Now in its sixth year Plein Air Southwest Salon has become one of the premier events of the Spring. The Outdoor Painters Society sponsors the event to promote an appreciation for the process of painting “en plein air” which is French for “in open air”. Most works are completed in a single painting session, painted outdoors on location and are characterized by the bold use of color, design and the freshness of paint application. Plein Air Southwest Salon 2014 is hosted by Southwest Gallery in Dallas, Texas.


Plein Air Southwest Salon 2014 is a juried competition, show and sale. Participants selected for the show have been carefully chosen by a jury panel. Each artist may submit up to three paintings for consideration by the jury and if the artist participates in the Quick Draw competition their Quick Draw painting will be displayed as well.

About Plein Air Southwest Salon 2014

Originally from London, England, Jill Carver moved to the United States ten years ago. Before becoming a full time professional artist, she was curatorial research assistant at the National Portrait Gallery in London for 12 years. Jill currently divides her time between Austin, Texas and Rico, Colorado.


A “painter’s painter”, recognition for her work has come quickly and she has won numerous awards including ‘Artists Choice’, most recently at Plein Air Easton in 2008. She has participated in the prestigious Maynard Dixon Country event for four consecutive years, and is a popular and highly regarded teacher.

About the Judge, Jill Carver

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

January 6, 2014............................Digital entry DEADLINE

January 13, 2014..........................Acceptance notifications by email,

                                                      website and onlinejuriedshows

March15, 2014.............................Framed art due to gallery

April 1-3, 2014...............................Jill Carver Workshop

April 4, 2014..................................Judging

April 4, 2014..................................Artist’s Dinner

April 5, 2014..................................Quick Draw  

April5, 2014..................................Opening, artists reception, awards                                                  

QUESTIONS?


Tina Bohlman, President

tina@tinabohlman.com


Randy Saffle, Vice-president

rmsaffle@msn.com


LaNell Arndt, Show Chair

lanellarndt@hotmail.com