Plein Air Artists of Riverside 10th Anniversary Paint-Out Extravaganza

1422132525 copy.jpgApril 11 - 22, 2015

Exhibition: May 7 - 14, 2015 at the University of Redlands Alumni House

The Plein Air Artists of Riverside (PAAR), an Artist Group of the Riverside Art Museum (RAM), announces their 10th Annual Paint-Out, April 11-22, 2015. This year's theme is "Loving the Landscape". The public is invited to come out and watch participating artists turn a blank canvas into a magical work of art.

The celebration kicks off April 11 and 12 at the Riverside Art Museum with workshops held by world-class teachers: John Budicin, Brenda Swenson, Sally Strand, and Chuck McPherson. The public is invited to visit art supply and food vendors on-site, and to participate in creating an Art Fuzion Masterpiece, which will be auctioned off as a fundraiser for RAM and PAAR.

Artists continue the Paint-out in Redlands, April 13-20, where they will paint the many extraordinary historic sites en plein air with attention to light, color, and atmosphere. On Sunday, April 19, artists will participate in the exciting Quick Draw competition at the Olive Street Market from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Upon completion, the Quick Draw paintings will be judged by Alan Nowell and then available for immediate sale.

The culmination of these events is an exhibition at the University of Redlands, Alumni House, 1200 E. Colton Ave., Redlands, CA, 92373, from May 7-14. Entries will be judged by Steve Kell. Prizes, including cash, gift certificates, and art products will be awarded on Thursday, May 7, at the Alumni House. A collectors' preview is from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., with the open-to-the-public reception, with award announcements, taking place from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Event Chair Luz Maria Perez at luzperez2008@sbcglobal.net or 909.225.8306.

RECEPTION/PRIZES & AWARDS: Thursday, May 7, 2015. Special Guests Redlands Town and Gown Preview: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Artists’ Reception: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Prizes, including cash, gift certificates, and art products will be awarded to artists/winners during the Paint-Out Reception. Our Guest Speaker at the reception is Mr. Mike Gardner, Riverside City Councilman, Ward 1.

Paint-Out Locations

The public is invited to watch these talented plein air artists at work during the Paint-Out.

April 11 and 12

Riverside Art Museum: 3425 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501

April 13

Smiley Library, Garden, & Lincoln Shrine: 125 W. Vine St., Redlands, CA 92373

April 14

Redlands Bowl: 25 Grant St., Redlands, CA 92373

April 15

Kimberly Crest: 1325 Prospect Drive, Redlands, CA 92373

April 16

Prospect Park: 1201-1221 Prospect Drive, Redlands, CA 92373

April 17

Marrins Mansion: 1225 Cajon St., Redlands, CA 92373

April 18

Cajon Street between Cypress and Palm, Redlands, CA 92373

April 19

Olive Street Market (for the Quick Draw competition): 530 W. Olive Ave., Redlands, CA 92373

April 20

University of Redlands: 1200 E. Colton Ave., Redlands, CA 92374

April 21

Santa Ana River Wash OR additional day at the University of Redlands

April 22

Artists can choose any Paint-Out location to return, except the University of Redlands

RAM and PAAR would like to thank the following Paint-Out Sponsors:

BEST BRELLA, www.bestbrella.com
Jack Farley's Art Supplies, www.jackfarleys.com
The Brush Guys, www.thebrushguys.com 
Wilson's Frame Up, www.wilsonsframeup.com