Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Arizona Plein Air Painters 2nd Annual Members Show April 2-11th

By William Dellandre

The first two pictures are done in oils by Gregory Hull.

The Arizona Plein Air Painters will hold their 2nd Annual Members Show from April 2-11th at the Sedona Arts Center Community Gallery.  The opening gala, beginning at 5pm on April 2, gives art enthusiasts an opportunity to meet the artists from across the state who will be participating in this prestigious annual event. Award winning Sedona artist Gregory Hull will judge the show and preside over awards presented during the gala to artists for the Best of Show painting and 2nd and 3rd place winners. There is no charge for admission to the gala.

The Arizona Plein Air Painters (APAP) is a membership organization made up of professional and emerging Arizona artists who are dedicated to painting directly from life. Plein air paintings are often favored by art buyers because of the freshness and spontaneity that is evident in these works.  APAP has a broad mission that includes art education, and natural and cultural heritage preservation, in addition to hosting art shows and local paint-outs for members. APAP preservation partners include the National Park Service, Arizona State Parks , and the Nature Conservancy.  For additional information about this show and other planned events visit the APAP website at