As part of the new collaboration between the Academy Art Museum and the Avalon Foundation the Museum will present “Curator’s Choice,” a selection of Plein Air paintings from its Permanent Collection at the Avalon Theater chosen by Senior Curator Anke Van Wagenberg. The exhibition highlights prize winners and leading pieces from Plein Air Easton from 2006–08. The paintings were donated to the Museum by a generous patron of both institutions. The exhibition will include work by popular Plein Air artists such as Tim Bell, Jill Carver, Stephen Griffin and others.
Plein Air Easton offers several events for the littlest artist in your life. Designed to instill a love of art at the earliest age and even nurture future plein air painters, most of these events are free and all of them are outdoors so bring your kids and join in the plain air fun.
Words of Advice: Paintings at Plein Air Easton move fast, so if you love a painting - BUY IT. You are welcome to make offers to purchase paintings right off easels throughout the week, anytime, though it is up to the artist to decide when it is for sale. Plein Air Easton's Collectors' Party is very popular and is, traditionally, an advance sell-out.
Words of Advice - Do not be afraid! Bring your paints, set up your easel, ask questions and make friends. We'll point you toward opportunities for anyone (not just the 58 juried artists) to paint, and every opportunity to watch and learn. Jump on in!
Plein Air Easton 2017 is so close! If you need pointers on how to navigate this massive art festival, look no further. Here is the first of many tips fon how to get the most out of your Plein Air experience.
The Academy Art Museum and the Avalon Foundation are pleased to announce a new collaboration that serves to forward their shared missions to promote the arts and enhance the cultural life of the region.