PLEIN AIR

Plein Air Event

Say goodbye to the studio and get outdoors.

En plein air is a French expression meaning “in the open air” and refers to the act leaving behind the four walls of a studio in favor of painting outdoors with the artist’s subject in full view. Plein air artists capture the spirit and essence of a landscape or subject by incorporating natural light, color and movement into their works.

Plein Air is a Clinton County Art Council program dedicated to enhancing the public’s awareness of the freedom of painting “en plein air” while providing a venue for established and emerging artists alike to share creative endeavors with collectors and the public.

Registration for this two-dimensional art event is open to all artists, ages 17 and older. Media choices include: oils, acrylics, watercolors, gouache, pastels, charcoal or pencil and mixed media. The exhibition remains on view and available for sale through June 1, 2021 in the Clinton County Art Gallery. 

2021 PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:

Lissa Curnow 1st Place
Martha Eichert – 2nd Place
Theresa Levett – 3rd Place
Mary Ablao
Nanette Buettner
Chad Burham
Deb Macarty
Nicholas Stump

A special thanks to our 2021 judges, Mayor Eric Hufnagel; downtown businessman, Jason Bulter; and local artist, Martin Vargas.

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