2022 Floyd Plein Air Biennial:

Date: August 18, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Venue: The Floyd Center for the Arts
Cost: General Admission: Free Patron Tickets: $100.00

Description: The Floyd Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the 3rd Floyd Plein Air Biennial, the week-long outdoor painting festival, to take place at sites in and around Floyd County starting on Monday, August 15, 2022 through Saturday, August 20, 2022.

On Thursday, the theme is "Paint the Land". Artists capture the rolling hills & farm life at multiple Floyd locations.

Thursday's Patron event is a Kyle Buckland Painting Demonstration with the time to-be-announced. Enjoy a plein air painting demonstration by our festival judge and nationally renowned artist Kyle Buckland. The location to be announced within the town of Floyd, near The Floyd Country Store or Lineberry Park. Additionally, for Patrons at 6:00 PM, enjoy the Artist-Patron Cocktail Reception held at the home of Barbara von Claparede-Crola.

This will be the third time the Center has invited and hosted a field of regional and national artists as part of this Biennial Event, which also occurred in 2017 and 2019. Having taken a year off due to the pandemic, the Center is excited to bring artists back to paint.

Artists will enjoy painting the Blue Ridge Parkway, the famed Buffalo Mountain, unique sites along the beautiful Little River, local farms and vistas, as well as the Town of Floyd. Events include artist demos, an Artist/Patron Night including Wet Paint Sale, Quick Draw Contest at the Historic Floyd Country Store & Friday Night Jamboree, art sale and reception!

Abingdon resident and nationally renowned plein air artist Kyle Buckland will act as the event judge. Currently a resident artist at The William King Museum of Art in Abingdon, Kyle’s unique painting style has garnered him many awards and acclaim, and in 2021 he was inducted into the prestigious Plein Air Painters of the Southeast. Artist and Virginia native Joli Ayn Wood will return as Chairperson for the 2022 event.

Community involvement in this week-long festival is welcomed and free.

Patron tickets are available for purchase and grant access to special patron events during the week. Patron tickets are $100.00 per person.

Patron Tickets can be purchased on the Floyd Center for the Arts website at https://www.floydartcenter.org/event-details/floyd-plein-air-biennial-patron-ticket, in person at the Center, or over the phone at 540-745-2784.

To view the event flyer, visit: https://i.postimg.cc/2yr1zxmd/image.png.

For more information, please visit:
https://www.floydartcenter.org/plein-air or https://www.facebook.com/FloydArts or call 540-745-2784.