Painting San Juan Bautista: City of History
The Monterey Bay Area Plein Air Painters Association is heading into San Juan Bautista from August 28 to September 1st to “paint the town.” The artists will be distributing themselves throughout this historical town, pallets in hand and easels positioned, to create plein air paintings of various local scenes. By September 1st these paintings will be gathered and juried by local artist, Gayle Sleznick. On September 2nd, Labor Day, there will be a pre-view sale of these paintings at Café 15, 322 Third Street, where some of them will be on view until November 10. The rest of the paintings will be posted at www.cafe15.com. An opening reception to meet the artists will be held on Friday, September 6 from 4 to 7 pm, during the monthly First Friday Art Walk. This is a benefit to support the educational objectives of the Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association a non-profit organization that works to foster the understanding and appreciation of plein air painting and its place in the history and current culture of our communities. Such events help support the professional development of local plein air artists. One can contact the Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association at www.mbpapa.org.
Having fun at Garrapata State Beach with my plein air buddies and MBPAPA. Fogged rolled in halfway through, so had to "ad lib" most of the composition. This kept it understated and less developed, but I like the results.
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"I am a sculptor, who also enjoys painting and drawing. I am not tied to any particular medium, and I thrive in experimenting and blending many materials. I am interested in forms, surfaces, visual metaphors and the emotional responses that my art work evokes. I particularly enjoy teaching art and using these processes both as forms as self-expression and as a means to heal oneself. "