Outdoor Art – Live! Paint the Peninsula

D. A. Davidson “Paint the Peninsula” Juried Plein Air Competition
Draws Artists from Across U.S. and British Columbia

Plein-air poster artFor the second year, the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center is inviting artist, art collectors, tourists, families, and friends to this extraordinary event!

September 7 through 14, 2014.

What’s Plein Air, you ask?
It is painting that’s experiencing a renaissance around the country, with artists painting outdoors using the natural light, working quickly, and producing a painting that often look impressionistic. You’ve heard of Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet or John Singer Sargent? They were all painters who painted outside.
Paint the Peninsula is a juried plein air competition on the Olympic Peninsula, with several events. Artist will submit three images of their best recent plein air art to be juried by a professional artist. The 30 best artists chosen will be invited to come and ‘Paint the Peninsula’ from Cape Flattery to Sequim. These 30 artists will produce a total of 150 original paintings of the Olympic Peninsula.
Jim Lamb painting outside

Jim Lamb painting outside

This is the only event of this kind and caliber in the State of Washington.

The artists will paint for four and a half days. Each day’s art will hang on the walls of the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center (1203 E Lauridsen Blvd) for sale.
On the 5th day, paintings will be judged by noted professional artist, Jim Lamb, and ribbons awarded.  The judging will be followed by a sponsors’ reception.
On September 13, the gallery will be open for viewing and purchasing art.  In the evening, an artists, collectors, and community reception will be held.
Sunday September 14, is the final day of the event and all are welcome to Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. On September 15, 16, and 17, Judge Lamb will conduct a workshop on plain air painting for a dozen participants!  Come and enjoy this unique experience along with the artists!
Follow our facebook page – Olympic Peninsula. We will try to keep you updated on locations where artists will be painting. We will also try to Tweet any news we have about locations. Follow us on Twitter at @Visit Olympics, #oppleinair.

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