EXHIBITS

EXHIBITS

The Suffolk Center’s 2020-21 Exhibition Schedule is Coming Soon!

‘IN PLEIN SITE’ Exhibition

New 2021 Date!
On View: September 23, 2021 – October 30, 2021

On view at Suffolk Center’s
BB&T & Norfolk Galleries

Free & Open to the Public
Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-4pm

MEET THE ARTISTS
Thursday, September 23, 2021
OPENING RECEPTION: 5:30-7:30pm

Featured Artist: Thomas Bradshaw of Blackstone, VA

SPONSORED BY DAVENPORT & COMPANY

This exhibit, “In Plein Site” will include works that were created during the Plein Air Invitational 2021 in Suffolk on September 10-12 and other work in the plein air style.

What is Plein Air Painting?:
Plein air painting is about leaving the four walls of your studio behind and experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape. The practice goes back for centuries but was truly made into an art form by the French Impressionists. Their desire to paint light and its changing, ephemeral qualities, coupled with the creation of transportable paint tubes and the box easel—the precursor to the plein air easels of today—allowed artists the freedom to paint “en plein air,” which is the French expression for “in the open air.”

For more information on the Suffolk PLEIN AIR INVITATIONAL 2021 please visit the EVENT page.