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 2nd time to create an inspirational project that connects land, art and community. We hope that you will be part of it.

This Spring we will be presenting a select group of 24 recognized Hudson Valley artists 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. 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.

Last year's event was a tremendous success with 19 artists participating and over $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.

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Images by Kate Schoonmaker

Event Details:

Day of Event Time Schedule:

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

10:00 - 3:00pm: Event

3:30pm: Artist Clean Up, Photographs & Departure

5:00pm: Online Auction opens

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

Event Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021

Rain Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021

Should weather not cooperate on the rain date, event will be rescheduled to later in 2021.

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 April 15, 2021.