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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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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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Best of Show from Lori Putnam!

I was privileged to participate in the 3rd annual Finger Lakes Plein Air Festival last week and was honored to receive the Best of Show award from judge Lori Putnam! I always enjoy these events awards or not, but needless to say I am honored to have my work recognized in this way. The quality of work was high and it was a highlight for me to reconnect with several talented and hard working artists friends from the plein air “circuit”.

 

Lori Putnam and Chad Smith at Finger Lakes Plein Air Festival Gala Event.

Lori Putnam presents Best of Show to Your’s Truly.

Saturday night was the gala event with judging and awards from Lori Putnam. Attendance was great with catering, live music, and a setting that was so enjoyable. Best of all, Erin and Sargent were able to attend! I want to thank Lori for the award and her thoughtful approach to the impossible task of judging high quality work. Congratulations go to  Kathie Odom and Richard Thomas who also received awards for their impressive work in addition to all the honorable mention awards. Please visit the Finger Lakes Plein Air Festival website for info on all the artists and award winners. Finally, I would like to congratulate my good artist friends John Caggiano and Kirk Larsen for the Quick Draw and Artist Choice awards respectively.

 

tracks-at-sunset-14x11 chad-smith best of show

Tracks At Sunset 14″x11″ Best of Show, Finger Lakes Plein Air Festival 2014

The event was a joy and my hosts were fantastic. Canandaigua is a beautiful area which abounds in subject matter not the least of which is Sonnengberg Gardens. I participated in the inaugural event two years ago and “fell in love” with the gardens. I look forward to next year and highly recommend a visit whether you are a painter or not.

Chad

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