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Wayne Art Center 13th Annual Plein Air Festival & Exhibition

May 13 – June 29, 2019
Davenport Gallery, Vidinghoff Gallery

13th Annual Wayne Plein Air Festival
Monday, May 13- Sunday, May 19
The 13th Annual Wayne Art Center Plein Air Festival kicks off Monday, May 13, with the arrival of 32 juried, nationally recognized and emerging artists who come to Wayne, Pennsylvania to capture the cool atmosphere and lush greens of spring in the Delaware Valley. Traveling from location to location over the course of five days, artists swiftly paint “en plein air” (French for open air), creating a trove of work unimaginable to most. As one of the premier plein air events in the country, Wayne Art Center’s Plein Air Festival offers artists the unique opportunity to showcase work created during the festival in spacious, light-filled galleries during an exhibition that hangs until the end of June. 

This year’s juror, Joe Paquet, comes to Wayne Art Center from Minneapolis, MN.  Paquet is an Emeritus Member of The Plein Air Painters of AmericaThe Salmagundi Club and a Signature Member of The California Art Club.

Opening Night, Collectors’ Soiree & Sale
Saturday, May 18, 6pm - 9pm Wayne Art Center
Fresh off the easel, more than 250 works adorn Wayne Art Center gallery walls opening night, as patrons enjoy an evening of fine art, heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar, and live music. Guests experience the artists’ individual interpretations of life and landscapes that make up our vibrant community.

NEW THIS YEAR!  Children’s and Teen’s Introduction to the Plein Air Method
This year’s Wayne Plein Air festival will include 2 instructional opportunities for younger students.

Teen Paint Out (ages 12 - 18)
April 28 and May 5, 10am - 3pm
Two instructional workshops that will take place at the Willows Park and St. David’s Episcopal Church grounds. An instructor will introduce basic techniques to quickly organize and execute a fresh painting on location. All equipment and supplies provided.

Children’s Pizza Box Plein Air (ages 6 - 11)
June 1, 11am - 12pm
Students can register for a session of painting in the Wayne Art Center children’s garden followed by a pizza lunch.

Resulting paintings will be judged for awards and displayed at Wayne Art Center. Registration required. Please go to www.wayneart.org to sign up.


Artists Paint within 25 Miles of Wayne
Monday, May 13 - Saturday, May 18

Artist Welcome Dinner - Willowbrook Farm
Monday, May 13, 6pm - 8pm

Artists Nocturne Painting
Thursday, May 16, 9pm - 11pm
Artists will create paintings after dark in the center of Wayne.

Community Paint Out
Saturday, May 18, Between 6am and 12pm
Join Plein Air competitors to paint in the heart of Wayne
For more information and to register, go to wayneart.org

Collectors’ Soiree & Sale
Saturday, May 18, 6pm - 9pm
For tickets go to waynepleinair.org/tickets

Sunday Painting Demo & Lecture on Finding Your Authentic Creative Voice
Sunday, May 19, 11am - 1pm
Painting Demo with Qiang Huang

Juror’s Lecture with Joe Paquet
Sunday, May 19, 1:30pm

3 Day Plein Air Workshop with Juror Joe Paquet
Monday, May 20, Wednesday, May 22, 9am - 4pm

Exhibition and Art Sale
Monday, May 20, Saturday, June 29
All work created at the 13th Annual Wayne Plein Air Festival will remain on display in the Davenport and Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith galleries.

Exhibition hours:
Monday, May 20 - Saturday, June 29
Monday through Friday, 10am - 5pm
Saturdays, 10am - 4pm

Private Tour of PMA, “The Impressionist’s Eye”
Wednesday, June 5, Meet at PMA at 10:30am
This spring the Philadelphia Museum of Art compliments it’s already superb permanent collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings with the arrival of The Impressionist’s Eye, a temporary exhibition. Join Wayne Art Center at 10:30 at the Philadelphia Art Museum on Wednesday, June 5 as we gather  for a private tour by the curator of The Impressionist’s Eye exhibition, a rare collection of sculpture, paintings and works on paper from Claude Monet, Mary Cassatt, and Vincent van Gogh. Following the tour, the group will lunch at Stir, the museum’s new restaurant designed by Frank Gehry. 
For more information or to register, contact Emma Fogt at 610-688-3553 or emma@wayneart.org

Intimate Hands-on French Culinary Experience at Wayne Art Center
Tuesday, June 11, 6pm - 9pm
Join chefs Alex and Tara Hardy from At the Table BYOB for the preparation and enjoyment of a 4 course French meal.

Register at wayneart.org

Wayne Art Center 13th Annual Plein Air Artists

Marc Anderson, WI

Natalia Andreeva, FL

Beth Bathe, PA

Barbara Berry, PA

Lon Brauer, IL

Michele Byrne, PA

Valerie Craig, PA

Mary Ellen Goetz, PA

Joseph Gyurcsak, NJ

Palden Hamilton,MD

Qiang Huang, TX

Neal Hughes, NJ

Shelby Keefe, WI

Tim Kelly, MD

Douglas Kingsbury, PA

Jim Laurino, CT

Patrick Lee. PA

Christopher Leeper, OH

Georganna Lenssen, PA

David Lussier, NH

Mick McAndrews, PA

Charles Newman, NJ

Abby Ober, MD

DK Palecek, WI

Elise Phillips, PA

Kari Ganoung Ruiz, NY

Jason Sacran, AR

Mark Shasha, MA

George Van Hook, NY

Jill Stefani Wagner, MI

Stewart White, MD

Tara Will, MD

Painting above: Elise Phillips; Fall Day, oil painting

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