|That Yello Dress, from 2010 Southeastern Plein Air in Gadsden Al|
come see Artists work at the Southeastern Plein Air Invitational in Gadsden Al.
You'll also have the chance to see the daily paintings at the Gadsden Museum and bid on them at the Friday party. I'm tickled to be one of the 15 artists on the lookout for something interesting for you to see.
Artists and spectators at the
Southeastern Plein Air Invitational will be treated to several new locations this year. Each location offers a completely different challenge to the artists but every site offers variety, drama, and beauty. Spectators may visit the locations between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily but the best time to see the artists working is before 11 a.m. and after 2 p.m. because plein air artists find midday light less interesting.For help on site, look for the Blue Umbrella where volunteers will be on hand to assist you.
Monday / April 25COME TO THE CLUB
The Gadsden Country Club has kindly offered the use of the golf course on a day when the premises are usually closed.Only artists will have use of golf carts so spectators can expect to do some walking.
Directions: The Gadsden Country Club is located on
411/Rainbow Drive.The entrance is marked with brick columns and red roses (no traffic light).Proceed up the hill to the 2nd parking area and look for the Blue Umbrella. U.S.
Tuesday / April 26UP ON THE FARM
Stone Arches Farm in the Little Wills Valley community offers artists bucolic scenes much like those favored by the first Impressionists in
over 150 years ago--fields and meadows, flower gardens and fish ponds, blue hills and stately trees.Directions:The farm is located on U.S. 11 about 10 miles north of Attalla. Look for the Blue Umbrella. France
Wednesday / April 27 THREE HISTORIC DOWNTOWNS
Artists have a choice of three downtown settings—
Gadsden, , and Attalla—each with its own flavor and character.Spectators are invited to visit each site, call the museum during the day for information on where artists are located, or come by the Blue Umbrella at the Gadsden Museum of Art.For spectators with limited mobility, this day offers the chance to see artists at work with little walking required. Alabama City
Thursday / April 28DOWN BY THE
Artists will be painting on both sides of the Coosa in the area of the
—Rainbow Landing, Buck Island Road, and the causeway on Hwy 77.Look for the Blue Umbrella at Rainbow Landing. Southside Bridge
Take Rainbow Drive (Hwy 411) to the intersection with Hwy 77.Turn left.Proceed past Regency Point on the right.Turn right just before the .The entrance to Rainbow Landing will be on your left. Southside Bridge
Friday / April 29 GADSDEN HISTORIC DISTRICTS (morning only)
Historic homes, tree-lined streets, and beautiful gardens make this residential neighborhood near downtown
an ideal location for plein air painting. Artists will have their choice of painting on Gadsden Turrentine Avenue, Argyle Circle, Haralson Avenue, Reynolds Street, or Walnut Street.For spectators with limited mobility, this day offers the chance to see artists at work with little walking required since most will be visible from the street.The Blue Umbrella will be located at the corner of Walnut and Turrentine.
Friday night, Gadsden Museum of Art, 6-8 p.m.
Wet Paint Silent Auction (2 specially chosen painting from each of the 15 artists)
Artists’ Reception (refreshments will be served)
Artist Recognition and Awarding of Prizes
The public is invited to view over 150 paintings created during the
Southeastern Plein Air Invitational and to meet the artists.
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