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Master Presentation featuring Kathie Odom Oil Painting Demonstration
Jan
29
6:00 PM18:00

Master Presentation featuring Kathie Odom Oil Painting Demonstration

  • 797 Springdale Road Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30306 United States (map)
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Masters Presentations are presented by FRIENDS of Olmsted Plein Air, an active base of supporters and collectors who strive for the sustainability. 

Renowned Plein Air Painter Kathie Odom will present  “The Heart of Art”. Returning in April for the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational,  Kathie always attempts to get to “the heart of art,” noting, “When I paint I hope to create something more than just a piece that is appealing; I’m telling a story.”

Among the techniques that Kathie will be demonstrating are: underpainting/ wash, the laying on of shapes, how broken and airy marks create interest, when to load paint heavily on the brush, and the importance of restraint. 

At the conclusion, the demo painting created will be available for purchase thorough auction. Proceeds to benefit the Olmsted Plein Air.

Members of FRIENDS of Olmsted Plein Air are complimentary and may RSVP at info@olmstedpleinair.com

General Admission is $25 and on a space available basis. Tickets on sale now. 

In 2017, Kathie Odom was awarded Best Oil at the Plein Air Salon; Honorable Mention and Finalist at The Gateway International Painting Competition; MAPAPA award at Wayne Art Center's 11th Plein Air Festival; Third Place in the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association 13th Annual Best of Plein Air; Honorable Mention at Lighthouse Art Center's Plein Air Festival in Tequesta, Florida; Finalist at the Sedona Art Prize; and Master Class Finalist in the Art Muse Contest.

Kathie also participated this year in Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition; Oil Painters of America Summer Online Showcase; American Impressionists Society 18th Annual Juried Exhibition; Plein Air Easton; Door County Plein Air Festival; Sedona Plein Air Festival; “Trains, Pleins, Automobiles Show”, “Urban and Landscape Show” and 11th annual “Less is More Show”, all at the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association; American Impressionist Society Small Work Showcase; Olmsted Plein Air Invitational; 26th annual National Juried Exhibition of the Oil Painters of America; and Airsteam Fine Art Invitational.

Ms. Odom’s Shows included Artists for the New Century at The Bennington; Legacy Gallery Holiday Small Works Show; and Art Muse 2016 Winners Show at the Jack Meier Gallery.

As an experienced and knowledgeable painter, Kathie Odom was asked to Judge both the Gateway International Painting Competition and Paint the Town Plein Air Event in 2017.

Ms. Odom is a Signature Member of Women Painters of the Southeast and of Laguna Plein Air Painters Association; she is a member of Oil Painters of America; American Impressionist Society; Plein Air Painters of the Southeast (PAP-SE); and the Arts and Culture Alliance of Knoxville, Tennessee.

Ms. Odom was named Artist to Watch in Southwest Art Magazine’s June 2016 issue. 

To learn more about Kathy and her work visit https://kathieodom.com/

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Master Presentation featuring Stephanie Amato Oil Painting Demonstration & Brunch
Dec
6
11:00 AM11:00

Master Presentation featuring Stephanie Amato Oil Painting Demonstration & Brunch

Masters Presentations are presented by FRIENDS of Olmsted Plein Air an active base of supporters and collectors who strive for the sustainability and success of the Invitational through their generous contributions.  

Regarded oil painter and pastel artist Stephanie Amato will present a live demonstration in transparent paints to create reflections in water. At the conclusion, the demo painting created will be available for purchase thorough auction. Proceeds to benefit the Olmsted Plein Air.

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Atlanta Artists Center
2979 Grandview Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

To learn more about Stephanie and her work visit www.stephanieamato.com

General Admission is $25.  Space is limited. Tickets on sale now. 

Members of FRIENDS of Olmsted Plein Air are complimentary and may RSVP at info@olmstedpleinair.com

In 2017, Stephanie Amato won the Merit Award from Atlanta Artist Center “Back to the Drawing Board” and was invited to paint American Impressionist Society's 18th Annual Exhibition; Portrait Society of Atlanta Annual Exhibition; Lighthouse Art Center's 4th annual Plein Air Festival; American Impressionist Society "Small Works Showcase"; and the Salmagundi Club’s Annual Floral Exhibitions.

