UPDATED 6/11: This post was updated to reflect changes in the timeline of this event. Deadlines have been changed to allow more artists to submit artwork.
The show opening has been pushed to June 21 to coincide with the artists' reception, and painting days have been extended through June 14 so that more artists may participate. The deadline for submissions has been extended to June 15.
Artists: Please download REVISED prospectus, attached at the bottom of this post.
From the flyer: "In conjunction with the 2nd Annual Succulent Celebration artists are invited to paint at WaterWise Botanicals and submit their best work for acceptance into a juried show to be held at ArtBeat on Main Street Gallery in Vista."
WaterWise Botanicals is a 20+ acre nursery/grower with display gardens on Old Highway 395 in Escondido (See map below). As part of this year's Succulent Celebration, they have teamed up with ArtBeat Gallery in Vista to hold a plein air event and show.
First prize is $200 and it is FREE to participate, and FREE to enter up to two submissions to the juried show which runs June June 21 -- July 6. Artists are encouraged to paint any time from 8am -- 5pm during The Succulent Celebration, which is Friday, June 6th -- Saturday, June 7th. Also, to encourage more artists to submit entries to the juried show, they are allowing artists to paint on-site any time from now through June 14th during business hours Monday - Saturday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (CLOSED Sundays).
I'll be painting there during both days of the Succulent Celebration. Hope to see you there!
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ArtBeat On Main Street Gallery
330 Main Street, Vista, CA 92084 (760) 295-3118
32183 Old Highway 395, Escondido 92026 (760) 728-264 (map below)
Spring has sprung here in San Diego and that means more sunshine and outdoor events. I thought I'd highlight a few that feature art or plein air painting, including some upcoming events in which I'll be participating.
This post is not a how-to but a reflection on what it's like to be new at painting outdoors, as well as a shameless promotion of my upcoming plein air class. But first: I have a confession to make.
It's been a few months since I've painted outdoors. I really have no excuse. Living in San Diego, I certainly can't blame the weather, especially after having watched from afar artist Marc Hanson paint four plein air paintings a day for a month in frozen Colorado.
As mentioned in my previous post, I am participating in Art in the Pines at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. The event, in its fourth year, is a two-day "...celebration of nature through the interpretive eye of the artist." This month, California artists can be observed painting throughout the reserve as part of the plein air painting competition. Awards will be announced Saturday May 4th and paintings and other nature-based artwork will be available at an outdoor sale near the visitors' center May 4th and 5th. Hosted by the Torrey Pines Docent Society and the Torrey Pines Association, the event benefits children's nature programs at the reserve. Come on out and see me make a painting while I try to keep hold of my hat and easel. Visit torreypine.org for more info. Did I mention there will be tacos? And coffee?
I'm a newbie participant in the monthly artwalk that takes place at Old California Restaurant Row in San Marcos. The artwalk is a relatively small but lively event that occurs alongside, but separate from, a car show. I think it creates a nice mix of people who can appreciate creativity on many levels.
This past Sunday was my second day out there and I'm happy to report that some very nice people took home some of my art! It's so gratifying to feel that bit of appreciation for what you do and how you see the world. And it's heartening to know that there are people in your community, aside from your fellow artists, who actively make art a part of their lives.
I'm a little bummed that I won't be there for the next one in May, since I'll be participating in Art in the Pines; but I'm already planning for the artwalk in June.
So thank you, art appreciators, for supporting the art in our community as well as this particular starving artist! For more info on the artwalk and car club event, click here. Or to check out their Facebook page, click here.
And I do mean "BIG," because this template forces me to SHOUT TITLES IN ALL CAPS. Apologies.
If you've somehow landed here, I'm guessing we've crossed paths somewhere in the art-o-sphere, maybe at the intersection of plein air painting and watercolor?
In future, I'd like to post about my own adventures, and hopefully not too many misadventures, in painting in the great outdoors.
I have a passion for plein air painting. I try to capture and share the moments of beauty I find. You can see some of my work online at: