Society for the Advancement of Plein Air Painting
Plein Air Painters Sale and Exhibition November 8 and 9, 1997
The elegance of the Casino Ballroom lends itself to the Plein Air Painters Sale and Exhibition November 8 and 9, 1997. Some 25 artists, from across the country, are invited to come to Catalina to capture on canvas the island's beauty, its people and architecture. After a week of creating, the artists' works, some 100 paintings, are then put on display. Saturday evening, the program begins at the luxurious Avalon Theatre, located in the Casino building, as plein air artist Brian Stewart introduces this year's participating artists and their work.
At 6:00 PM, the doors open to the legendary Casino Ballroom where, still glistening with fresh paint, over 100 paintings on easels will ring the circular floor of the ballroom. While viewing the work, collectors and guests will be treated to supper and a musical performance by a string quartet. The artists will be on hand throughout the evening for informal discussions about their experiences. The evening's events conclude around 10:00 PM.
Sunday morning, join the artists at a continental breakfast at the Casino Ballroom as the exhibition reopens with new paintings. You'll also be able to view the artists at work on Saturday, at various locations in Avalon. For additional information about the Plein Air Painters 12th annual Exhibition and Sale, or to make reservations, please call the Catalina Art Association (310) 510-1552. Cost of the Presentation, Dinner, and Show is $50 per person. Reservations are strongly encouraged as space is limited.
Casino Reflections, 16 x 20 inches
Old Terminal Building, 16 x 20 inches
Text and images courtesy of Catalina Island Visitors Bureau and Chamber of Commerce
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