Event Highlights

PLEIN AIR PORTRAITS
May 1, 2015 to May 11, 2015 1:00 AM (ET)

PLEIN AIR PORTRAITS, An opportunity to own a custom painting created by a nationally recognized artist, new for the 10th Anniversary Celebration. “Plein Air Portraits" will feature two plein air artists, Hiu Lai Chong and Dawn Whitelaw, who are known for their portraiture talents. These limited opportunities to have a special figurative study completed in a plein air setting have been provided as a result of requests from collectors. All completed paintings are 12” x 16”, framed and ready for hanging, $1,500 per portrait. Choose the artist and the setting, as long as it is outdoors in natural light and book your reservation online (please click here) or by telephone.


PLEIN AIR MARKETPLACE
May 1, 2015 to May 10, 2015 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
101 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

PLEIN AIR MARKETPLACE, Vendors who specialize in plein air supplies will be demonstrating their products and selling their wares for all attendees. An artist relaxation lounge will be sponsored by Plein Air magazine and a display of the work by “Plein Air Portraits” artists Hiu Lai Chong and Dawn Whitelaw will be featured, 101 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 11 am-5 pm


Panel Discussion: Quickdraw Quandaries
May 1, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (ET)
Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola

Panel Discussion: Quickdraw Quandaries, a practical discussion balancing the difficulties and the benefits of the two hour challenge, led by David Boyd Jr. and Leon Holmes, Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola, 1-2 pm

 


Opening Luncheon Celebrating 10 Years of Plein Air Excellence
May 1, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (ET)
Eastpoint Visitor Center, 731 Hwy 98, Eastpoint

Opening Luncheon Celebrating 10 Years of Plein Air Excellence, welcome the artists at a festive luncheon, Eastpoint Visitor Center, 731 Hwy 98, Eastpoint, 12 noon

 


Presentation: The Savvy Collector
May 2, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (ET)
Center for History, Culture and Art, Apalachicola

Presentation: The Savvy Collector, a presentation and discussion offering advice and guidance on selecting art to purchase from upcoming new artists, presented by an expert guest speaker (soon to be announced), Center for History, Culture and Art, Apalachicola, 2-4pm


Reception and Keynote Address: Florida’s Finest en Plein Air and Quickdraw Exhibit
May 2, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)
Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola

Reception and Keynote Address: Florida’s Finest en Plein Air and Quickdraw Exhibit, meet the artists, select work from a juried collection of Florida’s top talent and congratulate the featured Plein Air Ambassadors. Enjoy culinary specialties and refreshments followed by a keynote address by the honored Quickdraw Judge, Joshua Rose, Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola, $20 per person, 6-8 pm, for tickets click here.


Presentation: Remembering Richard’s Vision
May 3, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (ET)
Presentation Hall, WindMark Village Center

Presentation: Remembering Richard’s Vision, preservationists and artists, Larry Moore, Mary Erickson, and Charles Dickinson will share their memories of the original discussions with the late Richard Carrell about the vision to capture the changing Forgotten Coast coastline through a plein air event, Presentation Hall, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 1-3pm


Maecenas Dinner and Reception
May 3, 2015
Indian Pass

Maecenas Dinner and Reception, a gathering to honor the event’s most generous art patrons and supporters. Culinary delights, fine wines and artful conversation will engage artists and collectors in historic Indian Pass. If you would like to secure a Maecenas Collector Package, register online (please click here) or by telephone.


PLEIN AIR CAFE’
May 4, 2015 to May 9, 2015 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (ET)
Presentation Hall, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

PLEIN AIR CAFE’

Artist’s Palette Lunch Specials, set aside a moment for a wonderful lunch amidst the art and lively presentations in Presentation Hall, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, Lunch served 11 am-2 pm


Lunch and Learn: Encaustics
May 4, 2015 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (ET)
The Courtyard, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Lunch and Learn: Encaustics, Charlie Hunter demonstrates the process of encaustics and plein air work in the Courtyard. Lunch and Learn series is limited seating, $15 per person for sandwich, salad and drink, reservations online (click here to reserve space online), The Courtyard, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 11 am-1 pm

 


Demonstration: Hand Making Fine Artist Brushes
May 4, 2015 11:00 AM (ET)
Plein Air Marketplace, 101 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Demonstration: Hand Making Fine Artist Brushes, Symi Jackson of Rosemary and Co. Artist Brushes will demonstrate how to make some of the finest brushes in the world, Plein Air Marketplace, 101 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 11 am


Reception and Presentation: Plein Discipline
May 4, 2015 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
Salinas Park, Cape San Blas

