10th Annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air

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24 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
9 N. Centre Street, Cumberland, MD, 21502
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2018-09-24 2018-09-29 America/New_York 10th Annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air

Plans for the 10th Annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air are underway!  Save the dates of September 24-29, 2018!

What is the Plein Air Competition? 

This national, juried exhibition and art competition is sponsored by the Allegany Arts Council, and is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2018!

Plein air painting, originally begun by French impressionists, is the concept of painting in "open air."  The theory behind this type of approach is to challenge artists to leave the comfort of their studios and paint their surroundings.  In Western Maryland, we are lucky to have magnificent mountain vistas, pristine state forests and parks, historic architecture, an abundance of small-town charm and a variety of other visual attractions to form the basis of this artwork. Our destination is perfect for those artists who want to get away from it all and experience the beauty of the world around us. 

Who Attends?

Each year, the Allegany Arts Council launches a national call to artists for this competition and only 30 artists are invited to participate.  The following artists have been invited to the 2018 competition:

Lissa Abrams - Baltimore, MD
Bruno Baran - Nottingham, MD
Joanna Barnum - Abingdon, MD
Alison Barry - Lusby, MD
Lon Brauer - Granite City, IL
Claudia Brookes - Monkton, MD
Thomas Bucci - Washington, DC
Jackie Clark - New York, NY
Henry Coe - Parkton, MD
Amy Collins - Birmingham, AL
Michael Compton - Cambridge, MA
David Diaz - Annapolis, MD
Raymond Ewing - Swan Point, MD
David Finnell - Maurertown, VA
Patricia Hilton - Cumberland, MD
Debra Howard - Crisfield, MD
Rebecca King Hawkinson - Black Mountain, NC
Jane Knighton - Glenwood, MD
Wyatt LeGrand - Bloomfield, IN
Mick McAndrews - Downingtown, PA
Lynn Mehta - Alexandria, VA
Crista Pisano - Nyack, NY
Christine Rapa - Catonsville, MD
J. Stacy Rogers - Lewes, DE
William Rogers - Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada 
Robert Simone - St. Petersburg, FL
Katriel Srebnik - Charleston, SC
Lena Thynell - Port Matilda, PA
Robin Wright - Springfield, OH

Who is the Juror?

Vladislav Yeliseyev, AIS, NWS

Vlad Yeliseyev is no stranger to beautiful scenery. In fact, he’s traveled around the world to paint interesting cityscapes and landscapes. But unlike many artists who are drawn to a postcard-perfect site, Yeliseyev usually can be found around the back of a building, along the street or in an alleyway, capturing commonplace scenes," wrote BJ Foreman in her article "Everyday Poetry" in the Watercolor Artist Magazine (Feb.2016).

The Russian émigré came to the Unites States in the 1980s equipped with a classical art education from Moscow School of Art and a Master’s Degree in architecture from the Moscow Institute of Architecture. Now a renowned watercolor and plein air artist, his paintings are in personal and commercial collections worldwide.
 
Vladislav currently works from his studio in Sarasota, Florida, where he spends most of the day painting. “I am a constant student of my craft,” he admits. His work is often praised for his unique ability to reflect light in his paintings. Critics noted his bold brushwork, expert loose color passages, and crisp well edited calligraphy in his paintings.  To achieve this affect, Vladislav (Vlad) prefers to use rough watercolor paper and combinations of brush techniques. “The challenge with watercolor,” Vlad explains, “is to achieve richness in color and not to lose the transparency.”  With painstaking use of limited brushwork in his art, Vlad creates paintings which give a sense of depicted objects rather than their details, while maintaining the transparent colors unique to watercolor.  “I use a palette of warm colors a lot, like ochre and burnt umber,” says Vlad. “I now just use 15 colors in my palette.”  Look for his favorite colors – burnt sienna, cobalt turquoise, gold ochre – in the majority of his artwork.  
 
“There should be something not said in a painting, something that gives the luxury of interpretation to the viewer. And there lies the poetry”, he says “Poetry on the page is minimalistic in the number of words it uses. The challenge for me as an artist is how to say a lot with minimal brushstrokes”.

Yeliseyev is the founder of Renaissance School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, where he teaches the basics of visual art: perspective, lighting, shading and color.  After receiving many inquiries about his watercolor techniques, he released an instructional DVD -“Painting Architecture” - which is available for purchase at this site. His second video workshop​ - "Impressions in Watercolor" - was released in 2017 and is also available for purchase at the same link.

Vladislav’s recent solo exhibitions include “Images of a European Journey”, “Urban Thoughts” and “Summer Tunes”.  Currently his work can be seen in Troika Gallery in Easton, MD, LePrince Fine Art Gallery in Charleston, SC, Stakenborg Fine Art Gallery and Galleria Silecchia in Sarasota, FL, and Collector’s Gallery in Venice, FL.

In 1996 Vladislav won the Formal Presentation Drawing Award from American Society of Architectural Illustrators.  His work is prominently featured in February 2016 issue of  the Watercolor Artist magazine where he is also chosen as a cover artist and 2017 June/July issue of PleinAir Magazine.

In his work as a plein air artist, Vladislav has participated in prestigious invitational paint-outs nationwide and abroad. He has won numerous awards including Best of Show, Collector’s Choice Award and The BoldBrush Award.

Vlad is an exhibiting member of many art societies nationwide, and a signature member of American Impressionist Society, National Watercolor Society, and Florida Watercolor Society. 

Schedule

September 24-29, 2018

*Additional scheduling details will be available soon. 

Submissions

The call for entry for this compeition is now closed.  Thank you to all those who entered in 2018!

Questions?

Please contact the Allegany Arts Council at art@alleganyarts.org or at 301.777.2787.

