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2018 Plein Air Painting Festival

 

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

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 be able to see a map during the event that shows where the artists are currently painting.  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 Parks District.

The artists will begin painting starting Wednesday, 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.  Among the noted artists painting this year: Nancie King Mertz, Errol Jacobson,  Nyle Gordon, Spencer Meagher, Christina Body, Loraine Yolles, Allen Kriegshauser, Steve Puttrich, Marc Anderson, Deb  Anderson, Jan Schmuckal, Marty Coulter, Frankie Johnson, Sherri Thomas and many more.

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

Event Festivities

Schedule of Events:

Wednesday-Thursday-Friday:
All day: Look around town for Plein Air Painters. Stop by to chat and see what they are creating! Check map for artist locations.  Text NBART to 888777 to receive LIVE updates.

Friday:

Artists will be painting around Northbrook all day, The Chicago Botanic Garden and Friday afternoon in two Glenview locations (1-5 pm): Wagner Farm, Wagner & Lake St., Glenview, and at The Glen/Lake Glenview/Gallery Park: 2001 Patriot Blvd, Glenview, IL.
5:30 pm-8 pm: Nocturne Night. Friday, September 28, “Nocturne Night” will be hosted in cooperation with many of Northbrook’s downtown merchants and restaurants from 5:30-8pm. Artists will paint Nocturnes (paintings in twilight or evening lighting conditions) along Shermer Road and in the shopping malls along Cherry Lane accompanied by local musicians. Many of the businesses will offer special incentives to help encourage the community to visit downtown and enjoy a meal or shopping opportunity, as well as to see artists transform their canvas into wonderful works of art.

Saturday:
9 am-noon:  Artists will be painting around Northbrook, The Chicago Botanic Garden and in two Glenview locations (1-5 pm): Wagner Farm, Wagner & Lake St., Glenview, and at The Glen/Lake Glenview/Gallery Park: 2001 Patriot Blvd, Glenview, IL.

Noon- 5 pm: Come to the Village Green Park , 1810 Walters Ave., Northbrook for live music,

1:00-2:00pm:  Plein Air Painting Demonstration by Acclaimed Artist and Imminent Pastelist Nancie King Mertz

1:00-5:00 PM  Watch Artists during Quick Paint Competition in Downtown Northbrook and Village Green Park.  Artists will have 2.5 hours to create painting, frame it and submit it for exhibition.

Artwork will be on display for viewing and purchase from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at Village Green Park.  VOTE for your choice for BEST IN SHOW painting for the People’s Choice Award.  Text NBART to 888777 to receive LIVE updates.

Sunday:  VILLAGE GREEN PARK, 1810 Walters Ave., Northbrook

9 am-noon: Quick Paint competition in Village Green Park. Watch artist paint beautiful paintings in a competition-style format. Artists will have 2.5 hours to create painting, frame it and submit it for exhibition.

1:00 pm:  Awards Ceremony.  Presentation of awards to artists.

1:00-3:00pm:  Watch Live Radio Broadcast:  PLAYTIME with Bill Turck and Kerri Kendall of WCGO, 1590 AM.  From the Gazebo.

2:00- 4:00pm:  Live performance by the Northbrook Symphony Brass Quintet

2:00-3:00 pm: Plein Air Painting Demonstration by Acclaimed Artist Steve Puttrich.

9:00am- 6:00pm: Artwork on display for viewing and purchase. This is artwork created in this community during the event.  For many                                   people buying a plein air painting may be their first purchase of original artwork.

Purchase of Artwork

All artwork on display will be available for purchase, beginning at 9:00 am on Saturday, September 29 at the Village Green Park, 1810 Walters Ave (VILLAGE GREEN CENTER).  All sales of work are on a first come first served basis.  Payment can be made through check or credit card. Work is sold through the “Northbrook Friends of the Arts”.  Work will continue to be displayed as it is produced throughout the weekend.  Sale and exhibition of work ends at 6:00 pm on Sunday.