Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Plein Air Painters of the Four Corners

The Plein Air Painters of the Four Corners is an organization devoted to furthering both the artists who belong to it and the area where they paint - the high desert and mountain country where four states intersect (Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico). They have paint-outs scheduled for every month of the year.

Included in this region are Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Hovenweep National Monument, Mesa Verde National Park and Monument Valley.

They're currently having a Plein Air Painting Show at the Anasazi Heritage Center, Dolores, Colorado, from July 1 through September 7.

An opening reception and paintout (weather permitting) will take place at the museum on July 12 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This will be a juried event, with a "Best of Show" award given at the reception. The paintings on exhibit will be offered for sale, proceeds benefiting both the artists and the nonprofit Canyonlands Natural History Association.

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