Event Schedule

    • 3 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • The Joe, 201 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe

    Watch artists Kathleen Hudson and Ginny Fergus capture the
    architecture and atmosphere of Port St. Joe. 


    • 3 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Riverfront Park, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola

    Join artists  Morgan Samuel Price and Terry Miura as they document the Apalachicola River and the boats that ply it.  


    • 3 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 86 Water Street, Apalachicola, FL, 32320
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    Values Workshop on Water Street with Charlie Hunter

    Come paint the small-town landscape with Charlie Hunter, one today's most celebrated plein air painters. In this entertaining workshop, Charlie Hunter will lead a class focusing on his unique value-intensive approach to painting and composition. Hunter will start with a morning demonstration painting using his limited palette, demonstrating a carefully-observed study in values. The class will then concentrate on their own paintings. At the end of the day, participants gather with their work for spirited critique and discussion. 

    Meet on Water Street at the HCA (Center for History, Culture and Art), 86 Water Street (between Avenues D and E) and Charlie will select a painting location from there. There is adequate parking along Water Street. The workshop, May 3, starting at 9 am. $95 per person, register online.

    Bring a sack lunch or plan to lunch at one of the great cafes in Apalachicola.

    Charlie's very comprehensive supply list can be located here. For this single day class, Charlie suggests you grab a tube of Van Dyke Brown (Charlie recommends Cobra brand water-mixable oils) and, if you wish, one of Raw Umber, along with a variety of mark making materials. If you really want to explore Charlie's techniques, order an Ettore 6" squeegee before the class!

    • 3 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • George Core Park, Miss Zola's Drive, Port St. Joe
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    Bringing the Everyday to Life in Watercolor: Watercolor Workshop with Brienne Brown


    Learning to paint on-location is not only fun and exciting, but can help you with your studio work.  During this one-day workshop, Brienne will demonstrate and explain her painting process for plein air painting, sharing some great exercises and practices that will help you become a better plein air artist.  With the use of strong value sketches, bold washes, and quick energetic strokes, Brown will demonstrate how to unify and bring excitement into your watercolors paintings.  No experience with watercolor painting is necessary, but some drawing experience is recommended. 


    Meet Brienne at the lighthouse in George Core Park. The group will select a painting location from there. The workshop, May 3, starts at 9 am. $95 per person, register online. Parking is on Miss Zola's Drive. The easiest way to get there is to take 4th Avenue toward the water, then turn right on Miss Zola's Drive.

    Bring a sack lunch or plan to lunch at one of the great cafes in along highway 98 or Reid Avenue in Port St. Joe.

    You can download Brienne's supply list here.

    • 3 May 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • 12 May 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Fort Coombs Armory, 66 4th Street, Apalachicola
    A unique feature to the Forgotten Coast event is a fully functioning Wetroom which sells paintings as quickly as the artists deliver them to the check in station. The paintings are literally “wet” as they are often completed just hours before arrival. The Wetroom features the work of all 20 invited artists. The paintings change by the hour and often art collectors arrive daily to make their selections from the most recent deliveries. Collectors from across the country watch the online gallery where each painting is photographed and posted immediately to the website. If you cannot attend in person, you may view the paintings online. A painting can be selected and easily processed over the telephone. For the cost of shipping, the painting will be delivered to your door. Simply call 800-378-8419. 
    • 3 May 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • 12 May 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola, FL

    Invited artists display their finest studio work inspired by their plein air work from the Forgotten Coast event. This exhibit exemplifies the tradition of artists taking a series of smaller pieces produced out of doors back to their studio, and producing larger, fully developed paintings you will see in the Master's Gallery. All works are available for viewing and purchase. 