Reception and Presentation: Plein Disciplineenjoy a discussion with Gene Costanza highlighting his approach to plein air painting, and to life. Meet artists Mary Erickson and James Hempel and enjoy the best company the Cape has to offer, Salinas Park, 240 Cape San Blas Road, Cape San Blas, 4-6 pm


Full Moon Paint-outs: Apalachicola's Riverfront Park
May 4, 2015 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)
Riverfront Park, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola

Full Moon Paint-outs: Apalachicola's Riverfront Park, nocturne painting draws more than lightning bugs. Join Tracey Frugoli as she shares her thoughts on painting in the dark. Artists Gene Costanza, Leon Holmes and James Richards will be on the docks by her side, Riverfront Park, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola, 8-10 pm


Full Moon Paint-outs: Cape San Blas Lighthouse
May 4, 2015 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)
Port St. Joe, 200 Miss Zola's Drive

Full Moon Paint-outs: Cape San Blas Lighthouse, nocturne painting draws more than lightning bugs. The recently relocated Cape San Blas Lighthouse will be the backdrop for James Hempel to discuss why he is drawn to nocturne painting. Fellow artists Michele Byrne, Ken DeWaard and Greg LaRock will round out the demonstrations, 200 Miss Zola's Drive, Port St. Joe, 8-10 pm


Lunch and Learn: Art in Motion
May 5, 2015 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (ET)
Presentation Hall, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Lunch and Learn: Art in Motion, Shelby Keefe combines music, movement and artistic expertise in one entertaining presentation. Lunch and Learn series is limited seating, Presentation Hall, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, $15 per person for sandwich, salad and drink, reservations online (click here to reserve space online), 11 am-1 pm


Don Demers’ Masters Gallery Tour
May 5, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (ET)
The Chill Tower Gallery, 165 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Don Demers’ Masters Gallery Tour, accomplished artist and instructor, Don Demers will give a guided tour highlighting what makes a masterpiece, The Chill Tower Gallery, 165 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 1-3 pm


Student Art Day
May 6, 2015 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (ET)
Lighthouse Park, 2 East Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island

Student Art Day, artists paint with local students and the community shares lunch to celebrate the young artists' work, Lighthouse Park, 2 East Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island, painting 10 am-12 pm, community lunch 12-1 pm


Lunch and Learn: The Vision for the Plein Air Academy
May 6, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (ET)
Presentation Hall, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Lunch and Learn: The Vision for the Plein Air Academy, Don Demers, Master Artist and lead development Chair for the Plein Air Academy will lead a discussion focused on the purpose, the goals and the process of the Plein Air Academy. Lunch and Learn series is limited seating, Presentation Hall, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, $15 per person for sandwich, salad and drink, reservations online (click here to reserve space online), 1-2 pm


Book Signing: Collecting the Plein Air Landscape
May 6, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)
Shimmering Sands Realty, 123 East Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island

Book Signing: Collecting the Plein Air Landscape, Jean Stern, Executive Director of the Irvine Museum, Shimmering Sands Realty, 123 East Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island, 6-8 pm


Lunch and Learn: Documenting a Painting’s Pedigree
May 7, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (ET)
Presentation Hall, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Lunch and Learn: Documenting a Painting’s Pedigree, Morgan Samuel Price and Mary Erickson will share tips to ensure a painting grows in value over time. Lunch and Learn series is limited seating, Presentation Hall, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, $15 per person for sandwich, salad and drink, reservations online (click here to reserve space online), 1-2 pm  


Reception and Presentation: The Color Palette
May 7, 2015 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
Mexico Beach Welcome Center, 102 Canal Parkway, Mexico Beach

Reception and Presentation: The Color PaletteLori Putnam will lead a group through a hands-on process of color theory. Meet the artists Greg Barnes and Charles Dickinson along with local patrons from the Mexico Beach community, Mexico Beach Welcome Center, 102 Canal Parkway, Mexico Beach, 4-6 pm (Eastern)


"One Hundred Years of Plein Air"
May 7, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (ET)
Presentation Hall, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

"One Hundred Years of Plein Air", Jean Stern, Art Historian and Executive Director of the Irvine Museum will present a visual presentation focusing on the evolution of the plein air movement. A recognized authority on California Impressionism, art historian Jean Stern has extensive experience in the field as an author, curator, and teacher.  Executive director of the Irvine Museum since its inception in 1993, he has established a national presence for the Irvine Museum through a noteworthy international series of books, exhibitions, lectures, articles, and video documentaries. He was a consultant to and appears in the two PBS documentary video series, Impressions of California and Plein Air: Painting the American Landscape, Presentation Hall, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 7:30 -9 pm


