Jul 11 - 16 2016
Cedar Breaks Plein Air Art Event

Cedar Breaks Plein Air Art Event

Presented by National Park Service and Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts at Southern Utah University

About the Exhibition: 
Plein Air is a French expression meaning, “open air,” and refers to the act of painting outdoors in full view of the subject. Plein air artists capture the spirit and essence of a landscape by interpreting the natural light, color and movements of their subject into their works. The exhibit theme will be “Chasing Light: Painting Landscapes on Location” and will feature studio pieces illustrating parks found in Southern Utah in addition to Plein Air paintings created during the  2016 Cedar Breaks Plein Air Art Event. 

Artists are challenged to document the mood, seasons and rhythms found within southern Utah’s national parks and monuments by drawing and painting the landscapes Plein Air, or outdoors on site. The exhibit will hang from July 16 to September 1. 

How To Apply: 
Plein Air event applications will be accepted starting November 1, 2015. Accepted media are oil, pastels, acrylic, watercolor, and pencil. Those interested in applying should go to the following link  http://www.nps.gov/cebr/planyourvisit/cedar-­?breaks-­?national-­?monument-­?plein-­? air-­?art-­?event.htm to download the application and for additional instructions. The deadline for registration is February 1, 2016. 

Admission Info

Park entry fees apply to demonstrations held at Cedar Breaks National Monument.

Dates & Times

2016/07/11 - 2016/07/16

Additional time info:

Painting demonstrations will be done daily, with a final Gala and exhibition at SUMA on Saturday.

Location Info

Southern Utah University

351 West University Boulevard, Cedar City, UT 84720