16 Sep 2014
Tags: Air Festival, art, Frederic Remington, Plein Air, Plein Air painting, Potsdam Plein Air Festival
Come join us for three days of Plein Air fun in any medium!
Anyone can register to participate; festival artists are not restricted to painting. Friends & family welcome!
“Plein Air” simply means “in the open air” and is traditionally used to describe the act of painting outdoors.
There is a long tradition of Plein Air painting in the region including the celebrated work of Canton-born artist
Frederic Remington. The Potsdam Plein Air Festival is scheduled as the final in a series of North Country
Plein Air Festivals in Paul Smiths, Morristown, Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake, and Old Forge but is the first
of its kind to take place in Potsdam.
Community members are invited to this three day event around the Village of Potsdam.
Events are free & open to the public to meet regional artists, watch them work, and purchase
freshly-finished artwork in person. The Plein Air Festival is held during the Potsdam Public Museum’s
artist Nancy Brossard creating a Plein Air painting
Artists of any skill level who work in any medium are invited to register for the festival.
While this is not a juried show so anyone can register to participate, cash prizes will be awarded for
Best in Show, Juror’s Choice, and People’s Choice. Artist registration is open now through September 10th: