Wayne Plein Air Festival

Wayne 2015

Wayne 2015

I’m headed to Wayne! The Wayne Plein Air Festival is held in wonderful Wayne PA just outside Philadelphia. Last year was an excellent exhibition with Juror Ray Roberts graciously awarding my work “Waterwheel” an Honorable Mention.

I am looking forward to seeing old painting friends and making new ones. Most of all, I plan to give my best and by God’s grace produce even better work this year.

Chad

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The Judge!

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I am honored to serve as Juror/Judge for the Wilmington Art Association’s 34th annual juried spring art show & sale. The opening reception and awards ceremony will be held April 7th at the Community Arts Center/Hannah Block USO bldg. The address: 120 South St. Wilmington, NC 28401.

There were nearly 400 entries with 266 in the show. The exhibition is a broad example of art produced in the area including just about every media can think of. There are some truly outstanding pieces in this show and I encourage anyone to attend the festivities. I always love an art party :)

 

See you there,

Chad

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Wilmington Workshop Full!

Last Light 12x24" Plein Air

Last Light 12×24″ Plein Air

 

I am pleased to announce the Wilmington plein air workshop is full! I’m looking forward to a great time with an intense and fun bunch of painters.

Thanks to Ann Lees for heading everything up!

 

Chad

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Incredible Wilmington!

So, the plein air demonstration happened in Wilmington, NC on St. Patrick’s day (notice my green undershirt). Liz Hosier from the Wilmington Art Association was my helpful guide/host for the day supplying a delicious roast beef sub from one of the great downtown delis, yummy. I didn’t know what to expect as far as the turnout but the town of Wilmington blew me away. Liz counted at least 40 people! (see pic below)

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Waxing eloquent…

As you can see,  we were blocking up the entire pier. They were such a wonderful group of people with lots of intelligent questions and all very attentive. Most even laughed at my silly stories. There was one special moment when I invited a passing little girl to participate in the painting. We all had a great time. If you live near Wilmington I highly recommend joining the WAA.

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40+ blocking the pier!

 

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A team effort.

 

 

 

Chad

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Demo in Wilmington

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Perfect Ending 14×11″, plein air

 

Letting you know, I’ll be painting a plein air demo (weather permitting) in downtown Wilmington this Thursday March 17th at 12 noon. The demonstration is a preview of sorts for the workshop held in Wilmington April 11-13. Should be lots of fun! For more info on the workshop click here: WORKSHOP

We’re meeting at the Hannah Block Center: 120 S 2nd St, Wilmington, NC 28401

 

Chad

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Painting Q&A Survey

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Outdoor Painting Survey

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Group Exhibition at the Laffer Gallery, NY!

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I will be attending the Laffer Gallery’s Third Annual Upstate Invitational  this Saturday 10/24/15 starting at 6pm. Erik has 17 new plein air  paintings from me ranging from 9×12″ to 24×20″ cityscapes, to landscapes. Joining me for the group show will be wonderful artists Mary Ellen Riell and JoAnn Axford.

Most of the paintings at the exhibition can be seen online here: Laffer Gallery .  Please join us for a fantastic opening!

Warm Regards,

 

Chad

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Nifty Durham

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As some of you may know, we’ve moved to Durham NC. The painting above is my first larger  20×24″ plein air painting in downtown. The subject is the impressive Durham Bulls Athletic Park. It has been a pleasure to meet several interesting folks while “on the street”. This image was taken by very friendly and very skilled photographer Ken Huth. Ken runs the blog Nifty Durham focusing on local happenings. You can check out Ken’s post about our meeting in downtown Durham here: Nifty Durham.

Chad

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Stanley Theater Autumn

The Stanley Autumn 24x20" plein air

The Stanley Autumn 24×20″ plein air

The Stanley is an iconic theater here in upstate NY. The interior is more amazing than the exterior shown here. This 24×20″ was painted over two sessions plein air and was joy to paint. I love watching the city come to life in the morning. In this case, capturing the employee setting up tables for the days business and watching vehicles scurry by all under the stalwart Stanley theater marquee. “The Stanley Autumn” is part of the exhibition at Gallery 3040 in Old Forge, NY.

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Opening at 3040

Rustic Pattern 24x18 oil, plein air

Rustic Pattern 24×18 oil, plein air

This Saturday 7/25/15 I will attend an opening for new work at Gallery 3040 in Old Forge NY.  All are welcome, it should be a fun night! The hours are from 5-7 pm. There are several new plein air works in larger formats from 16×20″ up to 20×24″. Additionally, there will be a rare opportunity to peruse various smaller studies from over the years. These will be available for purchase unframed.  As I mentioned, this will be a fun night hope to see you there!

Chad

 

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