If you’ve ever wondered how diverse and far-reaching the plein air culture is, look no further than a fantastic three-day event that began today.

Sponsored and created by Illume Gallery of Fine Art and with sister galleries, Authentique and Mission, in St. Geroge, Utah, “Where in the World Is…” (now in its fourth year) is an incredible plein air event open to anyone with a computer and Internet connection. On June 7, 8, and 9, more than 100 artists from around the globe will head outdoors to paint en plein air. However, the real kicker is that each of them will film their progress on a painting, posting a video each day detailing the artwork’s beginning, middle, and end.

Whether in the sun, shade, rain, or snow; morning, afternoon, or at night; all will be available for consumption. At the conclusion of the event, the paintings will be for sale on the event website. PleinAir magazine publisher B. Eric Rhoads offers his thoughts in this YouTube video:

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Editor PleinAir Today, Andrew Webster
Andrew Webster is the Editor of Plein Air Today and works as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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