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Plein Air events  for 2018!

Plein Air Events Days of 1910 and Sea of Grass Art Show Timber Lake, SD  |  July 27 - 28, 2018

Plein air artists are invited to paint out at Timber Lake and surrounding areas and then show and sell their work at the Art Show in the Community Center on July 28. SDAA member Jim Pollock is planning to give an artist talk on Saturday. There is no registration fee and a sales donation to the Timber Lake Area Museum is welcomed, but not required. Contact Kathy Nelson at 605.850.8346 timtopic@lakotanetwork.com  for more information. 

Harvey Dunn Plein Air Paint Out De Smet, SD | August 10-12, 2018

Free registration and canvas stamping on Friday from 9 AM to 7 PM at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Society with a reception at 5 PM.  Saturday registration and stamping begins again at 9 AM through the day at the Ingalls Homestead with a free meal on the porch at 6 PM.  There will be demonstrations and a children's workshop by experienced artists starting at 11 AM with a free lunch.   On Sunday the Wet Paint Sale will begin at 11 AM and go until 2 PM at the De Smet Event Center with presentation of the Harvey Dunn Award, Artist and People’s Choice Awards. Only canvas stamped paintings are eligible for awards.  For more information and to preregister call or text 605-203-0216 www.DeSmetSD.com or email Rita Anderson: rita@desmetsouthdakota.org 

4th Annual Hugh Glass Rendezvous August 23-26, 2018 | Shadehill, SD

Shadehill Reservoir and Hugh Glass Park site. Plein Air painters may come on site to begin painting August 23, 8:00am - 5:30pm. At 1:00 PM August 25 the plein air paint out winner will be announced. Rendezvous participants are allowed to set up their camps at the Hugh Glass Park site. For more information see website: http://www.hughglassrendezvous.com/

First Annual Black Hills Plein Air Paint Out Custer, SD | September 25-29, 2018

Artists of the Black Hills and ourHill City partners are in the planning stages of the first annual 5 day plein air painting event scheduled during this year’s Buffalo Roundup based in Hill City SD Tues. to Saturday Sept 25th to Sept 29th 2018. We're planning the details and have secured our venue in Hill City, the little town with big art. This will be an open event but limited to 35 artists and there will be an entry fee to help cover expenses. We plan to offer some "nice" monetary awards.  Event, though it will take place during the roundup, will not be focused strictly on painting buffalo. We'll plan a couple of days where we paint in the park together but landscapes, closeups, animals in addition to Buffalo, structures... whatever your desires are, will all be acceptable. There will be a "free day" as well. Of course we're hoping to take advantage of the thousands of patrons who attend the annual Buffalo Roundup. Information will be available soon on the artistsoftheblackhills.org website.

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