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By the Light of Day – Plein Air Show

July 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Exhibition Opening Reception
Friday, July 15th, 2022, from 6 to 8pm, in person at the arts center (952 Alexander Road, West Windsor)

For this art exhibition we invite artists to enter their en Plein Air artwork; artwork done by the light of day.

Plein Air painting is, in its strictest sense, the practice of painting landscape pictures out-of-doors; more loosely, the achievement of an intense impression of the open air in a landscape painting. Since the 1800s painting en Plein Air has allowed artists to capture the emotional and sensory dimensions of a particular landscape at a particular moment in time. It expresses a spirit of spontaneity and truth to personal impulse within art. Impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh was notably a fan of Plein Air painting, or the practice of painting in the great outdoors. Other impressionist painters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir advocated Plein Air painting, and much of their work was done outdoors in the diffuse light of a large white umbrella. Decisions have to be made quickly, therefore painting reactions are more intuitive.

Come see what our artists have done, meet the artists and the jurors, Lori Langsner and Bob Barish, at the opening reception.

Interested in entering your art? Submission Deadline is June 7, 2022
Click for Prospectus and to enter your artwork

Featured image by Bob Barish


July 15
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Age Group
Adult/Teen (Ages 17+)