Exhibition | Come Paint Alberta

Date: Aug 25, 2022

Deadline: Oct 23, 2022 - 4:00 pm

Leighton Art Centre
August 27 - October 23, 2022
Tuesday - Sunday 10 am - 4 pm

Come Paint Alberta is an artist-led community project promoting plein air painting in Alberta. With the support of Leighton Art Centre, Come Paint Alberta was planned and led by established plein air artists Louise Lacey-Rokosh, Laurie Aldridge and Theresa Williams, who hosted paint outs in five iconic Alberta locations. They painted alongside the participants and collaborated on a series of large scale acrylic paintings, each completed on location. These five pieces anchor the exhibition.
Paint out participants were offered the opportunity to submit their work and some of the submissions will be juried into the exhibition. The pieces – created over three months from early April to early July – truly capture the essence of Plein Air in Alberta, including a rawness that comes from the artists’ exposure to insects, dust, wind, and wildly variable temperatures. 
PUBLIC RECEPTION: Please join us on September 10, 2022, between 2 and 4 pm, to celebrate Come Paint Alberta, together with Night Lights: The Wonder of the Northern Lights. Artists will be in attendance.