About Plein Air Roanoke 3

Call To all Plein Air Artists!

Plein Air Roanoke & The Little Gallery is delighted to announce the Plein Air Roanoke 3 – May 23 – 28, 2022. A wonderful opportunity to paint or watch some of the best painters from across the country paint Roanoke and the Blue Ridge Landscape. Here are more details!

Plein Air Roanoke is an annual event to encourage outdoor painting for all ages! 

Painting Workshop with Terry Miura!

This year the event kicks off with internationally recognized painter, Terry Miura  giving a workshop, on Sunday, May 22nd and  Monday, May 23rd. You can reserve your workshop with Terry on our PAR application form.

He will also be judging the plein air event on Friday, May 27th, 

Terry Miura Bio

(b.1964) After graduating from Art Center College of Design in 1990, Terry Miura headed out to New York City to pay his dues. He began his career as a freelance illustrator, creating imagery for such clients as Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and Sports Illustrated, to name a few.​

In between illustration assignments he painted and exhibited cityscapes, and continued his transition to becoming a full time painter after returning to the West Coast in 1996.​

Miura’s evocative tonalist landscapes explore the relationship between memory, emotions, and identity. “Although they’re still very much representational,” says Miura, “they’re not about specific locations. Well, actually they are, but the locations are found in my and the viewer’s memories. Not out there in the physical world. “​

With atmosphere, mood, and abstraction as driving characteristics of his work, Miura has, more recently been revisiting the complexities of the cityscape as a major part of his repertoire. Urban Aria, his latest solo exhibition at Thomas Reynolds Gallery in San Francisco, illustrates his mastery in this genre.​

His works are represented by The Christopher Hill Gallery in St. Helena and Healdsburg, Sekula’s Fine Art in Sacramento, Sloane Merrill Gallery in Boston, Holton Studio in Emeryville, Ca, and Waterhouse Gallery in Santa Barbara

Four great days of Paint Outs!

The Plein Air Roanoke  “Paint Outs” will be 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th and will take place at different locations such as Taubman Museum, Mill Mountain, Gallery 202, Roanoke River Greenway, Carvins Cove, Keeley Healing Garden,  and the Historic Roanoke City Market to name a few! 

Join us for cocktails at the Little Gallery, Downtown Roanoke!

The Little Gallery will be hosting a cocktail reception for both artists and visitors on Thursday, May 26th at 6pm.

See for yourself and join the experience!

For six days artists will paint picturesque scenes throughout Roanoke City and Roanoke County. This is a unique opportunity to observe the talent and techniques behind the Plein Air tradition and to observe artists as they paint on location.

Art lovers and enthusiasts, mark your calendars to come see artists at work on Saturday, May 28th, Watch plein air artists create new work throughout downtown Roanoke. You will be able to see their finished pieces at the 202 Gallery.

End of the week Sale, Awards Ceremony and Gala Celebration!

At the end of the week, join us for the Gala Celebration, 6 pm Friday, May 27th. Enjoy and explore Historic Downtown Roanoke, Virginia while interacting with some of the most talented plein air painters. Tickets for the Gala Celebration can be ordered on our PAR application form. You can pay for you Gala reservation through PayPal on our website, or send us a check with your returned form.

There are several opportunities to bid on paintings, or purchase paintings, created during the week’s event.  This includes purchasing paintings available through the week; bidding and purchasing paintings during the Friday night Gala; or,  purchasing paintings on the following Open Sale, Saturday.

In some cases, these paintings will be show in their “wet state” in a separate room. There will be a “Bid Book” present to post bids. Here is more information about the bidding process.

An Open Sale on Saturday!

The Open Sale will be Saturday, May 28th from 11 am to 3 pm at the 202 Gallery on the second floor at 206 Campbell Avenue, Downtown Roanoke. Participants will be present at the Gala and the Open Sale, except with prior arrangement.