Ovanes Berberian demonstrated outside of Kneeland Gallery.

The Sun Valley in Idaho is another stunning spot in which to paint, with arresting scenes in all directions. So what did the nine artists invited to the 22nd Annual Plein Air Exhibition in Ketchum, Idaho, paint?


Berberian’s demo was in a beautiful setting.


Robert Moore painted through the pain, broken ankle and all.


Linda Tippetts, Bart Walker, Shanna Kunz, Robert Moore, and John Horejs pose before the show’s opening.


Shanna Kunz found a pastoral spot.


Jack Braman chose a sculpture to paint.

Kneeland Gallery hosted the event, which tapped Steven Lee Adams, Ovanes Berberian, Jack Braman, John Horejs, Shanna Kunz, Lori McNee, Robert Moore, Linda Tippetts, and Bart Walker for three days of painting in the spectacular wooded valley amid the Smoky Mountains of Idaho. The painters were invited to bring both studio and plein air work for the exhibition, then paint additional plein air pieces for the show. The final tally was 100 paintings, 30 of them painted on location that weekend. The pieces will be on view until August 23.


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