Events

Collectors Preview Gallery Exhibit
Feb
28
6:00 pm18:00

Collectors Preview Gallery Exhibit

  • Dewberry Gallery

We are getting very excited about 30 Master Plein Air Painters coming to Atlanta! We invite you to a showcase of original paintings by Invited Artists.

Painting will be awailable for purchase.
 

A limited number of tickets are available for purchase as this event is COMPLIMENTARY for FRIENDS of Olmsted Plein Air Invitational

COMPLIMENTARY VALET

BEER & WINE, HORS D’OEUVRES, LIVE MUSIC

AND 30 EXTRAORDINARY PAINTINGS

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

 

Olmsted Plein Air thanks the Dewberry Foundation for its generous support of the gallery exhibition space.

Our Thanks to Friends, Patrons and Sponsors who make
The Olmsted Plein Air Invitational possible. 

 Artists Paint the Piedmont Park
Apr
2
8:00 am08:00

Artists Paint the Piedmont Park

  • Piedmont Park

Piedmont Park, Atlanta’s “Common Ground” since 1904, is located approximately 2 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. The park runs along 10th Street (a block west of 10th & Monroe Avenue to a block east of 10th & Piedmont Avenue) and Piedmont Avenue (12th & Piedmont to just before 15th & Piedmont) in midtown Atlanta. 

Artists Welcome Dinner at the Historic Piedmont Room at Park Tavern
Apr
2
6:00 pm18:00

Artists Welcome Dinner at the Historic Piedmont Room at Park Tavern

  • Park Tavern

TICKETED EVENT $250

FRIENDS OF OLMSTED PLEIN AIR will receive two (2) tickets to the Artist Welcome Dinner and will be able to purchase additional at a reduced price. 

Attend this extraordinary welcome reception with Artists, Sponsors and Friends at an the historic Piedmont Room at Park Tavern. Valet Parking.

What better way to welcome master Artists to Atlanta than to embrace Atlanta History and our historic Piedmont Park. 

Arrive early to meet Artists, enjoy great food and drink and have the opportunity to purchase collectible paintings created  by the Master Artists during the day in Piedmont Park! 

The original Stone Mountain granite structure of the building was built in 1905 as horse stables for local racing enthusiasts and transformed into the Men’s Club and golf clubhouse in 1928. In 1990 the building was renovated and opened as a restaurant and special events facility. The current owners, Paul and Angela Smith, purchased the building in June 1999 and renamed the restaurant Park Tavern. In 2001 Park Tavern began hosting weddings, corporate and private events in the Piedmont Room—the upstairs event space overlooking Piedmont Park.

 

Artists Street Mingle
Apr
4
6:00 pm18:00

Artists Street Mingle

  • The Shops Buckhead Atlanta

TICKETED EVENT  - $100

Street Style takes an artistic spin hosted by The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. Enjoy a spectacular progressive party complete with music with Collectors, Friends and Sponsors. Staged between two local art galleries on Buckhead Avenue, this is your opportunity to meet and mingle with 30 of the nation's top Masters of plein air painting. 

 

Artists Paint Decatur
Apr
6
9:00 am09:00

Artists Paint Decatur

  • Atlanta Botanical Garden

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - Established in 1823, Decatur is filled with some of Atlanta's best restaurants, shopping and historic structures. Throughout the day and into the night the public will be amazed how the invited Master Artists capture cityscapes, alleys and scenic sites.  The public is invited to gather in the plaza and enjoy music as the artists' painting are displayed and available for purchase. Great music and food. 

A special award will be given for the 'Best of Decatur'

 

 

"Early Preview" Awards & Collectors Soiree
Apr
8
6:00 pm18:00

"Early Preview" Awards & Collectors Soiree

2017 Sponsors and 2017 Friends of Olmsted Plein Air at the $10000 level will receive a limited number of highly prized tickets to our Awards & Collectors Soiree "Early Preview" are available where you can enjoy Paintings entered to the competition, peruse the artist works library and have an opportunity to purchase your favorite painting(s) before the doors open for the Soiree.  

      

Artists Awards & Collectors' Soirée
Apr
8
7:00 pm19:00

Artists Awards & Collectors' Soirée

  • Druid Hills Golf Club

TICKETED EVENT  -  $200

Attend this exciting party at Druid Hills Golf Club for the exclusive opportunity to meet 30 of the nation’s top plein air artists. Each artist submits their “best” works painted during the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational to be judged at the Collectors’ Soirée. Artists will compete for awards. Attendees will be able to purchase paintings created during the Invitational, as well as those from a library of work in advance of the general public.  Attendees will enjoy delicious culinary selections, along with fine wines and cocktails.

