Van Cherry Blossom Festival

I am bringing together a group of 11 acclaimed & award winning artists to celebrate the Cherry Blossom and VanDusen Gardens in style.

Painting on location throughout Vancouver Mar 1 – April 5.

SPRING 2017 – BC Plein Air
Exhibition of new works at VanDusen Gardens
Discover gallery April 6-23 

PAINT OUT & Picnic event for everyone
April 20 10-3 @VanDusen
Artist Reception and Fresh Works hanging at 4:00pm

Enda  BARDELL  (watercolor)
Charlie  EASTON  (acrylic & oil)
Joanne  HASTIE  (acrylic)
Maria  JOSENHANS (oil)
Sheree  JONES  (oil) 
Andrew  McDERMOTT  (pastel & acrylic)
Carol  McQUAID (woodcut & watercolor)
Denise  MAXWELL  (oil) 
Jan  POYNTER  (acrylic & oil)
Shirley  WILLIAMS (oil)
Ann  WILLSIE  (oil)

            In past years the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (VCBF) has celebrated color and creativity with local Plein Air artists. The historic tradition of painting “in the open” includes the Group of 7 and the French Impressionists. VCBF workshops and the popular OPUS Plein Air challenge were part of the activities hosted by VanDusen Botanical Gardens.

            Under the guidance and enthusiastic direction of watercolor painter Alfonso Tejeda, talented artists and instructors have shared the joy of working directly from nature with enthusiastic students and beginners.

            This year Alfonso’s creative adventures are taking him further afield – but we are happy to say there will be artists out there capturing the best blossom with fresh paintings to be featured in a wonderful exhibition from April 6-23 at VanDusen, and everyone is invited to get creative at the Plein Air PAINT OUT & PICNIC on April 20th   VanDusen Gardens.

11 BC Plein Air ARTISTS
EXHIBITION April 6-23 at VanDusen
Discovery Room Gallery. 

            Beginning in early spring, a group of 10 BC plein air artists will be working in their studios and on location throughout the Lower Mainland at the best blooming spots. Watch VCBF Facebook feed to find out where they are painting live, watch them on location and see the results at the gallery. All paintings will be for sale and benefit VCBF & Van Dusen gardens.

            They will each add a final piece to the collection with “wet paint” as the group takes up their brushes for the Plein Air PAINT OUT & PICNIC ! April 20th 10am-3pm
All welcome  for the ARTIST RECEPTION at the gallery THURSDAY   April 20th  4pm

Plein Air PAINT OUT & PICNIC  April 20th 10am-3pm

            Everyone is welcome to join the fun to sketch & paint (no instruction, competition or display) for a day that includes admission to the Gardens and a Petal Picnic. (Entrance fee $10 + Picnic $20 pre-register)  
Bring your own materials, a folding chair and suitable clothing for a creative & inspiring day outside. 




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