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Thursday, June 25, 2009

July Paint Out set for the 11th in Trenton, NC

WHAT: OOPS July "Paint Out"

WHEN: Saturday, July 11, 2009 ~ 9AM-until

WHERE: Trenton, NC ~ Organized by Willow Faye... see her note below for all the details.

WHY: Plein Air Painting... What can we say... we're addicted!

Newbies welcome... all mediums and skill levels... simply show up with your gear and be prepared to have fun!

What the heck is OOPS and how do I join the FUN?

WHAT ELSE: See Willow Faye's note below...

Bernie here are some details...

The Jones County Heritage Festival will be held on Saturday, July 11 from 10 to 4... Setup for downtown is 9am. John Moore will Grand Marshall the festival parade down main street at 10 am. Artists and crafts people will be set up on downtown Trenton sidewalks. Other attractions will include the Brock Mill House, plus lots of fun activities at the Jones County Civic Center. The festival is an old timey family celebration of rural like heritage skills like makin lye soap, churning butter, operating non-mechanized tools, looping tobacco, making handmade quilts, shelling corn by hand, entertainment and etc... We have places like the old Hardware store, the courthouse, the old tire company, the downtown businesses as a whole, the farmers market and the old churches in the downtown area that your oops group could paint. You could also paint all the people at the parade, downtown festival, the Brock Mill House and pond, and scene at the civic center all during the day from 10 - 4. My place of business is right downtown Trenton and I will be there at 8 am to begin the farmers market and give direction for all arts and crafts booths to set up along the sidewalks.
Willow Faye

PS... Each member could also set up a booth by their easels and sell their artwork. We could also
also set up a booth for advertising OOPs.

Willow Faye Stroud

Mike Rooney "Light and Shadow" Exhibit @ Vision Gallery

Our long time friend and plein air buddy, Mike Rooney, will be exhibiting new works at Vision Galley June 27th thry July 26th. Drop by Mike's opening reception this Saturday, June 27th from 6-8 PM.

Light and Shadow... a new works show by Mike RooneyItalic
June 27th- July 26th
Vision Gallery- Atlantic Beach, NC

You can visit Vision Gallery at:
407 Atlantic Beach Cswy (physical)
PO Box 2881 (mail)
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
Or call at: 252-247-5550

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The VALUE of Values...

This short video by artist/instructor, Michael Chesley Johnson,, comes from the Plein Air Artists forum introduced in yesterday's blog post. It is short but packed with insights and visuals concerning values in plein air painting. Take a look...

Thanks Michael!

Find more videos like this on PLEIN AIR ARTISTS

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

New Plein Air Artists Forum... Join today!

I recently joined Plein Air Artists... it's an online group forum organized by Donald Maier. It's a great community with loads of info and awesome artists... I encourage you to join... it's FREE... simply click on the icon below...


Take care...

My page link at Plein Air Artists...

Thursday, June 11, 2009

“Landscapes” by Karen Lee Crenshaw opening June 12 @ ArtExposure.

You are invited to an Opening at ArtExposure!
“Landscapes” by Karen Lee Crenshaw
June 12, 2009

22527 Highway 17, Hampstead, NC

(1/2 mile south of the intersection of Hwy210 and Hwy17)

"Autumn Marsh II”
16” x 20”

Karen Lee Crenshaw 2009

To see more work by Karen Lee Crenshaw go to