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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Prairie Plein Air Call for Artists

Dear Artists,

We are delighted to tell you of an exciting opportunity with the Springfield Art Association in Springfield, Illinois.

This summer the SAA’s Gallery of Art will host an exhibit exploring the American prairie. Prairie Plein Air will run from June 28 to September 21 and will feature oil, pastel, acrylic and watercolor landscapes. Ecology and topography literally define the prairie but in this exhibit artists are asked to depict their American prairie.

All work must be executed in full or in part en plein air. (Pieces begun outdoors and finished in studio will be considered.) Three cash prizes totaling $800 will be awarded. Prairie Plein Air will run three months with an anticipated 7,500 attendance. The exhibit will be featured during our 20th Annual Edwards Place Fine Art Fair, which attracts thousands of art lovers and consumers.

Prairie Plein Air’s juror, Michael Chesley Johnson, is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and a juried member of Oil Painters of America. He is a popular instructor and landscape artist, primarily of the Canadian east coast and the American southwest.

Entries are due March 14, so be sure to act soon!

Angie Dunfee
Executive Director

Emily Chase
Office Manager

Springfield Art Association

700 N. 4th St.
Springfield, IL 62702
(phone) 217-523-2631
(fax) 217-523-3866

Prairie Plein Air CFA.pdf

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