In 2016 Stephanie was awarded People’s Choice Award at En Plein Air Texas; and a Merit Awards at Salmagundi Club's annual Nautical Exhibition and its annual  Thumbox Exhibition  along with Second Place at Salmagundi Club's Spring Auction, and participated in the Georgia Art League Winter Show.

 

Professional Affiliations 

Ms. Amato is a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society and the Pastel Society of New Jersey; a Resident Member of the Salmagundi Art Club, an Associate Member of Oil Painters of America and former President and Member of New Jersey Society of En Plein Air Painters. 

Stephanie is featured in American Art Collector Magazine in both “Making an Impression” and “Artist Focus” in October 2017, and Cover Artist for The Connections Magazine  in the September/October 2017

To learn more about Stephanie Amato you can visit her website at Stephanieamato.com

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Jim Richards Oil Painting Demo & Brunch
Oct
23
10:00 AM10:00

Jim Richards Oil Painting Demo & Brunch

A Master Presentation by FRIENDS Of Olmsted Plein

Highly regarded oil painter, Jim Richards, will paint a live three-hour demonstration at the beautiful Bellmere Garden House. The Painting will be available for purchase after the demo with proceeds to benefit Olmsted Plein Air. 
General admission is $25. Space is limited! 

James Richards (AIS) is an American Impressionist painter who specializes in oils, was born and raised in rural Georgia and spent the days of his youth exploring the farms, fields and forests of his hometown.  Driven by a passionate connection with nature and a deep sense of obligation to relay his vision in the most truthful manner possible, he began painting at a very young age.

James has spent years studying the nuances of paint and developing a keen sense of understanding and control over the medium.  He is now regarded as one of the top oil painters and instructors in the country. He considers teaching and sharing his knowledge to be his primary purpose and true calling as an artist.  He is a highly sought-after teacher around the world, conducting workshops across the US and Europe.  His mentoring program has a year-long wait list, and spots in his monthly workshops within hours of being announced. 

He is four-time winner in the American Impressionist Society's Annual Exhibition, being awarded Best of Show in 2015 for his painting "Little Chicks", and third place in 2016 for "Garden of Delight".

To learn more about Jim Richards you visit his website at http://www.artistjamesrichards.com/ 

 

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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 agreed to paint  additional pieces on  small canvases.  They will be brought out for exhibition and sale at Olmsted Plein Air Invitational's first “Petite Plein Air Painting” on Saturday April 8 and again on Sunday, April 9.

 

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Paint Quick Competition & Awards
Apr
9
9:00 AM09:00

Paint Quick Competition & Awards

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 7:45 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.

 

 

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Public Art Sale
Apr
9
9:00 AM09:00

Public Art Sale

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. 

 

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Artists Awards & Collectors' Soirée
Apr
8
7:00 PM19:00

Artists Awards & Collectors' Soirée

NEW THIS YEAR, the purchase price of your ticket to the Awards and Collectors Soiree is applicable towards the purchase of a painting that evening (one ticket per painting)

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.

 

 

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"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 $10,000 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.  

      

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Artist Village Opens in Atlanta's Historic Olmsted Linear Park
Apr
8
7:00 AM07:00

Artist Village Opens in Atlanta's Historic Olmsted Linear Park

COMPLIMENTARY TO THE PUBLIC

10:00 AM - Conversations and Book Signing with West Fraser.

PETITE PLEIN AIR - New for 2017!

Small paintings painted during the week by the Invited Master Artists are eligible for the Artists' Choice Award. Perfect starter paintings or the " gateway drug" for new collectors. Typically 6” x 8” or smaller, these original scenes from around Atlanta painted by master artists will enliven any space in your home.

Find the Petite Plein Air paintings in the Artists Village Saturday April 8 and Sunday April 9.  The Artist Village is located in the Olmsted Linear Park, Ponce de Leon Avenue at Clifton Road.

 

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Clyde Aspevig Featured Lecturer  - Ticketed Event $35.00
Apr
7
3:00 PM15:00

Clyde Aspevig Featured Lecturer - Ticketed Event $35.00

Clyde Aspevig will be a featured lecturer on Friday April 7th, 3:00 -4:30 PM

Druid Hills Golf ClubParking is Complementary

When we asked him to share more about his lecture he will present in Atlanta.... in his own words:

"One of the biggest challenges artists have is to remain relevant to the times in which we paint. Holding the attention of the viewer long enough for them to become involved in the work should stimulate new ideas, and augment existing artistic beliefs. It is not always easy to balance the two in this age of acceleration.

