Support the Park! Canaveral Seashore Plein Air Paint Out
Last year outdoor enthusiasts and art lovers had the opportunity to come together in support of a good cause from Oct. 21st – 27th at Canaveral National Seashore in New Smyrna Beach. The 3rd annual "Canaveral Seashore Paint Out" was hosted by the Friends of Canaveral, continuing the Friends legacy of fund raising to enhance the Environmental Education program and to further the Seashore's goal of teaching the value of conservation and stewardship to our youth.
Twenty-seven talented landscape artistsl set up their easels and pulled out their brushes to document the landscape and culture of the seashore and surrounding areas, creating one-of-a-kind en plein air paintings that were for sale as soon as they were completed.
For a complete list of the week's Demonstrations and Workshops, click here.
To see pictures from this week's event, click here.
En plein air is a French expression, which means ‘in the open air’ and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors. A true plein air painting is done on location, made directly from nature and capturing the atmosphere and light of the moment. The majority of paintings must be completed on site with little or no work done in a studio. For example, a sunset may last less than an hour. That would be all the time the artist has to capture the scene on canvas.
Calendars are still for sale! $10
The 2013 Canaveral Seashore Plein Air Calendar showcases 13 beautiful images of Canaveral National Seashore and the charming community of New Smyrna Beach. Each month features an original painting created by a professional landscape artist that will participate in the 2012 Paint Out. The calendar is a great way to celebrate the arts and the natural beauty of our area.
Calendars can be purchased online, at the Wet Room Gallery at Eldora House or The Hub on Canal. They're also available for sale at the following locations in NSB: Southern Trends, D Petersons, NSB Antique Mall, Clay Gallery, Historical Museum, Beachside Candy, She Shells, Wine Warehouse, Lindley’s Nursery, NSB Visitors Center
All proceeds from the sale of the calendar benefit the Canaveral National Seashore’s education programs.
Last year's Paint Out included:
Click on the artist’s name to see samples of their work