Plein Air returns to SAM
● By Alesha Damerville
Image from SAM
You may see artists near the side of a scenic road, out in a beautiful meadow, in front of historic buildings, at the Botanic Gardens and along the streets of downtown Steamboat as they attempt to capture this season of beauty.
SAM’s Plein Air Exhibit, featuring the results of this week-long painting adventure, will be on display and for sale at the Steamboat Art Museum beginning Friday, September 27. The Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony with the artists is open to the public and free of charge. Special opportunities are available to those who commit early to purchase a painting including an exhibit pre-sale and first choice selection.
A fun addition to this year’s event includes a Kick-Off Quick Draw event on the final day of Steamboat’s Farmers Market, Saturday, September 21. From 10:00 to 12:00 pm, watch the artists, spread throughout the downtown area, complete and frame a finished painting in two hours! All paintings will be for sale from noon to 2:00 pm at the Farmers Market. This is a free event.
The exhibit closes on November 2, 2019. For the full schedule of events and more information call 970-870-1755 or visit www.steamboatartmuseum.org.
*Plein Air, “is a French expression meaning “open air” that refers to creating a work of art outside. Plein Air painting are created out of doors and on site, as opposed to in a studio.”
Schedule of Events:
September 20 – 27: Artists paint the fall splendor of Routt County
September 21: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. PLEIN AIR KICK-OFF QUICK DRAW & SALE at the Farmers Market, downtown Steamboat.
September 25: 5:00 to 7:00 pm. SUNSET RECEPTION WITH THE ARTISTS at Alpine Mountain Ranch and Club.
September 26: 5:00 to 7:00 pm. “AN EVENING WITH DAVE SANTILLANES” at the Steamboat Art Museum.
September 27: 5:00 to 8:00 pm. PLEIN AIR OPENING RECEPTION & SALE AT THE Steamboat Art Museum.
September 28 – 30: “CAPTURING THE ATMOSPHERE” Plein Air Workshop with Dave Santillanes.
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