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PLEIN AIR SOUTHWEST 2022

           

OPS is returns to Galveston! 

Mark your calendars May 8-14, 2022


   Important dates, deadlines and event schedule:

  *Entry Deadline:  January 3, 2022

  *Acceptance Notice:  January 10, 2022

  *Orientation and Welcome:  May 8, 2022

  *Official Paint Out:  May 8 - May 14, 2022

  *Exhibition Reception: 6:00 pm - May 13, 2022

  *Exhibition ends: 8:00 pm - May 14, 2022

  

CLICK HERE for Entry Information & Prospectus


CLICK HERE TO ENTER THIS EVENT AT ONLINEJURIEDSHOWS.COM


We're excited to announce juror will be Plein Air Painters of America Signature Member MITCH BAIRD, Mitch will also teach a 3-day workshop during PASW May 10-12. 

Please visit Mitch's website: https://www.mitchbaird.com/


       

                               "Approaching Twilight"  20x20 Oil

                                        by Mitch Baird


ABOUT THE JUROR OF AWARDS

Mitch Baird resides in the desert southwest in Mesa, Arizona with his wife and children.  He is a Signature Member of the following organizations: Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Societ and the prestigious Plein Air Painters of America (PAPA).

As a representational painter he believes that painting is a celebration of life and the beauty that surrounds us.  He is devoted to the traditions of the late 19th century artists who looked to the figure and nature for inspiration regarding light, color, and design.  Seeking out this inspiration, Mitch works directly from life to capture the qualities and nuances of natural light and color harmony.  He has a strong conviction that great artistic communication depends on solid draftsmanship, design and vision.  His artistic desire is to “portray a positive visual statement and hope the viewer will experience what I see and in some sense be inspired, uplifted, or moved by my painting, whether it is of a small intimate setting or a grandiose subject.”


 ABOUT THE EVENT

Plein Air Southwest is juried membership paint out competition presented by the Outdoor Painters Society.  The 2019 event is hosted by Galveston Historical Foundation, Galveston, Texas.  Juried artists compete for $25,000+ in cash and merchandise.  Artists will painte for 6 days and nights at selected locations within the city of Galveston. 

PASW Competition artists interpret this historic city as only a plein air painter can.  Our event takes place during the  Annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour that attracts thousands of visitors to the city.  For 6 days, artists have access to paint on the grounds of the homes on tour as well as special permission to other private locations including the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA.  The Exhibition is in the Grand Ballroom of the historic 1859 Ashton Villa estate.  A percentage of sales from the exhibition benefits the Galveston Historic Foundation.


ABOUT GALVESTON HISTORICAL FOUNDATION AND THE EVENT

Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) was formed as the Galveston Historical Society in 1871 and merged with a new organization formed in 1954 as a non-profit entity devoted to historic preservation and history in Galveston County. Over the last sixty years, GHF has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation, coastal resiliency and stewardship of historic properties. GHF embraces a broader vision of history and architecture that encompasses advancements in environmental and natural sciences and their intersection with historic buildings and coastal life, and conceives of history as an engaging story of individual lives and experiences on Galveston Island from the 19th century to the present day. Throughout the year,  thousands of volunteers assist Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) with its goal to “preserve and revitalize the architectural, cultural and maritime heritage of Galveston Island”.  The staff, members and volunteers work hand in hand daily supporting this vital non-profit foundation. 



THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!


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Galveston Historical Foundation

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