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Plein Air Paint Out Reception
Plein Air Paint Out Reception

Sun, Jun 23

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Colibri Gallery

Plein Air Paint Out Reception

Enjoy 50+ paintings of South County

Time & Location

Jun 23, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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

About the Event

Join us for the opening reception of our biggest event on Sunday, June 23rd from 3PM - 5PM and enjoy over 50 new landscape paintings of the beautiful South Bay area. Vote for your favorite painting, meet the award-winning artists, and enjoy light refreshments. Paintings will be on display and for purchase with 30% of proceeds being donated to children's art programming. This event is FREE and open to the public. The exhibition will be on display from June 23 – July 20, 2024. RSVP on Facebook.

The Morgan Hill Plein Air Invitational is a yearly event where we invite 15 exceptional artists from all over California to Morgan Hill. These professional artists have two days to paint the beautiful landscape within 20-miles of Morgan Hill and on Sunday we invite everyone to the reception with awards ceremony (find out which paintings are judged to be the best), "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.

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). We are very lucky to have artist Rebecca Arguello as our judge for this year's event. She will judge and award paintings for 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, Honorable Mention, and People's Choice Award.

Want to see the artists paint?

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

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