calendar of events

  Wednesday- Thursday - April 27-28th- Plein Air Competition

A Two-Day Plein Air Paint Out Competition and Wet Paint Sale


See the Plein Air Prospectus for Details

Thursday, April 28th @ 3:30pm- Awards Presentation
Beverly McNeil Gallery

Friday, April 29th @ 9-11:30am- Demonstration
Location: Beverly McNeil Gallery
Paula Holtzclaw


“North Carolina artist Paula Holtzclaw has gained a national reputation for her ability to capture the drama of nature on canvas. Light-filled paintings of pristine, undeveloped landscapes are executed with a unique blend of classical realism and impressionism, while her still life paintings demonstrate a love of the Old Masters’ works.  "I choose to paint what is beautiful and meaningful, knowing that this act of celebrating and communicating the beauty in this world has the power to uplift and inspire." Paula will demonstrate her technique for landscape paintings in oil

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Friday, April 29th @ 12-1pm- Luncheon and Plein Air Awards 
Location: Beverly McNeil Gallery

Friday, April 29th @ 1:30-4pm- Demonstration
Location: Beverly McNeil Gallery
Bill Farnsworth


As a 1980 graduate of The Ringling School of Art and Design, Bill Farnsworth has spent more than 40 years as an Illustrator and Fine Artist. Born in Norwalk Connecticut in 1958, Bill spent most of his life in New Milford Connecticut painting landscapes of the rural area, while supporting himself and family with his growing illustration career. Farnsworth is a Signature member of The Oil Painters of America, and The American Society of Impressionists. He is also a Fellow in The American Society of Marine Artists. His paintings have appeared in

Bill Farnsworth will paint a demo that emphasizes a tonal approach at the block in stage.

Using broad localized color Bill will lay in the bones of a painting quickly to establish a strong value structure.


Thursday, April 28th @ 5-8pm- Opening Reception
Beverly McNeil Gallery