NOVEMBER 1-6, 2021


401 Oak Street Fairhope, Alabama 36532

NOVEMBER 1-6, 2021

Painters set up from sunrise to sunset!


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Join us for Plein Air Fairhope, a community celebration of painting in the great outdoors! Painters will be taking it to the streets – and the bay front pier!!

  This “paint out” will exemplify the artistic vibe of Fairhope in our 3rd annual 6 day event. With idyllic locales and scenic splendor, our city offers abundant inspiration for both area and travelling artists. From sunrise to sunset, artists will set up throughout the city with portable easels, chairs, and umbrellas along downtown streets, at Mosher’s castle, Fairhoper’s Community Park, the Pier, and more!   Wet Room:   Throughout the event, artists will be dropping off finished works (framed and unframed) for sale! Wet Room pieces will be on view and available for purchase through 3 pm on Friday, Nov 5.   Exhibit: Each artist will select 2 of their most prized pieces created during the event and exhibit them in our Woolley Gallery. The exhibit will be judged by Craig Reynolds and will be up through December 30th.   Suggested Zones:  Check out the map in our event brochure with specified “Zones” that offer picturesque views and lively scenes. Artists are not required to stay within these zones and may paint where they so choose. See a painter, take a pic and tag us with #PleinAirFairhope!


EVENTS going on throughout Plein Air Fairhope week:

  NOV 2 @ 1 – 2 pm Gallery Talk: Craig Reynolds, Plein Air Fairhope 2021 judge, will give a Gallery Talk and painting demo in the Whiting Gallery. $15 for Plein Air Fairhope participants. $20 for the public.   NOV 5 @ 6 – 8 pm Reception: Please join us for the November First Friday Art Walk! Live music and refreshments served. We will present the award for “Best of Show” and the exhibit will officially be open to the public.   NOV 6 @ 9 – 10 am Quick Draw: Participating artists and the community are invited to paint in a one-hour Quick Draw! The event will be held in the park to the left of Fairhope Pier. Free to all Plein Air Fairhope artists. Public may participate for a donation to ESAC. The prize for the 2021 Quick Draw is sponsored by The Fairhope Store and Lisette Normann.   Proceeds to benefit the Eastern Shore Art Center’s community outreach efforts.

2021 Participating Artists

Cheryl Ankrom Mobile, AL
Margaret Bean Pensacola, FL
Chris Blackwood Fairhope
Joanne Brandt Mobile, AL
Art Chauvin Fairhope
Debbie Davis Fairhope
Brady Degrasse Panama City, FL
Stephanie Durkac Spanish Fort, AL
Debbie Ellis Fairhope
Suzy Fox Mobile, AL
Fran Gentile Fairhope
Carolyn Greene Mobile, AL
Becky Holland Pensacola, FL
David Jones Fairhope
Sharon Jones Fairhope
Cheryl Kametz Fairhope
Ruth Kimbrough Daphne, AL
Chris Knight Fairhope
Susan Knowlton Gulf Breeze, FL
Theresa Laird Gulf Breeze, FL
Tommie Larsen Pascagoula, MS
Kathy Lentz Pensacola, FL
Lucretia Little Fairhope
Sharon Martin Fairhope
Luanne McCarley Foley, AL
Melinda Moran Fairhope
Jo Nagorka Pensacola, FL
Sandy Nolan Fairhope
Susan Perrine Fairhope
Katherine Perrine Chicago, IL
Cat Pope Mobile
Martha Rester Montrose, AL
Rhonda Richmond Ocean Springs, MS
Melissa Root Mobile, AL
Gina Rydin Fairhope
Janie Seal Pace, FL
Donnie Seale Burke, VA
Joe Sheffield Fairhope
Jamie Sowards fairhope
Whit Todd Tulsa, OK
Lisa Warren Spanish Fort


This year’s exhibit will be judged by artist and instructor Craig Reynolds. Craig will be judging works based on: Composition, Value Harmony, Color Harmony, Capturing the essence of the scene, freshness, representational impressionism, expressionism and abstract qualities.   BIO: “The evolution of my art career began early on. My dad was an artist and obviously was a huge influence on me as well as masters NC Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, Howard Pile and Sargent. I became a full time professional artist in 2005, began competing in national pleinair competitions in 2009. As well as competing in 10-12 pleinair events each year, my wife and I also travel to painting vacations when we can. We love painting on the coast of Maine and the Chesapeake Bay area of Maryland. I have always been intrigued by great old barns, farm scenes, landscapes and the old barnacle laden working boats, harbors and the history told by well worn scars and patina, earned by time and hard work. I strive for my paintings to tell a story without not even one written word. www.craigreynoldsstudio.com  


Best of Show Award of $500 sponsored by Prestwood Law Firm will be presented at the reception November 5th @ 6pm.


Quick Draw Award is sponsored by Lisette Normann and The Fairhope Store and will be presented at the Pier Park November 6th @ 10am after the QD event.


Special Thanks to Lyons Share for offering our Plein Air Fairhope artists 25% off in-stock framing for the event. 330 De La Mare Ave 251-928-2507  

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