Plein Air Richmond, a Richmond art event

Plein Air Richmond is a celebration of Plein Air art.  Located in Richmond Virginia, and hosted through Brazier Gallery in Richmond, Plein Air Richmond is a wonderful multi-day event with live painting and exhibits.  

4th Annual Plein Air Richmond 2016 June 19-26


 Larry Moore,  Down on Main,  oil, 12" x 16"

Larry Moore, Down on Main, oil, 12" x 16"

Loryn Brazier of Brazier Gallery started Plein Air Richmond in 2012.  Proceeds from 2016 sales benefit the Richmond SPCA, an independent non-profit organization bringing animals into the lives of humans since 1891.       

Plein Air Richmond is a wonderful weeklong painting event bringing together 30 juried artists from across the United States and Canada who paint scenic views of Richmond.  Painting locations in the past have included, but are not limited to, iconic Richmond scenes such as Maymont, Carytown, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Rockets Landing, Belle Isle, the James River, the VMFA, Church Hill, Agecroft Hall, Shockoe Bottom, and around the Fan.  Typically, participating Plein Air artists paint in oil and watercolor, capturing the essence of Richmond’s scenic locations with the usual subject unpredictability and finesse plein artists are known for. 

The event culminates with a series of events during the last weekend starting with a ticketed preview party Friday, June 24 from 5-8pm, at Brazier Gallery, 1616 West Main Street.  Tickets cost $75 and the price of the ticket acts as a coupon towards the purchase of a painting.  Tickets can be purchased through the Richmond SPCA, a non-profit organization that helps homeless animals find their forever homes.

Saturday, June 25 from 9:30-11:30am artists will do a “Fast & Fresh” quick paint in Carytown.  Plein Air Richmond is still accepting artists for this event.  Anyone can participate if they fill out the form on and mail a check of $10 to Brazier Gallery.  These paintings will be for sale as soon as they are finished.  The exhibit for all Plein Air Richmond paintings will be open to the public Friday, June 24, 8-9:30pm, Saturday, June 25, 10am-5pm, and Sunday, June 26, 12-5pm.                

It is a fun event and we encourage people to come watch the artists paint during the week.

Juried artists are:
Lauren Andreach, Olena Babak, Beth Bathe, John Caggiano, Eleanor Cox, Valerie Craig, Katie Cundiff, David Diaz, Raymong Ewing, Trey Finney, Ed Hatch, Neal Hughes, Ken Karlic, Paul Keysar, Allen Kriegshauser, Anna Lancaster, Andre Lucero, Beth Marchant, Larry Moore, Julie Riker, Daniel Robbins, Jason Sacran, Jason Saunders, Patrick Saunders, Chad Smith, Richard Sneary, Jonathan Stasko, R. Gregory Summers, Nancy Tankersley, David Tanner.