October 12 -15, 2023 In Alexandria, Louisiana
Palette Party Awards Ceremony & Art Sale
Sunday, October 15 4:00PM FREE and Open to The Public
The Alexandria Museum of Art invites you to celebrate their signature arts event, the Farm to Forest Plein Air Festival. This five-day festival will bring artists to Central Louisiana to paint "en plein air" - outdoors!
Artists will be in the city as well as surrounding farms, nurseries and Kisatchie National Forest painting the abundant natural beauty of our area.
Event Details: The Farm to Forest Plein Air Festival will be held October 12-15, 2023 in Alexandria, Louisiana at the Alexandria Museum of Art (933 Second Street, Alexandria, LA 71301). Please see below for schedule of events.
|Thursday, 10/12/23||10 am|
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
6:30 pm - 8 pm
|Artist Check In at AMoA |
Quick Paint Challenge in Historic Downtown Alexandria
Juror announces Awards
Dinner at AMoA (tickets required)
|Friday, 10/13/23||All Day||Free Paint - Museum open for art drop off 10 am- 2 pm|
|Saturday, 10/14/23||All Day|
|Free Paint - Museum open for art drop off 10 am- 4 pm|
Juror's Demo at AMoA
|Sunday, 10/15/23||12 pm|
|Deadline for artists to turn in works at the museum|
Palette Party Awards Ceremony and Art Sale at AMoA
|Monday, 10/16/23||9 am - 4:30 pm||Juror's Workshop with John P. Lasater, IV |
(separate fee and registration required)
Don't forget to purchase tickets for the dinner, and register for the workshop.
2023 Juror John P. Lasater IV
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, John P. Lasater IV is an award-winning artist who now lives, paints and teaches in Siloam Springs, located in the beautiful hills of Northwest Arkansas. Lasater once known for his impressionistic style and bravado brushwork, has recently evolved under the mentorship of Jerusalem Master, Israel Hershberg, as well as from his travels to Italy and in depth historical and experimental self-studies. His recent works have matured to a quieter, more thought out and simplistic approach, giving himself more time and focus on each painting.
Lasater has been a main figure on the plein air scene for several years, considered by many to be one of the best in the genre in American outdoor painting. He has won many awards including Best of Show twice in Easels in Frederick, Best of Show twice in the Plein Air Southwest Salon, and Best of Show in Plein Air Rockies just to name a few. Most recently Lasater has taken to his studio where he is creating more calculated and ambitious works, and although outdoor painting will likely always hold an important place in his process, he believes these new studio works to be the next step for him in his trek to wherever he is going. (Written by Jason Sacran)
2022 Plein Air Awards
Congratulations to our Winners and Honorable Mentions!
First Place - $1,000
Elizabeth Osborne - Atlanta, GA
Second Place - $750
Richie Vios - Austin, TX
Third Place - $500
49 and the Garden of Memories
Andrew Liles - New Orleans
Evening Light near Bland
Richie Vios from Austin, TX
Prize: 1/4 page ad in Plein Air Magazine