SIGN-UP FOR SECOND PLEIN AIR EVENT IS NOW OPEN
Set in the stunning ribbon of parks at the heart of Leamington Spa, this non-selective art event will be open to all local 2D & 3D artists (not only WOS members). Whether well established or just starting out, artists are invited to engage with their surroundings and produce a creative piece in response. A number of our established WOS artists will also provide mentor support to the emerging artists.
Whereas most Plein Air events tend to be restricted to paintings or drawings, we want artists to engage in their surroundings and produce a creative piece in response in any 2D or 3D art form. This could include paints, pastels or pencil, last year we also had wire, felt, print, photography and even mixed media using leaves, twigs, etc found in the parks .
This year we are hoping to host a plenary / ask the expert session, whilst the judging is taking place so the artists can ask specific questions about working plein air and the challenges that includes.
Visitors are then welcome to wander around and see the art in action. This year, in the classroom by the glasshouse, we will be organising creative activities that will allow the general public to also get involved and be artistically inspired by their surroundings.
At the end of the day, the artwork was displayed in a pop-up exhibition in The Glasshouse, and further exhibition opportunities are currently being investigated.
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 then it is FREE to take part as this event is about bring all level of abilities together.Book your place
Please see below the gallery of artworks produced at the 2021 event. 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 and this will take you to their profile page, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your enquiries about the artist(s).