Epperson Gallery
Epperson Gallery

Here's an exciting update about the Valona Plein Air Paint-Out and exhibit hosted by the Epperson Gallery in Crockett: Gallery owner Gerald Epperson says there is still room for artists to participate in the event, with no pre-jurying required. If you'd like to participate you can sign up and pay your $50 entry fee at the same time you come to the gallery to get your surfaces stamped.

Participants are also invited to bring up to 3 framed plein air paintings they've already created (i.e. not created during this event) at the same time they come in for sign-in/stamping, and those paintings will be hung right away in the gallery as an exhibit preview.

Here are some key facts and dates:

  • Entry fee $50

  • Gallery takes a 50% commission on sales

  • Awards: $1,500 first place $1,000 second place $500 third place

  • Juror: Warren Dreher

  • Friday, June 14, 9am-5pm and Sat/Sun June 15/16, 11am-5pm: Epperson Gallery open for surface stamping, new sign-ups and delivering your 3 already-painted pieces. There is no limit to how many surfaces you can have stamped. Max size 18" x 24", no minimum size.

  • Week of June 14 - 22: Artists paint en plein air anywhere in the Bay Area (not limited to Crockett)

  • Friday June 21 & Saturday June 22, 11am-5pm: Turn in paintings created during the event, maximum 3 paintings, framed. Gallery-quality framing required.

  • Sunday, June 23, 4 - 6pm: Reception and awards

  • June 23 - July 14: Valona Plein Air Exhibit open. See website for gallery hours.

  • Friday, July 19, 11am-5pm: Exhibit comes down, artists pick up their unsold work

  • Epperson Gallery, 1400 Pomona Street, Crockett CA 94525

  • Contact: Gerald Epperson

  • https://eppersongallery.com/contact.php

Nicasio Fence by Randall Sexton
Nicasio Fence
Randall Sexton
10 x 12 in.