Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters to open 14th annual juried art show at Pittsford Barnes & Noble starting Jan. 1
The Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters will open its 14th Annual Art Show beginning Jan. 1st at Pittsford Barnes & Noble’ Community Room.
This competitive, judged and juried show will display about 90 original paintings recently created throughout the Northeast. The plein air show runs through Feb. 1s.
"Plein air painting," meaning on-site painting in open air (natural light), is popular with artists and their patrons alike. Boats, rural barns, landscape vistas, gardens, cityscapes and waterscapes are all staple subjects in the plein air painter's repertoire.
More than 85 percent of each painting in this show is produced on-site, "in the open air.” Painting mediums include oil, water color, soft pastel, acrylic and gouache.
The Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters Inc. is an association of outdoor artists that promotes and inspires quality plein air painting. It was established in September 2005. Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters Inc. (GVPAP) currently boasts 64 artist members who live in the surrounding counties of Greater Rochester, the Finger Lakes, Western and Central New York.
Participating artists in the show in Pittsford Plaza reside in Pittsford, Fairport, Canandaigua, Batavia, Macedon, Sterling, Ontario (Canada), Phelps, Kent, Baldwinsville, Livonia, Rush, Caledonia, Dansville and Rochester.
The Pittsford Barnes & Noble Community Room at Pittsford Plaza is located at 3349 Monroe Ave., Pittsford. The Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6.
GVPAP’s Annual Art Show is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are also the store's hours.