Paint Out Brings Regional Artists to Tecumseh
Registrations for the two day Plein Air Paint Out are rolling in from around the region. Artists will spend Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 in outdoor locations around Tecumseh portraying lovely local settings.
The Plein Air Paint Out is a painting competition for cash prizes in addition to an enjoyable art experience. Each canvas is stamped to confirm registration when artists sign-in on Friday morning at 7:00 a.m. Pre-registration is recommended. A reduced cost is available for those registering before July 12. The competition also includes a Quick Draw contest. Artists can participate in both or either event. The finished art work will be reviewed by a very competent judge. The events will conclude with a reception at Black Door Gallery on Saturday evening.
Visitor will also enjoy an art walk in Tecumseh scheduled for Paint Out weekend. The Carnegie Library might also be open for studio space tours if work underway now is completed in time.
For more information, or to pre-register, call Black Door Gallery at 517-301-4019or stop by 133 East Chicago Boulevard in Tecumseh. To view the schedule and prospectus visitblackdoorgallery.tumblr.com.
Black Door Gallery Hosts Renowned Water Color Artist, Susan Semenick
Black Door Gallery is hosting a month long exhibit of Indiana water color artist Susan Semenick. Semenick has received recognition for her exceptional watercolor work across the country. “We are extremely pleased to show her work at the gallery during July. I know visitors will be impressed with her work,” said gallery owner Susan Amstutz.
Semenick finds contentment in watercolor. She especially loves portraiture and figure work. In portraiture, Semenick chooses subjects who catch her eye. “There are certain people I want to paint; there’s something about these people that speaks to me, she said in an article for American Artist Watercolor magazine. Semenick was one of 8 finalists in the 2010 cover art competition for that publication.
In non-portrait works, she strives to give a fleeting glimpse of the subject allowing the flow of paint to dictate the direction of the composition.
To begin her painting process, Semenick makes a preliminary sketch. This activity can take from one to five hours to complete. From there, painting usually takes less than an hour.
The gallery will host a public reception for Semenick on July 19 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Regular hours for the gallery areTuesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Some content for this story was drawn from Susan Semenick’s website and an article from Summer 2011 American Artist Watercolor magazine entitled “Winners of the 2010 Cover Competition.” This attribution must be included in any other use of this article.