Prescott Plein Air Art Festival

Celebrating Prescott’s Diverse Landscapes

The Highlands Center for Natural History (HCNH) and the City of Prescott are proud to present the third annual Prescott Plein Air Art Festival October 13-16, 2022. Artists participating in this plein air event will showcase Prescott’s landscape, historical and architectural beauty in their works.

2022 Plein Air Artists

Timeline of the Events

May 18-20- Workshop with Gretchen Lopez- Fee $275 class limit 8

August 8- 10 Workshop with Betty Carr- Fee $275 pp class limit-20

August 11- September 30, Artist Show at Yavapai College with opening on August 26

October 13- 15 Plein Air Painting Days

October 14- Art Education for families at Constellation Trail

October 15- Plein Air Painting on Prescott Courthouse Plaza

October 16- Plein Air Reception at The Finn

October 21- Post Exhibit & Sale- Mountain Artists Guild throughout November

Timeline of the Events

May 18-20- Workshop with Gretchen Lopez- Fee $275 class limit 8

August 8- 10 Workshop with Betty Carr- Fee $275 pp class limit-20

August 11- September 30, Artist Show at Yavapai College with opening on August 26

October 13- 15 Plein Air Painting Days

October 14- Art Education for families at Constellation Trail

October 15- Plein Air Painting on Prescott Courthouse Plaza

October 16- Plein Air Reception at The Finn

October 21- Post Exhibit & Sale- Mountain Artists Guild throughout November

Demonstration Painting and Activities - Meet the Artists!

During the Prescott Plein Air Art Festival, participatin artists will be spread throughout the Prescott area capturing our regions iconic beauty. This year artists will be participating in two demonstration events. Check back for dates, times, and locations.

 

Watson Lake

Watson lakes attract birds from miles around to it’s riparian and aquatic habitats. Pair the abundance of birds with the drama of the adjacent Granite Dells and this lakes provide plenty to see.

Watson Lake Parking

Goldwater Lake

Sitting at nearly 6000′ in the Ponderosa Pine forests of the Bradshaw Mountains Goldwater Lake offers the scenic vistas of a mountain lake only a few miles from the center of Prescott.

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Granite Dells Constellation Trail

One of Prescott AZ’s treasures has to be the Granite Dells.  A little over 4 miles North of downtown Prescott, the Dells offer unique granite rock formations, 2 small lakes, and miles upon miles of trails. The Constellation trail offers quick access to these fantastic formations.

Constellation Trail Parking

Gretchen Lopez Plein Air Artist

Plein Air Painting Workshop
with Gretchen Lopez

Join plein air artist Gretchen Lopez to learn to capture the natural light and beauty of the Prescott Highland Center’s trails and gardens, in a three-day plein air workshop! The Center exemplifies nature at its best, with careful preservation and an adherence to the history of the Highlands.

Betty Carr

Plein Air Painting Workshop
with Betty Carr

Luminous floral still life’s and landscapes in Watercolor

This workshop will focus on techniques in painting the effects of light in a floral still life and a landscape setting.

The “how tos” in achieving dynamic, impressionistic paintings using painterly brushwork will be demonstrated. Color relationships, values, edges and temperatures of light and shadow
will also be covered.

Come and enjoy painting in this gorgeous area in Prescott. We will be doing some small plein air studies during our
landscape session.

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