Sunday, February 13, 2011

CALL TO ARTISTS: Plein Air Festival in Jericho

Come paint outdoors and enjoy the fellowship of other artists, both established and emerging, in a charming and visually stimulating locale. Our purpose: To Celebrate, Nurture and Enhance the Visibility of Our Art Community.

Location: The Emile A. Gruppe Gallery, 22 Barber Farm Rd. Jericho, VT

Date: July 23, 2011 8:00am-5:30pm Reception and Show 4:30pm-5:30pm

Registration Fees: The festival will be open to artists free of charge, but donations toward operating expenses will be appreciated. There will be no commissions taken on sales of work created during this Plein Air Festival.

General information:
We are asking for a whole day commitment from the artists. The festival will begin at 8:00am with a continental breakfast for the artists at the Gruppe Gallery. You'll have a chance to meet the other participants, select your painting locations, and plan your schedule for the day. You'll have to provide your own materials and equipment.

Please plan to end your painting day by 4:00pm and to return to the Gallery with your work for a show of the art (finished or not) created during the day. A reception for you, your guests and the public will begin at the Gallery at 4:30pm.

During the day, the general public will be invited to roam from artist to artist to watch the process of creating art. Artists of all levels and experience are encouraged to participate. You may choose to interact with the public or not, but this is a terrific opportunity to help people understand the different approaches and processes artists use as they create, and to deepen public appreciation of both art and artists. If you haven't painted en plein air already, please give it a try. There is no pressure to complete a masterpiece, just an opportunity for you to enjoy painting outdoors with a group of fellow artists and to engage the public as you work.

Please email Barbara Greene at call her at 899-2974-by March 15, 2011, if you think you'd like to participate as an artist in this exciting event. Final registration information will follow.

Look forward to seeing you at the festival! Festival Organizers Emilie G. Alexander, Barbara L. Greene, and Jane S. Morgan

Drawing by Barbara L. Greene