Demonstrations by Guest Artists The Painted Ladies are excited to announce that attendees of the 2013 Great Alaskan Plein Air Retreat will have the special opportunity to take-in live demonstrations and workshops from fabulous artists and some of our very own Painted Ladies!
June 26th Before the festivities begin, join us at the Pioneer Ridge B&B for an educational session on social media with Painted Lady, Karen Whitworth. Learn how to better engage this online resource to cultivate an enriched online environment for both you and your collectors. Bring your portable devices to the session to immediately put these creative tools to use as well as have a great time sharing your experiences online from the field during the 2013 Great Alaskan Plein Air Retreat!
June 27th Michelle Dunaway, Accomplished artist and former Alaskan, Michelle will be treating GAPAR attendees to a painting demonstration in the field. Her work has
been recently featured in several art magazines including: Art of The West, International Artist, and American Art Collector.
Her paintings exude an immense amount of emotion, leaving the viewer with a hunger for more. We are excited to have her join us for the 2013 Retreat!
June 28th James Buncak of Homer, Alaska will be giving us a demonstration on Friday of the retreat. We are so excited to have him! His paintings are both captivating and beautifully executed. A true delight to take in.
It’s not easy getting established in the art biz.
The Painted Ladies are doing their part to pay it forward to artists starting their careers. With five one-day Retreat scholarships awarded to Koniag Education Foundation, the gals are hoping to provide a inspirational and enlightening experience plein air painting in the Alaskan landscape to 5 college students.
Image courtesy of http://www.koniageducation.org/
This opportunity to spend a day in the Alaskan outdoors with professional artists in many mediums will present a unique and enlightening experience for each recipient. Whether the student wishes to spend the day painting on their own or shadowing one of the artists, gleaning insight, tips, and techniques, this retreat offers an opportunity to witness other artists at work in the field in scenic locations around Southcentral Alaska. Each day pass includes 3 meals in addition to the artistic experience and is valued at $49.00.
We are thrilled to have photographer, Sebastian Saarloos join us for the retreat. He will be documenting our adventure in real-time, posting blurbs, updates, and photos from the road as well as home base.
He has some spectacular Alaskan photographs, we can’t wait to see what he turns out during the retreat!
With the addition of Jack Richeson & Co. to our fabulous list of sponsors comes an exciting new element to the retreat. We are tickled to include a Miniature Painting Competition!
Each artist participating in the event will be given a miniature panel for the medium of their choosing ( pastel boards, gesso’d hardboard, or watercolor sheets) from Richeson to be painted on between the morning of June 15th and the evening of June 18th. Entries will be judged and on display during the closing soiree and celebration on the evening of June 19th.
The Painted Ladies are happy to have Alaskan Artist, Kurt Jacobson join us for the retreat in 2012! President of the Alaska Artists Guild and avid member of the Plein Air Painters of Alaska, Kurt “has developed a love of painting outdoors, and is passionate about reinterpreting those paintings back in the studio.“
He’s a hoot to paint with and is sure to keep us all on our toes!