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Blakely Hall Art: NW Grand Landscapes

By August 5, 2014Art, Front Page

People’s Choice!
All are invited to vote for their favorite!
Blakely Hall, 8am – 5pm
Through August 28th

BH Art Peggy Braeutigam Fogged InPlease join the Plein Air Washington Artists (PAWA) and artEAST in celebrating Northwest vistas through a special juried exhibition running consecutively at two exhibition spaces, the artEAST Art Center and the gallery at Blakely Hall. For this show landscape painters were invited to contemplate both grand vistas and the more intimate scenes of the Pacific Northwest.

Plein Air painting is a century-old technique of outdoor painting and sketching. Plein Air, a French expression that translates as “open air,” describes painting done outdoors, on location using colors and techniques to capture an impression of the fleeting effects of natural light. Plein Air painting encourages artists to convey the essence of the scene directly before them. Some Plein Air artists do not finish their paintings in one sitting, choosing instead to return to the location to complete their canvases. Other artists will return to their studio to complete the work. All the artists immerse themselves in the ambience of natural light and atmosphere, giving personal expression to their own impressions of nature’s ever-changing moods. This is one of the most spontaneous – and challenging – styles of painting.

The artists exhibiting at Blakely Hall include: Dorothy Bonneau, Brooke Borcherding, Patti Bowman, Lynn A. Guttman, Cynthia J. Hall, Phil Jensen, Jan Albach Jewell, Jim Lamb, Paul Lewing, George M. Moujabber, Joy Olney, Pamela Poirier, Carol Ross, Ann Elizabeth Scott, Lisa Snow Lady, Grace Star, Larry J. Walden, and Suze Woolf.