Plein Air Competition and Exhibition at Sagamore Hill

Competition Cancelled due to hurricane Irene!  Rescheduled for Sept 9-10

This Friday and Saturday I will be participating in the Teaching Studios 1st Annual Plein Air Painting Competition at Sagamore Hill Historic Preserve in Oyster Bay, NY – a setting with over 83 acres of beautiful landscape, as well as the last home of Teddy Roosevelt.
The preserve is located on the beautiful Gold Coast of northern Long Island.  I’m looking forward to exploring a new landscape that I haven’t seen before and meeting the other artists.  It should be a fun way to wrap up the summer.

Bird's Eye View of Sagamore Hill

3 Events- Free and Open to the Public

1. Instructors Rob Zeller and Bennett Vadnais will lecture on the Barbizon School and the great Russian Landscape painters of the 19th Century, respectively, at the Teaching Studios of Art in Oyster Bay, Friday night August 26, starting at 8pm.

2. Utrecht Artist-in-Residence Joe Gyurcsak is conducting a demonstration in Plein Air painting on Day 2, Saturday August 27, from 10am-1pm on the grounds of the event. This demonstration is free, and worth checking out since Joe is going to try and paint TR’s mansion. That’s not an easy demo.

3. Later that night, an exhibition of paintings from each of the participants and judges will open to the public from 7-9pm at the Koenig Center of the Oyster Bay Historical Society. Light refreshments will be served and wet paintings will be available for sale.

20 Summit Street, PO Box 297
Oyster Bay NY 11771


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