    • 3 May 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • 12 May 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Sacred Heart Hospital, 3801 East Highway 98, Port St. Joe
    In 2010 a special collection of plein air work was donated by the invited artists to honor the event’s founder, Richard Carrell. This is part of the permanent artwork collection at Sacred Heart and provides comfort and interest to families waiting for their loved ones in the surgery center.
    • 3 May 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • The Joe, 201 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe

    Kick off the 2019 Forgotten Coast en Plein Air in style!  Join us for lunch with the artists, volunteers, visitors and greater arts community at the wonderful The Joe Center for the Arts on Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe. Enjoy the Florida's Finest exhibit along with the new Hurricane Exhibit while you lunch and learn about the upcoming events.

    • 4 May 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Lighthouse Park, 2B East Gulf Beach Drive on St. George Island, Eastpoint, FL
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    LOCATION: 

    The 2019 Quickdraw will be held at Lighthouse Park on St. George Island, featuring a wide range of exceptional subject matter sure to challenge and delight all artists. Artists may choose from the pristine beaches, charming beach cottages, or the surrounding quaint views. The Lighthouse is located at 2B East Gulf Beach Drive, Eastpoint, FL, on St. George Island. All completed work will be displayed around the lighthouse for judging and sales. Enjoy live music and beautiful scenery at the reception that evening and receive a ticket to this reception included with your participation in the quickdraw. Guest/spouse tickets can be purchased separately online also before the reception. 

    ARTISTS REGISTRATION: 

    Online registration is now open. On site registration begins at 8:00 am EST and the registration fee is $20. This event is open to anyone over the age of 14 who wishes to participate and has their own supplies and easels. You will choose either the Professional or Open Class for the competition. Artists may use any medium, but must paint in the plein air tradition. Canvases must be blank, and design work cannot begin prior to the 9 am horn. Your QuickDraw entry fee also gets you a complimentary ticket to the QuickDraw Reception at The Plantation at 7:00pm the same evening.

    DATES AND TIMING: 

    Saturday, May 4 - 8:00 am - 8:45 am EST:  Artists check in at the registration desk, pay if they haven’t already, have their blank canvases stamped, and pick up their title & price label.  No canvas will be stamped if painting/design has been begun prior to the starting time.  Deadline for pre-registration is Thursday, May 2nd.

    Saturday, May 4 - 9:00 am EST:  A horn will sound and artists may begin painting en plein air style on any subject.  The Quickdraw artwork must be created during the Quickdraw time frame.  Any violators will be banned from future events.

    Saturday, May 4 - 11:00  EST:  The closing horn will sound and the Quickdraw artists bring their just completed artwork and easels to the exhibit/sale area for the judging and sale.  Artists are responsible for returning on time even if they are not within hearing distance of the horn.  There is little turnaround time, so please be prepared with a title and price when the Quickdraw volunteer visits you and establishes your catalog number.

    JUDGING/AWARDS: 

    All artists must be set up for judging by 11:30 pm EST. Judging will begin at 11:30 pm EST and end at 12:30 pm EST. The Quickdraw Awards are announced and ribbons are awarded from the Lighthouse area. 

    SPECIAL QUICKDRAW EXHIBITION FOR 2019: 

    A special exhibition of forty Quickdraw works will be selected by a special Juror and hung first at the QuickDraw Reception the evening of May 2nd, then at The Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art as a feature of the 2019 event. Please note that all paintings must be properly framed and ready to hang. Volunteers will be available to assist, but artists must provide their own frame ... so plan in advance and bring one with you. The exhibit will be open each day from 11 am to 5 pm, May 5-12, 2019. There is no additional charge to participate in the exhibit and sale.

    SALES: 

    Each artwork is required to be for sale and to have a title and a price written on the provided label.  Each participating artist should consider Forgotten Coast en Plein Air his or her gallery.  There will be a 50% commission collected from the proceeds of each Quickdraw sale to fund this event; any violators will be banned from future events.  Proceeds from our annual plein air event are shared with communities in Franklin and Gulf counties.

