Join artists in Campbell River Sept 6 and 7, Friday and Saturday, as part of the 17 th Annual International Plein Air Painters WORLDWIDE “Paint Out” . All plein air painters are invited to participate. You do not have to be a member of IPAP but, you must register and help spread the word by publicity and word of mouth to other plein air painters.. “Art adds to a community, attracts a core of people who are intelligent, creative and bring new ideas. They have a lot of energy, which is a really wonderful thing for a community to have.” Landscape painters will invade Campbell River in September. Some of the area’s most talented outdoor painters will bring their paint boxes and easels to Campbell River, well known for its vistas of ocean, forests and water, historically significant buildings such as the Sybil Andrews Cottage, where we will host the event. This remarkable 17th Annual event Paint Campbell River 2019 is happening with the support of International Plein Air Painters and the Creative Circle Collective. Plein air artists seek the quality of natural light and atmosphere outdoors. Their art work is in direct response to the beauty they find in nature. They use a variety of media, from oils, through watercolors and pastels. The public will be able to join in the fun by watching individual artists work and moving from painter to painter 10 am-5 pm throughout the day.
In the evening, there will be an exhibit of the day’s work at the Sybil Andrews Cottage. An artists’ reception will be held from
6-8 pm on Saturday September 7. The public is invited to come view the art and meet the artists.
Event organizer Nanci Cook says there is a joy about paintings outdoors and this is a chance for people to see professional artists at work, developing their paintings in response to the beauty in nature.
Plein air painting developed in France in the mid 19th century and is becoming increasingly popular. Last year’s event drew artists from all over the Globe. Many new plein air painting groups were formed directly from this event. International Plein Air Painters, who has members who reside throughout the World, is the blanket organization for individual plein air groups and was created for the sole purpose of advancing the execution and enjoyment of plein air painting without limitations of borders or regions.
IPAP’s members are the quiet activists in the ongoing environmental struggle. They call attention to the threatened urban scene and the vanishing farmland for history. Its members share inspiration and encouragement both on the Internet and at “paint outs”. They encourage other artists to get out and do it, to paint with other artists and share ideas.
This event is happening simultaneously in international locations and Campbell River is part of this 17th WORLDWIDE group event hosted by International Plein Air Painters. You can join or show your support for IPAP or learn more about the group and see some of the many events happening posted on the website
2019 marks the 18th Anniversary of International Plein Air Painters
IPAP makes the Paint Out a yearly event.
18th WORLDWIDE Paint Out September 10 – 11 – 12, 2020
and the 19th year Anniversary for International Plein Air Painters
Time for Reflection