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Jul 6, 2012

Umpqua Plein Air Information...

Hey folks, a message from the Umpqua Valley Arts Association . . .

Umpqua Plein Air Registration Avaliable Now! 
 To register online for the event, click here (please read the prospectus above first).
 Umpqua Plein Air will be held September 5-7, 2012. The deadline for Artist Registration is August 7. To view the prospectus and the registration form in PDF format, click here!
 Until September, if you are anxious to get some plein air painting practice, why not do some painting with the Plein Air Painters of the Umpqua (PAPU)! They go out on Mondays to various locations. Check their website for more information!
click here to watch a slide show of the event from last year

I'm posting this because I'll be the juror for the event:

Thomas Jefferson Kitts is the juror of the 2012 Plein Air Paintout Competition, to be held September 5-7, 2012. You can check out Kitts' website here. You can check out his blog here. We are also planning to host a workshop taught by Kitts in May or June.

Thomas lives in Portland, Oregon. He graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1984, after which he returned home to paint en plein air in the Pacific Northwest and California. (Picture of him left shows Thomas painting the Californian coastline somewhere south of Carmel.)

Thomas is an active member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, the California Art Club, the Oil Painters of America, and the American Impressionist Society. He travels extensively and maintains an active and distinguished exhibition history – one which includes the Laguna Art Museum, the Maritime Museum of Curacao, the Academy Museum of Easton, Oil Painters of America National & Regional Exhibitions, Arts for the Parks Top 100, and three New York Art Expos. Thomas has been commissioned by such prestigious entities as the Publix Corporation, the Mariott Corporation, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, and the Kaiser-Permanente Collection. His work is collected throughout North America. For more information on Thomas Kitts, read his bio.

If you think you'd like to come down and paint, just sign up before August 7th. It's a good group down there and the scenery if fine. And I'd love to meet you in person!



Also, if you are interested signing up my upcoming August 'Essential Plein Air Techniques' workshop, click hereThere are only three spots left on a first-come, first serve basis, so don't delay if you want to join the fun! Learn to paint en plein air with a knowledgeable and respectful teacher. This class will be limited to 12 participants to guarantee quality one-on-one time with the instructor.

UPDATE: Because workshop sign-ups this year have been so quick I may offer a second outdoor class the following week, if there is enough interest. That will be decided after the first week closes.

2 reader comments:

Jesse said...

Wednesday - Friday? Not very travel friendly! I'm always surprised to see dates like that.

Thomas Jefferson Kitts said...

Sorry, Jesse. I had nothing to do with the dates. I'm a hired gun, er, I mean jurist...