SCHEDULE
PAPU Artist demo
Rob Adamson
PAPU Artist demo

We had a great time last year!
Presentation/demos each day, paint outs daily,
with an incredible exhibit and sale on Saturday!
Sale includes, studio and plein air paintings by PAU instructors
and wet paint pieces by particpants.
Instructors' art will be available throughout the retreat.

Wednesday, September 12

7:00 – 8:00 AM - RegistrationMidway Town Hall
Main Street
Midway, Utah

Check in and receive your workshop materials. Breakfast provided.

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Welcome.
Presentations by Faculty.

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Plein Air Painting Demonstrations.

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Lunch on own.

1:00 – 3:00 PM
Midway Town Hall

Demonstrations.

3:00 – 6:00 PM

Plein Air Painting. Faculty & Participants.

6:00 – 7:30 PM

Dinner on own.

7:30 – 9:00 PM
Midway Town Hall

Demonstrations by Faculty.

Thursday, September 13

7:30 – 8:00 AM
Midway Town Hall

Light breakfast provided.

8:00 – 9:00 AM
Midway Town Hall

Presentations by Faculty.

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Plein Air Painting. Faculty & Participants.

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Lunch on own.

1:00 – 3:00 PM
Midway Town Hall

Demonstrations.

3:00 – 6:00 PM

Plein Air Painting. Faculty & Participants.

6:00 – 7:30 PM

Dinner on own.

7:30 – 9:00 PM
Midway Town Hall

Demonstration.

Friday, September 14

7:30 – 8:00 AM
Midway Town Hall

Light breakfast provided.

8:00 – 9:00 AM
Midway Town Hall

Presentations by Faculty.

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Plein Air Painting. Faculty & Participants.

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Lunch on own.

1:00 – 5:00 PM

Plein Air Painting. Faculty & Participants.

6:00 PM
Midway Town Hall

Buffet Dinner provided.

7:00 – 7:30 PM
Midway Town Hall

Panel Discussion.

Saturday, September 15

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Light breakfast provided. (Lunch on own).

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wet Paint Sale & Exhibit. Participants are able to display their work. (Sales staff provided).

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Plein Air Painting. Faculty and Participants paint on the lawn in the area of the Midway Town Hall and Park.


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. Note: PAU ball caps and painting aprons will be available for purchase at the event.

Plein 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 by Friday at 6:00 pm. (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 our 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 prior to the show or through arrangements following 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.


 

OUR SPONSORS

A big THANK YOU to:

Spring City Arts
DPJ Law

Chris Anderson (Spring City Arts) and his associates at Durham, Jones & Pinegar

O.C. Tanner Co.
O.C. Tanner Company

1st Utah Bank
First Utah Bank

Watts
Watts Construction

ABOUT THE MIDWAY ART ASSOCIATION (MAA)

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 36 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!

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.

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