Callaway Gardens Plein Air event
Location: Callaway Gardens
Event Dates: 4/15/2013 - 4/21/2013
Reception: 4/19/20136:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Support Callaway Gardens Through "Art in the Gardens"
Callaway Gardens in Spring is a kaleidoscope of vivid color and natural beauty. During the fourth annual Plein Air Paint Out, Art Show and Sale at Callaway Gardens, April 19-21, world-class painters will paint scenes from nature en plein air – French for "in open air" – and create stunning works of art in broad daylight. Spectators are invited to see the artists in action and watch as masterpieces come to life before their eyes. Then, browse the final works during the Preview Party or shop throughout the weekend Art Show & Sale and call one your own. If you have an artistic side, bring your brushes and stroke your own work of art during the Quick Draw Competition.
All proceeds from the Art Show & Sale benefit the Ida Cason Callaway Foundation and further its mission of "connecting man and nature in a way that benefits both."
To learn more about overnight packages and a special Plein Air Workshop with Anne Blair Brown, visit www.callawaygardens.com/pleinair, call 1.800.CALLAWAY (225.5292) or email email@example.com.
See below for additional details and a full calendar of Plein Air events:
- Preview Party
Friday, April 19
The paint may not even be dry as artists bring their canvases to the Callaway Discovery Center for this sneak preview reception! Be among the first to see the prized paintings, congratulate the artists and purchase an original work for your home. For tickets, click here. For more information, visit callawaygardens.com/pleinair or call 706.681.3329.
- Original Spring Art Show & Sale
Saturday, April 20 – Sunday, April 21
You're invited to browse and purchase newly created masterpieces at the weekend Art Show and Sale in the Exhibit Hall at the Callaway Discovery Center. All proceeds benefit the Ida Cason Callaway Foundation. Event included with admission to the Gardens.
- Art-in-Action Quick Draw Competition
Saturday, April 20
This competition in Downtown Pine Mountain is open to professional and amateur painters alike. Participants are given two hours to complete a painting as spectators watch in awe. Works are displayed and made available for purchase afterward in the Original Spring Art Show & Sale. Register to participate now.
Plein Air Advanced 5 day WORKSHOP-cancelled
Location: Delaplaine Arts center
Event Dates: 4/1/2013 - 4/5/2013
April 1-5, 2013
Advanced Plein Air Workshop by the
2012 Grand Prize Winner of Easels in Frederick & Collector’s Choice winner~ Easels in Frederick
A workshop for intermediate to professional artists, designed to uplift and advance the artist to their next level.
Presenting more variables than any other type of painting, plein air can be challenging. Learn insights, thought processes, tips and techniques from a master painter: From where to paint, defining your subject and composition to identifying potential problems & solving them before you touch your canvas. Learn to hone your concept quickly and execute paintings with greater confidence. Get the keys to unlocking your amazing artistic insight from within and increase your confidence and efficiency in plein air. After an introductory talk and demonstration the class will paint exercises and paintings en plein air including limited and expanded palettes and enhanced brush vocabulary. Demonstrations, individual attention and daily review will build upon each day’s progress. Be prepared to work and also to enjoy the process and take away an improved dialog and self support system.
