The Plein Air Competition to be held on July 9 at Farmington Community Garden will have a “remake” on July 30 due to the rain that interrupted the first event.
The garden is located on the corner of Boyce Street and Perrine Road, adjacent to the water tower. Artists of all ages are welcome and the event will once again take place from 7:00 to 12:00.
Live music and refreshments are back on the program. Participating artists will not only have a space to display their business cards, but each of them will have the opportunity to exhibit their work at the Farmington Public Library for two months starting August 5th. Each of the artists will also be able to donate a work of art to be presented at the tax deductible “Help the Hungry” auction held in November.
As many artists were unable to complete their paintings on the 9th, the prizes were not awarded and are still available. The First State Community Bank offers a prize of $ 100 for first place, $ 50 for second place and $ 25 for third place.
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Dianne Dickerson will not be painting at this event, but she plans to socialize with her fellow painters. She noted that there is a welcome new addition to this event that has never been available before: every participating artist will also receive a free frame for a painting.
“One of our artists is also a carpenter,” he said. “Ed and Wendy Pultz enjoyed it so much that they volunteered to pay for the framing of a piece of each of the works.”
Dickerson pointed out that new artists of all ages are welcome, even if they didn’t attend the first event.
En plein air, a French phrase meaning “in the open air”, describes the process of painting an outdoor landscape. The term defines both a simple technical approach and an entire artistic creed: from truth to sensory reality, a refusal to mythologize or romanticize the landscape and a commitment to the idea of the artist as a creative worker rather than an exalted master. Today, painting en plein air is what most audiences portray when they imagine an artist at work and is preferred by many semi-professional and amateur artists.
For more information, contact Dianne Dickerson at 573-330-0230.
Mark Marberry is a reporter for Farmington Press and Daily Journal. He can be contacted at 573-518-3629 or at [email protected]