Georgia Color Plein Air Competition: Creating Art In Georgia's Historic Heartland

Thursday-Sunday, October 31-November 3, 2019

Hosted by

Steffen Thomas Museum of Art

Thank you to our Jury Committee. They have our 40 Featured Artists

Donna Biggee, Snellville | Ria Bruns, Vinings | Keith Burgess, Hiawassee | Shannon Candler, Greensboro | Kathy Carl, Marietta | Carole Chalmers, Bogart | Mary Ann Cox, Bogart | Camille Day, Ellijay | Anita Elder, Dahlonega | Dana Enders, Alpharetta | Kathleen Rennell Forbes, Atlanta | Millie Gosch, College Park | Carol Griffin, Macon | Warren Griffin, Macon | Kristina Hammond, Newnan | Averill Jones, Decatur | Walter Kruger, Atlanta, | Nancy S Livengood, Atlanta | Dargan Long, Bainbridge | Amanda Lovett, Gainesville | Lila McAplin, Atlanta | Celeste McCollough, Atlanta | Jill Schultz McGannon, Suwanee | Sharon McIntosh, Savannah | Laurenthia Mesh, Atlanta | Butchie Neely, Atlanta | George Netherton, St. Simons | Nancy Nowak, Suwanee |Sivananda Nyayapathi, Suwanee | Brenda Pinnick, Woodstock | Barbara Ratner, Atlanta | Catherine Ritch, Dahlonega | Junko Rothwell, Brookhaven | Marsha Hamby Savage, Smyrna | Daly Smith, Macon | Janice Cannon Smith, Marietta | Mary O Smith, Townsend Diana Toma, Atlanta | Sam Traina, Mansfield | Sydney Sams, Macon

Congratulations to these artists!

Georgia Color Plein Air* presented by Olmsted Arts, celebrates the tradition of outdoor painting with 40 of the finest outdoor painters in Georgia. 40 artists will put brush to canvas, capturing the autumn light over the waters and fields of Georgia’s Historic Heartland region. The Georgia Color Artists will bring a fresh eye to the changing lights and colors, and a variety of styles that draw from the rich traditions of plein air painting.

A juried event, Artists are competing for a purse. Fresh works will be available for purchase each day . Featured Artists will hold back two paintings for at the Awards Event on Saturday evening where a panel of Judges will award prizes. Awards Event attendees will have the first opportunity to purchase paintings before the public exhibition on Sunday.

All artwork will be exhibited by the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art in Buckhead, Ga (10 minutes southeast of Madison, Ga).

For more information and to get involved or become a Sponsor contact Phil Cuthbertson @ phil@southerneventsynergy.com or call 404-4744-7309

*En plein air is a French expression that means “in the open air.” It is used by artists to describe the art of outdoor painting, capturing landscapes and views in natural light. This kind of art has been a popular practice for centuries and requires specific skills and techniques.

GENERAL INFORMATION | LOCATION | EXHIBITION

Free and ticketed events throughout the week

For art enthusiasts of all ages, including daily artist demonstrations, live auction, kids paint and Collectors Gala.

Learn from daily demonstrations by the Georgia Color Judges, award winning artists, and knowledgeable collectors.artist demonstrations. Relax with great music and food at our Welcome Reception* and Awards Celebration. Purchase original work for some of Georgia’s most esteemed contemporary Impressionist painters.

Thursday, October 31

Free to the public

  • Artists paint at locations (to be announced)

Friday, November 1

Free to the public

  • Artists will paint in the Buckhead/Madison/Lake Oconee area all day.  (known locations will be announced closer to the event )

10:00 noon - 5:00 PM

  • Fresh paintings created by participating Artists as well as a library of their paintings will be on exhibition at the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art and available for purchase.

  • Complimentary admission and tours of the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art

  • Live Demonstration by Olmsted Pein Air Alumni and Artist Judge John Guernsey, 2019 Best of Show Winner Olmsted Plein Air Invitational

  • Live Demonstration by Stephanie Amato, Olmsted Plein Air Invitational Alumni

  • Live Demonstration by Jill Steenhuis, Olmsted Plein Air Invitational Alumni

5:00-7:30PM - Welcome Reception (ticketed)

  • Meet the 2019 Georgia Color Featured Artists at this fun and informal event, featuring a Heartland picnic, and live music on the grounds of the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art.

SATURDAY, November 2

Artists paint all day in the Buckhead/Madison/Lake Oconee area. 

9:00 AM -4:00 PM Free and Open to the Public

  • Gallery Open

  • Scheduled live demonstrations by Artists.

  • Tours of the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art

  • Fresh paintings created by participating Artists as well as a library of their paintings will be on exhibition and available for purchase.

5:30 PM Awards Celebration

SUNDAY, November 3, 2019

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Free and Open to the Public

  • Gallery Open (activities end at 1:30 PM)

  • Artists paint on grounGeords of Steffen Thomas Museum of Art beginning at sunrise. 

The Steffen Thomas Museum of Art is open throughout the day for viewing and purchase of works created by the 2019 Georgia Color Featured Artists and Georgia Olmsted Plein Air Alumni. Regular gallery hours (Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm) resume Monday, November 4.

The exhibition will remain at the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art until a date/time to be determined.

Georgia Color Sponsors