“En plein air” is both a French phrase meaning “in the open air” and a painting style. Plein Air painting is done outside in one sitting, against the changing of the light. Plein air was an important part of the Impressionist movement during the mid-1800’s. Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, and Claude Monet were notable practitioners of the style.
2018 Oshkosh Plein Air Festival
The first annual Oshkosh Plein Air Festival will see artists setting up their easels around town for four days. Come watch the artists work against the light to capture the best of the Oshkosh landscape.
There’s nothing quite like watching a work of art come to life before your eyes. Why not join in with your own easel and canvas?
The event ends with an artists reception and painting sale, where you’ll have the chance to meet the artists and purchase some of their work. Don’t miss this unique chance to own a piece of art you got to watch being created.
2018 Oshkosh Plein Air Festival Schedule
Aug 16 – Sunrise paint at Menomonee Park on Lake Winnebago. Afternoon paint at Opera House Square. Evening paint at Oshkosh Waterfest.
Aug 17 – Morning paint at the Paine Art Center and Gardens. Afternoon gathering at Fox River Brewing Co.
Aug 18 – Morning painting at the Oshkosh Saturday Farmers Market. Afternoon/evening painting at Oshkosh Jazz Festival Meets The Arts in Carl Steiger Park.
Aug 19 – Artist Reception and Painting Sale at the UW Oshkosh Alumni Welcome/Conference Center, 9am to 12:30pm
More information on attending or participating at the 2018 Oshkosh Plein Air Festival can be found at www.oshkoshfinearts.org.
Tiffany Treasures at The Paine
Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection at The Paine
June 23 – September 23, 2018
1410 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901
Speaking of art, and while you’re at The Paine on August 17th, you should do yourself a favor and check out the Tiffany exhibition.
Treasures from the Driehaus Collection is a special event running from June 23rd to September 23rd at The Paine. You’ve undoubtedly heard of Tiffany glass or Tiffany lamps. Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) created technically brilliant and aesthetically magnificent works in glass, ceramic, metal, jewelry, and paint. His work was widely collected by art museums and private collectors during his lifetime and continues to be to this day.
The Driehaus Collection exhibition spans more than 30 years of Tiffany’s prolific output via 60 of his extraordinary works. Don’t miss it!
Brayton Bed and Breakfast is just one block from historic downtown Oshkosh and a pleasant stroll from most of the activities during the Plein Air Festival. Our conveniently located Oshkosh B&B offers five inviting guestrooms, boutique-style lodging, and a nutritious, full breakfast. Come soak up the casual elegance of Brayton Bed and Breakfast!