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. 


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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