“..It is such a wonderful feeling to watch another artist grow confidently in their own ability. Being able to perceive that in them and help unlock it, is truly satisfying”-Kirk Larsen on teaching
GREAT NEWS: If you belong to MAPAPA, OPA, ISAP, ASMA, PAPA
or other art organization
Mention organization & receive $97 OFF of posted price of $635/ student
Kirk Larsen has been an artist since childhood and has worked in over 327 mediums. He has been recognized with over 112 awards since 1994 for painting (Oils, acrylics, watercolor, gouache~) drawing (pencil, ink, mixed media, and unusual mediums), sculpture (clay, wood, stone, ice, snow etc.) and photography (B&W, color, film & digital) for subjects ranging from portrait, figure, still life, landscapes, seascapes to abstracts and fusion. In addition to being a celebrated nautical artist with work in a national 8 museum tour, as part of the American Society of Marine Artists’ “Contemporary American Marine Art show”, and included in the 31st, 32nd & 33rd annual International maritime art Shows at Mystic Seaport Gallery [M.S.G. Museum purchase award 2012], he is an accomplished, award winning, competitive Plein air painter. A personal and inspiring instructor, absolutely passionate about all things creative, he truly enjoys sharing and has developed a teaching method that accelerates the learning process in art, regardless of subject matter or medium. (Some of his plein Air events include: Plein Air Easton 2011 & 12, Wayne plein Air, Callaway plein Air2012& 2013, Opsail 2012 New London, New Hope 2012~ 1st place Quick-Draw, Cranford 2012 ~ 1st place Quick-Draw, Plein Air painters of Mystic Seaport & Plein Air Vermont 2012~ 1st place Quick Draw.
“I seek to capture the serenity that I perceive in a landscape. Each vista offers something at the particular moment it’s painted, unique to that moment. I call upon all my talent and spirit, to articulate the emotional and experiential atmosphere in my landscapes & seascapes to really feel like the location. This is reflected in the life and energy that each painting retains.-Kirk Larsen on Plein Air
The Delaplaine is located at 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick, MD 21701
Location: Alfred Van Loen Gallery at S. Huntington Library
Event Dates: 2/2/2013 - 2/27/2013
Reception: 2/2/20132-4 PM
"Jazz inspired" brings together works by 5 Artists: # painters, 1 sculptor, 1 photographer in this show curated by
As Varied And Original The Music Of Jazz Is, From The Big Band Era, Be Bop, To Free Style, So Are The Visual Interpretations Of These 5 Visual Artists That Will Be Exhibiting At The Alfred Van Loen Gallery, February 2 To February 27th. We Will Be Celebrating The American Music Of Jazz Through Paintings By Kirk Larsen, Dan Christoffel, and Joe Cascone, Sculpture By Chuck Van Schmidt, .And The Photography Of Joe Constantino,
Paint out at Chadd's Ford
Location: Chadds Ford Historical Society's Barn Visitors Cen
Event Dates: 2/1/2013 - 2/16/2013
Reception: 2/2/20135 p.m.-6-pm (preview) 6pm-9 pm
The Chadds Ford Historical Society is once again hosting the Fifth Annual Winter Plein Air event on Friday, Feb 1 and Sat. Feb 2, 2013.
After a day of painting in Chadds Ford and the Brandywine Valley, 30 juried artists from the Mid-Atlantic Region will return to the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Barn Visitors Center to frame and hang their paintings for a special exhibit and art sale.
An “Exclusive Preview Party” will take place on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Preview ticket holders will be treated to a first look and sale of wet paintings, hors d’oeuvres, and wine.
The Art Exhibit stays up until March 16, 2013 at the Chadds Ford Historical Society's Barn Visitors Center
For more information please call (610) 388-7376 or write:
Click here to view photos of the 2012 Paint -Out Chadds Ford event.
Adventures in plein Air
Location: Jericho publ;ic Library
Event Dates: 1/29/2013 - 2/28/2013
A collection of paintings and stories from Plein air adventures and competitions. Kirk Larsen is showing 29 works from recent years and will be giving a talk on the fascinating extremes and wild stories which accompany each piece in the show. The pressure and weather and the variables of plein air (outdoor) painting are as diverse as the globe. The tales kirk will share are sure to entertain and inspire. Artists and no-artists are welcome to attend.
Location: Locust Valley
Event Dates: 11/15/2012 - 11/15/2012
Reception: 11/15/20126-8 pm
Come out and take a break from all the stress, see some art, enjoy a glass of wine meet some people and visit the beautiful shops of downtown Locust valley. NY. I will be showing some previously unseen artworks as well as grand new releases. One evening only and a great time to pick up that perfect gift!
