Autumn Plein Air Paint Out
8AM – 4PM
(rain date October 1st)
Hawkins House – 112 Hawkins Ave, Sanford, NC 27330
Painters of all ages and skill levels are invited to a Plein Air Paint Out in Downtown Sanford on Saturday, September 30th (rain date, October 1st). Bring your materials (as well as water, snacks, and lunch!) and check-in at Hawkins House (112 Hawkins Avenue, Sanford, NC 27330) anytime after 8AM. From there, you may set up anywhere Downtown to paint. Plenty of parking available in town or park at Hawkins House and walk to your destination. Food and restrooms are provided by Hawkins House Events.
SBPC Members pay only $10 to participate; non-members $15. Funds will be donated to the Sanford Brush & Palette Club. Participants agree to allow photos to be taken of themselves and their art for publicity purposes. We want to share this fun event with everyone! Register NOW by contacting Beth Bale at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 323-6146.
SBPC Members: Remember, Plein Air art is going to be a new category in this year’s Sanford Brush & Palette Club 53rd Annual Art Show! To be eligible for this category, paintings must be created on canvases or papers that have been stamped on check-in. Painters may complete 1-2 pieces of art that will need to be validated back at the check-in area by 4PM.
Make sure to check out the Artist of the Year exhibit for Susan Pope at the Lee County Enrichment Center. Artwork spanning Susan’s art journey will be on view until August 31st. We’re grateful to Susan for sharing her work with us all and to the Lee County Enrichment Center for housing the exhibit over the summer.
Susan’s newest works will be available for viewing at the Sanford Brush & Palette Club’s 53rd Annual Art Show October 21-28, 2017. We will also be featuring Susan Pope there, so look for the 2017 Artist of the Year panel at the show!
We love how busy our members stay, engaged in the creative process all year long. Make sure to check out the latest from SBPC member Jeanne Rhea on her blog. And look for her latest work at the 53rd Annual Art Show from October 21-28!
Last night was the reception and opening for SBPC member Karen Rushatz’s solo exhibit at ArtStudio in Downtown Sanford. Thank you to the club members that attended!
If you haven’t been yet, please make sure to get over to the studio and see Karen’s work before it wraps up July 31st. There are over 80 pieces of original art – many of them new drawings, but you might recognize some of your favorite paintings from the past couple of years. It’s also another chance to look at the painting that won Best In Show in at the SBPC 50th Annual Art Show!
You can see Karen’s work on display and talk with her – or meet her for the first time! – at a few events at the ArtStudio this summer.:
June 23 – Open Studio with Karen Rushatz @ArtStudio – 5:30-7:30PM
June 24 – Open Studio with Karen Rushatz @ArtStudio – 2-4PM
June 28 – Karen will be a guest teacher at ArtStudio’s Art Smart Summer Art Class 3:30-5PM
July 20 – Interactive Drawing Demo with Karen Rushatz @ArtStudio – 6:30-8PM
What does it look like when the Sanford Brush & Palette Club‘s Art Angels program is active in the community? In this case, it looks like a fully engaged teacher and students grades 6-12 carrying out the vision of a high school artist. There are some wonderful murals at Bragg Street Academy as a result.
Congratulations to teacher John Fisher, student Andy Wren, and principal Jolanda Jordan. Your Art Angels project is beautiful!
More info on the project in today’s Sanford Herald Extra or online here.
You can get involved with our Art Angels program at the 53rd Annual Art Show. All raffle ticket proceeds benefit this program and hundreds of young Lee County artists!
Who couldn’t use a little exercise in creative flow as we move into summer? At our May 20th meeting, we were thrilled to have Jeanne Rhea lead us through a ‘flow’ painting demonstration. Members and guests watched and jotted down notes as Jeanne Rhea and her assistant and fellow artist Elena Gage went over the basics and intermediate steps to make combine science and art together with a dash of unpredictability. Tables were set up around the perimeter of the demo space and everyone had a chance to go with the flow on their own.
From the artist, a word about Going with the Flow or Accidental Painting provided before our demo:
“This technique is for beginners to professional. Everyone will be able to create a small painting. Every painting will be unique. I will demo techniques on creating cells, lace, agate, or dendritic effects. If time permits, webbing, marbling, and feathering will also be shown. I will cover the acrylic paints that work well, the mediums and other supplies made especially to enhance these effects in fluid painting. We will be pouring wet into wet and tilting, swiping, or shaking. No paintbrushes will be used. You will find that this is a great way to loosen up and to just enjoy painting. This technique can be an abstract painting, used as a background, or the techniques can be used in your own art style.”
We’re so excited to be finalizing plans for our 2017 Artist of the Year’s reception and art exhibition. Learn all about the talented Susan Pope here – Artist of the Year 2017 // Susan Pope.