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Capitola Plein Air !

 Capitola Plein Air returns for the third annual paint out November 1-5, 2017!

Artists registration is now closed.
Artists will be notified by September 18.

Capitola Plein Air returns for a third annual event! Join us November 4th and 5th for a weekend of creativity, camaraderie, and beautiful artwork!

Watch professional artists paint all around Capitola on Saturday, November 4th 10am-2pm. You may stumble upon them painting November 1-3 as well!

View their finished works and check out the award winners at the exhibition on Sunday, November 5th, 11am-4pm, at New Brighton Middle School Performing Arts Center. Chat with artists, have fun doing hands on art activities, enjoy live music, and purchase your favorite artwork at the fine art sale.  And don’t forget to vote for your favorite piece for the People’s Choice Award! A portion of art sales will benefit art education.

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Artist Laurie Kersey will be judging the works at Capitola Plein Air 2017.

Kersey’s work in oil includes plein air works of the California coast and countryside, traditional still lifes and florals, quiet figurative works, and imagery of horses at work and play.

After an education at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and a 15 year career in commercial art, Kersey  studied, then taught painting and drawing at the Academy of Art University. She has participated in gallery shows, national juried shows, and museum invitational shows, been honored with awards at dozens of plein air festivals and exhibitions, and has been featured in national art publications throughout her career.

And she loves the dramatic coastal landscape of the Monterey Peninsula that she and her artist husband, Brian Blood, call home! For more info, and to see her work, go to Laurie’s website.

Congratulations to all the 2016 ribbon winners!

1st Place – Chad Hunter ‘Sunset Under Pier’, watercolor

2nd Place – Scott Hamill ‘Toward Capitola II’, oil
Artists Choice – Scott Hamill ‘Morning Reflection’, oil
Peoples Choice – Sally Bookman, ‘Morning in Downtown Capitola’ watercolor