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Olana Plein Air 2016: Painting Landscapes Within the Landscape


Columbus Day Weekend!
Friday, October 7 – Sunday, October 9
Reception: October 8, 4-6pm
Join us for Olana’s Fifth Annual Plein Air Celebration in collaboration with Columbia County Council of the Arts. Interact with competitively selected artists on Friday-Saturday in Olana’s artist-designed landscape. Join us Saturday night for a free meet the artist reception, impromptu exhibition, and artist awards along with the opening of Wayfinding: Imaging History with (Our)story. The event concludes with a tent sale in downtown Hudson on Sunday from 11am-8pm. Over the weekend Olana will also offer a number of participatory programs to encourage painting outdoors, landscape tours, and viewing artists at work. Proceeds support education programs at Olana and the Columbia County Council on the Arts. This event is free and open to all ages.

JURORS: Participants selected by jury: Bob Bahr, editor of PleinAir Today, Valerie Balint, Associate Curator at Olana, Joan Damiani, Hudson Artist and Gallerist, and Hudson Artist Ken Young

Olana State Historic Site
5720 Route 9G
Hudson, NY 12534

GPS coordinates:
Lat: 42-12’58” N,
Long: 073-49’35” W

Estimated Drive Times:
Albany: 45 minutes
Boston: 3 hours
New York City: 2.5 hours
Poughkeepsie: 1 hour
Springfield, MA: 1.5 hours