These things don’t just plan themselves, that would be too easy! Meet the 2014 Great Alaskan Plein Air Retreat Organizers: Karen Mattson, Karen Whitworth, Kristy Tracy, and Talya Johnson. These 4 women artists are also known as the Painted Ladies and strive to foster artistic growth in their communities through education, exhibitions, and events.
A few short years ago we decided to bring something new to the art scene in our home state. This project was unique and promising, full of potential.
Create a plein air event that highlights Alaska’s incredible scenery while providing affordable and excellent accommodations, meals, transportation, and more. A heavy emphasis on camaraderie and creating an environment where artists can focus on painting their hearts out is paramount. So far, that recipe has lead to attendees having the adventure of a lifetime.
New for 2014! We are excited to provide an environment where collectors, friends, and family members can attend the retreat! We encourage all to join the adventure as we cruise north, capturing the beauty of this captivating corner of the globe. Opportunities to purchase art created during the retreat will be available during our closing soiree and award ceremony.
Whether your an artist, attached to one, or even an art appreciator, it is our desire to take you on a trip to Alaska you will never forget and be hard pressed to beat.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, would like more information, or would just like to chat. We look forward to hearing from you!
All our best,
The Painted Ladies