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10th Annual Plein Air Event

10th Annual Plein Air Event -- Every Labor Day Weekend

Artists Paint Amana
Friday, September 1st- Sunday September 3rd

5th Annual Kids Fresh Paint
September 2nd 11am to 2pm
Children 12 and under
Brought to you by Amana Arts Guild

2 Hour Quick Paint
September 3rd from 2pm to 4pm
at Catiri's Art Oasis

Artist & Patron Party
Sunday September 3rd starting at 5pm until ???

Private viewing for Patrons and Friends of Plein Air 5pm to 6pm
Curtains will come down at 6pm for public viewing


The Legendary Catfish Keith

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Must have a ticket to attend.

Award Ceremony
September 3rd at 7pm  - Open to the Public




2017 Fresh Paint Awards Judge:  
Kathryn Hagy

Mount Mercy University, Professor of Art
Chair, Department of Communications, Literature, and Arts
Coordinator, Art & Design Program
Fulbright Campus Representative


Plein air, a French word, literally translates as 'open air', and is defined as painting or drawing done outside, in the open air. Over 100 years ago, artists made the move from the studio, to painting outdoors en plein air. Artists sketched the landscape in paint to bring forth its full light and color. These works are taken directly from nature, and infused with a feeling of the open air. Today's plein air painters have mastered the art of capturing the changing light on a scene. Bold, painterly strokes and luminous colors define the brilliance of the artists at the 10th annual FRESH PAINT-- Catiri's Art Oasis's Plein Air Festival in Amana, Iowa. FRESH PAINT---A live interpretation of Iowa through the eyes of artists, in the beautiful surroundings of the Amana Colonies. This is an educational experience of seeing the art in process, as well as the appreciation of Iowa through the eyes of the artist capturing the moment.
Maps of artists locations available at Catiri's Art Oasis.