The Brigham City Museum of Art & History is pleased to announce we are gearing up for this year’s plein air art competition and exhibition.
En plein air is a French expression that refers to the 19th century style of painting outdoors, and means “open (in full) air.” The style was a favorite of Impressionists and the Hudson River School.
For the competition, canvases* for those wishing to paint or draw must be stamped at the museum in advance (up to six may be stamped). These measures ensure works of art are created during the contest period, which is August 24 – September 5, 2017. All works to be judged (up to two per artist), must be submitted to the museum before 6pm on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.
Artists must create their works of art outside, from nature or existing landscapes (which may include buildings, but not props brought outside by the artist).
Purchase prizes totaling up to $4,000 will be awarded.
Works juried into the exhibition will be displayed at the museum from September 9 to November 1. Awards will be given at a reception at 4pm on Saturday, November 11.
Artists of all abilities are welcome to participate.
See www.brighamcitymuseum.org for complete details on the competition and associated events.
*Canvases can mean an actual canvas, or paper, or whatever surface you intend to work on.