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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

CALL TO ARTIST & VPA MAP

CALL TO ARTIST

Prerequisite to participate in ANY of the VPA Exhibits, is to simply have painted with VPA at any place or time.  Participating in POP's at Venice Art Center over the past years counts also, along with Painting with PASC when they were in the Venice Area.  DOES NOT HAVE TO BE IN VENICE CITY LIMITS ONLY.

VENICE PLEIN AIR
Presents:
A Venice Art Center Satellite Exhibit:
“Time Captured Anew En Plein Air”
Opening Reception And Cocktail Party
January 17th, 2011, 3-5:30pm
At The Art Gallery of Jacaranda Trace
In the Cadbury Commons Club
3600 William Penn Way
Venice, FL 34293
Exhibit runs through April 12, 2012
The Mission Of Venice Plein Air is to tie in with the rich History of our area and how Plein Air Artist beautifully record it!
See Call To Artist Page for more info: 
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VPA MAP

RAINDATE CHANGED TO DEC 5TH same times
Monday
DEC 5TH, 9-? (lunch after if you like too)
Meet at Gazebo, downtown Venice Centennial Park

Picked this location for all the surrounding HISTORIC Landmarks,
plus the daily activities of the Historic Main Street, Water park where children are playing, AND
THE ORCHID TREES are in BLOOM too.


Saturday, November 26, 2011

MON 28th MAP &...UPDATED RAIN DATE DEC 5th and Call to Artist

VPA MAP
RAINDATE CHANGED TO DEC 5TH same times
Monday 28 November 2011, 9-? (lunch after if you like too)

Meet at Gazebo, downtown Venice Centennial Park

Picked this location for all the surrounding HISTORIC Landmarks,
plus the daily activities of the Historic Main Street, Water park where children are playing, AND
THE ORCHID TREES are in BLOOM too.

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3 Plein Air Exhibits:

1. Filled 2. Announced & 3. Planning
More info as available:  VPA blog
Prerequisite: open to artist that have at any time participated in one of the specific groups paint outs, be it 5 years ago, or upcoming.

1.
Plein Air Sun Coast Show at the Celery Barn in Towles Court!
 
(Terry filled all spots in just about 24 hours of announcing!)
SAVE THE DATE!
Mark your calendars now for the opening!
Friday March 16th, 2012


2. VPA GROUP SHOW
Venice Art Center Satellite Exhibit
Jan. 17th from 4-6.
opening & cocktail party
The show will run three months. The same rules apply as the VAC gallery sales
 
CALL TO ARTIST  Full Prospectus / Exhibiting Details
I have had two plein air paintings sold at this location.Think this exhibit shall prove a positive for all participants all the way around.

3. Planning Stages VPA Exhibit
to tie in with the dedication of Historic Landmark
of Venice. Why adding VPA MAP of our Historic Downtown. The theme of the exhibit.
Not just building and downtown Venice, her surrounding areas too like Spanish Point.
Hope is to tie in with the rich History of our area and how Plein Air Artist beautifully record it!
Whether can tie in with dedication or not, an exhibit of VPA to share the historical record aspect of Plein Air in our area the theme.
 These in BREIF of all the details. More info will post soon and if you would like a an email please just let me know.
(Also if you want to stay on, be added to, or be taken off VPA email  mailing list please let me know)
 I am trying to streamline facilitating VPA by using the VPA blog as a general communication tool too.
Links and ways to contact are always posted here.

Friday, November 18, 2011

UPDATED VPA MAP Sat Nov 19th DETAILS


Hi VPA enthusiast and Plein Air Artist
This is for those of you that RSVP, or requested specifically or generally to be updated, and some of you in hopes of enticing you to join in: Email has been sent. Let me know if you did not receive.
HOPE i got everyone that requested

OK, Next VPA  MAP - SAT. November 19th: Private 5 acre Bay Front Property Protected by the Nat'l Wild Life Land Trust -
specifics sent by request just to keep private property not posted publicly.   Should make for a great day of plein air for all ...scheduled for those that work during the week in mind

We are welcomed to spend the day... 9am to sunset. Packing a picnic lunch that we can eat on her screened porch by the pool. BRING BUG SPRAY for mosquitoes plus after 5 no ceims (however you spell)  etc.

