ABOUT PLEIN AIR UTAH 2017 RENDEVOUS AND RETREAT
 

Plein Air Utah!

A first-ever, three 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 16 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, share 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 the first morning, September 13, 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, when the light is beautiful. Other evening activities are TBA, but be prepared for a few surprises including nocturne painting demos.

ART EXHIBITION AND SALE
Saturday, September 16, the public arrives at the Midway Town Hall to mingle with artists and to view and buy paintings (details TBA).  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  

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Chair: Susette Gertsch, 801-755-6730, ut_artpro@mac.com
Registration and inquiries: Barb Ward, 801-362-7867, pleinairutah1@gmail.com
Registration and inquiries: Judy Calhoun, pleinairutah2@gmail.com
Promotion: Scott Bevan, 925-639-9343, scottb@studioattune.com
Communication: Martha Roberts, 801-228-8221, impyrobots@gmail.com

Midway Town Hall
3rd Annual BDAC Plein Air Competition participants are welcome to participate!  Please check out this great plein Air event in Bountiful. www.bdac.org/plein-air-competition. Exhibition runs October 6 thru November 17.
 

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, September16. This event is a first ever, 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 36 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.

Read entire newsletter for details on schedule, location, activities and supply list.


 


Midway Art Association PAPU