Lunch and Learn: Building Your Art Collection with Your Heart and Your Head
May 7, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (ET)
Presentation Hall, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Lunch and Learn: Building Your Art Collection with Your Heart and Your Head, art expert, Violeta De La Serna of Fine Art Connoisseur and Plein Air magazine, will host a lunch workshop highlighting valuable tips to collecting fine art. Lunch and Learn series is limited seating, Presentation Hall, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, $15 per person for sandwich, salad and drink, reservations online (click here to reserve space online), 12-1 pm  


Roundtable Discussion: Art As A Window
May 8, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (ET)
Presentation Hall, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Roundtable Discussion: Art As A Window, join Jean Stern, Art Historian and Executive Director of the Irvine Museum, as he moderates a panel of artists, Don Demers, Mary Erickson, David Boyd Jr. and Tracey Frugoli in an in-depth discussion of the role art plays in the preservation, environmental education and stewardship of local culture and natural resources, a 10 year perspective, Presentation Hall, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 2-4 pm


Demonstration: Whites, Greys and Blacks: Possibilities in Color Mixing
May 8, 2015 3:00 PM (ET)
Plein Air Marketplace, 101 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Demonstration: Whites, Greys and Blacks: Possibilities in Color Mixing, Scott Gellatly, artist and Gamblin Product Manager will demonstrate the possibilities and usage of colors that were formulated with the sole purpose of helping painters navigate the area close to the neutral core of Color Space, Plein Air Marketplace, 101 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 3 pm


Plein Air TGIF
May 8, 2015 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)
Riverfront Park, Apalachicola

Plein Air TGIF, celebrate “en Plein Air” on the dock with live music, dancing, tasty seafood and local cuisine! In honor of 10 years of Plein Air success, this party is one not to miss. Tickets online, $10 per person, Riverfront Park, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola, 7-10 pm

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Lunch and Learn: The Art of Conversation
May 8, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (ET)
Presentation Hall, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Lunch and Learn: The Art of Conversation, Michele Byrne will discuss the benefits and the process to capture figures in the plein air composition. Lunch and Learn series is limited seating, Presentation Hall, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, $15 per person for sandwich, salad and drink, reservations online (click here to reserve space online), 12-1 pm


Demonstration: Optimize Your Brush Marks
May 9, 2015 11:00 AM (ET)
Plein Air Marketplace, 101 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Demonstration: Optimize Your Brush Marks, Symi Jackson of Rosemary and Co. Artist Brushes will demonstrate the variety of brush shapes and how to get the most value from each stroke, Plein Air Marketplace, 101 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 11 am


Wetroom Consultations
May 9, 2015 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM (ET)
The Wetroom, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Wetroom Consultations, Jean Stern, Art Historian and Executive Director of the Irvine Museum will be available to discuss the nuances of the paintings produced in the event, the Wetroom, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 11am-3 pm


Collectors’ Gala and Artists' Choice Award
May 9, 2015 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)
Presentation Hall and Wetroom, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Collectors’ Gala and Artists' Choice Award, the festival’s signature event, artists and collectors come together to enjoy music, exceptional fare, and the opportunity to own the region's most coveted art. The Artists’ Choice Award is presented and collectors are encouraged to meet the artists, Presentation Hall and Wetroom, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 6:30-10 pm. To be a Collector, register online (please click here) or by telephone.


Lunch and Learn: Discovering The Inner Artist
May 9, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (ET)
Presentation Hall, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Lunch and Learn: Discovering The Inner Artist, Molly Schmid will host a conversation focused on the moment an artist realizes their talent, the positive impact creating art has on them, and the value their art brings to the world. Lunch and Learn series is limited seating, Presentation Hall, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, $15 per person for sandwich, salad and drink, reservations online (click here to reserve space online), 12-1 pm


PLEIN AIR CAFE’
May 10, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (ET)
Presentation Hall, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

PLEIN AIR CAFE’

Mothers' Day Brunch at the Plein Air Cafe, plan to honor Mom with a special brunch set among the art and family festivities in Presentation Hall, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 10 am-2 pm


Art in the Afternoon
May 10, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (ET)
Presentation Hall and Wetroom, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Art in the Afternoon, the perfect Mother's Day outing, a family plein air celebration, art activities for the children, last chance to purchase art and say goodbye to 2015 artists, Presentation Hall and Wetroom, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 10 am-3 pm


Plein Air Marketplace
May 10, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (ET)
WindMark Village Center

Plein Air Marketplace, vendors who specialize in plein air supplies will be demonstrating their products and selling their wares for all attendees. An artist relaxation lounge will be sponsored by Plein Air Magazine and a display of the work by “Plein Air Portraits” artists Hui Lai Chong and Dawn Whitelaw will be featured, 101 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 11-3pm


