PAINT OUT: November 3rd – 9th, 2016 ($30)
QUICK DRAW: November 8th from 10am to 12pm
at Sydonie Mansion (map) ($15)
ARTISTS RECEPTION: November 11th, 2016
EXHIBIT: November 1st through 23rd, 2016
It’s that time again for the Annual Plein Air exhibit,
“Mount Dora in the Fall!”
Featuring the work of thirty (30) Plein Air Painters, who will spend a week painting scenes in Mount Dora, during the annual paint out from November 3rd through November 9th.
A Paint Out brings artists together to paint in a specific area at a given time, competing for prizes, time with their fellow artists. This paint out is unique, allowing artists of all skill levels to participate. Mount Dora Center for the Arts (MDCA) believes giving beginners an opportunity to hone their skills is important.
The Quick Draw Competition will take place at the Sydonie Mansion on Tuesday morning, November 8th. The grounds and home offers an abundance of scenes, ready to be captured on canvas.
The collected works from both the paint out and the quick draw, will be exhibited beginning November 11th at the Aritists Opening Reception from 6pm to 8pm at the MDCA Art Gallery. Admission is free to the public and is suitable for all ages.
Barbara Duncan Ortiz , the featured painter in the exhibit says, “I remember my first drawing of a rose when I was nine years old and I had a pencil or paintbrush in my hand ever since. My father was my inspiration.”
She works in oils and occasionally watercolors. Her paintings are representational and she works frequently in Plein Air, Alla Prima for the most part. “My desire is to capture what I initially had a strong visual response to and then to clearly convey that visual sensation in paint. Hopefully, the final painting elicits a response from you, the viewer.”
Ortiz studied Fine Art at Monmouth University and at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. In the 80′s and 90′s she lived in Mexico, on the Caribbean. Upon returning to the states, she settled her family in Florida and began taking classes at Crealde School of Art.
She also studied at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts and the Mount Dora Center for the Arts. She says, “I had the privilege of attending workshops under the direction of renowned artists; Greg Kreutz, Stacy Barter, Lori Putnam and Calvin Liang.
“The learning never ends. I believe, that is one of the reasons why I love being an artist.”
She greatly admires and is influenced by such masters as; Sargent, Anders Zorn, Cezanne, Sorolla and contemporary masters, Richard Schmid and David Leffel.
For More Information, Please Contact Beth Miller.
352-383-0880 or by email, email@example.com
ROOM RATE DISCOUNT AT LAKESIDE INN IN DOWNTOWN, MOUNT DORA!
Artists, take advantage of this discounted rate of $99 (Sunday-Thursday) at the beautiful, historical Lakeside Inn. Simply call the hotel and mention “Paint-Out” for your discounted rate. For more info, please visit their website or call 352-383-4101.