Just Plein Fun
to Aug 4

Just Plein Fun

The Debra Huse Gallery on Balboa Island, CA
is the official site for the 12th annual Just Plein Fun! 

Watch as nine award-winning artists from across the country
paint plein air scenes all week around Balboa Island and beyond! 

Jacobus Baas, Debra Huse, Greg LaRock, Rita Pacheco, Calvin Liang, Sally Jordan, Randall Sexton & Paige Oden.
Get your Plein Air Passports July 29-30.
July 31- August 4th at noon. Get all artist signatures to win prizes.

Join us for the Brush-Off downtown Balboa Island, Friday, August 4th, 4-6pm 

Awards 6:30 - 8pm


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Plein Air Easton!
to Jul 23

Plein Air Easton!

In its 13th year, it is held in Easton, Maryland each July.  Plein air painters produce art from life (as opposed to in the studio). Artists from all over the United States and beyond participate in this juried competition.  There will be 58 competing artists painting throughout Talbot County, Maryland the week of July 17-23, 2017. 

Plein Air Easton is at the center of the modern plein air movement.  Easton is making history and the work produced here has importance beyond the daily joy of seeing original artwork in your home. We invite you to experience the vibrancy and artistic excellence of Plein Air Easton and to be a part of the history being made here.  Please contact the Plein Air Easton Information Hotline for more details at 410-822-7297 or info@pleinaireaston.com


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Forgotten Coast en Plein Air
to May 15

Forgotten Coast en Plein Air

The invitational features 20 internationally acclaimed artists. Now in the 12th year of documenting the landscape and culture of the last vestige of authentic "Old Florida,”  Forgotten Coast en Plein Air, America's Great Paint-out, is among the world's most prestigious plein air events. Artistic excellence and the production of investment quality art continues to be the trademark of this 10-day festival. As the event moves into its second decade, organizers are honing what makes the Forgotten Coast event exceptional. “With plein air events popping up all over the country, we realize the importance of focusing on quality and relevance. We have developed a three year program, transcending typical event content to focus on the reason why plein air painting is important, as well as how the process and the paintings contribute to a region’s resilience,” states Event Chair Joe Taylor.

May of 2017 will focus on the local culture with an emphasis on the people, the places and stories behind the plein air paintings. The region’s rich culture and heritage,. And in 2018, we will celebrate the built environment. This human-made space in which people live, work, and recreate will showcase architecture, streetscapes, working waterfronts and historic sites. While each year will have a programmatic focus for the purpose of examination in the series of lectures, presentations and discussions, the collectors can be assured that the paintings will be a superb mix of subject matter and styles.



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6th Plein Air Convention and Expo
to Apr 28

6th Plein Air Convention and Expo

Debra Huse is included in the FACULTY of ARTISTS & Speakers in San Diego.

The Plein Air Convention & Expo is the world's largest plein air event. 

It's the Woodstock of outdoor painting. By attending the 2017 Plein Air Convention,
you'll make personal connections with 80-plus of the world's top painters
(our faculty), plus 900 of your peers, and you'll discover amazing techniques
to transform your painting skills. 

There will be painting demonstrations on four stages, plus each day we'll go
out painting and break the world record for the most plein air painters
painting in one place simultaneously.

The event takes place in San Diego, California, April 24-28, 2017. 

There is an optional 1 1/2 day pre-convention workshop with leading artist,
Quang Ho (April 23), plus an art show and more. 

All events will take place at the host hotel. 


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California Art Club GOLD MEDAL Exhibition
to Apr 30

California Art Club GOLD MEDAL Exhibition

The historic California Art Club presents its signature exhibition, spotlighting more than 200 sculpture and paintings of genres ranging from landscapes and seascapes to figures and still lifes. The exhibiting artists include nationally renowned representational artists who have been active in expanding interest in the California Impressionist heritage associated with the organization’s founding in 1909. While the artists employ time-honored fine art techniques, their featured works seek to innovate with modern messages that address societal issues from diversity to the environment.

Artists’ Gala Reception
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Purchase tickets here

Autry Museum of the American West
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, California 90027

Museum Hours:
Tuesday–Friday: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Museum Admission:
Autry Members: Free
Adults: $14
Students (with current ID) and Seniors (60+): $10
Children (3–12): $6
Children under 3: Free

To Purchase Artwork:
All artwork is available for acquisition on a first come, first serve basis. If you cannot attend the exhibition, but are interested in purchasing artwork, please contact the CAC office.

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