PLEIN AIR PAIN­TERS OF THE SOUTH­EAST’S 2018 PAINT OUT

Plein Air Pain­ters of the South­east’s 2018 Paint Out re­turns to Leiper’s Creek Gallery.

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The nat­u­ral beauty of the South­east­ern United States is on full view in the plein air works cre­ated by mem­bers of the Plein Air Pain­ters of the South­east. From coastal marshes and bar­rier is­lands to farm­lands and forests, the ter­rain found in these lands is cap­ti­vat­ing and has long served as in­spi­ra­tion. Each year, the or­ga­ni­za­tion hosts its Paint Out where mem­bers of the ju­ried group paint a par­tic­u­lar re­gion and then sell their works.

For 2018, the Paint Out re­turns to Leiper’s Creek Gallery in Franklin, Ten­nessee, from Septem­ber 10 to 15, with the sale hap­pen­ing Septem­ber 14 and 15 at the gallery from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Also, on Septem­ber 15, se­lect mem­bers of PAP-SE will hold painting demon­stra­tions on the grounds of the gallery.

Leiper’s Creek Gallery owner Lisa Fox says, “This ex­cep­tional group of pain­ters brings such en­ergy and ex­cite­ment to our vil­lage! See­ing them all set up and painting with col­or­ful um­brel­las all over town is a sight to be­hold. When it comes time for the sale, peo­ple are ea­gerly await­ing to make their choices.”

The high­light of the Paint Out is the chance for at­ten­dees to in­ter­act first­hand with the par­tic­i­pat­ing artists, ask­ing them ques­tions about their tech­nique and in­spi­ra­tions. They can watch them paint in plein air through­out the run of the show, as well as pur­chase works that have just been cre­ated.

Dee Beard Dean, who along with a hand­ful of artists founded the group in 2001, says, “Look­ing back, how proud I am of this association of dis­tin­guished pain­ters, whose level of ex­cel­lence has made this group one of the top plein air or­ga­ni­za­tions in the coun­try. From its in­cep­tion, PAP-SE has main­tained high stan­dards of ex­cel­lence, which has brought it na­tional recog­ni­tion.”

Along with Dean, artists in­clud­ing Bev­erly Ford Evans, Anne Blair Brown, Perry Austin, Ja­son Saun­ders, Roger

Dale Brown, Candy Day, Scott Boyle, Kathie Odom, Jim Car­son, Paula Holtz­claw and Mary Gar­rish, will par­tic­i­pate in this year’s show.

There also is the chance for art stu­dents to re­ceive one-on-one in­struc­tion from a PAP-SE artist dur­ing the week of fes­tiv­i­ties. This year, artists Jane Chapin, David Boyd, Natalia An­dreeva, Bill Farnsworth, Mary O. Smith, Dawn Whitelaw, An­dre Lucero, Chad Smith, Richard Over­smith, Pam Pad­gett and Dean will of­fer morn­ing, af­ter­noon or all-day ses­sions where stu­dents will paint what their men­tor is painting.

1Col­lec­tors gather at a past Wet Paint Sale held by the Plein Air Pain­ters of the South­east.

2Dur­ing the Paint Out artists will set up their easels and paint the town.3Dee Beard Dean, Sun­set on the Island, oil, 20 x 16"

4Roger Dale Brown, Au­tumn Mo­saic, oil, 48 x 60"

5Artists work­ing on-site al­lows vis­i­tors to dis­cuss the painting process with each artist.

6Col­lec­tors are given the chance to watch the works un­fold.Pho­tog­ra­phy cour­tesy David Boyd.

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