    Note: Any work sold prior to 2:00 pm must remain on display until 2:00 pm. Artwork and artist supplies are the sole responsibility of each artist.   
    • 4 May 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Lighthouse Park, 2B E Gulf Beach Dr., St. George Island

    Come watch the artists Bill Farnsworth, Vicki Norman and Poppy Balser, as they capture the beauty that is St. George Island and the St. George Lighthouse. 


    • 4 May 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 1712 Magnolia Road, St. George Island, FL, 32328
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    Celebrate the results of the Quickdraw challenge, hear the judging perspective from Dr. Leslie Hammond, and learn why the selected paintings are winners. Engage in the insights and discussion.

    • 4 May 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • St. George Island Lighthouse, 2 E Gulf Beach Dr., St. George Island

    Artists will be painting around the public beach area near the St. George Island Lighthouse.  The featured artist at the reception will be Bill Farnsworth. Come meet Bill and the other artists and see their work! Reception is held at the St. George Island Lighthouse, and artists will have their work on display, and be ready to discuss.

    • 4 May 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 1712 Magnolia Road, St. George Island, FL, 32328
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    Meet the winning Quickdraw Artists who have works in the Quickdraw’ Gallery at the Plantation Neighborhood Clubhouse.  All paintings are for sale, and refreshments will be served. Tickets are $20 per person, please register online. Participants in the Quickdraw will receive one ticket. 
    • 5 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Riverfront Park, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola

    Enjoy gospel music as artists Bill Farnsworth, Debra Huse, and Mark Fehlman capture a Sunday morning service on the waterfront in Apalachicola.  Nothing could be more joyful!  

    • 5 May 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola, FL

    Stop in at the historic Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art after the Plein Church on Sunday morning, to hear a presentation by Stewart White. Stewart is new to Forgotten Coast en Plein Air and brings a brilliant new perspective. Stewart White will be speaking about how your choices in life and art are going to change and develop through life, and how they influence your individual style. Stewart’s presentation will be accompanied with a short demonstration on the strengths of watercolor painting and how it relates to individual style.


    • 5 May 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • 12 May 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water St., Apalachicola
    A selection of the best paintings from the 2019 Quickdraw competition will be selected to hang as a tribute to the “two hour challenge.” Many times some of the most spontaneous and creative pieces result from the competitive process. The exhibit may be viewed and purchased. 
    • 5 May 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Scallop Republic, 411 Cape San Blas Rd, Port St Joe, FL

    Meet artists Tony Robinson and Michelle Held as art enthusiasts gather to view their work and converse about the art and the setting. 

    • 5 May 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Scallop Republic, 411 Cape San Blas Rd, Port St Joe, FL
    Tony Robinson will be the featured artist for the Salinas Park Artist's Reception. Come meet Tony and the other artists and see their work! Artists will have their work on display and be ready to discuss. 
    • 6 May 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • The Joe Center for the Arts, 201 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe
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    Kendall Portis will present "Shapes: Building Blocks to Picture Making." Kendall will discuss how every good painting is rooted in a strong design composed of shapes. Not understanding this will cause the big picture to be lost to visual clutter. 

    Regardless of the subject, the painting can be broken down into three or four basic shapes. This helps to simplify the story and forces the artist to avoid chasing small, unimportant details. The first step of good storytelling is knowing what to sacrifice or edit out subordinate information to express the visual truth.

    The Lunch and Learn series is limited seating at The Joe Center for the Arts, 201 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe, 12 noon, $15 per person, reservations required via the website.


    • 6 May 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Lynn's Quality Oysters, 402 Highway 98, Eastpoint

    Watch artists Debra Huse, Trey Finney and Charlie Hunter capture the atmosphere, tradition and lifestyle of the small fishing community of Eastpoint around Lynn's Quality Oysters.



    • 6 May 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Lynn's Quality Oysters, 402 Highway 98, Eastpoint

    Artists will be painting around the working waterfront in Eastpoint and Debra Huse will be the featured artist at this reception.  Come meet Debra and the other artists and see their work! The reception is held on the back deck at Lynn's Quality Oysters, overlooking the bay.  Artists will have their work on display, and be ready to discuss.

