Stems Plein Air Paint

Congratulations to the Juried Show Prize Winners.

Best of Show
Richard Sneary
12th Street Viaduct
2nd Place
Marcia Willman
Dappled Beauties
3rd Place
Larry DeGraff
Imperial Draft
4th Place
Kirstin Novak
Rhythm of the Plains

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To see the show in person, visit The Rice Gallery of Fine Art, 4829 W. 119th Street (Hawthorne Plaza), open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. & Thursday until 7:00 p.m.

What is Plein Air Painting?

Plein air is a term derived from the French phrase "en plein air," which literally means “in the open air” and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors, which was originally developed by the Barbizon School and the Impressionist movement of the late 1800s. The Impressionists were particularly interested in the influence of changing light outdoors on color. Artists work quickly to capture their subject in natural light. The term is sometimes incorrectly applied to landscapes painted in the studio which employ such a direct technique that they seem to have been done out of doors.