2020 Ohio Plein Air Society Annual Exhibition

June 28 – July 26

This juried exhibition will celebrate the plein air tradition by exhibiting, promoting, and selling an exclusive group of works painted outdoors in the true spirit of plein air painting. Larry Churski, the juror, selected 135 of the finest plein air works from members of the Ohio Plein Air Society. While there isn’t a public reception for this exhibition, we do encourage you to support the talent of the artists involved.  All works in this exhibition are for sale.

Juror’s Statement:

It was an honor to serve as juror of the Painting in the Elements Exhibition. Thank you to Robin Roberts and The Ohio Plein Air Society board for the opportunity, and to all the artists that contributed.

It has been a challenge judging this show. So many wonderful and deserving pieces and never enough awards. It was exhausting going through these pieces time after time, day after day. I took many things into consideration. Design, Values, Color, Drawing, and Craftsmanship. Has the artist taken a risk or painted something safe? And finally, I always ask, does it speak to me?

Being a plein air artist for the last 38 years, I know what it is like to fight the elements as well as the demons inside our heads. Then there’s always that time thing which studio painters have plenty of. With that being said, nothing is more rewarding than painting outside! Congratulations to the artists that won awards. And to those that did not, continue to strive for excellence in your work. The process of jurying is highly subjective and not an exact science. Another juror might have judged differently. Believe in your work and there’s always next time.

Larry Churski

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