Welcome to the 10th Annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air!
September 24 - 29, 2018
Now in its 10th year, one of Western Maryland's favorite arts events - Mountain Maryland Plein Air - is a five-day celebration of the scenic landscapes of "the Mountain Side of Maryland" world-renowned painters, and special events from September 24 - 29, 2018. The Allegany Arts Council invites you along to be inspired and experience master painters capturing the picturesque beauty of our area's small towns nestled into the Appalachian Mountains. The festival takes place during the peak fall season and is supported by a large group of enthusiastic staff and volunteers. Come celebrate creativity with us and enjoy receptions, exhibitions, and opportunities to collect your next masterpiece at Mountain Maryland Plein Air!
Monday, September 24 - Artists on Location
Tuesday, September 25 - Artists on Location
Wednesday, September 26 - Pop-Up Happy Hour - 5-7PM
Thursday, September 27 - Artists on Location
Friday, September 28 - Collector's Reception & Awards - 6-8PM
Saturday, September 29 - Quick Draw Competition - 10AM-1PM
About the Juror: Vlad Yeliseyev
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 emigre 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.
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.
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.
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