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Walton Artist Selected as Ambassador for Forgotten Coast en Plein Air, and Awarded Artist Residency

Santa Rosa Beach artist Joan Vienot has been awarded the prestigious honors of Ambassador and Artist-In-Residence for the Forgotten Coast en Plein Air, America’s Great Paint-Out in Apalachicola May 3-12, 2019. Plein air characterizes the activity of painting outdoors in open air, capturing scenes with natural lighting.

Artistic excellence and the production of investment quality art is the trademark of this 10-day festival with Vienot selected as one of the four Ambassador artists for this year. The event will focus on the natural environment as the area communities recover from the impact of Hurricane Michael. 

“I am happy to have been selected a second time. I also served as an Ambassador in 2016, so I know it to be a big job, some of the hardest work but also some of the most rewarding work I have ever done. It involves mentoring artists new to plein air, one-to-one, in two hour sessions, 3 sessions a day with a different artist each session, working with 15 artists over 5 days,” said Vienot.

As part of the Artist-in-Residence program, Vienot is being housed in Cape San Blas for a week to observe, learn, and paint scenes relating to the event theme focusing on the natural environment as it recovers from the effects of the recent hurricane. Vienot also is looking at mitigation efforts including the installation of living shorelines, planting sea oats, and restoration of longleaf pine forests. She will be taking a walking tour of St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, and attending two workshops at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. She will give a presentation and exhibit her residency paintings at the Paint-Out in May.

In addition to the four ambassadors, the invitational features 20 internationally acclaimed artists, exhibits, a collectors’ forum, distinguished guest speakers, and more. To register for workshops or learn more about the festival go to: https://forgottencoastculturalcoalition.wildapricot.org/

About Joan Vienot 

An avid paddleboarder and nature photographer, artist Joan Vienot often returns to scenic areas, palette in hand, capturing a scene on canvas en plein air. Born and raised in Colorado, Joan received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado with majors in fine art and in health, physical education, and recreation. Vienot taught art and coached girls sports in the public high school in her hometown before moving to Seagrove Beach in Northwest Florida in 1980, where she developed and managed a pool service business for the next 35 years. Since selling her business, Vienot now is pursuing her art career fulltime. Her art can be seen by appointment at her studio in Point Washington in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Selected works are at Bohlert-Massey Interiors in Panama City Beach, and at East End Gallery in Inlet Beach. She blogs and posts her work online athttps://www.joanvienot.com and on Facebook at Joan Vienot Art and Instagram @JoanVienotArt. 

Art by Joan Vienot on Sale

Who doesn’t love a discount!! Plein air painter Joan Vienot is currently exhibiting as one of the juried artists at the Foster Gallery in Ruskin Place Artists Colony in Seaside. She is offering a new, freshly completed oil painting, hot off the easel, the price marked as much as 50% off, for one week only. Each week she brings a different, new, wet painting and she will continue this promotion through the month of January, 2019. Stop by on Saturday afternoons to get first dibs! The Foster Gallery is located at 201 Ruskin Place, Seaside, Florida 32459.
 

Flutterby Arts Festival and Plein Air Workshops

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) is calling all kids to flitter to Watersound Origins to celebrate 26 years of the Flutterby Arts Festival. This year’s event takes place Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, November 21, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on the green located directly behind Watersound Origins Café.
 
The festival will feature live entertainment for the entire family, including music, theatre, and dance. Art activities like the butterfly wing creation station, craft-making, plein-air painting, and face-painting will be available all weekend. Kids can also enjoy  the “Clay” butterfly learning center, carnival games, bounce houses, and hula hoop contests while adults can take a stroll through the Artist’s Market and pop-up Foster Gallery.
 
Back for a second year is a series of Plein Air (the act of painting outdoors) events beginning with a workshop scheduled for Tuesday, October 16 – Thursday, October 18 with Mary Garrish. In this three-day workshop, Mary will emphasize how to study and gain the most information from your time spent plein air painting.
 
Other Plein Air activities include an Introduction to Plein Air Workshop with local artist, Joan Vienot on Friday, October 19 from 9 AM – Noon, a Plein Air Quick Draw competition on Saturday, October 20 from Noon – 2 PM, Plein Air Paint-Out throughout the week, and a Plein Air Wet Room Special Exhibit.
 

Plein Air Workshop with Mary Garrish
October 16 – 18
8 AM – 2 PM, Daily
$450 registration 
Click HERE for description and registration.

Introduction to Plein Air Workshop with Joan Vienot
October 19
9 AM – Noon
$30 registration
Click HERE description and registration.

 

Flutterby Plein Air Quick Draw Competition
October 20
Noon – 2 PM
Awards Ceremony 3:30pm, Saturday, October 20 at the Flutterby Main Stage
$15 advance registration | $25 day of
Click HERE for registration.

