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Plein Air Paint Out Reception
Plein Air Paint Out Reception

Sun, Jun 23


Colibri Gallery

Plein Air Paint Out Reception

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Time & Location

Jun 23, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Colibri Gallery, 17505 Monterey Rd, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, USA

About the Event

After taking a hiatus last year we’re excited to announce the 2024 Plein Air Paint Out! We hope you’ll join us Sunday, June 23rd from 3PM - 5PM for the awards ceremony and reception. RSVP on Facebook. Meet the artists, mingle with fellow art lovers and enjoy light refreshments. This event is FREE and open to the public.

The Morgan Hill Plein Air Invitational is a yearly event where we invite 15 award-winning landscape artists from all over California to Morgan Hill. These professional artists have two days to paint within 20 miles of Morgan Hill and on Sunday we invite everyone to an awards ceremony, wet paint sale, and exhibition at Colibri Gallery.

What is “plein air?” “Plein Air” is a French term meaning painting outdoors on location. Why is this important? Painting outdoors helps artists capture the spirit of a landscape by incorporating natural light, color, and movement into their artworks.

We have two free community events this year. 

On Saturday June 22nd we are partnering with Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery for Sunset Sips where people can enjoy a glass of wine and watch the artists as they paint the beautiful vineyard scenery! Reserve your spot today. And on Sunday June 23rd Colibri Gallery will host a public reception for participating artists and the community.  Over 50 paintings will be on display and for purchase during the “Wet Paint Sale” with 30% of proceeds being donated to children’s art programming. Artist Rebecca Arguello will judge the paintings for awards and visitors can vote for their favorite painting which will receive The People’s Choice Award.

Our goal for the Morgan Hill Plein Air is to invigorate the visual arts in Morgan Hill toward becoming an arts destination for the greater Bay Area, while also promoting incredible professional artists. Participating artists are Wendy Brayton (Sonoma County), Samantha Buller (Petaluma), Terri Ford (San Jose), Nathanael Gray (Richmond), Ellen Howard (Bay Area), Uma Kelkar (San Jose), Sergio Lopez (Santa Rosa), Joe Mancuso (Torrance), Marie Massey (Colorado), Clark Mitchell (Cotati), Jamie Morgan (Oakland), David Savellano (Alameda), Randall Stauss (San Rafael), Nancy Takaichi (San Jose), Cleo Vilett (Oakland).

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