Presentation: Artists’ Choice Collection
May 10, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)
Presentation Hall, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Presentation: Artists’ Choice Collection, four time Artists’ Choice winner James Richards will discuss the significance of the honor and the progression of his work as it tells the story of the Forgotten Coast, Presentation Hall, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 11 am -12 pm


Workshops

PASTEL PAINTING -- PERFECT FOR PLEIN AIR
April 29, 2015 to April 30, 2015
Florida's Forgotten Coast

2 DAY WORKSHOP WITH NANCIE KING MERTZ

Nancie King MertzNancie King Mertz is a Master Signature Member of Pastel Society of America and Chicago Pastel Painters, an IAPS Master Circle member. Her Website is: www.NancieKingMertz.com

Artist’s statement: “Pastels are perfect when painting on-site because they’re so immediate…no time is required to mix paint. This is a huge benefit when racing against the clock or chasing the sun. I’ll share techniques that help you capture light & shadow quickly and that enable you to complete works in 2-3 hours. The Panhandle of Old Florida provides a wealth of subjects along its fascinating coast, just begging to be painted!”

This workshop will improve your speed & confidence when using soft pastels for Plein Air painting. The information shared over the 2 days will also be helpful for studio pastel work.

One or two paintings will be fully completed each day, depending on your comfort zone. Individual attention is stressed in this workshop, rather than group lecture. Short demos will be offered as needed, throughout the workshop, to help clarify techniques.

Preferred materials list:
Plein air easel with sturdy surface to hold your pastel box
Assorted soft pastels (if buying, the Sennelier Plein Air set is a good start)
4 or more painting surfaces/sizes of your choice: Ampersand pastel boards, Wallis paper, etc. One 11x14 prepared Gatorboard panel will be provided by the instructor for each artist to try
Small closed container for alcohol (denatured alcohol will be provided)
Fan brush
Also need: a roll of waxed paper and blue painters’ tape (to protect finished work for transit)
Wet wipes, hat or visor, bug spray & sunscreen
Optional: umbrella, chair
In case of rain, we’ll work outside but under cover

Cost per student, $200, Paid in advance, send checks with Name, Address, email and phone numbers to:
Paulette Moss, Apalachicola School of Art 
PO Box 86, Apalachicola, FL 32320
For Information, call 1-855-APALACH (272-5224)

Reserve your space now with Paypal!

Questions for instructor, contact: 

Nancie@nanciekingmertz.com
Sponsored by Forgotten Coast en Plein Air, Forgotten Coast Cultural Coaliion


TWO GUYS, THREE DAYS, DUELING DEMOS with Greg LaRock and Ken DeWaard
May 11, 2015 to May 13, 2015
Florida's Forgotten Coast

3-DAY WORKSHOP WITH KEN DEWAARD AND GREG LAROCK 

Greg LaRock and Ken DeWaard WorkshopDon’t miss this opportunity to study with two nationally known, award-winning plein air artists in one workshop! With decades of experience, Greg and Ken will guide you through everything you need to know including: simplification, understanding good composition, creating focal ­interest, achieving depth and atmosphere in your work and much, much more. Watch and learn with demos by both artists including a side by side demo of the same subject matter. Plus, lots of hands on instruction, discussion and free goodies for all students! Workshop is open to all levels.

About Ken DeWaard:

For Ken there is nothing more rewarding and challenging than painting under an open sky, surrounded by the scents and sounds of nature, along with it's ever changing color and harmonies to excite one's creativity.

After receiving his Bachelor of Arts with honors, Ken began working in a commercial art studio in Chicago. He continued his studies at the American Academy of Art, where he studied with nationally recognized watercolorist, Irving Shapiro. Upon Irving's recommendation Ken joined the acclaimed Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Art in Chicago, where he soon began studying with Scott Burdick as well as Dan Gerhartz. It is here that Ken adapted his direct and pure approach as well as his bravura brush style, which he achieves by painting directly from life.

Strongly inspired by John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla, William Wendt, Edgar Payne, Nicolai Fechin, and the Russian Impressionists, Ken finds himself painting an array of subject matter from everyday life. The feelings Ken evokes in his paintings are due in part to the excitement and passion he feels while capturing the fleeting effects of light, or the wonderful color nuances and harmonies presented by nature and all of her beauty.

Ken continues to travel throughout the United States as well as Italy and China. He has won numerous awards around the country in many of the top plein air competitions including the coveted Artist Choice award, Best of Show, along with a host of various other awards. He has spent many a summer day painting the Italian hillsides, American vistas, and beauty wherever it finds him. This has always been a contributing factor in his work, insight, and inspiration and growth as an artist.

Ken is an instructor at the The Academy of Fine Art,  in Denmark, Wisconsin. He currently resides with his wife and four young children in the beautiful driftless area of southwest Wisconsin.