Flutterby Plein Air Paint Out
Monday, October 15 – 3pm, Saturday, October 20
Awards Ceremony – 10:15am, Sunday, October 21 at the Flutterby Main Stage
$30 advance registration | $40 weekend of

Click HERE for registration.

An Update from Artist Joan Vienot

Award-winning plein air painter Joan Vienot has returned from a month of plein air painting in Colorado and Georgia, at the juried Estes Valley Plein Air event in Estes Park, and at the open Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association (BRMAA) Paint-Out in Blue Ridge Georgia, where she was awarded third place for “Stanley Rapids”. Joan and Melody Bogle are volunteer advisors for the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County’s upcoming plein air event at the Flutterby Festival, October 15-21, 2018.
 

Stanley Rapids, 10×20 oils on canvas panel, painted en plein air

An Update from Artist Joan Vienot

As the volunteer coordinator of the Emerald Coast Plein Air Painters, Joan Vienot has her hands full, choosing sites across Okaloosa and Walton County where the group can meet to paint en plein air every Wednesday morning. Joan swears by the practice of plein air painting, finding that it has helped her to improve herself as a painter in every way, from composition, to mixing colors correctly, to capturing light and feeling, to professionally presenting her work. Selling her pool service business two years ago, Joan counts May 1 of this year as the date she can say she became a full-time artist, finally no longer required to consult or serve as contractor for the business she had owned. She says that her studio work is lightyears ahead of where it would be if she had not been practicing en plein air the whole while. Each Sunday evening finds Joan emailing more than 450 “members” to advise of the next Wednesday’s painting location and other news of interest to plein air painters. Usually anywhere from 3 to 15 painters show up. To join the email list, write to Joan@ECPleinAir.com. Joan laughs that she herself received the invitations for 8 years before she started coming! To see photos of the painters and paintings, visit www.Facebook.com/EmeraldCoastPleinAirPainters.
 

Joan Vienot is gaining National Recognition

Local plein air painter Joan Vienot is gaining national recognition with her acceptance into the juried Estes Valley Plein Air Event, in Estes Park, Colorado. She and the 35 other accepted artists each will be painting his or her choice of subjects in that vicinity, which includes scenic Rocky Mountain National Park. The artists will be competing for sales and $11,000 in prizes at this event. Their work will be displayed at the Art Center of Estes Park during the month of September, 2018. Joan’s studio painting, Devil’s Backbone First Light (Loveland, Colorado), 10×20, oils, is one of the works by 8 of the artists which will be in the full-page event ad in the internationally-distributed Plein Air Magazine. Joan posts her work and blogs at www.joanvienot.com. She can be contacted (850) 259-8394 for commissions, instruction, and purchaes. She coordinates the Emerald Coast Plein Air Painters — write her at pleinairemeraldcoast@gmail.com to be added to the ECPAP weekly painting location notification email list.
 

Plein Air Painting Workshop!

 

Plein air painting offers a fun way to quickly improve your skills in seeing and painting. Joan Vienot, winner of the 2016 Bagdad Milton Plein Air Paint-Out and the 2015 Lynn Haven Local Color Plein Air Festival Paint-Out, will present how to utilize shape-making to start a plein air painting in a way that will offer a high likelihood of success. Joan will show how to use recognizable shapes to make an interesting composition, will give tips and practice in thumbnail sketching using two and three values, and will demonstrate the initial layout of the composition using identifiable shapes. Joan will paint in oils, but the concepts also apply if using other media. This One-day workshop in Watersound Origins will immediately be followed by the two-day Flutterby festival and plein air paint-out at that same location. The recommended supply list for this workshop is at http://joanvienot.com/workshops/joan-vienot-day-workshop-en-plein-air. Call CAA to register, (850) 622-5970. $40 for members. November 10, 9am – 3pm. Watersound Cafe, 573 Pathways Dr Suite 101, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413 

An Update from Artist Joan Vienot

Plein air painter Joan Vienot is displaying 3 paintings in the exhibit of New Zealand paintings by artists who traveled on Plein Air Magazine’s Publisher’s Invitational Trip in February. The New Zealand show is at On The Waterfront Gallery in Apalachicola, FL, with an opening reception from 4:00 to 6:00 pm Saturday May 6. 35 works by 12 artists will be shown through May 26, 2017.

Hobbiton, 8×10, oils on linen panel, painted en plein air.

News from Artist Joan Vienot

Joan Vienot is one of The Foster Gallery’s 15 juried artists for Winter Rotation. Her work will be on display through February 25, 2016. The opening reception is December 7, 2016. The Foster Gallery is a co-op gallery managed by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County. The Gallery is beside Ben-and-Jerry’s in the Market Shops of Sandestin, 9375 Emerald Coast Parkway, Miramar Beach, FL 32550. For more information, go to www.joanvienot.com.
 

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