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3rd Annual Northbrook Plein Air Painting Festival

3rd Annual Northbrook Plein Air Painting Festival  – September 26-29, 2019

Plein Air Painting: A painting executed outdoors (in the “open air”) and representing a direct response to the scene or subject in front of the artist. 

Come to  Northbrook to see over 50 acclaimed Midwest artists painting outdoors the week of September 26.  To receive event updates text NBART to 888777.   You will receive notifications about other event activities as they come up.

Come out and enjoy watching the artists throughout the event. Feel free to stop and observe them at work and welcome them to town. This is a Northbrook Arts Commission event with partial sponsorship from the Northbrook Park District.

The artists will begin painting starting Thursday, September 26, at locations throughout Northbrook based on what inspires them. Each artist will submit their best oil, acrylic, watercolor, or pastel paintings for exhibition, awards and sale to the public.

For further information about the event, please contact Bruce Bondy of the Northbrook Arts Commission at 847-421-6999 or email: bruce@bondystudio.com

History & Techniques of Plein Air Painting Presentation at Northbrook Public Library

 

RECAP of the 2nd Annual Northbrook Plein Air Painting Festival  – September 26-30, 2018

2018 Plein Air Festival Award Winners:

MAIN EVENT:

  1. Donna Shortt, Indianapolis, IN. Rainy Day Color Wheel.  $1200
  1. Nyle Gordon, Ethel, MO. Techny Towers. $750
  1. Jeanne Clohisy, Arlington Heights, IL River’s Edge. $500
  1. Steve Puttrich, Arlington Heights, IL Bridge to Island Gardens. $150  Honorable Mention
  1. Deb Anderson, Glenview, IL. Sunset From Willowhill, $150 Honorable Mention

Quick Paint Event

  1. Jennifer Stanley, Chicago, IL, Pink Trees, $300
  1. Jan Schmuckal, Geneva, IL. Quiet Day in Northbrook.  $200
  1. Nyle Gordon, Ethel, MO. Northbrook, IL.  $100

Best Nocturne

  1. Spencer Meagher, Mt Vernon, IL. Moonlight Serenade.  $300
  1. Margaret Robinson, Shorewood, WI. Crossing.  $200
  1. Henryk Ptasiewicz, St. Louis, MO. The Rick Shandling Group. $100

Artist’s Choice:  Spencer Meagher, Mt Vernon, IL.  Over & Under. $250  Voted by the Plein Air Painters.  Peer Award.

People’s Choice: Marty Coulter, Washington, MO.  A Walk in Somme Woods.  $250  VOTED BY Visitors to event.

For further information about the event, please contact Bruce Bondy of the Northbrook Arts Commission at 847-421-6999 or email: bruce@bondystudio.com