The major exhibit of Plein Air Palm Beach, Art Outside the Walls: en Plein Air, will be on exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach fr
om April 11th to June 7th 2014. The opening reception for artists and members of the Cultural Council is April 10th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. If you want to get a first look at this incredible exhibit and meet the artists, RSVP here http://www.palmbeachculture.
Plein Air Palm Beach, the group I co-founded with Ralph Papa is very pleased to have worked with Nichole Hickey, Manager of Artist Services at the Cultural Council, on this endeavor. This project was a major undertaking for our newly founded group and involved artists painting at ten of our favorite plein air locations around Palm Beach County. As to be expected, there were challenges, including a number of days of bad weather, not what one expects in beautiful South Florida. The solution was to have many make-up plaint-outs in order to have a good representation of the artists in our group as well as a good representation of the locations.
And it worked.
The body of work produced from these paint-outs was spectacular and it is going to be incredible seeing them all hanging together in the exhibit. Myself, I have several pieces in the exhibit; that of happens when one organizes the paint-outs.
Working on this exhibit has brought together two of my passions, painting and project management. Not only did I get to be an individual participant, but I was able to organize and orchestrate the project. As an individual participant, I am honored to be exhibited along with world class artists. Being the project manager was gratifying, not only in seeing the exhibit take place but also receiving the appreciation and support from all the participating artists.