august, 2020

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Join us for A Celebration of Plein Air Painting
at Shelburne Farms – Shelburne, Vermont
August 18th through August 25th, 2020.

This multi day event features 8 of Edgewater’s Plein Air artists painting on location at the beautiful Shelburne Farms. The celebration gives Plein Air enthusiasts the opportunity to purchase newly created work “off the easel”, and to learn from, meet and observe, the artists as they practice their craft on the grounds of this nonprofit education center for sustainability, that is a 1,400 acre working farm, and a National Historic Landmark, located on the shores of Lake Champlain in Shelburne, Vermont.


• August 18th – 20th – Session I – 3 day Plein Air Painting Workshop with TJ Cunningham. Shelburne Farms. Various locations.


• August 21st – 22nd – “Paint Out” – 8 Plein Air artists painting on the farm. Various locations.
• August 22nd 5-7PM – Cocktail Party on the North Porch of the Inn At Shelburne Farms.


• August 23rd – August 25th – Session II – Plein Air Painting Workshop with TJ Cunningham.


Detailed information about each of the above events below.
The event begins with a three day Plein Air Painting workshop on the grounds of Shelburne Farms, with Addison County native TJ Cunningham. Cunningham is a nationally renowned landscape painter who is dedicated to capturing the beauty of the Vermont landscape and to conveying the passion he feels for the land and the iconic barns and farms that were part of his narrative growing up.
Due to the extremely positive response to this class which is capped at 12 students, we have added a second session that will take place at the farm starting Sunday August 23rd and running through Tuesday August 25th.


The celebration of plein air painting continues on August 21st and August 22nd as eight of Edgewater’s finest Plein Air painters take up residence on the grounds of the farm for a two day “Paint Out”. Visitors will have the opportunity to observe the artists at work, meet them and learn about their processes and purchase work “off the easel” while they stroll and enjoy the natural and architectural beauty of the property. This part of the Plein Air event is open to all. (Visitors will be asked to pay the admission fee for entrance to Shelburne Farms.)


The two day “Paint Out” ends in style with a cocktail party on August 22nd from 5:00PM to 7:00PM, on the North Porch of the Inn at Shelburne Farms. Forty lucky guests will be served wine and appetizers in this lovely setting overlooking Lake Champlain, while mingling with our artists, viewing their newly painted work, and having the opportunity to purchase paintings in a “Wet Paint Sale”. Tickets for the cocktail party are $55 and can be purchased by calling Edgewater Gallery at 802-458-0098. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Shelburne Farms and will be sold on a first come first serve basis. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to spend a summer evening on the shores of Lake Champlain, enjoying art, eight celebrated artists, the sun setting over the Adirondacks, and the graceful beauty of the Shelburne Farms property.


Then on August 23rd, Session II of TJ Cunningham’s Plein Air Painting class begins and runs through August 25th.The fee for the class is $395. For more information and to register for TJ Cunningham’s Plein Air Painting workshop, call Edgewater Gallery at 802-458-0098.



august 18 (Tuesday) - 25 (Tuesday)


Shelburne Farm Inn

99 Inn Rd


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