In past years, the artists of the Sonoma Plein Air Festival (California) would have arrived to start painting along Fifth Street or Highway 12 or tucked away in a private vineyard. The week-long festivities related to the Festival would have culminated in an Art Show and Sale in Sonoma Plaza and you would be wandering through an outdoor exhibition of beautiful paintings. But not this year.
This year, by special arrangement, 37 artists have teamed up with the Sonoma Plein Air Foundation to bring the show online in a virtual festival, #SonomaPleinAir2020.
From September 7-12, 2020, Sonoma Plein Air Foundation is hosting an exclusive online exhibit featuring new paintings from the artists who were scheduled to be at this year’s event. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, these artists lost the opportunity to come to Sonoma to show and sell their work this year – the Sonoma Plein Air Foundation board wanted to give the artists a chance to share their wonderful paintings with those who would have seen them in person on the Plaza.
“We’ve all been going through challenging times during the pandemic, and it’s tough to predict what our future will look like,” says Jennifer Parr, SPAF Board Co-President. “But we know one thing for sure: Art must be a part of that future!”
The Sonoma Plein Air Foundation will continue to support art education and experiences for the kids and the communities of Sonoma Valley, as well as for the professional artists who make the annual Sonoma Plein Air Festival a success.
Artists Participating in #SonomaPleinAir2020:
Marc Anderson – Debra Huse – D.K. Palecek – Randall Strauss – Stephen Berry – Eric Jacobsen – Anton Pavlenko – Robert Steele – Richard Boyer – Paul Kratter – Scott Prior – Carol Tarzier – Allen Brockbank – Greg LaRock – Kathryn Riedinger – Keith Wicks – Hiu Lai Chong – Carolyn Lord – Robert Sandidge – Tara Will – Kevin Courter – Sergio Lopez – David Savellano – Dennis Ziemienski – Mark Farina – Heather Martin – Julia Seelos – Jane Farley – Wayne McKenzie – Brian Sindler – Laura Gable – Alison Leigh Menke – W. Jason Situ – Danny Griego – Niles Nordquist – Lisa Skelly – Richard Lindenberg
Please visit sonomapleinair.com for more details.