Plein Air International Paint-Out Event
September 10 - 13, 2020
Plein Air Painting with Charles Cashwell
September 8 & 9, 2020
2 Sessions- (Tuesday and Wednesday)
9:30 am-4:30 pm
Instructor: Charles Cashwell
Class Fee: $250.00 non-members
$225.00 BRMAA members
This is a great Plein Air class to learn from an accredited and well renowned Artist. The Instructor’s modern impressionistic approach to Plein Air painting will lead the students into a variety of techniques. The students will learn the importance of composition, drawing, color theory, atmospheric perspective and apply it to painting outside. Each student could complete two to three paintings per day. Students are required to have all the supplies for Plein Air needed to complete paintings each day. Upon registering, a supply list will be provided. The Instructor will provide the locations and instruction for both days. Come join in the camaraderie and fun with fellow artists for a great learning experience.
Students need to be prepared for outside painting, weather permitting. Space is limited; please contact Ginger Yaxley at BlueRidgeArts.email@example.com for workshop information and registration. Artworks created during the Workshop are not eligible for Plein Air Event judging and awards on Sunday, or to hang in the event exhibit.
*CLASS REGISTRATION is not included in the standard event registration*
The 2020 Plein Air Event, in conjunction with the 18th Annual International Worldwide Artist Paint Out, offers four days of art and adventure in the North Georgia Mountains. Recently designated as one of the top five Art Towns in Georgia by Georgia Council for the Arts and the Georgia Municipal Association, Blue Ridge provides a multitude of opportunities to capture the spirit of plein air art. The 2020 Plein Air Event provides master workshop, a quick draw event, silent auction and county-wide paint outs, all which culminates in the Plein Air awards and exhibit on Sunday.
The 2020 Plein Air Event is an open invitation to all artists, amateur and professional, to paint the natural beauty of our area. Artists are welcome to bring their easels and capture the awe-inspiring fall scenes of Fannin County & Blue Ridge, Georgia. This year’s event will offer a special workshop with renowned plein air artist Charles Cashwell.
Additionally, we are continuing our quick draw event for awards at the one-of-a-kind Horse Creek Stable Rescue Sanctuary on Friday. On Sunday, September 13th, artists will return to the Art Center to submit up to two (2) pieces of artwork for judging and exhibition. Prizes totaling $1,000 will also be awarded for this year’s event.
We encourage all participating artists, 18 years or older, to submit their plein air art work for our Plein Air exhibit on display from September 13 – October 11, 2020 in our Studio Gallery. All artwork on display will be exhibited during the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association 2020 Fall Arts in the Park festival, which is estimated at over 7,000 attendees in two days.
Cash prizes totaling over $1000 will be awarded to those who participate in the various opportunities available throughout our Fall event. Participants must be 18 years or older to submit for prizes and awards.
The Plein Air Awards Ceremony will be held Sunday, September 13th at 5pm and is open to the public. All works available from this event will be for sale.
Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors: