Plein Air Art Walk

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Once again, we are excited to announce that Mohonk Preserve and Roost Studios, Inc. of New Paltz are collaborating for the third time to create an inspirational project that connects land, art and community. This year we have expanded the ways for artists to be part of it.

This June we will be presenting a select group of 35 recognized Hudson Valley artists, many who will be stationed along the Testimonial Gateway Trailhead and along the Pin Oak Allee, located at 35 Route 299 near Gatehouse Road. This trail features the historic Testimonial Gateway Tower, circa 1907, which served as the entrance to the Mohonk Mountain House until 1945. Wide views which include Humpo Marsh, an important wildlife area, historic farms and fields along the Ridge and segments of the Preserve’s carriage road system are inspiring to artists and visitors alike.

Each artist will create one or more works in the medium of their choice, on site in plein air. The theme is nature and the outdoors with categories like Close Focus, A Wide Vista, Architectural Details, People in Nature, Expressive Landscape and Outside in Action. The process and finished artworks will be photographed throughout the day and will be included in an online auction through Mohonk Preserve’s online auction platform.

In addition, a few selected artists will have the option of creating art on other parts of Mohonk Preserve in the weeks preceding the live event thus adding an element of diverse locales and opening up the opportunity to participate for more artists!

Last year's event was a tremendous success with 24 artists participating and almost $10,000 worth of art sold. This event attracted a robust amount of visitors and very positive reviews from participating artists and visitors alike. We hope you will apply to be a part of it. To read more about last year's event, click here.

Event Details:

Day of Event Time Schedule:

9:00 - 9:45am: Artist Check In

10:00 - 3:00pm: Event

3:30pm: Artist Clean Up

4:00 - 6:00pm: Artists meet up at the Mohonk Preserve Visitors Center with finished art work ready to be photographed for the auction site.  Light refreshments will be served and there will be time to mingle and network with fellow artists and potential bidders.

Per NYS COVID-19 guidelines, social distancing protocol will be in place.

Event Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022

Rain Date: Sunday, June 12, 2022

Should weather not cooperate on the rain date, event will be rescheduled to later in 2022.

Submission Materials:

Artists are required to submit a small digital portfolio and brief artist statement in order to be considered for the Plein Air event.

Digital portfolios must include 2-3 works of art for consideration.

Deadline to apply is May 1, 2022.