ABOUT PLEIN AIR UTAH 2018 RENDEVOUS AND RETREAT
 

Plein Air Utah!

2nd Annual, four-day plein air Rendezvous & Retreat plus an art exhibit and sale in the beautiful Midway, Utah town hall.

Heber Valley

PAPU Fall Retreat

LEARN, ENJOY, CONNECT, SOCIALIZE, EXHIBIT, and paint, Paint, PAINT!

Come for an Immersion experience to get better and better… and better at painting.

Paint at various locations in Wasatch County with excellent Plein air Painters of Utah instructors. Gather inspiring ideas, see great demos, paint beautiful scenes and subjects, meet some of the top painters of Utah and make new friends. Lastly, sell your work if you opt to participate in a popular, friendly exhibition setting at the Midway town hall.  

YES BEGINNERS ARE WELCOME at the P.A.U.

PAPU INSTRUCTORS
Plein Air Painters of Utah meet monthly to enjoy a plein air painting rendezvous at different Utah locations. PAPU is composed of very accomplished and dynamic artists’, who sell professionally, compete regularly, and who often teach privately. Part of their mission is to support the teaching of the great plein air painting tradition.

MAA HOST AND SPONSOR
The Midway Art Association has been going strong since 2002. It’s serves a diverse membership which includes amateur, intermediate, and professional painters. The MAA flagship event, Wasatch Plein Air Paradise, is an extremely successful and well-known annual competition held each July at the Midway Town Hall. The MAA mission supports artists and art education.

Art Instruction

Exhibition

THE SCHEDULE
The entire group will meet each morning, September 12, and each day during a long lunch break at the town hall. This break will allow painters to mingle, watch demos, share ideas, make friends, eat, and rest a little.  Morning and afternoon plein air painting sessions with demos and coaching will also be held each day at various locations, and various instructors, when the light is beautiful.

ART EXHIBITION AND SALE
Saturday, September 15, the public arrives at the Midway Town Hall to mingle with artists and to view and buy paintings.  PAPU Instructors' pieces will be available Wed - Friday, 3-5 PM and during the Saturday exhibit, 5-10 PM. Participant pantings will be available during the Saturday exhibit, 5-10 PM. Artists can set up to paint on the town square and network with the public and promote the event. We anticipate sales to be excellent because of the booming housing industry in the valley and the consistent high sales during Wasatch Plein air Paradise.


LODGING AND ACCOMMODATIONS
There are many options although commuting to Salt Lake, Provo-Orem, or Park City is very doable.  There are 2 Midway resorts, Heber City hotels, local B&B’s, and camping at Wasatch State Park.  Numerous restaurants, fast food eateries, (4) grocers. and a Wal-Mart are found in Heber valley. For links and information check out Heber Valley Visitor’s Center.

Plein Air Utah BASE LOCATION
Midway Town Hall
120 West Main Street
Midway, Utah 84049  

Midway Town Hall
 

Plein Air Utah Introduction Letter:

ATTENTION PAU ATTENDEES, you are probably eager to know details about Plein Air Utah! Much is being done to make this an unforgettable painting experience for you in this 3-day rendezvous and retreat, and again at the art show and sale, September15. This event is our 2nd, collaboration between the Midway Art Association, and Plein Air Painters of Utah. The Midway Art Association is a community art group has been going strong since 2004. It includes all levels of artists. The MAA sponsors the very successful Wasatch Plein Air Paradise event each year. It also offers monthly meetings with presentations and a social: www.midwayartassociation.org

Plein air Painters of Utah has 37 professional artist members who meet once a month to paint at different locations throughout the year, and to enjoy peer friendships. These artists are professional painters, who show and sell in galleries and museums. They compete in local and national painting events, and many teach privately at various art centers such as the Salt Lake Community College and Scottsdale Art School. Read about each PAPU member at: www.pleinairpaintersofutah.com These are dedicated, enthused, passionate individuals who want to share their knowledge with
you!

The MAA and PAPU honor art education as an important part of their mission statements and have teamed up to create an immersion painting experience that is more intimate than the national convention, more robust than a typical painting workshop, and more valuable than a class because of the networking with other artists and benefit of sales opportunities.

WHAT TO BRING

In addition to your painting supplies, it is suggested that you bring the following with you to the event. Comfortable clothing and good walking shoes, notebook/sketchbook, water, camera, lawn chair, insect repellent, sunscreen and a hat. Optional: umbrella and stakes to hold your easel. Note: PAU ball caps and painting aprons will be available for purchase at the event.