About Greg LaRock:

Greg LaRock’s passion is to capture the outdoor landscape and its ever-changing light and beauty. The challenge of depicting the three-dimensional world onto ­canvas is a difficult pursuit, but when it all comes together, it is an extremely rewarding experience. “When the gap between believability and painterly expression is merged, I’ve done my job.”

A signature member of AIS, LPAPA and ASMA plus an artist member of the CAC, Greg has won numerous awards for his painting excellence including the $5000 first place/grand prize at the Easton Plein Air event in Maryland and the top purchase prize awards for the Newport Bay Naturalist Mural Competition in California and at the Callaway Gardens Plein Air Show in Georgia. Greg has been juried into four of the Oil Painters of America national shows, awarded a “Jury’s Top 50” at the Greenhouse Gallery’s Salon International twice, was an invited artist seven times to LPAPA’s annual Plein Air Invitational. He has also been ­featured in Southwest Art’s “Artist to Watch” column and included in Jack Richeson Fine Art Series book “Plein Air New Mexico.”

Cost per student, $375, Paid in advance, send checks with name, address, email and phone numbers to:
Paulette Moss, Apalachicola School of Art 
PO Box 86, Apalachicola, FL 32320
For Information, call 1-855-APALACH (272-5224)

Reserve your space now with Paypal!

Questions for instructors, contact: 
Greg LaRock, inquire@greglarock.com
Ken DeWaard, dewaard@mwt.net

Sponsored by Forgotten Coast en Plein Air, Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition

Receptions

Reception and Keynote Address: Florida’s Finest en Plein Air and Quickdraw Exhibit
May 2, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)
Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola

Reception and Keynote Address: Florida’s Finest en Plein Air and Quickdraw Exhibit, meet the artists, select work from a juried collection of Florida’s top talent and congratulate the featured Plein Air Ambassadors. Enjoy culinary specialties and refreshments followed by a keynote address by the honored Quickdraw Judge, Joshua Rose, Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola, $20 per person, 6-8 pm, for tickets click here.


Reception: Oyster Blues
May 3, 2015 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
Lynn’s Quality Oysters, Eastpoint

Reception: Oyster Blues, talk with artists Greg Barnes and Nancie King Mertz about their inspiration found in the small fishing village... and enjoy the world’s best oysters, Lynn’s Quality Oysters, 402 U.S. Highway 98, Eastpoint, 4-6 pm


Maecenas Dinner and Reception
May 3, 2015
Indian Pass

Maecenas Dinner and Reception, a gathering to honor the event’s most generous art patrons and supporters. Culinary delights, fine wines and artful conversation will engage artists and collectors in historic Indian Pass. If you would like to secure a Maecenas Collector Package, register online (please click here) or by telephone.


Reception and Presentation: Plein Discipline
May 4, 2015 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
Salinas Park, Cape San Blas

Reception and Presentation: Plein Disciplineenjoy a discussion with Gene Costanza highlighting his approach to plein air painting, and to life. Meet artists Mary Erickson and James Hempel and enjoy the best company the Cape has to offer, Salinas Park, 240 Cape San Blas Road, Cape San Blas, 4-6 pm


Reception and Presentation: Exploring Watercolor
May 5, 2015 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
Rio Carrabelle, 102 St. James, Carrabelle

Reception and Presentation: Exploring Watercolor, enjoy a presentation by Luke Buck discussing his mastery of watercolor in the plein air process. Meet the artists Gene Costanza and Mary Erickson and enjoy the hospitality of the Carrabelle Artists Association, Rio Carrabelle, 102 St. James, Carrabelle, 4-6 pm


Reception and Presentation: Inspired Architecture
May 6, 2015 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
Shimmering Sands Realty, 123 East Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island

Reception and Presentation: Inspired Architecture, certified architect turned professional artist Mark Fehlman leads a discussion about architecture in the plein air process. Meet the artists Larry Moore and Hodges Soileau and enjoy the hospitality of the St. George Island community, Shimmering Sands Realty, 123 East Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island, 4-6 pm


Reception and Presentation: The Color Palette
May 7, 2015 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
Mexico Beach Welcome Center, 102 Canal Parkway, Mexico Beach

Reception and Presentation: The Color PaletteLori Putnam will lead a group through a hands-on process of color theory. Meet the artists Greg Barnes and Charles Dickinson along with local patrons from the Mexico Beach community, Mexico Beach Welcome Center, 102 Canal Parkway, Mexico Beach, 4-6 pm (Eastern)


Exhibits

Seafood Heritage Collection
May 1, 2015 to May 9, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (ET)
Eastpoint Visitor Center, 731 Hwy 98, Eastpoint

Seafood Heritage Collection, Eastpoint Visitor Center, 731 Hwy 98, Eastpoint, 10 am-3 pm


Watch Art Happen
May 1, 2015 to May 10, 2015
from Mexico Beach to Alligator Point

Watch Art Happen, artists paint on location from Mexico Beach to Alligator Point, follow artist spotter online at www.pleinairfl.com.


