Plein air kickoff Jan. 14

Published: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 02:25 PM.

Plein air paintings are done on location, capturing the atmosphere of the movement, something of a photograph on canvas with brushwork, with little to no work in the studio.

Last year, 20 nationally-known artists gathered for America’s Great Plein Air Paint-out, setting up easels to document the landscape and culture of the Forgotten Coast, considered the last vestige of “Old Florida.”

The event included five exhibits across the Forgotten Coasts, daily artist demonstrations, two workshops, art sales and a series of public receptions.

“Many local artists gather and paint alongside the event’s invited artists; it is amazing to see the art being created,” said Joe Taylor, organizer of last year’s Paint-out.

The FCCC is a non-profit established to produce regional multi-community cultural events and coordinates the Paint-out among communities such as Mexico Beach, WindMark Beach, Port St. Joe, Cape San Blas, Indian Pass, Apalachicola, Eastpoint, St. George Island, Carrabelle, SummerCamp and Alligator Point.

Support also comes from a host of private sponsors as well as the Tourist Development Councils of Gulf and Franklin counties.


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