By Janet Dodrill
Peninsula Art Academy hosts a Plein Air competition, open to all artists. Paintings are created (or 2-D work) outdoors in natural available light over the course of three days (Friday through Sunday) around prime landmarks and locations around beautiful Peninsula, Ohio including in the Cuyahoga National Park. By the end of the weekend the work must be completed (two pieces allowed per artist), framed and ready to hang.
The following weekend there is an art exhibit and reception and the work is juried. Prizes are awarded for first place, second, third, and honorable mention.
This was my first year participating in this type of event and though both demanding and challenging, it was a very enriching way to build my skills and technique, and the experience even allowed me to meet several local area artists. I am looking forward to future events offered by the Peninsula Art Academy.
The exhibit runs October 26 – November 15, 2019
Peninsula Art Academy
1600 Mill Street West
Peninsula, OH 44264
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 11am-5pm
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