Carolyn Lord, "Sweet Grass Under the Sycamore," watercolor, 22 x 30 inches

More than 40 artists recently spent a week painting outdoors around Alameda Island in California, culminating in a luminous exhibition at Alameda en Plein Air Gallery in the Frank Bette Center for the Arts. When does it open, and who’s included?

From July 31 through August 5, a selected group of more than 40 artists were out and about painting en plein air around Alameda Island, California. As part of the 2017 Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout, works completed from the week are slated to hang at the Alameda en Plein Air gallery from August 11 through September 30.

Several awards will also be given to participating artists, selected this year by accomplished artist Carolyn Lord. Among the artists represented are Madeline Aranda, Rolando Barrero, Edwin Bertolet, Catherine Boyer, Alyssa Casey, Jason Conn, Garr Crookston, Catherine Fasciato, Paul Feinberg, Wendy G. Franklin, Kathleen Gadway, Kathryn Gipson, Susan Lea Hackett, Annie Haines, John Hewitt, Greg Holzhauer, Ellen Howard, Cyrus Hunter, Jean-Pierre Jacquet, Bruce Katz, Susan Kendall, Paul Kensinger, Jahnavi Kolli, Chuck Kovacic, Yvonne Lee, Robyn Leimer, Mark Monsarrat, Michelle Murphy-Ferguson, Erica Norelius, Aikya Param, Justin Pastores, Katherine Rice, Maria Santo Stefano, Brandon Sebastien, Nancy Takaichi, Barbara Tapp, Lisa Taylor, Mandar Wagholikar, Marti Walker, Ron Wolter, and Laura Xu.

The Plein Air Paintout, hosted by the Frank Bette Center for the Arts, draws participants from across the United States and throughout the state and is in its 12th year.

“This is an important event for the Frank Bette Center for the Arts,” says Genie Scott, co-chair of the Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout. “We have big display panels that we use, [we] hang all the paintings outside at South Shore and have all the artists there, as well as a sales booth.”

To learn more, visit the Frank Bette Center for the Arts.

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