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Volunteer for Art in the Open Festival 2015?

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We are looking for 10 volunteers to help out at the Festival for a minimum of two days. You will have to find your own accommodation but in return you will get:

- Bus travel to each venue

- Lunch each day on your volunteer days

- Sit in on workshop of your choice on your volunteer days

- Barbeque at T. Morris

- Festival dinner at Riverbank House Hotel

Leave a reply here or email info@artintheopen.org…

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Added by Plein Eire Administrator on May 8, 2015 at 22:22 — 4 Comments

Participants: Art in the Open 2015

The artists below have already registered for Art in the Open 2015. If you haven't, there's still time but don't delay.

The following list is purely for your interest and I will update it periodically. If your name isn't…

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Added by Plein Eire Administrator on April 26, 2015 at 20:00 — 2 Comments

Neil Carrigan RIP

I am posting these few paintings of late Plein Eire artist Neil Carrigan. It is only right to remove Neil's name from our current membership but I am sure his many friends and fellow artists would appreciate being able to refer to his work from time to time, His work and courageous words are his memorial.

 "Life is for living and should be joyful. I enjoy painting and the challenges it brings. My work focuses on positive emotions rather than the depressive and negative aspects of…

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Added by Plein Eire Administrator on October 6, 2014 at 21:30 — 3 Comments

Art in the Open 2014: How was it for you?

Although a few visiting painters still remain to see other parts of our island, another AITO festival has receded into memory and archive.

If you have any recollections or comments please post them here. Good or bad, we'd love to hear them.

Added by Plein Eire Administrator on August 8, 2014 at 19:31 — 2 Comments

Art in the Open 2014 : How's it Goin? Your photos, Comments, Stories...

Some photos from Day 2, Graiguenamanagh posted by Dick Donaghue and Marja Van Kampen.…

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Added by Plein Eire Administrator on July 30, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Karen Scannell, stateside.

I have no doubt she will post a proper blog on her return but here is an article in the Baltimore Sun …

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Added by Plein Eire Administrator on July 3, 2014 at 22:00 — 1 Comment

Natalia Dik at national portrait Gallery, London

http://www.gallery-pr2.eu/

Our member and friend, Russian artist Natalia Dik is in London this week for the opening of the BP portrait awards and exhibition. The show runs until September. Click the link above to see the painting of her daughter  made in yellows and beiges. Fantastic art by a serious artist. 

Congratulate Natalia here : …

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Added by Plein Eire Administrator on June 27, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Cadmium Paints may be banned under EU regulations

Here is an article reproduced in the current Artist & illusatrator magazine and well worth a read:…

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Added by Plein Eire Administrator on June 1, 2014 at 19:28 — No Comments

Bulgaria Painting Holiday Discount

To Plein Eire members, 

Below is an email received this week from Mr. David Taylor of Plum Tree Retreat which I simply relay to you as it includes an apparent substantial discount for his Bulgarian painting holiday centre.

I do not have any first-hand knowledge upon which to base a recommendation, positive or otherwise so if interested, make your own enquiries and post any comments…

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Added by Plein Eire Administrator on April 1, 2014 at 23:40 — No Comments

Art Click hosts online plein air show

   Edith Rohu, who runs Art Click website with her husband, painter Owen Rohu, wishes to announce that there will be an online exhibition of plein air works during April.…

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Added by Plein Eire Administrator on March 19, 2014 at 21:21 — No Comments

Slane Paintout 8.3.14

Added by Plein Eire Administrator on March 19, 2014 at 20:54 — No Comments

Bon Voyage to Michael Richardson

Our good friend, Michael Richardson, is off on a painting adventure to Bolivia and Lake Titicaca on Sunday. Michael is well known to many visitors to Art in the Open festival from his regular participation and workshops. He has launched a new signature set of beginners' brushes he recommends as ideal for small plein air works produced by Rosemary & Co. Brushes in UK. He also endorses Michael Harding oil paints. These excellent ranges of brushes and paints are also available from our…

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Added by Plein Eire Administrator on January 17, 2014 at 2:30 — No Comments

On the Telly!

Look out for Plein Eire members John O'Flynn and Karen Scannell who will be among the artists who took part in 'Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year' when the Dublin heat was filmed at the RDS earlier this year. The programme is broadcast on…

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Added by Plein Eire Administrator on November 17, 2013 at 15:54 — 1 Comment

Debra Joyce Dawson

American artist Debra Joyce Dawson, who in 2012 won one week's 4-star accommodation for two to attend Art in the Open plein air festival in Ireland has  just been featured in the USA's Plein Air Magazine. Read about Debra's latest successes HERE.

Added by Plein Eire Administrator on November 15, 2013 at 1:30 — No Comments

3-Day Portrait Workshop with John Dinan, 11-14 November.

    Are you interested in painting Portraits ? There's really nothing to compare
Man with moustache

 with the satisfaction of capturing the likeness of another human being - whether it be a family member, grandchild, friend or even a commission.


I've scheduled an extra Portrait workshop, in Baldoyle, Dublin from 
Mon 11th to Thur 14th…
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Added by Plein Eire Administrator on October 13, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

'PEBV at Work' By Sally Downey

Added by Plein Eire Administrator on October 6, 2013 at 21:05 — No Comments

The hectic life of successful plein air painter Lori Putnam

Here's a pdf of an article in Plein Air Magazine about Lori's adventures, starting with Art in the Open 2013 in Ireland.

PAMOctNov13Adventure-Putnam-1.pdf 

Added by Plein Eire Administrator on September 28, 2013 at 9:12 — No Comments

The AITO Winners

Mayoral Award Winner, Valerie Craig with Neil O'Keeffe (AITO) and  Cllr Ted Howlin, Chairman Wexford County Council in loco for Mayor of Wexford. Sponsor: WBC…

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Added by Plein Eire Administrator on August 20, 2013 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

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