 

 

Public Art Sale
Apr
9
9:00 am09:00

Public Art Sale

  • Druid Hills Golf Club

View the Exhibit & Meet the Artists, Purchase a Collectible Piece of Art.

Join us at the Druid Hills Golf Club where the general public is invited to view the exhibit of over 100 original works of art available for purchase.

Before the show concludes at 6:00 pm, we  invite you for a Champagne Toast. We'll Toast the Show. 

 

Paint Quick Competition & Awards
Apr
9
9:30 am09:30

Paint Quick Competition & Awards

  • Olmsted Linear Park

The Paint Quick Competition is a plein air painting competition exhibit that is open to anyone who wishes to participate. If you would like to paint in the Paint Quick follow the registration process below. On-line registration is open. Event check-in is at 8:30 a.m. The competition will include invited artists, professionals, enthusiasts and the simply adventurous who will compete in this fun event. These artists will paint be in the Olmsted Linear Park and will have two hours to complete their work. During this short time, all registered Paint Quick participants will set up their easels and paint or draw en plein air in the Atlanta's Olmsted Linear Park. 

This is one of the most compelling exciting experiences  of the week. Together, artists and spectators are immersed in the creative process. See the scenes and how the artists interpret them. Smell the wet paint and get caught up in the joy of watching 100's of paintings come to life before your eyes! 

After the Paint Quick, an exhibit is held in the Olmsted Park where they were created. The paintings will be juried by Olmsted Plein Air Invitational Judges and Awards will be presented at 12:30 pm. Paintings will be for sale. Then any unsold paintings will be removed at 2:00 p.m. Everything about the Paint Quick is quick...so do not miss out! 

For more information and Tips on Plein Air Painting, click here.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION IS OPENED. REGISTRATION IS $25.00

SATURDAY APRIL 8, 2017 ON-SITE REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 10:00 AM AND WILL END ON SATURDAY AT 4:00 PM UNLESS CAPACITY IS REACHED.

SUNDAY WALK UP REGISTRATION IS $50.00 CASH AND WILL ONLY WILL BE ACCEPTED IF CAPACITY HAS NOT BEEN REACHED.

 

 

Apr
9
10:00 am10:00

Petite Plein Air Painting Exhibition & Sale

Petite Plein Air Painting Exhibit & Sale

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

 

Location: Olmsted Linear Park

                (In case of inclement weather The Druid Hills Golf Club)

Olmsted Plein Air Invitational is proud to introduce its newest event   Artists at Olmsted Plein Air Invitational produce many paintings throughout the week but may submit only three paintings for judging. As the invitational has grown, so have these works in size and scope.  This year, the artists have agreedto paint one additional piece on a small 6” x 8” canvas.  These paintings will be judged by competition judge  Dan Amos, Clyde Aspevig and West Frazer before being locked away in a vault until 10 am on Sunday, April 9. Only then will they will be brought out for exhibition and sale at Olmsted Plein Air Invitational's first “Petite Plein Air Painting”

 

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Friends Autumn Rhapsody
Oct
11
7:00 pm19:00

Friends Autumn Rhapsody

  • Private Home

Relish a moonlit evening with the backdrop of beautiful trees, Chattahoochee river, outside terrace and gardens. Mingle with like-minded Plein Air Friend's and art-enthusiasts while learning about the 30 extraordinary 2017 participating artists. Surprises to be revealed and meet some of the distinguished 2017 Selection Jurors and Awards Judges. Enjoy scrumptious food provided by Brooklyn Café – fresh, seasonal dishes filled with warmth and flare. 

Artists Paint in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta
Apr
26
8:00 am08:00

Artists Paint in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta

  • The Shops Buckhead Atlanta

COMPLIMENTARY TO THE PUBLIC

Artists will be located in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta capturing the energy and architecture of Atlanta's most elegant shopping district!   Follow the Masters of plein air as they paint right before your eyes competing for the prestige of winning "The Olmsted".  

Garden Stroll with Artists
Apr
7
7:00 pm19:00

Garden Stroll with Artists

  • A Private Home

TICKETED EVENT  -  $100

You are invited to enjoy an evening in one of Atlanta's most spectacular gardens, located in the heart of  the City. The garden promises a delightful evening stroll accompanied by fine cocktails and Hors d' oeuveres. Come socialize with some of America's most esteemed outdoor painters, esteemed Award judges, fellow Collectors, Friends and Sponsors..