Plein Air Event 2024

PLEIN AIR EVENT 2024 - SIGN UP NOW OPEN - 8 SEPTEMBER, CHARLECOTE PARK

The fourth Plein Air event, organised by Warwickshire Open Studios, will once again return to the glorious grounds of the National Trust's Charlecote Park. This park is home to free-roaming deer and sheep, set in an informal landscaped parkland, nestled between two rivers. There are also a number of interesting buildings to take inspiration from.

Whereas most Plein Air events tend to be restricted to paintings or drawings, we encourage artists to engage in their surroundings and produce a creative piece in response in any 2D or 3D art form. In 2023 it included paints, pastels, pencil, felt, print, photography and willow.

Visitors to Charlecote can wandered around and see the art in action. At the end of the day the artwork will be displayed in a pop-up exhibition and the judges will select their favourites. SIGN-UP DETAILS TO FOLLOW IN JUNE

So far we can confirm the following as 2024 event sponsors:

- The WOS Prize - opportunity to take part in WOS Summer Art Weeks 2025

- The Art in the Park Prize - opportunity to exhibit at their 2025 event

- The LSA Prize - opportunity to exhibit in either the East Lodge or LSA Art Room

There are three different categories that you can sign up for. If you are an established artist who has exhibited and sold your work then there is a £10 fee to participate. If you are under 25 or an artist that is at the start of your creative journey then it is FREE to take part as this event is about bringing all level of abilities together. To enter you must create a website account or if you have already have an account make sure you are signed into the account. Any queries contact pleinair@warwickshireopenstudios.org. DEADLINE FOR SIGN-UP SUNDAY 18 AUGUST.

Once signed into your website account you can then complete the Plein Air Registration.

You can take a look at the gallery of images produced in 2023. Some are already sold but if you would like to find out more, either contact the artists directly or email pleinair@warwickshireopenstudios.org

Sign in

You will need to create an account on the website to register for Plein Air. If you already have an account on the site, please sign in before continuing.

SPONSORS

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The images from the 2023 event can be viewed below. If you would like to find out more about the artists, or buy one of the pieces, either click the ‘Contact Artist’ if they are a member of Warwickshire Open Studios (this will take you to their profile page) or email pleinair@warwickshireopenstudios.org with your enquiry about the artist(s).

Lorna Ashworth

Little Door - £40

Rebecca White

Keeping Watch from the Tower - NFS

Kay Parmee

Corners of Charlecote - £45

John Brightley

Katie Jones

Charlecote Park in Colour - £250

Jacqueline Bostock

Blue Gates - £10

Katy Walden

Dene Meander - SOLD

Claire Henley

Through the Trees (Charlecote) - £200

Lottie

Restful - NFS

Penny Dixon

Looking Inward - £200

Michael Sheridan

WINNER - HIGHLY COMMENDED
Charlie - £70

Sue Southorn

WINNER - THE NATIONAL TRUST PEOPLE'S CHOICE
A Great Grey Day - SOLD

Clare Shilvock

WINNER - HIGHLY COMMENDED
Charelcote Pheasant - £175

Alice Goode

WINNER - LSA EXHIBITION PRIZE
Pygmy Galleries - £150

Susan Littlewood

Charlecote 54 - £100

Paulette Moore

Charlecote Park - £120

Rob Hollows

Entangled Life - £95

Christine Hodges

Gates at Charlecote Park - £150

Jennifer Randall

The Story of Charlecote - NFS

Gill Sedgebear

Love is in the Air - £75

Ian Blake

Charlecote Cedar - £50

Janet Byrne

Charlecote House - NFS

Rose Craft

September - £25

Matthew Sugars

Riverside, Charlecote - NFS

Lucy Burton

Charlecote Utopia - £250

Maidy Clarke

WINNER - CHARLECOTE PHEASANT EMERGING ARTIST PRIZE
The Bridge - £67

Elizabeth Connolly

Charlecote Textures - SOLD

Haidee Smith

September Day - £35

Oscar Domingo I Bosch

Too Many Bricks - £50

Vicky Chapple

Tranquility - £25

Heidi Kind

Granny's Summerhouse - £50

Karen Stephenson

Beyond the Parterre - NFS

Amy Petty

Field and River - £200

Marie Calvert

Charlecote Lavender - £150

Diana Stefanescu

Wishful Thinking - £60

Jackson Jones

WINNER - ART IN THE PARK PRIZE
Be Bold - £25

Fran Salter

The Dial - NFS

Shelley Chapman

Stable Block, Charlecote - SOLD

Lizzie Bentley

Charlecote - £395

Lynn Taylor

Lazy Sunday - SOLD

Lynne Smith

Ornate at Charlecote Park - £20

Ceridwen Williams

Walk . Talk . Tree . Pee - Work in Progress

Melanie Thorn Potten

Church Spires - £165

Michelle Hibberd

Spirit of Charlecote - £65

Emma Cleeton

Portal - SOLD

Angela Gilbert

Friends meet at Charlecote - £50

Jayne Stewart

The Orangery - £45

Yolanda Bonilla

Open Air - £35

Gillian Shadbolt

Riverside - £150

Hayley Molesworth

Deer Park - SOLD

Caroline Formstone

Corner Garden - £10

Des Fraser

Charlecote Lovers - £60

Helen Tovell

St Leonard's Church - NFS

Cathy Renken

Door of Delight - £145

Francine Brown

Charlecote Park - £45

Karen Blake

WINNER - HIGHLY COMMENDED
Cedars - £150

Helen Thair

The Avon at Charlecote - £85

Linda Cordwell

Images of Charlecote

Lynne McQuade

Charlecote River - £80

Sian Love

WINNER - HIGHLY COMMENDED
The Stables - SOLD

Sarah Lowry

WINNER - WOS PRIZE
Holding onto Summer - £85 for 1, £145 for 2, £300 for all 6

Jenny Musty

Boor to be Wild - SOLD

Ed Nash

WINNER - HIGHLY COMMENDED
Charlecote House - £150

Emma Balnaves

Charlecote Park - £15 per print

Seyi Omoshebi

Three Little Birds - £23

Plein Air Event September  - 17 September 2023