Spotlight: Plein Air Vermont 2013

Plein Air Vermont 2013

Vermont’s southwestern corner combines all of the Green Mountain State’s quintessential attractions: majestic mountains, rolling farmland, meandering waterways, and quaint town and village squares with buildings on the National Historic Register.

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Can you paint it?

This fourth annual event, painting in the open, without aid of photography — “en plein air” — will provide selected artists with four days of plein air painting, an expanded geographic area, and exciting designated sites across the shires.

The main competition offers 11 prizes totaling more than $6,000 in cash, merchandise, and purchase awards; a quick draw challenge offers nine prizes totaling $1,200 in cash and merchandise.

Open to participating artists and the general public of all ages. See website for details.

The schedule:

Sept. 3: Artists’ arrival and reception.

Sept. 4-6: Artists paint.

Sept. 6: Charles Reid painting demo at SVAC.

Sept. 7: Artists paint in designated areas; quick draw competition. Plein Air Vermont joins the Downtown Bennington First Friday Arts celebration with an exhibit of Plein Air paintings at the Bennington Arts Guild.

Sept. 8: Grand exhibition, sale, and awards.

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