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The Art Renewal Center (ARC) recently introduced a ninth category in the 13th International Salon Competition. Bet you can guess what it is!

PleinAir Podcast: Episode 56 – Graeme Stevenson Puts Some Color In Your Life

In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Publisher Eric Rhoads talks with Australian artist Graeme Stevenson, founder and host of the television show "Put Some Color In Your Life".  In the show, Stevenson rides his motorcycle all over the world to visit artists in their own studios.  A professional painter for 35 years, Stevenson offers our listeners some sage advice on expressing yourself as an individual.  

Quick Draw and Quick Sales in Wyoming

The Buffalo Bill Art Show in Cody, Wyoming, brought in over $1 million in art sales. Of these terrific sales, the Saturday morning Quick Draw brought in almost $113,000, sold under the auctioneer Troy Black on the freezing, rainy, snowy day of September 23.

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EXHIBITION: Jivan Lee and Others at William Havu

Accomplished painters Jivan Lee, Lynn Boggess, and Lui Ferreyra along with sculptor Nancy Lovendahl recently opened a great exhibition at Denver’s William Havu Gallery, to much anticipation. It’s filled with energy, passion, color, and texture, and you’ll unquestionably want to catch a viewing soon.

Living Treasures

On Thursday, September 21 a special screening of the film “Arkansas Living Treasures, Honoring Eureka Springs Artists” was held on the campus of the Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) in the school’s impressive new Wood Studio.

Plein Air Lemons to Lemonade in Alaska

This summer I spent two weeks in Alaska on a painting trip. The first three days were perfect weather, the most beautiful scenery, and wildflowers that posed exactly where they should be for a perfect landscape composition. From there, it went downhill. The weather never cooperated again! Let me back up.
Eleven artists — among them some of the most accomplished plein air painters in the nation — recently took a rugged trip down the Colorado River and into the Grand Canyon in 2015. After blood, sweat, some tears, and a broken foot, their spectacular results will soon grace the walls of this gallery.

Plein Air Plus on Long Beach Island

For anyone who’s visited, lived, or worked on Long Beach Island, New Jersey, it’s easy to become enamored with the beauty of the ocean, beaches, and bay. Surely everyone has their favorite view, including a host of outdoor painters who received awards during the recent “Island Life: Plein Air Plus” exhibition.

Results from Chincoteague

Fifty fine artists from the Mid-Atlantic and beyond assembled in Chincoteague and Assateague in Virginia for a paint-out, show, and sale. Who took home hardware?

Seductive Solomons

The historic Solomons Island in Maryland was host once again to a vibrant plein air competition and festival, with names both familiar and new earning those prized ribbons, bragging rights, and cash. Who were they?
As organizers began to plan for the second annual Renaissance festival in Cape Ann, Massachusetts, they had only one thing in mind: making the second annual Cape Ann Plein Air festival better than ever.

Results from Mendocino

The fifth annual Mendocino Open Paint Out (MOPO) recently concluded in California in which six prestigious featured artists and 64 participating artists created 438 works in total. Which of these rose to the top?

“The Art of Exploration”

You’ve got until December 10 to take a fantastic creative journey with artist Neil Rizos during his latest solo exhibition, featuring bronzes, paintings, drawings, pastels, etchings, and more!

Journaling Mood and Space

The watercolors of Christopher St. Leger follow the tradition of illustrated journals as the artist explores themes of mood, place, and impermanence. Where can you see his latest?
This California Institution recently announced that they will soon be showing a stellar selection of 25 major California Impressionist works from the prominent collection of Peter and Gail Ochs.

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