84 Forest Avenue Locust Valley, NY 11560 USA
Plein Air 757
Location: Norfolk-Virginia Beach, VA
Event Dates: 10/25/2012 - 2/3/2013
Reception: 10/27/20126 pm - 9 pm
757 is a plein air competition that will take pace in the Norfolk-Virginia beach areas of Virginia . 40 of the top international Plein Air painters will paint within the 757 area-code from Oct 25-27 with a wet paint sale commencing on the eve of oct 27, 2012 at the Art Institute of Virginia Beach. The paintings here will sell rapidly with remaining pieces on extended display.
An "UPscale Sale" & Reception.
After two solid days of painting, artists deliver their work to the location of the Wet Painting Sale.
Food&Drink await our guests' arrival.
WET PAINTING SALE continues to be one of the most anticipated ART evenings on the Hampton Roads Arts Calendar. The crowds have been plentiful from the start, and continue to grow as word travels.s "got art? get some."
Post-Paint Out Exhibitions.
Not everyone can get to the fabulous Wet Painting Sale on Saturday evening. Not everyone can get to Tidewater - from the reaches of 757's territory. Soooooo - we plan to bring the art - to them!
The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, in Hampton, will be the first stop for the paintings which will make up the "traveling exhibition". The exhibit will hang from Oct 31-Dec 2, and share an Opening Reception with CHT's popular Small Works Show.
Gallery Reception - Friday, Nov 2, 7-9:30pm
Next "Art on the Move" travels to Smithfield's "Arts@319". The exhibit opens in Smithfield on Dec 7th and remains on view through the holidays. Smithfield is a popular day-trip from Williamsburg, and sees many holiday visitors. Dec 7 - Jan 6. Gallery Reception, Sunday, Dec 9th 3-6pm.
Stage Door Gallery, in Cape Charles 'on the beautiful Eastern Shore' hosts 'Art on the Move' from Jan 10 - Feb 3. The Gallery is hosting an Opening Reception on Saturday, Jan 12th at 6pm.
Oil Painters of America 2012 Eastern regional show
Location: Bennington Center for The Arts
Event Dates: 9/29/2012 - 10/27/2012
Reception: 9/29/20126-8 pm
33rd annual International Maritime art show at Mystic Seaport
Location: Mystic Seaport & The maritime gallery at Mystic
Event Dates: 9/23/2012 - 12/31/2012
Reception: 9/22/20126 pm-10 pm
I am honoered to be the recipient of this year's MUSEUM PURCHASE AWARD-
"Christeen, Lats day in the shed" is now in the Permanent collection of
The Mystic Seaport Museum of America and the Sea.
Discover maritime art by famed artists from around the world at the 33rd annual International Marine Art exhibition and sale. All works in the exhibition are available to view and purchase daily between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Admission to the Maritime Gallery is free and a portion from all Gallery purchases helps support maritime preservation work at Mystic Seaport.
This year's exhibition features more than 100 of the finest examples of new paintings, sculpture, scrimshaw, and ships models by award-winning marine artists from around the world. The range of artistic subjects include majestic ships from racing yachts to fighting sail; coastal scenes of waterways, beaches, and marshlands; marine wildlife and the working boats and people whose lives and fortunes depend on the sea. Each work of art captures the enduring beauty and wonder of our seafaring world by today's masters of maritime art.
Eight prestigious named awards and five awards of excellence -- including the Rudolph J. Schaefer Maritime Heritage Award, which recognizes the work that best documents our maritime heritage, past or present, for future generations -- will be given by invited judges at an awards dinner and preview Saturday, September 22 (dinner by invite only).
A touch of color
Location: Michael Peter Hayes Art Salon (MPH)
Event Dates: 9/11/2012 - 10/27/2012
A selection of large canvases of vivid color and diverse subject matter from florals and mildly abstracted, allagorical to desert landscapes. These works are a departure from Kirk 's current displays of plein air and maritime pieces. Do not miss the chance to see these works in the new location of MPHon Birch hill rd in Locust Valley, NY. Let these bright pieces art take you on a virtual vacation and if you are lucky, maybe one will find a new home in your home and bring you joy for genreations to come.