PLEIN AIR INVITATIONAL SCHEDULE:
Artist DEMO by Thomas Bradshaw (at the Suffolk Center)
Quick Draw Check-In Begins at the Taste of Suffolk
on Main Street.
12 – 2PM
Quick Draw painting at Taste of Suffolk.
2 – 2:30PM
Painters bring work to the garden area between the Courthouse and the building housing Harper’s Table for judging.
2 – 3:30
Quick Draw Wet Paint Sale and Awards
6:30 – 7:30
Sponsors and Patrons Pre-Sale Reception at the Suffolk Center
7:30 – 9:30 PM
Reception at the Suffolk Center: The cost for this special event is $100 per person / Space is Limited! The evening includes:
• Heavy Hors d’oeuvres
• Open bar
• Live Music
• Wet Paint Sale – Showcasing the newly painted works of art by the invited and juried artists, providing guests with first access to purchasing the new artwork created during the Plein Air Invitational.
For more information on the SCCA Plein Air Invitational, please contact Sandy Waters at the Suffolk Center: 757.925.1800
Suffolk Plein Air Invitational
September 7 – 12, 2021
Presented by: The Suffolk Art League,
Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, and Suffolk Tourism
What is Plein Air Painting?
Plein air painting is about leaving the four walls of your studio behind and experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape. The practice goes back for centuries but was truly made into an art form by the French Impressionists. Their desire to paint light and its changing, ephemeral qualities, coupled with the creation of transportable paint tubes and the box easel—the precursor to the plein air easels of today—allowed artists the freedom to paint “en plein air,” which is the French expression for “in the open air.”
SCCA PLEIN AIR INVITATIONAL:
Tuesday, September 7 – Saturday, September 11, 2021, featured artist Thomas Bradshaw of Blackstone, VA and talented artists from all over will be inspired to paint Suffolk’s historic downtown, beautiful farmland, and pristine waterfront. This event is hosted by the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts and co-chaired by Suffolk artists Barbara Harris and Sandy Waters.