Plein Air Roanoke 2020



The Little Gallery is delighted to announce the 2nd Plein Air Roanoke - May 11 - 16, 2020.  A wonderful opportunity to paint or watch some of the best painters from across the country  paint Roanoke and the Blue Ridge Landscape.

Plein Air Roanoke, is an annual event to encourage outdoor painting for all ages!

This year the event kicks off with nationally recognized plein air artist, Mary Garrish giving a Workshop, on MAY 10th and 11th.  She will also be judging the plein air event on May 15th as well as the Quick Draw.

Mary Garrish was born in Miami Beach, Florida in 1955 and  served as the President of the American Impressionist Society for 2005-2007.  Her major interest is Plein Air landscapes and other Representational Art.  She paints annually around the world.

When asked about leaving a career in surgery for full time painting, Mary replies “I was pulled to art, not pushed from medicine.”   Mary has devoted intense study in both her studio and in regular workshop participation with many of the great landscape artists of this era.  Her art hangs in galleries and private collections around the United States.  Mary has been selected to participate in numerous national juried shows, and has had several one-woman shows at both galleries and museums. 


The PAR Paint Outs will be 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th and will take place at different locations such as Taubman Museum, Mill Mountain, Gallery 202, Roanoke River, Keeley Healing Garden, Market on the Square to name a few! PAR Paint Outs will also have Nocturnes and Fast Paint session/Quick Draws!

The Little Gallery will be hosting a cocktail reception for both artists and visitors on May 13, 6pm.

For six days artists will paint picturesque scenes throughout Roanoke City and County. This is a unique opportunity to observe the talent and techniques behind the Plein Air tradition and to observe artists as they paint on location.   At the end of the week, join us for a Gala Celebration and cast your vote for the best painting at the Reception and Awards Ceremony.  Enjoy and explore Historic Downtown Roanoke, Virginia while interacting with some of the most talented plein air painters. 

Art lovers and enthusiasts, mark your calendars to come see artists at work on Saturday of the event  (May 16). Watch plein air artists create new work throughout downtown Roanoke, and come see their finished pieces at the 202 Gallery.  

Artists, please click the links below to print the registration and rules for your participation in this year's "Plein Air Roanoke."  



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