Plein Air International Paint-Out Event
September 7 - 10, 2023
Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors:
Plein Air Workshop: Mixing Color to Suggest Light
Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced
September 6 & 7, 2023—2 Sessions (Wednesday & Thursday)
9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Instructor: Phil Starke
Class Fee: $325.00 non-members
$292.50 BRMAA members
*supply list provided upon workshop registration
Students need to be prepared for outside painting, weather permitting. Space is limited; please contact the Art Center at BlueRidgeArts.firstname.lastname@example.org for workshop information and registration or click on Registration Here below. Artworks created during the Workshop are not eligible for the Plein Air Event judging and awards on Sunday.
*CLASS REGISTRATION is not included in the standard event registration*
The 2023 Plein Air Event, in conjunction with the 21st 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 2023 Plein Air Event provides master workshop, a quick paint event, silent auction and county-wide paint outs, all which culminates in the Plein Air awards and exhibit on Sunday.
The 2023 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.
Additionally, we are continuing our quick paint event for awards at Old Toccoa Farm on Friday. On Sunday, 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 12 – October 15, 2023 in our Studio Gallery. All artwork on display will be exhibited during the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association 2023 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 10th at 4pm and is open to the public. All works available from this event will be for sale.