by Sarah Judson September 15, 2014

sedona We always enjoy the annual Sedona Plein Air Festival, which is coming up next month, October 10-25. This is its tenth year, and thirty artists, including Carl Ortman (image shown above) will be participating in the fun. There will be paint-outs, presentations, a trip to the historic mining town of Jerome, a quick draw at Alcantara Vineyards and lots of valuable plein air workshops with well-known artists from all around the U.S. sedona 2The landscape is beyond spectacular, the weather is mild, and the light is brilliant. Thank you to Michael Chesley Johnson for this photo (above), which shows his easel alongside Scott Gellatly from Gamblin Artists Colors. Scott will give a free presentation on the history of pigment, paint and color space, in addition to his workshop. The Keynote Speaker will be veteran plein air artist Jim McVicker from the Oregon Coast. Sedona Plein Air Festival 2010 173 arizona 2011 005They even have a bronze sculpture of a plein air painter downtown. Red Rocks & the Cowboy Artist, by Clyde "Ross" Morgan, depicts cowboy artist Joe Beeler.

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