    • 7 May 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • 12 May 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Cal Allen Coastal Art, Gallery and Studio, 102 SE Avenue B, Carrabelle, FL

    As the natural environment of the Forgotten Coast has changed, especially after Hurricane Michael, artist Joan Vienot has spent a week documenting the changes to our region. Be sure to check out her work and see the transformation of our natural world through her eyes. 

    • 7 May 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water St., Apalachicola, FL
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    Watercolor is a versatile medium and it is exciting to see how modern watercolor artists are using it.  Come enjoy good food while Ginny Fergus discusses how traveling to paint and traveling to show and sell her work has been formative in every aspect of her life as an artist, including the evolution of her painting approach and style. She will share some examples and specifics about what she looks for as she selects painting subjects and sights and how Ginny proceeds to interpret her choices through painting.

    Lunch and Learn series is limited seating at the historic Apalachicola History, Culture and Art, 86 Water Street (across from the riverfront), in Apalachicola, 12 noon, $15 per person, reservations required via the website.


     


    • 7 May 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Marine Street Pavilion, Marine Avenue Riverwalk, Carrabelle

    Watch artists Mark Fehlman and Kendall Portis capture Carrabelle panoramas at their best, from the Pavillion on the Marine Avenue Riverwalk.



    • 7 May 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Pavilion on Marina Drive, Carrabelle, FL

    Artists will be painting along the Marine Street Riverwalk along the working waterfront in Carrabelle.  After the demonstrations, Mark Fehlman will be the featured artist presenting his work at the reception at the pavilion located there on Marina Drive. Come meet Mark and the other artists and see their work!  Artists will have their work on display, and be ready to discuss.

    • 7 May 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cal Allen Coastal Art Gallery and Studio, 102 SE Avenue B, Carrabelle, FL

    Meet artist Joan Vienot and hear about her work during her residency entitled "Hope: Recovery in the Natural Environment."

    The work from this week-long residency will be on exhibit at the Cal Allen Coastal Art Gallery and Studio at 102 SE Avenue B in Carrabelle, FL, with a presentation by Joan and discussion. 


    • 8 May 2019
    • 12 May 2019
    • Fort Coombs Armory, 66 4th Street, Apalachicola, FL

    Be sure to check out the amazing selection of young talent produced by local students of Student Art Day. You'll be amazed at the quality of painting produced by young people from Gulf and Franklin County schools. 

    • 8 May 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • George Core (Lighthouse) Park near the Gulf County Visitor's Center, Port St. Joe

    Join the featured artists as they paint with local students from Gulf and Franklin County schools. Each artist will work one-on-one with a student to paint their own plein air piece from 10am to 1pm. The students will sign their paintings and volunteers will help frame them onsite. Artists, students, teachers and volunteers gather at noon for lunch to celebrate the day's accomplishments.  The student paintings will then be taken to hang in the Wetroom in Apalachicola for the duration of the event.  If you miss Student Art Day, be sure to go by and see their paintings in the Wetroom!


    • 8 May 2019
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Downtown Port St. Joe

    You'll find it amazing what the artists Charles Dickinson and Brienne Brown find to paint in the dark!  A unique set of challenges and techniques will be on display as the artists paint in the moonlight.   Come meet the artists and see their work! Light refreshments will be served for a relaxing evening of art and enjoying the night skies! 

    • 8 May 2019
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Riverfront Park, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola

    You'll find it amazing what the artists Mark Shasha and Nancie King Mertz find to paint in the dark!  A unique set of challenges and techniques will be on display as the artists paint in the moonlight.  Come meet the artists and see their work! Light refreshments will be served for a relaxing evening of art and enjoying the night skies! 