Artists’ Choice Collection
May 1, 2015 to May 10, 2015 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Beach Village Center

Artists’ Choice Collection, Presentation Hall, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 11 am-5 pm


Maecenas Collection
May 1, 2015 to May 9, 2015 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
The Port Inn, 501 Monument Avenue, Port St. Joe

Maecenas Collection,The Port Inn, 501 Monument Avenue, Port St. Joe, 11 am-5 pm


Florida’s Finest en Plein Air
May 1, 2015 to May 9, 2015 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola

Florida’s Finest en Plein Air, information and sales, Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola, 11 am-5 pm


Founder’s Collection
May 1, 2015 to May 10, 2015 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, Port St. Joe

Founder’s Collection, honoring Richard Carrell, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, 3801 East Highway 98, Port St. Joe, 11 am-5 pm


Masters Gallery
May 1, 2015 to May 10, 2015 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
The Chill Tower,165 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Masters Gallery, information and sales, the Chill Tower, 165 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 11 am-5 pm


Forgotten Coast Collection
May 1, 2015 to May 9, 2015 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
123 E Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island

Forgotten Coast Collection, Prudential Shimmering Sands, 123 E Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island, 11 am-5 pm


The Wetroom: Art Fresh Off of the Easel
May 1, 2015 to May 10, 2015 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
Town Hall, 99 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

The Wetroom: Art Fresh Off of the Easel, art sales and information, Town Hall, 99 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 11 am-5 pm


Maritime Collection
May 1, 2015 to May 9, 2015 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM (ET)
Rio Carrabelle, 102 St. James, Carrabelle

Maritime Collection, Rio Carrabelle, 102 St. James, Carrabelle, 12-5 pm


Carrell Collection
May 1, 2015 to May 9, 2015 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM (ET)
Mexico Beach Visitor Center, 102 Canal Parkway, Mexico Beach

Carrell Collection, Mexico Beach Visitor Center, 102 Canal Parkway, Mexico Beach, 12-5 pm


Plein Air Classics
May 1, 2015 to May 9, 2015 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM (ET)
Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, 308 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe

Plein Air Classics, information and sales, Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, 308 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe, 12-5 pm


Quickdraw Exhibition: The Best of the Quickdraw Competition
May 2, 2015 to May 9, 2015 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola

Quickdraw Exhibition: The Best of the Quickdraw Competition, information and sales, Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola, 11 am-5 pm


Artist Demonstrations

Demonstration: A Working Waterfront
May 1, 2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (ET)
Riverfront Park, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola

Demonstration: A Working Waterfront, oil painters David Boyd Jr., Leon Holmes and James Richards, Riverfront Park, information available at the Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola, 9-11 am


Demonstration: Reid Avenue Streetscapes
May 1, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (ET)
Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, 308 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe

Demonstration: Reid Avenue Streetscapes, oil painters Charlie Hunter, Shelby Keefe and Greg LaRock, Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, 308 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe, 2-4 pm


Demonstration: New Urban Architecture
May 2, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (ET)
WindMark Village Green, 2 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Demonstration: New Urban Architecture, oil painters Mark Fehlman and Lori Putnam, Windmark Village Green, 2 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 2-4 pm


Demonstration: Plein Church
May 3, 2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (ET)
Riverfront Park, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola

Demonstration: Plein Church, join us for gospel on the dock as Tracey Frugoli, Shelby Keefe and Nancie King Mertz capture this joyful blessing for a beautiful world to paint, Riverfront Park, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola, 9-11 am


Demonstration: Lynn’s Oyster House
May 3, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (ET)
Lynn's Quality Oysters, 402 U.S. Hwy 98, Eastpoint

Demonstration: Lynn’s Oyster Housepastel artists Greg Barnes and Nancie King Mertz showcase their pastel techniques, Lynn’s Quality Oysters, 402 U.S. Highway 98, Eastpoint, 2-4 pm


Demonstration: Looking Down Good Morning Street
May 4, 2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (ET)
The Wetroom, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Looking Down Good Morning Street, Joseph Gyurcsak, Utrecht Resident Artist and Brand Manager at Blick Art Materials, demonstrates painting “en plein air,” The Wetroom, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 9-11am


Lunch and Learn: Encaustics
May 4, 2015 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (ET)
The Courtyard, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Lunch and Learn: Encaustics, Charlie Hunter demonstrates the process of encaustics and plein air work in the Courtyard. Lunch and Learn series is limited seating, $15 per person for sandwich, salad and drink, reservations online (click here to reserve space online), The Courtyard, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 11 am-1 pm

