Seventh Annual Paint Out Week
February 18 through February 26, 2012
The Plein Air Artists of Riverside (PAAR), an artist group of the Riverside Art Museum (RAM), will have its 7th Annual Paint Out Week from Saturday, February 18 through February 26, 2012. Artists will paint in plein air by recreating various scenes along the beautiful historic Mission Inn Avenue in Riverside and its surrounding areas throughout the week. They will follow in the tradition of the French Impressionists and capture the light and air of the scenes in front of them. This year’s theme is “Gems of Riverside.”
On February 25, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., there will be a “Quick Draw” with an award ceremony at 12:00 noon, judged by Mark Kerckhoff, www.kerckhoffpaintings.com. Prizes and ribbons will be awarded in the RAM Atrium at 1:30 p.m.
Each artist will exhibit in the Permanent Collection Galleries at RAM, one piece of artwork created during the 9-day event and their Quick Draw painting of the Riverside Art Museum. The exhibit will be from March 31, 2012 through May 18, 2012. The exhibit will be judged by Michael Jacques, www.michaeljacquesfineart.com , and $5,000-worth of cash and product prizes will be awarded. A Gala and Awards Ceremony will be held Saturday, March 31, 2012, from 5:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m. at RAM.
For artists, a prospectus can be downloaded from www.pleinairartistsofriverside.blogspot.com.
Locations the artists will be painting at each day are as follows:
Saturday, February 18
The Mission Inn on Mission Inn Avenue
Sunday, February 19
Points of interest around Mission Inn Avenue
Monday, February 20
Oak Quarry Golf Club
Tuesday, February 21
St. Andrew Orthodox Christian Church
Wednesday, February 22
Historic Fox Theatre
Thursday, February 23
La Sierra University, Visual Art Center Campus
Friday, February 24
California Citrus State Historic Park
Saturday, February 25
QUICK DRAW 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. RAM
Sunday, February 26
FREE DAY, paint at any previous locations. Exceptions: Oak Quarry Golf Club & St. Andrew Orthodox Church
You do not want to miss this event whether you are a plein air artist or a spectator.
Information: Luz Maria Perez, Event Coordinator, (909) 225-8306 or email@example.com