Artists’ Workshop of Southern Oregon and Central Art Supply present Southern Oregon Plein Air, June 20 through June 23, 2018.
Southern Oregon Plein Air 2018, invites artists of all levels to participate in four days of plein air painting. Artist will participate in one of two categories; Emerging Artist or Establish Artist. Selected paintings from each category will receive cash awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Honorable Mention awards will also be given. Below is a brief overview. Complete details and information: Registration, Rules and Regulations, and Schedule of Events, etc. can be found by clicking on the blue links below.
Southern Oregon Plein Air 2018 will be preceded by a two optional plein air painting workshops conducted by this year’s Juror, Portland artist, Aimee Erickson, www.aimeeerickson.com and Charleston, Oregon watercolor artist, Vinita Pappas, www. vintiapappas.com.
Aimee will present a painting demonstration in evening on Monday, June 18.
Vinita will present a painting demonstration in the evening on Tuesday, June 19.
Both demonstrations will be open to the public.
Wednesday, June 20th will begin with check-in and registration at Central Art Supply in downtown Medford, Oregon. During this time, there will be a “vendor fair” in which artists will have the opportunity to visit with various representatives, from a number of art supply companies, about their products. After check-in, artists will head to Art Presence Art Center, in Jacksonville, Oregon for an Artist Talk/Painting Demo, and Artists’ Dinner.
Thursday, June 21st. will be the first paintout. Artists may paint at any location of their choosing, within a 50 mile radius of Medford, Oregon. That evening there will be a social hour at Kindred Spirits Art, Ales and Wine in Talent, Oregon.
Friday, June 22nd will be the second paintout. Once again artists may paint at any location of their choosing, however they are encouraged to select an urban setting. Suggested locations are downtown Ashland, Medford and Historic Jacksonville, Oregon. Artist will be on their own for dinner. There are many fabulous restaurants in Medford and the surrounding cities.
Southern Oregon Plein Air will conclude on Saturday, June 23rd, at Art Presence Art Center. We will kick the morning off with an Artists’ Breakfast, “Quick Paint” Competition, followed by a painting demonstration by Aimee Erickson. Participating artist may also submit paintings for “Petite Peinture, En Plein Air”, which will be exhibited all day on the lawn in front of Art Presence Art Center. All paintings submitted for jurying will be included in the “En Plein Air” show in the gallery at Art Presence. An Awards Ceremony and Artist Reception will open the show. “En Plein Air” will be on exhibit June 23 though July 29, 2018.
Thank you in your interest in Southern Oregon Plein Air 2018.