Plein Air Easton is pleased to announce Jill Carver as the 2017 competition juror. “We are so excited to have Jill join us in this capacity,” said Event Manager Marie Nuthall. “Jill was a PAE competitor for several years, and we’re really looking forward to her artistic insight in the selection of competition artists for 2017.”
Originally from London, England, Jill Carver moved to the United States fourteen years ago. Prior to becoming a full-time professional artist, she was a curatorial research assistant at the National Portrait Gallery in London for twelve years, which helped to develop her critical eye. Jill currently divides her time between Austin, TX and Rico, CO.
In 2014, Jill won the Gold Medal (Artists’ Choice) for Best in Show at Maynard Dixon Country and, in the same year, was inaugurated as a Signature Member into ‘Plein Air Painters of America.’ Previously, she won numerous awards including ‘Artists Choice’ at the Laguna Beach Invitational and at Telluride in 2009, as well as at Plein Air Easton in 2008. Jill participated in the prestigious Maynard Dixon Country event for five consecutive years; the Artistic Horizons show in Bozeman, MT for three years and, in 2016, was a Guest Artist at the Northwest Rendezvous Show at the Brinton Museum in Sheridan, WY. She currently enjoys sharing her artistic voice and love of learning with students through her highly sought-after workshops.
Jill’s work is exhibited at Insight Gallery in Texas, the Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts in Utah, and at OhBeJoyful Gallery in Colorado.
The 2017 Plein Air Easton prospectus will go online December 1st, and the final day to apply for entry is January 27th. Accepted participants will be announced February 10th; the festival will be held July 17-23.