Over three days this summer, nearly 100 artists from all across the globe participated in a monumental painting event, the products of which are on view at this outstanding gallery in Utah.
Beauty was created all across the globe this summer when nearly 100 artists took part in the “Where in the World Is Plein Air” event. The excitement isn’t close to being finished as the lovely Illume Gallery in Salt Lake City, Utah, is the proud host of the exhibition.
Marc Hanson, “Day One,” oil on canvas, 16 x 20 in. (c) Illume Gallery 2016
Timothy Horn, “Day Two,” oil, 12 x 16 in. (c) Illume Gallery 2016
Steven Lee Adams, “Day One,” oil, 8 x 12 in. (c) Illume Gallery 2016
Two hundred and fifty-two paintings are included in the exhibition, which features some of the biggest names in the art world today, including — among many others — Mark Fehlman, J. Brad Holt, Jim McVicker, Dave Santillanes, R. Gregory Summers, and Rachel Pettit.
Aaron Schuerr, “Day One,” pastel, 13 x 16 in. (c) Illume Gallery 2016
Stephanie Birdsall, “Day Two,” oil, 9 x 12 in. (c) Illume Gallery 2016
Stephen Stauffer, “Day Two,” oil, 12 x 16 in. (c) Illume Gallery 2016
Our very own publisher, B. Eric Rhoads, offers this compelling commentary on the event and its impact on the world of plein air painting and art collecting:
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