I will use examples of my own work to help formulate ideas that will enable painters to think about different presentations that may make their work more unique. In a new world of digital imagery constantly bombarding the senses, the artist has to find ways of separating themselves from all the competing noise to remain relevant.
You might be surprised where this challenge might take you.

We will discuss some possible solutions, and look forward to a robust audience discussion."

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Artists Paint in Atlanta's Historic Olmsted Linear Park
Apr
7
7:00 AM07:00

Artists Paint in Atlanta's Historic Olmsted Linear Park

COMPLIMENTARY TO THE PUBLIC

Grab your coffee and enjoy the sunrise!  Spend the day enjoy getting to know the Park in anticipation of the activities planned for the weekend. Enjoy a self guided tour of Atlanta's historic Olmsted Linear Park. You are sure to see artists working hard!

Friday there will be lectures at The Paideia School at 10:00 am Featuring Jill Steehuis and Phil Sandusky.  

Saturday West Frasier, vendors and Petite Plein Air Gallery and Sales will be in the Park

 


 

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Phil Sandusky Featured Lecturer - Ticketed Event $20.00
Apr
6
1:00 PM13:00

Phil Sandusky Featured Lecturer - Ticketed Event $20.00

Phil Sandusky will be our featured lecturer on Thursday April 7th, 1:00 - 3:00 PM      

Trinity Mercantile        116 E Trinity Pl, Decatur, GA 30030

Free parking is available at Trinity Mercantile. Paid public parking throughout Decatur 

Painting Katrina

Impressionist landscape painter Phil Sandusky will recount his adventures documenting en plein air the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Upon returning to New Orleans after the city’s evacuation for Hurricane Katrina and after having mitigated the severe damage to his own house, Sandusky found a city stripped of much of its infrastructure, allowing him access to paint in locations where nature had struck a furious blow. From his painterly depictions of large sailing yachts at the lakefront heaped into piles to those of houses smashed into each other in the Lower Ninth Ward, Sandusky transcended the obvious misery to capture a higher beauty in this devastation. His chronicles also include a stay in Atlanta during the evacuation from New Orleans where he participated in a fundraiser held by the Reinike Gallery for hurricane victims. http://www.philsandusky.com/ and http://www.philsandusky.com/my-art-books/ 

While a ticket is not required to attend this lecture, we kindly request a donation to attend this lecture and your support is considered a charitable donation and will be used to further our mission. The Olmsted Plein Air is a 501(c)3 non profit organization that is dedicated to nurturing the visual and cultural art education and experience through the art of plein air painting. Your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

 

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Artists Paint Decatur
Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

Artists Paint Decatur

New this year, the 2017 Olmsted Plein Air Invitational comes to Decatur.Throughout the day and into the night on Thursday, April 6, the thirty invited Master Artists of the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational arrive at various locations in and around Decatur to capture cityscapes, architecture and scenic sites on canvas. Find an artist and watch him or her recreate beloved Decatur scenes outdoors (“en plein air”) before your eyes! During the day the Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) will do live Facebook feeds from selected artist locations.

ARTIST’S LECTURE

At 1 pm, Impressionist landscape painter and invited master artist Phil Sandusky will recount his adventures documenting “en plein air“the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans during his  at Trinity Mercantile located at 116 E. Trinity Place, Decatur 30030 from. A book signing will follow. A $20 donation is requested but not required for attendance at this lecture. 

ARTISTS PAINT DECATUR

Artists Paint Decatur festivities are open to the public as a complimentary, family-friendly event in the Decatur plaza. Music begins around 3 pm; live music in the Gazebo starts at 4 pm with a violinist, acoustic guitar at 5 pm, and a drumming group at 6 pm. Then a DJ with sound system picks up until around 8:30 pm. Enjoy great music and complimentary light refreshments (water, lemonade, juice, cookies). Find the music and tent in the paved area between the Gazebo and the Courthouse.