    • 9 May 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • 12 May 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Eastpoint Visitor's Center, 731 US-98, Eastpoint, FL
    Each year at the “Collectors’ Gala,” the invited artists select what they consider the “best” painting of the 10-day event. The Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition purchases that painting and adds it to a growing collection. Take this opportunity to view 11 years of these paintings which our artists have chosen as the Best of the Best!
    • 9 May 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • 12 May 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • The Joe Center for the Arts, 201 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe, Florida

    Florida’s Finest, Plein Air Ambassadors Exhibits features new works from the 2019 Florida’s Finest Ambassadors as well as works by past Ambassadors. The Unforgettable Forgotten Coast: Plein Air Remembers exhibit, features paintings from past events. The Forgotten Coast is one of the last vestiges of “Old Florida,” but the area is changing quickly. Hurricane Michael changed it radically in one day, especially Mexico Beach to Port St. Joe, Cape San Blas and Eastpoint. Carabelle, St. George Island, and Apalachicola also sustained coastal damage. It is the role of plein air to document and memorialize the Forgotten Coast as it was and save those memories for future generations.


    • 9 May 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water St., Apalachicola, FL
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    Simplicity & Intent: The Power of Suggestion

    ”A good brushstroke is full of character not only that of the subject, but of the painter too.” ~ Emile Gruppe

    When conceptualizing and designing a painting, Anne first implement s a method to gain a deeper understanding of values and composition before moving to any rendering. This preliminary thought process allows for more pleasing, simple designs as well as a “playground” for color and brush work. By having a loose “plan”, you can gain more confidence in laying down the paint, therefore developing a signature style. Anne will share this complete process with you and offer ways for you to employ some of the concepts as a springboard for your own painting journey.

    Lunch and Learn series is limited seating at the Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water Street in Apalachicola.  It begins at 12 noon, $15 per person, reservations required via the website for lunch. 

    • 9 May 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Mexico Beach Welcome Center, 102 Canal Parkway, Mexico Beach

    Gather at Mexico Beach Welcome Center to observe artists Nancie King Mertz, Tony Robinson, and Stewart White as they paint the recovery efforts from Hurricane Michael in hard hit Mexico Beach. 


    Note: All of Forgotten Coast en Plein Air events run on Eastern time, so events in Mexico Beach will be one hour earlier than local time. For example, an event starting at 2:00pm Eastern, will actually start at 1:00pm Mexico Beach (Central) time.




    • 9 May 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Mexico Beach Welcome Center, 102 Canal Parkway, Mexico Beach

    Nancie King Mertz will be the featured artist at the Mexico Beach reception. Come meet Nancie and the other artists and see their work of Mexico Beach recovery scenes. Reception is held at the Mexico Beach Welcome Center, and artists will have their work on display, and be ready to discuss.

    Mexico Beach CDC: 888-723-2546.

    Note: All of Forgotten Coast en Plein Air events run on Eastern time, so events in Mexico Beach will be one hour earlier than local time. For example, an event starting at 2:00pm Eastern, will actually start at 1:00pm Mexico Beach (Central) time.

    • 9 May 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Joe Center for the Arts, 201 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe, Florida

    Introduction by Mark Shasha and Kimberly Shoaf, President of the Mexico Beach Tourism Development Council. Reception with highlight the two exhibits showing at The Joe. Florida’s Finest, Plein Air Ambassadors Exhibits features new works from the 2019 Florida’s Finest Ambassadors as well as works by past Ambassadors. The Unforgettable Forgotten Coast: Plein Air Remembers exhibit, features paintings from past events. The Forgotten Coast is one of the last vestiges of “Old Florida,” but the area is changing quickly. Hurricane Michael changed it radically in one day, especially Mexico Beach to Port St. Joe, Cape San Blas and Eastpoint. Carabelle, St. George Island, and Apalachicola also sustained coastal damage. It is the role of plein air to document and memorialize the Forgotten Coast as it was and save those memories for future generations.