 


Demonstration: Hand Making Fine Artist Brushes
May 4, 2015 11:00 AM (ET)
Plein Air Marketplace, 101 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Demonstration: Hand Making Fine Artist Brushes, Symi Jackson of Rosemary and Co. Artist Brushes will demonstrate how to make some of the finest brushes in the world, Plein Air Marketplace, 101 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 11 am


Demonstration: Salinas Park Vistas
May 4, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (ET)
Salinas Park, 240 Cape San Blas Road, Cape San Blas

Demonstration: Salinas Park Vistas, oil painters Gene Costanza, Mary Erickson and James Hempel, Salinas Park, 240 Cape San Blas Road, Cape San Blas, 2-4 pm


Demonstration: Exploring Color Palettes
May 4, 2015 3:00 PM (ET)
Plein Air Marketplace, 101 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Exploring Color Palettes, Scott Gellatly, artist and Gamblin Product Manager will demonstrate the basic principles of Color Space, and discuss pigment history, Plein Air Marketplace, 101 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 3 pm


Full Moon Paint-outs: Apalachicola's Riverfront Park
May 4, 2015 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)
Riverfront Park, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola

Full Moon Paint-outs: Apalachicola's Riverfront Park, nocturne painting draws more than lightning bugs. Join Tracey Frugoli as she shares her thoughts on painting in the dark. Artists Gene Costanza, Leon Holmes and James Richards will be on the docks by her side, Riverfront Park, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola, 8-10 pm


Full Moon Paint-outs: Cape San Blas Lighthouse
May 4, 2015 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)
Port St. Joe, 200 Miss Zola's Drive

Full Moon Paint-outs: Cape San Blas Lighthouse, nocturne painting draws more than lightning bugs. The recently relocated Cape San Blas Lighthouse will be the backdrop for James Hempel to discuss why he is drawn to nocturne painting. Fellow artists Michele Byrne, Ken DeWaard and Greg LaRock will round out the demonstrations, 200 Miss Zola's Drive, Port St. Joe, 8-10 pm


Demonstration: Exploring Acrylics
May 5, 2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (ET)
The Courtyard, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Demonstration: Exploring Acrylics, Joseph Gyurcsak, Utrecht Resident Artist and Brand Manager at Blick Art Materials, demonstrates painting “en plein air” with acrylic paints, the Courtyard, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 9-11 am


Demonstration: Cleaning Fine Artist Brushes
May 5, 2015 11:00 AM (ET)
Plein Air Marketplace, 101 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Demonstration: Cleaning Fine Artist Brushes, Symi Jackson of Rosemary and Co. Artist Brushes will demonstrate how to properly clean and maintain the artists’ most valuable tools, Plein Air Marketplace, 101 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 11 am


Demonstration: Marine Street Panoramas
May 5, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (ET)
Marine Street Pavilion, 701 Marine Street, Carrabelle

Demonstration: Marine Street Panoramas, watercolorist, Luke Buck, and oil painters Gene Costanza and Larry Moore, Marine Street Pavilion, 701 Marine Street, Carrabelle, 2-4 pm


Demonstration: Painting Skies, and Clouds in Particular
May 5, 2015 3:00 PM (ET)
Plein Air Marketplace, 101 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Demonstration: Painting Skies, and Clouds in Particular, Scott Gellatly, artist and Gamblin Product Manager will demonstrate capturing light and atmosphere, Plein Air Marketplace, 101 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 3 pm


Demonstration: Which Brushes for Which Medium
May 6, 2015 11:00 AM (ET)
Plein Air Marketplace, 101 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Demonstration: Which Brushes for Which Medium, Symi Jackson of Rosemary and Co. Artist Brushes will discuss  what types of brushes should be used with each type of medium, Plein Air Marketplace, 101 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 11 am


Demonstration: The Lighthouse Silhouette
May 6, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (ET)
Lighthouse Park, 2 East Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island

Demonstration: The Lighthouse Silhouette, oil painters Mark Fehlman, Larry Moore and Hodges Soileau, Lighthouse Park, 2 East Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island, 2-4 pm


Demonstration: Underpainting & Beyond
May 6, 2015 3:00 PM (ET)
Plein Air Marketplace, 101 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Demonstration: Underpainting & Beyond, Scott Gellatly, artist and Gamblin Product Manager will explore using fast drying oils for underpainting, Plein Air Marketplace, 101 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 3 pm

 


Demonstration: Painting Alla Prima
May 7, 2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (ET)
the Courtyard, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Demonstration: Painting Alla Prima, Molly Schmid, demonstrates this “wet on wet” painting technique, the Courtyard, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 9-11 am