9 N. Centre Street,Cumberland,MD,21502,United States Allegany Arts Council art@alleganyarts.org

Plans for the 10th Annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air are underway!  Save the dates of September 24-29, 2018!

What is the Plein Air Competition? 

This national, juried exhibition and art competition is sponsored by the Allegany Arts Council, and is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2018!

Plein air painting, originally begun by French impressionists, is the concept of painting in "open air."  The theory behind this type of approach is to challenge artists to leave the comfort of their studios and paint their surroundings.  In Western Maryland, we are lucky to have magnificent mountain vistas, pristine state forests and parks, historic architecture, an abundance of small-town charm and a variety of other visual attractions to form the basis of this artwork. Our destination is perfect for those artists who want to get away from it all and experience the beauty of the world around us. 

Who Attends?

Each year, the Allegany Arts Council launches a national call to artists for this competition and only 30 artists are invited to participate.  The following artists have been invited to the 2018 competition:

Lissa Abrams - Baltimore, MD
Bruno Baran - Nottingham, MD
Joanna Barnum - Abingdon, MD
Alison Barry - Lusby, MD
Lon Brauer - Granite City, IL
Claudia Brookes - Monkton, MD
Thomas Bucci - Washington, DC
Jackie Clark - New York, NY
Henry Coe - Parkton, MD
Amy Collins - Birmingham, AL
Michael Compton - Cambridge, MA
David Diaz - Annapolis, MD
Raymond Ewing - Swan Point, MD
David Finnell - Maurertown, VA
Patricia Hilton - Cumberland, MD
Debra Howard - Crisfield, MD
Rebecca King Hawkinson - Black Mountain, NC
Jane Knighton - Glenwood, MD
Wyatt LeGrand - Bloomfield, IN
Mick McAndrews - Downingtown, PA
Lynn Mehta - Alexandria, VA
Crista Pisano - Nyack, NY
Christine Rapa - Catonsville, MD
J. Stacy Rogers - Lewes, DE
William Rogers - Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada 
Robert Simone - St. Petersburg, FL
Katriel Srebnik - Charleston, SC
Lena Thynell - Port Matilda, PA
Robin Wright - Springfield, OH

Who is the Juror?

Vladislav Yeliseyev, AIS, NWS

Vlad Yeliseyev is no stranger to beautiful scenery. In fact, he’s traveled around the world to paint interesting cityscapes and landscapes. But unlike many artists who are drawn to a postcard-perfect site, Yeliseyev usually can be found around the back of a building, along the street or in an alleyway, capturing commonplace scenes," wrote BJ Foreman in her article "Everyday Poetry" in the Watercolor Artist Magazine (Feb.2016).

The Russian émigré came to the Unites States in the 1980s equipped with a classical art education from Moscow School of Art and a Master’s Degree in architecture from the Moscow Institute of Architecture. Now a renowned watercolor and plein air artist, his paintings are in personal and commercial collections worldwide.
 
Vladislav currently works from his studio in Sarasota, Florida, where he spends most of the day painting. “I am a constant student of my craft,” he admits. His work is often praised for his unique ability to reflect light in his paintings. Critics noted his bold brushwork, expert loose color passages, and crisp well edited calligraphy in his paintings.  To achieve this affect, Vladislav (Vlad) prefers to use rough watercolor paper and combinations of brush techniques. “The challenge with watercolor,” Vlad explains, “is to achieve richness in color and not to lose the transparency.”  With painstaking use of limited brushwork in his art, Vlad creates paintings which give a sense of depicted objects rather than their details, while maintaining the transparent colors unique to watercolor.  “I use a palette of warm colors a lot, like ochre and burnt umber,” says Vlad. “I now just use 15 colors in my palette.”  Look for his favorite colors – burnt sienna, cobalt turquoise, gold ochre – in the majority of his artwork.  
 
“There should be something not said in a painting, something that gives the luxury of interpretation to the viewer. And there lies the poetry”, he says “Poetry on the page is minimalistic in the number of words it uses. The challenge for me as an artist is how to say a lot with minimal brushstrokes”.

Yeliseyev is the founder of Renaissance School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, where he teaches the basics of visual art: perspective, lighting, shading and color.  After receiving many inquiries about his watercolor techniques, he released an instructional DVD -“Painting Architecture” - which is available for purchase at this site. His second video workshop​ - "Impressions in Watercolor" - was released in 2017 and is also available for purchase at the same link.

Vladislav’s recent solo exhibitions include “Images of a European Journey”, “Urban Thoughts” and “Summer Tunes”.  Currently his work can be seen in Troika Gallery in Easton, MD, LePrince Fine Art Gallery in Charleston, SC, Stakenborg Fine Art Gallery and Galleria Silecchia in Sarasota, FL, and Collector’s Gallery in Venice, FL.

In 1996 Vladislav won the Formal Presentation Drawing Award from American Society of Architectural Illustrators.  His work is prominently featured in February 2016 issue of  the Watercolor Artist magazine where he is also chosen as a cover artist and 2017 June/July issue of PleinAir Magazine.

In his work as a plein air artist, Vladislav has participated in prestigious invitational paint-outs nationwide and abroad. He has won numerous awards including Best of Show, Collector’s Choice Award and The BoldBrush Award.

Vlad is an exhibiting member of many art societies nationwide, and a signature member of American Impressionist Society, National Watercolor Society, and Florida Watercolor Society. 

Schedule

September 24-29, 2018

*Additional scheduling details will be available soon. 

Submissions

The call for entry for this compeition is now closed.  Thank you to all those who entered in 2018!

Questions?

Please contact the Allegany Arts Council at art@alleganyarts.org or at 301.777.2787.


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