The master artists will relocate in and around the Gazebo around 4 pm, setting up their fresh new paintings from the day for judging. Decatur Mayor Patti Garrett and the DAA will present the “Decatur Community Award” of $500 to the winning contemporary Impressionist painter for their painting depicting Decatur.

SALES OFF THE EASELS

Paintings will be available for purchase right off of the artists’ easels that evening, and again at the public sale on Sunday, April 9 at the Druid Hills Golf Club from 9 am - 3 pm.

AFTER PARTY!

After the public Artists Paint Decatur, mix and mingle one-on-one with the invited master artists at a ticketed event from 9 – 10 pm at Reunion, 129 Church St, Decatur, GA 30030. Ticket price is $35; purchase tickets online or on the Decatur Square all day. And attend other events* around Atlanta the rest of the week, April 2-9.

*Particularly Paint Quick in the Olmsted Linear Park Sunday, April 9.

 

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Jill Steenhuis Featured Lecturer - Donation Suggested $20
Apr
5
10:00 AM10:00

Jill Steenhuis Featured Lecturer - Donation Suggested $20

Jill Steenhuis will be our featured lecturer on Wednesday April 5th, 10:00 - 11:30 AM  

Atlanta History Center, Kennedy Theater                                                                             103 West Paces Ferry Road, NW Atlanta, GA 30305

Jill Steenhuis, an Atlanta native who has spent the last thirty years in Aix in Provence, is a recognized artist and authority on Impressionist oil painting. For more than ten years, she was Artist in Residence at Chateau Noir, Cezanne's residence while living in the South of France. Being a  noted expert on Cezanne and Van Gogh, Jill will speak on “Walking in the Footsteps of Cezanne".

To learn more about Jill visit https://www.artinprovence.com/

While a ticket is not required to attend this lecture, we kindly request a donation to attend this lecture and your support is considered a charitable donation and will be used to further our mission. 

The Olmsted Plein Air is a 501(c)3 non profit organization that is dedicated to nurturing the visual and cultural art education and experience through the art of plein air painting. Your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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Artists Mingle
Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

Artists Mingle

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. 

This year paintings will be available for purchase directly off the easel.

Guests are invited to enjoy the Artists Mingle beginning in the center’s signature galleries, Anne O Art Gallery and Buckhead Art Gallery, will host cocktail receptions with meet and greets for 30 of the nation’s top masters of plein air painting. From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., there will be an open-air art festival on Buckhead Avenue with live music, an outdoor flower market, custom cocktails and bites from nearby restaurants  – and more.

While strolling the area, guests may also bid on silent auction items donated from select luxury and contemporary retailers at the center. All proceeds from the event will benefit Plein Air Invitational youth scholarships.

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Meet the Artists
Apr
2
6:00 PM18:00

Meet the Artists

TICKETED EVENT 

Join us in celebrating in the true spirit of plein air painting.  Meet the Artists  is a unique benefit for supporters of Olmsted Plein Air Invitational. This year, Meet the Artists will be an arts experience reminiscent of paint outs on the great estates of the Impressionist era. 

Tickets to this exclusive event are included with sponsorship benefits enjoyed by supporters known as Friends of Olmsted Plein Air.  FRIENDS will also be able to purchase additional  tickets at a reduced price.

Competing Artists will be encouraged to paint in Piedmont Park throughout the day for the public to enjoy. Meet the Artists event attendees are encouraged to walk the grounds of Piedmont Park and watch the 30 competing artists capture the moment on canvas. It is also an opportunity to take note of whose artwork to watch throughout the week. Meet the Artists will begin at 6:00 PM. The day's work will then be assembled for show & sale at 7:00 followed by lavish food and live Jazz in the historic Piedmont Room at Park Tavern shared by the competing artists and art patrons alike. 

Refreshments will be provided to attendees starting at 4:00 PM park side so 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!  

SINGLE TICKET price  for NON-FRIENDS of Olmsted Plein Air $250

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

 

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 Artists Paint Piedmont Park
Apr
2
8:00 AM08:00

Artists Paint 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. 

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Collectors Preview Gallery Exhibit
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Collectors Preview Gallery Exhibit

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 available 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. 

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Friends Autumn Rhapsody
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Friends Autumn Rhapsody

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. 

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Garden Stroll with Artists
Apr
7
7:00 PM19:00

Garden Stroll with Artists

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..

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