The first annual Yellowstone Plein Air Invitational took place September 26-30, 2018 and celebrated the current and historical presence of art in Yellowstone. Many thanks to the artists, visitors, and sponsors who helped make the event a great success!
Fourteen of the nation’s best artists painted “en plein air” (outside on-site) for four days in various locations throughout Yellowstone National Park. Park visitors had the opportunity to attend daily painting demonstrations and a paint-out that gathered all artists to paint in one location on Saturday, September 29.
A selection of the artists’ “wet paintings” produced during the week were displayed alongside studio-produced pieces at the Old Faithful Lodge Recreation Hall. These pieces were available for viewing and purchase on Sunday, September 30. Proceeds from the event benefit Yellowstone National Park priority projects and education initiatives.
Please mark your calendars! We hope you join us for the second annual Yellowstone Plein Air Invitational on September 24 – 29, 2019.
Jackson Hole, WY
Kathryn Mapes Turner
Lake Oswego, OR
Throughout the 2018 Plein Air celebration, Yellowstone Society supporters had the opportunity to interact with artists, listen to art-themed presentations, and choose from a variety of field excursions as part of the Yellowstone Society Weekend. This program was exclusive to Yellowstone Forever Society supporters. To learn about the 2019 Yellowstone Society Weekend program please click here. Not yet a member of the Yellowstone Society? Learn more here.