Monday, 16 December 2013 18:31

Plein Air's Roots on View in Denver

Written by Bob Bahr

Through Feb. 9, the Denver Art Museum is hosting "Nature as Muse: Impressionist Landscapes from the Frederic C. Hamilton Collection and the Denver Art Museum," an exhibition of more than 36 plein air pieces from Impressionist masters.

Monday, 14 October 2013 19:02

How the American Masters Painted the Landscape

Written by Bob Bahr

The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis is presenting a landscape show that illuminates how past American masters painted the land. Contemporary plein air artists would do well to stop in and see it.

"Urban Scenes and Architecture," a duo show at Architectural Foundation Gallery in Santa Barbara, California, will feature the work of Thomas Van Stein and Wyllis Heaton now through October 11.

Plein air artists will find two exhibitions of landscapes worth seeing this summer in Old Lyme, Connecticut, as the Lyme Art Association pulls together shows highlighting the land and architecture of the lower Connecticut River Valley.

Last fall, Indiana artist Rick Wilson contemplated the sluggish economy, recalled the flat first-quarter sales of his paintings in past years, and decided to take action. His solution was to concentrate on smaller, more affordable paintings. The result?

Monday, 06 May 2013 16:20

Sandra Hildreth: "The Wild, Wild West"

Written by Bob Bahr

Sandra Hildreth, an artist from Saranac Lake, New York, is currently the subject of a solo show at the Adirondack Artists Guild, in Saranac Lake. The paintings are culled from her pieces painted out West.

Knowlton Gallery, in Lodi, California, hosts the show "Pacific Rhythms: The Beauty of California's Coast" from July 2 through August 24. Kim Lordier, Randall Sexton, Peggi Kroll-Roberts, Ray Roberts, Debra Huse, Kathleen Dunphy, Gil Dellinger, John Cosby, Dennis Ziemenski, and Charles Muench will have pieces on display at the exhibition, which focuses on the extremely varied coastline along California.

An exhibition of Jeff Sojka's distinctive landscape paintings opens April 27 at Trowbridge Gallery, in Ojai, California. This show focuses on landscapes painted on location in the Ojai area.

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