Imagine an industrious artist running around the last three Plein Air Conventions, jotting down bits of the wisdom heard from the stages and the outdoor setups, from the demonstrations and the after-hours assemblies. That's kind of what a new, free publication from PleinAir magazine is like.
We recently caught up with PleinAir Salon Grand Prize winner Stewart White to see what he was painting, and we soon realized the question was, what wasn't he painting? Even a minor league baseball game is appealing to this intrepid artist, who finds the beauty in everything from a quarry to a construction crew.
The PleinAir Salon deadline for its April-May contest is May 31 at midnight, meaning that many artists are now finalizing their submissions for entry by Saturday night. But what happens once the images of paintings are entered into the system? Judge Jane Bell Meyer shared with us her line of thinking when it comes to selecting winners in a competition.
The finalists were named every two months, as the ongoing contests over the past year added candidates to the list of those eligible for the PleinAir Salon's Grand Prize of $15,000. Last week, the winner was announced at the Plein Air Convention & Expo.
Two events with nearing deadlines warrant the attention of artists -- one in California, the other in Richmond, Virginia.