Annual Paint Out Day May 30

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Nash Road lured these artists to a lovely little stream in the wetlands there. The gal on the left is using a viewfinder to isolate the image she plans to paint.

By Dot Bardarson -


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Plein air painters will descend on picturesque Seward for its annual Paint Out on May 30.  Local artists are encouraged to join the painting group at 9 am Saturday morning at the Seward Hotel to discuss possible painting locations and plan for the day.  Painters will be painting on location around town (That’s what “plein air” means) and meet Saturday night for dinner at one of Seward’s great restaurants.
On Sunday, June 1, the results of the week-end’s work will be displayed at Resurrect Art for a short reception starting at Noon.  The public is invited to hob-nob with the artists, critique their work or negotiate a price for a still-wet oil or unframed watercolor, while the scene is still fresh in the minds of the artist and probably recognizable by the viewer.  It’s a fun group, mostly from Anchorage, which likes to find intriguing places to record scenes they don’t see at home. You may see them around town, weather permitting, or inside somewhere peering out windows or doing an interior scene.  They talk “Art”.  They walk the walk.  And they like to share.
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