    • 10 May 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • The Joe Center for the Arts, 201 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe
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    Expression and Interpretation Lunch & Learn by Trey Finney - The Joe - 12-2pm - Trey will present how personal choices made during the painting process can lead to unique results and a more individual look.

    The Lunch and Learn series is limited seating at The Joe Center for the Arts, 201 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe, 12 noon, $15 per person, reservations required via the website.

    • 10 May 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • The Joe Center for the Arts, 201 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL
    Join facilitator Luke Buck along with Kathleen Hudson, Vicki Norman and Charles Dickinson for a discussion of the recovery from the hurricane and the natural environment examined through the plein air process, at the The Joe Center for the Arts, 201 Reid Avenue in Port St. Joe. 
    • 10 May 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Fort Coombs Armory, 66 4th StreetApalachicola
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    This special event is by invitation only for Maecenas level ($1000 and up) Collectors. Held at the Wetroom this year in Apalachicola, this event brings together artists, collectors, and special guests for an evening of relaxed conversation and relationship building in a beautiful setting. Macenas level Collectors will have first choice in purchasing the reserved paintings from the event. The artists vote on the Artists' Choice award painting at this event, and the winner is announced during the evening. The Artists' Choice painting is traditionally purchased by the FCCC board for its permanent collection.  
    Come enjoy the evening of great food and great music, talk with the artists, and choose that special masterpiece to purchase for your own collection!  Please contact us for details, at info@pleinairfl.com.

    Please click here to access our Collector's Registration page or contact us for details, at info@pleinairfl.com. 

    • 11 May 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Center for History, Culture, and Art, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola, FL

    The Master's Gallery is comprised of studio paintings from the returning invited artists, often in larger formats than are possible en Plein air. Join artist Morgan Samuel Price as she discusses what make the pieces presented in the Masters' Gallery so valuable. 

    • 11 May 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water St., Apalachicola, FL
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    Lunch and Learn series is limited seating at the historic Apalachicola History, Culture and Art, 86 Water Street (across from the riverfront), in Apalachicola, 12 noon, $15 per person, reservations required via the website. 

    Terry will present "10 Strategies for Simplifying Cityscapes" during his presentation.  He will focus on how painting cityscapes can be extremely challenging, but by breaking down the problem into smaller, manageable concepts, and simplifying each, the task becomes much less daunting. By investigating, understanding and gaining command of each of these concepts, and employing some or all of them in executing a painting, we can approach a complex cityscape painting with confidence and control.



     


    • 11 May 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Fort Coombs Armory, Apalachicola
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    The Gala is held on Saturday night this year, May 11, and is open to all Collectors. Collector packages can be purchased on the Collectors page.

    On this special night, the artists will be displaying all their paintings from the week, including their small paintings done especially for this event. These paintings will go on sale this evening for the first time.

    Come enjoy the evening of great food and great music, talk with the artists, and choose that special masterpiece to purchase for your own collection!  Please contact us for details, at info@pleinairfl.com.

    • 12 May 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Fort Coombs Armory Wetroom, Apalachicola

    Stop in on this last day of the 2019 event to hear an exciting lecture by artist Michelle Held - "The Birds." Michelle’s passion for wildlife and nature helps her to capture the vibrancy of birds in the world around her. Her bold and lively paintings seem to ‘sing’ with a life all of their own. Michelle will share her passion of painting the iconic birds of Florida; evoking emotion in a painting is a key component of her personal journey. She will cover gesture sketching, measuring and observing reflective light, passionate brushstrokes and the easiest way of placing the proper size bird in your Plein air painting.  


    • 12 May 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Fort Coombs Armory Wetroom, Apalachicola
    Our second Sunday and final day of the 2019 event will be an opportunity for artists to produce and exhibit “small works” that capture the essence of our beautiful community and landscape in the smaller formats, and at price ranges everyone can appreciate! Come celebrate the end of the week together in Port St. Joe. 

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