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                  lake artworks, adirondack art2015 ADIRONDACK PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL

***MARCH 2 - WE REACHED OUR MAXIMUM OF 50 ARTISTS!***
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

OTHER PLEIN AIR EVENTS:
Morristown Plein Air Festival, July 30 - Aug 2, 2015
Located on the St. Lawrence River
Information HERE
 
Potsdam Plein Air Festival Aug 28-29  CONTACT
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kirk larsen
Kirk Larsen is the 2015 Awards Juror


KIRK LARSEN PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP AUG 16-17, 2015

Registration for the Plein Air Festival not required.

More Information HERE





Tentative Schedule
  • Sunday - Monday, Aug 16-17 - OPTIONAL WORKSHOP with Kirk Larsen (see below)
  • Monday Aug 17 - advance check in, get canvases/paper stamped - optional evening "Meet the Artists" reception
  • Tuesday Aug 18 - morning check in; Paint the VIC (all artists at the Paul Smith's College VIC), optional chicken BBQ dinner
  • Wednesday Aug 19 - Paint the Adirondacks (artists may choose own locations - maps will be available)
  • Thursday Aug 20 - Paint the Town event; optional participation in 3rd Thursday ArtWalk in village
  • Friday Aug 21 - Painting at the Saranac Lake Fish & Game Club and/or framing time. Tentative Exhibit Preview Party in the evening
  • Saturday Aug 22 - Show & Sale at the Town Hall, 10 - 4 pm, presentation of awards at 11 am,
  • Saturday Aug 22 - NEW - "Quick Draw" (optional) in Riverside Park/Downtown, 12 - 2. pm

Please note this is an expanded schedule. For those of you who cannot come for the whole week, you may come for just the Thurs-Saturday events.

IMPORTANT: Lodging - there is a week long bike tour of the Adirondacks starting in Saranac Lake on Saturday Aug 22, so for those of you seeking lodging or campsites, it would be a good idea to make reservations early.

AWARDS JUROR & WORKSHOP PRESENTER SELECTED

kirk larsenSaranac Lake ArtWorks is very pleased to announce the selection of internationally known, award-winning Plein air artist Kirk Larsen, as our Juror of Awards. Recognized with over 126 awards since 1994 including Grand prize and Collector’s choice winner at Easels in Frederick ‘2012’(3yrs), Artists’ choice at Finger lakes Plein Air 2014, Museum purchase award Mystic Seaport Museum of America and the Sea, multiple Quick draw wins, 4 time OPA national & regional  shows, a Plein air Easton Artist (4yrs) and many more. He won the Saranac Lake ArtWorks award at The Adirondack Plein Air Festival in 2014 and we are glad to have him back. Some of you may have watched him painting the performers at the Waterhole one evening!

Passionate about drawing and painting since early childhood, Kirk has never met a medium he didn't like.  He is also well known for his nautical works. He‘s worked in over 325 mediums and combinations. His recent work ranges from oil painting "en plein air", studio maritime works fueled by a love for sailing and kayaking, live event art, acrylic fusion paintings and all forms of sculpture.  His web site is impressive - kirklarsenfineart.com

Sign up early for this lively and upbeat workshop. His innovative approach will help each artist to their next level. Aspects include how to define what to paint in scene; how to identify and solve problems with a painting before even touching the canvas, completing paintings more efficiently, confidently and how to develop and maintain an internal support system for plein air and studio painting..

Kirk's Plein Air painting workshop will be Sunday and Monday, August 16-17, with Tuesday as an optional additional day for those not taking part in the Plein Air Festival (You do not have to attend the Plein Air Festival in order to take the workshop). The fee will be $150/day and it will take place at various locations in and around the Village of Saranac Lake. Participants will provide their own materials.

To sign up, please go to the Payment Page and simply submit a deposit payment for the Workshop.



THE 2014 EVENT WAS A GREAT SUCCESS - CLICK ON "AWARDS" TO SEE MORE

2014 marks the 6th Adirondack Plein Air Festival and plans are underway to make it even bigger and better - the most unique Plein Air event in the Northeast. Our Adirondack Mountain scenery is unmatchable! We have mountains, lakes, rivers, ponds, marshes and bogs, towering white pine forests, maple, birch and mixed hardwood covered slopes, farm land, and the charming, historic mountain village of Saranac Lake.

Plans are underway for 2015, including a promise to add some major cash prizes to the Awards and including one for Pastels. Watch for updates soon.




nancy brossardCheck out some images from past events:  SLIDE SHOW

Any plein air artist is welcome to register and participate.


The Adirondack Artists' Guild, 52  Main St., will again be event headquarters and the source of information for the event.  

For more information: Sandy Hildreth, 518-891-1388 or sandrahildreth@icloud.com

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