont Plein Air Artist Russell Jewell
paint at the Plein Air Easton event! http://youtu.be/xLle-yLHQ6k
2014 Piedmont Plein Air Paintout Artists Announced!
(Artists images located on Visitors & Collectors page)
Brenda Behr, Goldsboro, North Carolina
SM Botstein, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Lon Brauer, Granite City, Illinois
Jim Carson, Saluda, North Carolina
Jean Cauthen, Mint Hill, North Carolina
Amy Queen Chappin, Statesville, North Carolina
Susan Covert, Bradenton, Florida
Katie Dobson-Cundiff, Bradenton, Florida
Harold Frontz, Lexington, North Carolina
Dan Graziano, Castine, Maine
Kim Hall, Richmond, Virginia
Laurie Snow Hein, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Catherine Hillis, Round Hill, Virginia
Carrie Jacobson, Wachapreague, Virginia
Russell Jewell, Easley, South Carolina
Cheryl Keefer, Black Mountain, North Carolina
Jane Delight Keeling, Bradenton, Florida
Rose Kennedy, Hope Mills, North Carolina
Brett LaGue, Fincastle, Virginia
Karen Leffel-Massengill, Palm City, Florida
Kaaren Lundeen, Brevard, North Carolina
Jessie Mackay, Pinehurst, North Carolina
Lynn Mehta, Alexandria, Virginia
Cheryl Powell, Kernersville, North Carolina
Blair Pessemier, Paris, France
Jeremy Sams, Archdale, North Carolina
Phyllis Steimel, Salisbury, North Carolina
Gina Strumpf, Charlotte, North Carolina
Meg Nottingham Walsh, Arlington, Virginia
Dawn Whitelaw, Franklin, Tennessee
2014 Selection Juror
Scott M. Raynor
Scott earned his MFA in Painting and Printmaking from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He had additional graduate coursework at Johnson State College in Vermont and studied painting at the Courthauld Institute in London, UK. He serves as Chair of the Art Department and Associate Professor of Art at High Point University. Scott uses the interior as an avenue to explore complex color harmonies and relationships and the rendering of forms. He is fascinated with the idea of personal mythology and symbolic objects and is drawn to the infinite possibilities of seeing
2014 Competition Juror
Richard received formal training in Fine Art and Illustration at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan. While at Kendall, he was invited to study at the Royal College of Art in London, England. There he gained experience in plein air painting and found direction in his work as an oil painter. Richard's purpose in painting is to provoke the viewer to interact with his pieces. His paintings are his voice and stroke by stroke he composes a whole that relates to his vision. He allows the setting to speak to him, creating only as many brushstrokes as are needed for the viewer's eye to understand and connect.
2014 Piedmont Plein Air Paintout net proceeds benefit the
The David R. Hayworth Family Fund
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