En Plein Air is a juried painting exhibition presented as a collaboration between B-W Greenway Community Land Trust & Fairborn Art Association. The show is held in the Fairborn Art Association Gallery at 221 North Central Avenue, Fairborn, OH 45324. It was established in 2009 to heighten public awareness of our local greenspaces and the need to preserve them, as well as to foster an interest in painting from nature.
Each year a different location in the Fairborn, OH, area has been chosen as the subject of the paintings. The 2015 location is Lower Valley Pike Scenic Byway, which begins at Rte 40 in Springfield, OH, and continues to Rte235/Rte4 just south of I-70 south of Medway. (A map is provided in the attached Prospectus.)
The juror for En Plein Air 2015 is Mr. Kevin Harris. Kevin Harris teaches Drawing and Printmaking at Sinclair Community College. He is a graduate of Hampton University and the University of Cincinnati. (For more about Kevin, see the Prospectus.)
This show is open to artists 16 years and older, living within 200 miles of Fairborn, OH.
Work must be original 2D, created by painting outdoors from March until July 4, 2015. Painting may be created in oil, acrylic, pastel, or watercolor, and can include mixed media within the painting. Cash prizes totalling $300 will be awarded at the Opening Reception July 12, 1-4 pm.