"Local Color Weekend" Plein Air Paint Out to be
Hosted at Bucks County Gallery of Fine Art
A never before hosted in Bucks County art event - Local Color is an extended weekend Plein Air, (meaning in the open air) event being hosted by gallery owner Howard Cooperman at the Bucks County Gallery of Fine Art located in New Hope PA.
Gallery owner Howard Cooperman said "that he was inspired by the Easton Plein Air Festival when he attended last year. The entire community, both businesses and residents were involved. It was so captivating, I had to begin a similar event in Bucks County because of our art rich history and wealth of wonderful painters".
The exhibition is an invitational, meaning that the artists were selected from a handpicked group of nationally acclaimed plein air painters by gallery owner Howard Cooperman, that travel the country to participate in this type of event.
Larry Chestnut, John Ennis, Peter Hunt, Ty Hodanish, Jo-Ann Osnoe, and Anne Kullaf, (all locals to New Hope PA) are amongst 30 artists that are from across the United States to participate in the four day event.
The schedule of events include:
Thursday July 26 - 8:00am - 6:00pm the artists arrive and begin to paint landscapes, architecture, river/canal scenes in New Hope. They will be painting Thursday, Friday, & Saturday
Friday July 27 - 8:00am - 6:00pm the artists continue painting our town.
Saturday July 28 - 1-3pm "Quick Draw" painting contest at the Parry Mansion Museum located at the corners of Main & W. Ferry Streets. Watch as the artists engage in a fierce competition to finish a painting on the historic property in two hours. Immediately following, the artwork will be carried to the Bucks County Gallery Located at 77 W. Bridge Street for judging and a "wet paint sale". If you fall in love with a painting as it is being created, you are welcome to ask one of the gallery associates to assist in purchasing it on the spot.
Saturday July 28 - 7-9pm a Preview Party and Cocktail Reception with the artists will be hosted at Bucks County Gallery. Guests will have the opportunity to pre purchase freshly painted artwork prior to the general public reception. Tickets are $20.pp and are still available by calling Howard at 215.862.5272.
Sunday July 29 - 2-5pm the Grand Opening Reception and Sale. It is FREE to the general public. All are invited to see and purchase any of the art created during the event while meeting the participating artists.
You can request a favorite spot to be painted by contacting the gallery. They will match you with an artist who will paint the desired scene that day just for the asking.
Artists are prohibited from selling artwork direct to the public as per New Hope Borough policy. A representative from Bucks County Gallery will be happy to meet you at the artists location if you'd like to purchase something off the easel.
The show and sale runs through August 26.
For more details call the gallery at 215.862.5272 or visit their web site buckscountygalleryart.com/events