The Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters 15th Annual Art Show
Opens Friday, January 3, 2020
Awards and Reception Saturday, January 4th
The Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters will open its Fifteenth Annual Art Show beginning January 3rd at Pittsford Barnes & Noble’ Community Room. This competitive, judged and juried show will display about 90 original paintings recently created throughout the Northeast. The plein air show runs through Friday, January 31st.
“Plein air painting,” meaning on-site painting in open air (natural light), is popular with artists and their patrons alike. Boats, rural barns, landscape vistas, gardens, cityscapes and waterscapes are all staple subjects in the plein air painter’s repertoire. Over 85% of each painting in this show is produced on-site, “in the open air.” Painting mediums include oil, watercolor, soft pastel, acrylic and gouache.
The Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters, Inc. is an association of outdoor artists that promotes and inspires quality plein air painting. It was established in September 2005. Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters, Inc. (GVPAP) currently boasts 55 artist members who live in the surrounding counties of Greater Rochester, the Finger Lakes, Western and Central New York.
People can view the show at the Pittsford Barnes & Noble Community Room, 3349 Monroe Avenue. An Artists’ Reception and Award Ceremony will be Saturday, January 4, 2020 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm in the Pittsford Barnes & Noble Community Room, 3349 Monroe Avenue. The art show is free to the public. Gallery hours are B&N store hours.
Artists from the following communities are represented: Pittsford, Fairport, Canandaigua, Batavia, Macedon, Ontario, Batavia, Phelps, Kent, Livonia, Rush, Himrod, Macedon, Caledonia, Dansville, Rochester.