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Olmsted Plein Air Invitational | Highlights of Art Week

26 of America’s most accomplished contemporary impressionist artists arrive in Georgia. They will be capturing the beauty of our mountains, coastline, lakes and rivers, farmland, cityscapes, historic places and vanishing landscapes as they paint throughout Georgia/Metro Atlanta the week April 28 - May 5, 2019. Website and social media will be constantly updated with the most current schedule of events.


Four New Things to Know About Olmsted Plein Air This Year!

1. This years Headquarters and Exhibition Gallery is located at 711 Miami CircleThe Gallery will be open everyday April 28 - May 5 showcasing  fresh paintings for sale.

2New this year there will be 7 days of programming presented by authors, live painting demos, floral designers, museum curators and gallery owners. We are offering attendance to these event via a Palette Pass ($75) or single ticket ($20) unless noted Complementary***

Dawn Whitelaw*** - Olmsted Plein Air Alumna | Demonstration and then Lecture. Collectors Perspective - Understating the unique qualities of plein air painting.

Stacy Catron and Mary Ann Eaddy: Authors of the highly acclaimed Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia’s Historic Gardens are featured presenters.

Suzie Baker: 2019 Olmsted Plein Air Artist | Live painting demo and lecture. What Color is That? How to See Like an Artists.

Robert Pillsbury, President Salmagundi Club of NYC featured presenter

Cynthia Rosen: 2019 Olmsted Plein Air Artist paired with Helen Smith who will create a floral design live. Learn from Cynthia (Master of the Palette Knife) as she creates a painting from Helen’s floral composition.

Sandy Kruger, Executive Director | Olmsted Linear Park Alliance

Hui Lai Chong: 2019 Olmsted Plein Air Artist | live painting demo

Crista Pisano: 2019 Olmsted Plein Air Artist | Does Size Matter? Perceptive of a Fine Art Petite Painting From Start to finish?

Kay Bragg, Owner| Lagerquist Gallery - Viewing a Painting From a Gallerist’s Perspective. featured presenter

John Tilford, Curator of Collection at Oglethorpe University Museum of Art featured presenter

Assessing Artistic Merit ***- Panel Discussion by 2019 Olmsted Plein Air Awards Judges | Kelly Kane, editor in chief of Plein Air Magazine, Nancy Franke, Artist and Robert Pillsbury, President, Salmagundi Club of NYC

John Traynor ***| 2019 Olmsted Plein Air Artist | Live Portrait Demonstration

3. Much of the week's experience is Free. Ticketed opportunities to mix and mingle and get to know the artists include:

  1. Palette Pass | $75  7 days of rich programming. Live paintings demos, lectures, book signings ( schedule is on our home page. updated daily but here is what is scheduled to date   Ticket

  2. Meet the Artist Welcome Event | $200

  3. Pop-up Petite Plein Air Painting Gallery | $60

  4. Award's and Collector's Soiree | $250

4. The exciting PaintQuick Competition will be held Saturday, May 4th, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM. NEW THIS YEAR, the PaintQuick will be held in the Deepdeen segment of Atlanta's Olmsted Linear Park. 

The Exhibition Gallery at 711 Miami Circle will be open every day 10 AM - 5 PM. Fresh Paintings will be Competition paintings will be held back and revealed at the Awards & Collectors Soiree. Their work will be judged by and esteemed panel of Judges as they the vie for a purse and the pursue winning the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational.

All works produced will be available for purchase at various places throughout the week in addition to the Awards & Collectors Soirée and Public Gallery Exhibition.