The High Country Artists are rolling out the welcome mat to
fresh air artists, photographers, and writers wishing to immerse themselves in
the breathtaking beauty of eastern Washington
for a week of artistic fun! Artists from around the country will experience
first-hand the snow-covered mountain peaks, pristine lakes, winding river
valleys, historic coal mining towns, rolling farmlands, warm sunshine, and
fresh air that Kittitas County has to offer. This year’s week-long plein
air event is designed to provide a truly memorable experience for artists, art
lovers and the entire region. In addition to the week-long opportunity to fresh
air paint, this festival will offer fresh air painting demonstrations, outdoor
workshops for all age levels on fresh air painting, writing workshops, Friday
night reception, and a juried art exhibit with cash awards. Adding to the fun this year will be a Quick Draw competition which will be
centered in the heart of Cle Elum, and an outdoor painting demonstration geared
specifically to kids aged 8-800! All of
our events, from the Demos, to the Quick Draw, to the workshops and more are
created to enhance our community through art.
Workshop instructors include the multiple award-winning artists
Dianna Shyne, Richard Smith and Angela Bandurka, as well as author and director
of the University
of Washington’s Puget
Sound Writing Project Janine Brodine.
This exciting event, currently in its fifth year, has proven
to be a huge hit with festival participants, giving them ample opportunities to
create their art en plein air, while at the same time experiencing the
home-town hospitality offered by the High Country Artists at the historic Carpenter House Museum
in Cle Elum.
Make your reservations NOW to attend the 2013 Fresh Air
Artists Festival in Eastern Washington!!