Plein Air Abingdon

Plein Air Abingdon Plein Air Abingdon is a plein air paint-out and pop-up gallery that offers a place to create new work, sell work, and network with fellow artists and creators.

Throughout the event, a juried plein air competition takes places in and around Abingdon, VA.

Operating as usual

Virginia Highlands Festival
10/09/2020

Virginia Highlands Festival

Scenes from Day 1 of Plein Air Abingdon. Congratulations to Steven White, whose piece"Preston St." was the first to sell 🙂🎨🍷

We are ON! Artists, click the link below to register for the 5th annual Plein Air Abingdon.
08/28/2020
Plein Air Abingdon 2020

We are ON! Artists, click the link below to register for the 5th annual Plein Air Abingdon.

Register Now 3-day Festival of Plein Air Artistry

Plein Air Abingdon's cover photo
06/30/2020

Plein Air Abingdon's cover photo

03/20/2020

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have decided to reschedule Plein Air Abingdon to Oct. 8-10, 2020. Thank you for your patience as we update our social media images and events. ~Becky Caldwell, Executive Director

Plein Air Abingdon's cover photo
10/01/2019

Plein Air Abingdon's cover photo

04/27/2019
Virginia Highlands Festival

Come see Kyle Buckland demonstrate plein air painting at the Virginia Creeper Trail head. He's here until noon. The artwork he creates today will be raffled off tonight at the William King Museum of Art at 6:30pm. Get your tickets at the Creeper Trail until 11:45am or at the Museum starting at 1pm.

Kyle Buckland is getting started at the Virginia Creeper Trail

It's turned out to be a gorgeous day here in Abingdon/Washington County! Artists are texting us their works in progress-...
04/25/2019

It's turned out to be a gorgeous day here in Abingdon/Washington County! Artists are texting us their works in progress--come out and see them tonight at Abingdon Vineyards from 5-7 pm.

Pictured are works in progress from Nina Rizzo and Beth Bathe.

#paintthetown #vhf2019

04/24/2019

Meet the artists!
Hale Trotter

Hale is a "plein-air" painter and traveling artist, always looking for inspiration and subject matter. He applies paint in a direct manner, where the viewer can see the process of the painting in each stroke applied to the canvas. "Try to create what you see in the mind’s eye." Trotter enjoys engaging the creative spirit, and can be found out in the field, or on a street corner working to capture the scene on canvas.
Hale has painted extensively, in locations such as Provence, Paris, Belgium, Italy, Sydney, Tasmania, Colorado, New Mexico, Amsterdam, California, Hawaii, and Maine to name a few. Trotter has won awards for his paintings and his work is in high demand, in a career that spans over twenty-five years. His subject matter ranges from landscape and still life, to interiors and figurative works.

04/23/2019

Meet the artists!
Jennifer Phipps

Jennifer loves everything about Plein Air and oil paint. A self-taught “wannabe,” this will be Jennifer’s first official Plein Air event! She aspires to achieve “the impressionism of a single moment” in her paintings.

Juried Plein Air Competition Artist Participants will receive:-One free entry into the Virginia Highlands Festival Jurie...
04/23/2019
Plein Air Abingdon 2019

Juried Plein Air Competition Artist Participants will receive:
-One free entry into the Virginia Highlands Festival Juried Fine Art competition in July
-The opportunity to sell up to three artworks at the pop-up gallery
-Name and gallery affiliation on Festival website and social media posts

There is also a chance to win cash prizes!
$1,000 – Juried Plein Air Competition Best in Show
$250 – Juried Plein Air Competition 2nd Place
$100 – Juried Plein Air Competition 3rd Place
$500 – Quickdraw Competition “People’s Choice”

https://vahighlandsfestival.networkforgood.com/events/10350-plein-air-abingdon-2019

Register now 3-day festival of plein air artistry

04/23/2019
Virginia Highlands Festival

Catch our segment on WJHL’s Daytime Tri-Cities!

Spreading the word about this week’s Plein Air Abingdon events on WJHL’s Daytime Tri-Cities! 🎨

Don’t miss our Chair Christine Berg & Kyle Buckland Fine Art appearing on Daytime Tri-Cities this morning! #paintthetown
04/23/2019

Don’t miss our Chair Christine Berg & Kyle Buckland Fine Art appearing on Daytime Tri-Cities this morning! #paintthetown

Meet the artists!Nina Rizzohttp://studiobristolphoto.com/fine-art/nina-rizzoA photographer and fine artist, Nina is co-o...
04/22/2019
Nina Rizzo –

Meet the artists!
Nina Rizzo

http://studiobristolphoto.com/fine-art/nina-rizzo

A photographer and fine artist, Nina is co-owner of Studio Bristol. Nina primarily works in soft pastels and finds “drawing, painting, photography, music, any medium that involves working with the hands, senses, spirit” intriguing and satisfying.

Spreading the word about upcoming fun! 🎨 #paintthetown
04/22/2019

Spreading the word about upcoming fun! 🎨 #paintthetown

Plein Air Abingdon’s 2019 Chair Christine Berg & Kyle Buckland Fine Art just sat down with Preston Ayres WCYB at WCYB to chat about our 4th annual painting festival. Don’t miss out on this weekend’s fun-go to pleinairabingdon.com to learn more!