First, this is a private property where are hostess has graciously opened her property and home(for the restrooms, water etc.)
to all of us so that we may paint there en Plein Air. 
Her ONLY request of us is to NOT drive over or on her sprinkler heads along the side of the long winding drive. MOST you can see, but just to be sure, please please please do not park there. Also do not park where you see new RYE GRASS SEED has been laid. Depending on how many of us arrive and when, there should be ample parking on her cement drive up by the house.
Look for my Black Tahoe when you come in or me.
 SAVE this info too.... for we will return here when she notifies me that the Azelea's are in bloom usually in Feb..
BEAUTIFUL time.

Saturday we will enjoy a Property which truly is a a living museum of native species to our area, along with the many beautiful transplants that she has added.
The Koi pond is a bit grown over but still a beautiful area off the bay front.  Her dock leads out to a beautiful view too. The dirt winding drive is an Artist paradise too, along with her back little porch area with cast iron benchs and potted plants etc. too.  Can't wait to spend the day PAINTING all the possible views.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Next MAP SATURDAY

updated
Next MAP - SAT. November 19th: Private 5 acre Bay Front Property Protected by the Nat'l Wild Life Land Trust -
specifics sent by request just to keep private property not posted publicly.   Should make for a great day of plein air for all ...scheduled for those that work during the week in mind

UPDATE: Those of you that have requested info on Sat MAP, will be sending out that email Friday morning. Thanks for asking. If there are more that would like to join VPA at this MAP just drop me an email and will add you to the list to send email to on Fri.  Please be sure to mention VPA in subject and your affiliation with plein air in your reply.  Happy Painting.  email: orighitt@gmail.com

Sunday, November 13, 2011

VPA MAP MON 14 NOV

Caspersons Beach Park VPA MAP Monday. If you are on mailing list you received info on meeting place and times.  If you did not and would like to simply contact and will forward to you.
SHARE your ART ....
Think that VPA MAP Members here and participants are able to share their paintings.  Any suggestions on how to do the sharing?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

 VPA equals Venice Plein Air
MAP equals Meet And Paint
Schedule for MAPs, three Mondays and one Saturday per month is the goal. Of that two meeting in the morning and two meeting in the later after noon, preferably for the sunset hours. 
Simple as that.
MAP's begin again at:
  • MON November 14th: Caperson's Park  
  • SAT. November 19th: Private 5 acre BayFront Property Protected by the Nat'l Wild Life Land Trust 
  • MON November 28th: Centennial Park Downtown Historical area
  • MON December 5th: Myakka State Park
For safety precaution am not posting all here as public information.

For more information on directions and times please contact facilitator K. Hitt and be sure to put in your memo VPA or Plein Air.
Those on the VPA member mailing list should receive an email with specific information.
PASC is also going to Myakka earlier this month. That may be posted at the PAF umbrella website calendar noted above and/or contact T. Mason their facilitator for more information on their Plein Air outings. To Join a Plein Air Painting Group in your area visit PAF for more info on that too.
The hope of the groups is simply to enjoy the art of en plein air with fellow artist and record the beauty of our beautiful and historical areas en plein air.

Venice Plein Air is on the south west coast located inside Sarasota County in the Venice area serving nearby communities and keys. We are under the umbrella of Plein Air Florida  PAF has many groups through out Florida and the calendar on their web site shares many of the paint outs on schedule. Another group that meets in our nearby area is PASC.  Their usual paint out day is Thurs. Mornings.
Between PASC and VPA there are ample opportunities to Plein Air Paint with a group in this area.

VPA came about to serve our Venice area or South County.  Local artist supporting our local arts and historical scenic communities. Any visiting our area that wishes to plein air paint with a group is welcomed to join our MAPs.  Terry Mason facilitates the PASC group.  I, Karen Hitt am the facilitator of VPA.  Due to illustration assignments and schedule, confess the past year  have not been scheduling regular MAPs.  Terry and (Val before her) kept the en plein air active in the area.  Thanks to Terry scheduling a PASC event at our beautiful new park here in Venice ...was reminded exactly of all loved about plein air and why its an important part of an Artists palette.

That memory combined with the reason why their is a specific Venice Plein Air... simply to celebrate the historical of our Venice area and to keep it recorded in the arts... and for the arts to continue to be represented by her artists in the area. VPA actually formed before PASC ...and the beauty of PASC is how they cover a larger area, and to the north of here.  Just as PASC ventures to Venice, VPA ventures north and south too.  VPA Mondays and one Saturday, PASC thursdays... so if you have an interest to Plein Air Paint, be sure to check out the PAF calendar of events at PleinAirFlorida.org for all the possibilities of Florida Plein Air in our area.

VPA is smaller, as is our area smaller.  Again, all our welcome.