Demonstration: Optimize Your Brush Marks
May 7, 2015 11:00 AM (ET)
Plein Air Marketplace, 101 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Demonstration: Optimize Your Brush Marks, Symi Jackson of Rosemary and Co. Artist Brushes will demonstrate the variety of brush shapes and how to get the most value from each stroke, Plein Air Marketplace, 101 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 11 am


Demonstration: Mexico Beach Tableaus
May 7, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (ET)
Mexico Beach Welcome Center, 102 Canal Parkway, Mexico Beach

Demonstration: Mexico Beach Tableaus, Greg Barnes, Charles Dickinson and Lori Putnam, Mexico Beach Welcome Center, 102 Canal Parkway, Mexico Beach, 2-4 pm (Eastern)


Demonstration: Plein Air Still Life
May 7, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (ET)
the Courtyard, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Demonstration: Plein Air Still Life, Joseph Gyurcsak, Utrecht Resident artist and Brand Manager at Blick Art Materials, paints a still life “en plein air,” the Courtyard, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 2-4 pm


Demonstration: Cape San Blas Lighthouse
May 8, 2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (ET)
Cape San Blas Lighthouse, 200 Miss Zola's Drive, Port St. Joe

Demonstration: Cape San Blas Lighthouse, artists Michele Byrne and Charlie Hunter showcase their plein air techniques, Cape San Blas Lighthouse, 200 Miss Zola's Drive, Port St. Joe, 9-11 am


Demonstration: Dueling Demos!
May 8, 2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (ET)
Riverfront Park, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola

Demonstration: Dueling Demos!, artists Ken DeWaard and Greg LaRock showcase their talents in an entertaining presentation, Riverfront Park, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola, 9-11 am


Demonstration: Exploring Acrylics
May 8, 2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (ET)
the Courtyard, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Demonstration: Exploring Acrylics, Joseph Gyurcsak, Utrecht Resident Artist and Brand Manager at Blick Art Materials, demonstrates working with acrylic paints, the Courtyard, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 9-11am


Demonstration: Hand Making Fine Artist Brushes
May 8, 2015 11:00 AM (ET)
Plein Air Marketplace, 101 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Demonstration: Hand Making Fine Artist Brushes, Symi Jackson of Rosemary and Co. Artist Brushes will demonstrate how to make some of the finest brushes in the world, Plein Air Marketplace, 101 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 11 am


Demonstration: Whites, Greys and Blacks: Possibilities in Color Mixing
May 8, 2015 3:00 PM (ET)
Plein Air Marketplace, 101 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Demonstration: Whites, Greys and Blacks: Possibilities in Color Mixing, Scott Gellatly, artist and Gamblin Product Manager will demonstrate the possibilities and usage of colors that were formulated with the sole purpose of helping painters navigate the area close to the neutral core of Color Space, Plein Air Marketplace, 101 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 3 pm


Demonstration: Working Waterfronts
May 9, 2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (ET)
Riverfront Park, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola

Demonstration: Working Waterfronts, Morgan Samuel Price and Charles Dickinson, Riverfront Park, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola, 9-11 am


Demonstration: Reid Avenue Streetscapes
May 9, 2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (ET)
along Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe

Demonstration: Reid Avenue Streetscapes, Ken DeWaard and Luke Buck, along Reid Avenue, information at Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, 308 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe, 9-11 am


Demonstration: Optimize Your Brush Marks
May 9, 2015 11:00 AM (ET)
Plein Air Marketplace, 101 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Demonstration: Optimize Your Brush Marks, Symi Jackson of Rosemary and Co. Artist Brushes will demonstrate the variety of brush shapes and how to get the most value from each stroke, Plein Air Marketplace, 101 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 11 am


Demonstration: Plein Air Still Life
May 9, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (ET)
the Courtyard, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Demonstration: Plein Air Still Life, Joseph Gyurcsak, Utrecht Resident Artist and Brand Manager at Blick Art Materials, paints a still life “en plein air,” the Courtyard, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 2-4 pm


Demonstration: Which Brushes for Which Medium
May 10, 2015 11:00 AM (ET)
Plein Air Marketplace, 101 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Demonstration: Which Brushes for Which Medium, Symi Jackson of Rosemary and Co. Artist Brushes will discuss  what types of brushes should be used with each type of medium, Plein Air Marketplace, 101 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 11 am


Demonstration: The Plein Air Moment
May 10, 2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (ET)
the Courtyard, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center

Demonstration: The Plein Air Moment, Nancie King Mertz, Greg Barnes and James Hempel, the Courtyard, 51 Good Morning Street, WindMark Village Center, 12-2pm