Celebrate the arts this Spring at Callaway Gardens Plein Air Paint Out, Art Show and Sale. Of 49 artists who applied to participate in the 2011 Plein Air, 33 artists from around the United States have been selected for the juried event by William U. Eiland, entry jurist for this event and director of the Georgia Museum of Art. The selected artists include:
Austin, Perry Goodwater, AL
Brown, Anne Blair Nashville, TN
Brown, Roger Dale Franklin, TN
Caggiano, John S. Rockport, MA
Cheek, Durinda Ringgold, GA
Davis, Barbara B. Montgomery, AL
Debner, Claudia Sharpsburg, GA
deLeiris, Lucia Watertown, MA
Dillon, Mikki Root Lilburn, GA
Erickson, Mary Marshville, NC
Evans, Beverly Ford Franklin, TN
Gosch, Millie Roswell, GA
Griffin, Carol Macon, GA
Hahn, Elaine Holiday, FL
Hou, Hai-Ou Stevensville, MD
Johnson, L. Diane Cary, NC
Lammers, Renee Bucksport, ME
LaRock, Greg Newport, CA
Lasater IV, John Siloam Springs, AR
Lewis, Robert Pacific Grove, CA
Mani, Gloria Columbus, GA
Meek, Helena Buena Vista, GA
Nadelhoffer, Debra Dawsonville, GA
Philips, Jill Columbus, GA
Putnam, Lori Franklin, TN
Roberts, Robin Ashland, OH
Rothwell, Junko Ono Atlanta, GA
Simmons, Cheri Mooresville, NC
Smith, F. Daly Macon, GA
Southerland, James D. Black Mtn, NC
Stewart, Karen Columbus, GA
Stokley, Judy Navarre, FL
Treverton, Antonia Lakeland, FL
During the week of April 10, 2011, these the artists will spend time painting the beauty they see at Callaway Gardens as well as other public and private gardens in the region, including Columbus, LaGrange, Newnan, and Atlanta. Their works of art will be submitted on Friday and judged by Awards Judge Jean Stern, executive director of The Irvine Museum of Irvine California. That evening the pieces will be featured at a Collectors Preview Reception at the Virginia Hand Callaway Discovery Center. Cocktail attire is appropriate. Tickets and can be purchased by calling 706-663-5096. For each ticket purchased, a one-time credit of the face value can be applied to the purchase of one piece of artwork the evening of April 15th.
The public is invited to participate in a fun and exciting Quick Draw event in downtown Pine Mountain the morning of Saturday, April 16, 2011. During the Quick Draw event, participants pay a small registration fee. Artists have only two hours to create a painting in a specified setting. At the end of two hours, the pieces are submitted, judged for cash awards, and immediately go on sale to the public. Details are available at www.callawaygardens.com/pleinair.
The art will be on display in the Callaway Discovery Center for Gardens visitors to view and purchase Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April is a beautiful time to visit Callaway Gardens and enjoy the color of Spring throughout the Gardens. Celebrate Spring! admission is $25 per adult and $12.50 per child age six to 12. Children five and younger are admitted to the Gardens for free.
For those who want to become a Plein Air artist or to simply improve their skills, renowned artist Greg LaRock will offer a three-day class, April 18-20, 2011, perfect for anyone who has a basic understanding of how to set up their easel, working with materials perspective and some drawing ability. LaRock’s classes will include location demonstrations; individual instruction at each student’s easel; plenty of painting time for students; group critiques at the end of each day; personal critiques of student’s work brought from home; and take away items. Registration is $425 per student. Lodging at Callaway Gardens is available. To registration for the workshop, contact the Callaway Gardens’ Education department at firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-663-5153 or visit www.callawaygardens.com/workshops.
The second annual Plein Air Paint Out, Art Show and Sale, continues Callaway Gardens’ tradition of supporting the fine arts. For more detailed information or to view samples of the artists’ work, please visit www.callawaygardens.com/pleinair.
Callaway Gardens®, is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus. For additional information, visit www.callawaygardens.com or call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292).
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