Create! Eugene Plein Air Paint Out Events Kick Off Today
Artists and visitors alike are invited to take part in a series of Plein Air Paint Out events in conjunction with a new month-long creative arts event called Create! Eugene set for August 2013.
The Create! Eugene Plein Air Paint Out, today, August 15-25, 2013, will feature hands-on workshops, demonstrations, competitions and a plein air gallery reception and show focused on the art of painting outdoors. Events and workshops are open to the public and artists of all abilities.
Plein Air Workshops - August 15-25, 2013
Plein air painters, specializing in various forms and mediums, will offer a series of workshops designed to educate and engage artists of all skill levels. Artists can register to both conduct a workshop and/or take a workshop at various locations in and around Eugene. Additionally, art organizations with existing workshops planned for the month of August are encouraged to post their offerings on Create! Eugene's website at http://www.CreateEugene.org. Listing with Create! Eugene includes opportunities for instruction in workshop development, marketing assistance, space rental, and opportunities to be included in feature stories, artists' interviews, and other related promotions.
Artists are invited to participate in a one-day Create! Eugene Plein Air Paint Out Competition. Artists who register for the competition at the Downtown Initiative for the Visual Arts (DIVA) Gallery are invited to paint a plein air landscape or cityscape in or around Eugene and enter their completed artwork later that day at Kesey Square. Contest submissions will go on display in Eugene's Kesey Square and winners will be announced during Eugene's Summer in the City-Downtown: Art Alfresco & Plein Air Showcase. Artists will be competing for $5,000 in cash and prizes and the opportunity to display and sell their art at a reception and show at the DIVA Gallery in downtown Eugene from August 23 - 31, 2013. Plein air fine artist Eric Jacobsen of Portland will serve as the competition's juror. A youth competition, for painters 17 years and under, will also be held in conjunction with the Plein Air Paint Out. The youth judge will be well-known, Eugene artist Ellen Gabehart.