Welcome to Plein Air

Paint Out

Plein Air painters know that this is an opportunity for painting sites out in the fresh air. Open to artists of all skill levels. Come out for the fun and chance to paint at sites approved by site owners. The paint out sites

will be selected from locations within an easy driving distance from the Mooresville Arts Depot.

Moresevillearts.org will be hosting this activity June 8, 9, 10.  On the 10th we will hold an wet hanging at the Depot including prizes and ribbons for the three day Paint Out. Prizes, light food

and reception will take place on the 10th after the Judging.

Unlimited number of participants. $25.00 Fee Sign Up!

Plein Air Workshop/Oil and Pastels

Greg has years of experience.  His workshop will be demonstration then everyone paints while Greg offers personal suggestion and instruction.

4th Annual North Carolina Open Plein Air

WELCOME to the 4th Annual NC Open Plein Air Event Hosted by Mooresville Arts Gallery

The North Carolina Open Plein Air Event, 2018, will be held Tuesday June 5 – Sunday, June 10, 2018.

Download prospectus and Registration below.  Please scan or photo your registration and email to: Mooresvilleartsnc@gmail.com.  Thank You!

Greg Barnes will conduct a three-day Plein Air Workshop in oils and pastels.

On June 5, 6, 7, Greg will select three sites, one for each day. A welcome after the workshop picnic will be held on Tuesday evening after the workshop.

Please see his workshop overview: The cost of the Workshop will be 175.00.  See below to pay.

Plein Air Paint Out will be June 8, 9, 10

Sunday will be a ½ day for painting, Preparation and an exhibition/ Reception.  (See framing opportunity at Four Corners Framing Gallery by clicking button.)

Paint Out cost will be $25.00.  See below to pay

We have selected many painting sites throughout the Mooresville and Lake Norman area. A detailed list of the sites will be forthcoming. We will also have a list of restaurants and eateries, including special promotions for our visitors. The Marriott has arranged a special evening of refreshment and optional gallery display for our participants.

To be eligible for the Wet Hang Exhibition and Sale, works must have been completed during the paint out June 8—10. The canvases stamped with the official trademark, framed, wired for hanging and delivered to the Mooresville Arts Gallery no later than 12:00 on Sunday, June 10.  All work must be hung by 1:00at the Mooresville Arts Gallery. 

Judging and special purchase awards will be chosen from 1:00pm until 3:00pm. A special reception, honoring YOU, our artists and event sponsors, will be held on Sunday afternoon, June 10th, beginning at 3:00. Presentations and awards will be announced during the reception. The participating artists are invited and encouraged to leave their work for display and purchase June 10th to June 21st. People’s Choice Awards will be announced June15th

We are looking forward to this wonderful event.

Thank you!  The Plein Air Committee

Pay for Plein Air Activities Here

Please enter the correct amount, and fill out the payment information completely.  This is your registration   
  • 3-day Workshop with Greg Barnes;  June 5, 6, 7   $175.00 
  • 3-day Paint Out June 8, 9, 10;  $25.00
Both Events:  $200

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