Plain Air Utah

PLEIN AIR PAINTING

The five painting blocks on the schedule include travel time to the locations. Your group of attendees will rendezvous with one of the faculty teams (with 3-4 instructors) at a specific location in beautiful Heber valley. You will paint at 5 gorgeous fall locations in order to meet the entire faculty over the 3 days. At least one faculty member of each team will demonstrate en plein air for those who wish to watch a demonstration, and the other faculty members will coach those who want to set up and paint. If you wish to have coaching from one of the faculty members while on site, simply display your flag that you were provided at check-in.

ART SUPPLIES

There are numerous supplies and equipment and a wide variety of painting approaches. PAPU artist and instructor Bonnie Posselli has given us her list for you to use as a guide if you wish. It is focused on oil painting. Bonnie is a veteran painting teacher from Salt Lake City.

Click here for Bonnie’s supply list.

Click here for Bonnie’s plein air painting tips.

NOVICE PAINTERS

The novice group will gather for special training and move from team to team. Novice painters will learn together because the coaching will be keyed to your specific needs. If you prefer to paint with intermediate and advanced painters, you are welcome to. However, we recommend the novice group for ease of learning.

WATERCOLOR

Tom Howard and Becky Hartvigsen will lead this specialized group of watercolorists to the fields to paint en plein air. You may opt to focus exclusively with this group and medium. Tom is hand picking sites for watercolor demonstrations and painting sessions.

Click here for Tom’s supply list.

WET PAINT SALE & EXHIBIT - PREPARATION AND RULES

Two pieces maximum per participant.  No pieces larger than 18x24, not including mat and frame.

Artwork must be framed and ready for hanging as shown in the schedule above. Note: there will be a vendor with frames available on site. 

You will need to fill out an “Art Sign-In Sheet & Release Form” when you submit your pieces. Please remember to include sales tax and the 20% commission when establishing a price for your artwork.

Sale and Exhibit Hours: Saturday, Sept. 15 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM  

At least 90% of the artwork must be produced outdoors in the spirit of plein air.

The Midway Art Association retains 20% of all sales of artwork exhibited during the retreat.  All sales either inside or outside the Town Hall must be processed through the Midway Art Association sales desk.

Checks for the sale of artwork will be mailed to artists shortly after the event. Additionally, any sale made either by agreement with the buyer during the show or through arrangements as a follow up to the show are subject to the same agreement.  

The PAU Committee reserves the right to jury out any subject matter unsuitable for the event and to adjust the number of works shown in the event according to available space.

Also on Saturday, the 15th, attendees and faculty are invited to paint out-of-doors on the lawn and around the Town Hall using any appropriate subject matter and reference. Sorry no nudes. This is a great time to meet the art-loving public in Midway, get exposure for your art or just hang out with fellow artists and just enjoy yourself in this relaxed atmosphere. It is an opportunity to sell, hand out cards, make new friends and educate admiring friends to the marvelous tradition of plein air painting. Paint at any or all of the suggested painting times: 10-12noon; 12noon – 2pm; 2-4pm

CHECK-OUT

Check out with us before you leave and turn in your Event Survey. Collect any unsold paintings and sign your paperwork.


ABOUT THE MIDWAY ART ASSOCIATION (MAA)

Midway Art Association

The Midway Art Association is a community art group and was founded in 2004. It includes all levels of artists. The MAA sponsors the very successful Wasatch Plein Air Paradise event each year. It also offers monthly meetings. www.midwayartassociation.org.

ABOUT PLEIN AIR PAINTERS OF UTAH (PAPU)

Plein Air Painters of Utah has 37 professional artist members who meet once a month to paint at different locations throughout the year. These artists range from being part-time to full-time professional painters who show and sell in galleries and museums. They successfully compete in local and national painting events. Many teach privately and professionally. Read about each PAPU member at www.pleinairpaintersofutah.com. They are dedicated, enthused individuals who want to share their knowledge with you!

Plein Air Painters of Utah

The MAA and PAPU honor art education as an important part of their mission statements, and have teamed up to create an immersion painting experience that is more intimate than a convention, and more valuable than a typical painting workshop or class because of the networking opportunities and benefit of potential sales.

PAU STAFF & BIOS

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