Join us for a plein air paint-out and pop-up gallery happening throughout Washington County. Juried Plein Art participan...
04/22/2019

Join us for a plein air paint-out and pop-up gallery happening throughout Washington County. Juried Plein Art participants will spend Thursday painting a scene of choice on Abingdon Vineyards property. From 5-7pm, mingle with artists and taste delicious food from Joel Jenkins, local restauranteur of JJ's Restaurant and Sports Bar and Papa Tom's Cantina. Art will be available for sale at this event!

04/21/2019

Meet the artists!
Barbara Oakes

Barbara is inspired by nature’s beauty and the ordinary life happenings around her every day. “Painting to me is taking shapes and building a representation of the subject matter with bold bright strokes.”

04/20/2019

Juried Plein Air Competition Artist Participants Will Receive:
-One free entry into the Virginia Highlands Festival Juried Fine Art competition (July 2019)
-The opportunity to sell up to three artworks at the pop-up gallery (50/50 split with the Virginia Highlands Festival, space permitting)
-Name and gallery affiliation (if any) on Festival website and social media posts

Chance to win cash prizes!
$1,000 – Juried Plein Air Competition Best in Show
$250 – Juried Plein Air Competition 2nd Place
$100 – Juried Plein Air Competition 3rd Place
$500 – Quickdraw Competition “People’s Choice”

Meet the artists!Peach McCombhttps://peachmccomb.com/Originally from Massachusetts, Peach McComb paints “art with attitu...
04/20/2019
Peach McComb Fine Art

Meet the artists!
Peach McComb

https://peachmccomb.com/

Originally from Massachusetts, Peach McComb paints “art with attitude.” An artist, designer, and teacher, Peach works mainly in oil, watercolor, and acrylics. Her art has been featured extensively throughout Tennessee and in print, including the 5th Annual Plein Air Salon Plein Air Magazine.

Enjoy Abingdon Vineyards' "En Plein Air!" “Plein Air Abingdon” is a plein air paint-out and pop-up gallery happening thr...
04/20/2019

Enjoy Abingdon Vineyards' "En Plein Air!"
“Plein Air Abingdon” is a plein air paint-out and pop-up gallery happening throughout Washington County. Juried Plein Art participants will spend Thursday painting a scene of choice on Abingdon Vineyards' property.
Come from 5-7pm to mingle with artists and taste delicious food from Joel Jenkins, local restauranteur of JJ's Restaurant and Sports Bar and Papa Tom's Cantina. Art will be available for sale at this event!
Abingdon Vineyards

Join Plein Air Abingdon's 2019 Host Committee in welcoming artists from all over at this pre-sale event! Preview scenes ...
04/19/2019

Join Plein Air Abingdon's 2019 Host Committee in welcoming artists from all over at this pre-sale event!
Preview scenes that artists painted during the day at Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards, plus enjoy award-winning wines and food by local chef, Travis Milton.
A Taste of Plein Air

04/19/2019
Lesley James Studios

Meet the artists!
Lesley James

https://www.facebook.com/portraitartistvirginia/

Originally from Missouri, Lesley now resides in Abingdon, VA. She specializes in portraiture, children’s book illustration, and original works.

Virginia artist specializing in portraiture, children's book illustration and original works.

Meet the artists!Steve Dohertyhttp://stevedohertyart.com/Steve is not only an established Plein Air artist, but also a w...
04/18/2019
Steve Doherty Fine Art

Meet the artists!
Steve Doherty

http://stevedohertyart.com/

Steve is not only an established Plein Air artist, but also a writer, editor, and juror. For 31 years, he was the editor of American Artist magazine and, in 2011, Steve became Editor-in-Chief of PleinAir magazine. Residing in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Steve continues to edit PleinAir, participate in plein air events, judge art shows, teach workshops, exhibit paintings, and give lectures.

Steve Doherty Fine Art

“Plein Air Abingdon brings professional artists to our hilltops, sidewalks, and front porches in a community-wide celebr...
04/18/2019

“Plein Air Abingdon brings professional artists to our hilltops, sidewalks, and front porches in a community-wide celebration of outdoor painting. We are inviting artists from throughout the country to join us. With expansive vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains as the backdrop to our historic town of Abingdon, the stage is set for some beautiful new works of art." -Christine Berg, chair.
https://www.facebook.com/events/603095813494475/

Address

335 Cummings Street
Abingdon, VA
24210

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Plein Air Abingdon posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Plein Air Abingdon:

Category

About Plein Air Abingdon

Plein air is defined as a “19th-century style of painting outdoors, or with a strong sense of the open air.”

April 2020 marks the fifth year of Plein Air Abingdon–a plein air paint-out and pop-up gallery that offers a place to create new work, sell work, and network with fellow artists and creators. Throughout the event, a juried plein air competition will take place around Abingdon, Virginia and the surrounding region.

Nearby event/venues


Other Abingdon event/venues

Show All