Eastern Shore Art Center welcomes Plein Air Fairhope

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Plein air painting is the act of painting outdoors. The method contrasts with studio painting or academic rules that might create a predetermined look.

Adrienne Clow and Reanna Watson sat down with FOX10’s Lee Peck to discuss the Eastern Shore Art Center’s upcoming event and exhibit, Plein Air Fairhope.

The event will take place from October 31 to November 5 and will feature 60 artists based around downtown Fairhope and the bay painting the surrounding stages. Each artist can submit two pieces made during the week to the exhibition, which will open during the art walk on the first Friday, November 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

You can participate in Plein Air Fairhope as an artist, student, patron or member of the public.

Outdoors Fairhope

Oct. 29, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: “Basics of Plein Air” workshop with John Halliday (winner of the Dauphin Island Paint Out award)

Oct. 31 – Nov. 4, 2022: Plein Air Fairhope Paint Out – Painters will paint the city from sunrise to sunset

Nov. 4, 2022 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Opening of the Plein Air Fairhope exhibition at November Art Walk

Nov. 5, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: Plein Air Fairhope Flash Draw – Join the Plein Air Fairhope artists at the Fairhope Pier and try your hand at Plein Air painting

November 5, 2022, 12-1 p.m. – Join PAF Judge Jeanette Herron for a gallery presentation and judge’s notes ($15 per ticket)

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