West Liberty Area Arts Council Sponsors Plein Air Painting Event

West Liberty Area Arts Council
West Liberty Area Arts Council
The West Liberty Area Arts Council will develop, enhance and promote an art appreciation, awareness and action for the benefit of West Liberty and the surrounding area.

Muscatine Living

On July 20th, 2019, the West Liberty Area Arts Council (WLAAC) will sponsor its second annual plein air painting event in conjunction with the Muscatine County Fair. Participants may paint anywhere in West Liberty, as well as anywhere on the fairgrounds. Participants may enter the fair for free. Registration for the event costs $30.

Plein air (French for “open air”) painting refers to the practice of painting outdoors and utilizing natural light, whatever it may look like on any given day. The French Impressionists popularized plein air painting. Their desire to capture the changing light sparked their interest in the technique. In recent years, plein air events have grown popular in the United States.

Registration for the WLAAC’s event will take place at Owl Glass Puppetry Center, 319 N. Calhoun St, from 8:00 am to noon on Saturday, July 20th. Participants should bring blank canvases (or paper, or whatever they choose to paint on). These will receive official stamps at registration. You may have as many stamped canvases as you want but may only submit two for judging with your original registration fee. You may submit additional canvases for $10 each.

Please do not sign your canvases to keep judging anonymous. Canvases should not exceed 24” x 24”. You may use any media you like. Please submit your work framed and ready for display. Turn in all submissions to the West Liberty Public Library by 3:00 pm on Sunday, July 21st.

At 4:00 pm WLAAC will present the following awards:

· First Place: $500

· Second Place: $250

· Third Place: $150

· Artist Choice: $100 (voted on by participating artists)

For further information, contact WLAAC president Janet Rees at (785) 230-6423 or [email protected]

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