Autumn in North Carolina

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Autumn Morning 20″x 16″

 

Artist friend Jeremy Samms invited me up to paint in western North Carolina for a few days. We had a great time of painting and fellowship, despite having to fix a flat tire on a farm in the middle of nowhere.

Autumn Morning was painted near his folks place on a great little farm there.

 

Chad

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Blessing in Bath County

The Homestead 24x20" Plein Air

The Homestead 24×20″ Plein Air

 

“The Homestead” was painted during the Bath County Plein Air Event. This amazing resort seems the heart of the Bath County area. My gracious host introduced me to this area and in the end purchased “The Homestead”. It was a great blessing for them to invest in the painting but even more so to spend time with a wonderful christian couple.

 

Chad

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“Mr. Doherty” @ Bath County Plein Air

Mr. Doherty 20x16 Plein Air

Mr. Doherty 20×16 Plein Air

 

This 20×16″ was painted over a couple hours during the quick draw at Bath County Plein Air. Steve made a fairly good model as he was absorbed in his work and didn’t move too much. It was a lot of fun painting under cover during a rainy day paint out.

Chad

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Judge Paint the Town Cary, NC

 

 

En Plein Air Banner 2016

 

I am honored to co-judge the Town of Cary’s 3rd annual Paint the Town En Plein Air!

3rd Annual en Plein Air Silent Art Auction and Gala
Friday, June 10, 6-9 p.m.
Cary Arts Center

For more information about En Plein Air, please email Jewel Kichak or (919) 460-4972.

 

Come join us for an inspiring evening of art!

Chad

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Judging Artists League of the Sandhills

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I am honored to judge the Artists League of the Sandhills annual members exhibition in Aberdeen NC.

The exhibit opens Sunday, June 5, with a reception from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and the awards presentation at 5:30 p.m.  The public is invited to view this beautiful show featuring the artwork of all members of the Artists League.

Location and contact info:

129 Exchange St.Aberdeen, NC  28315

910-944-3979

 

If you’re in the area please join us!

Chad

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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

Perfect Ending 14x11"

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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