Saturday, July 3, 2021
Plein Air Pandemic
Various Events, June 21-July 11, 2021
Chehalem Cultural Center, Newberg, OR
Each year during the Oregon Lavender Paint Out, the
regions’ lavender fields become outdoor studios for over
90 artists. For two weeks, artists from throughout the
Northwest and beyond will work on location in the
lavender fields, where they will capture the atmosphere
of the moment, including the ever-changing colors,
light, and shadows encountered when working outdoors.
The Oregon Lavender Paint Out celebrates the tradition
of painting en plein air. This gives artists the
opportunity to paint some of the most striking
landscapes imaginable, on site, at different Oregon
What is plein air painting? It’s a French term that
literally translates as “fresh air.” The term in art
refers to the practice of painting scenes outdoors, as
opposed to painting in a studio or from photographs.
Plein air painters receive their artistic inspiration
directly from the landscape and the conditions of the
The Paint Out culminates at the Willamette Valley
Lavender Festival and Plein Air Art Show on July 10-11,
2021 at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg, Oregon,
where participating artists’ work will be showcased. The
paintings will be judged and prizes will be awarded.
Work will be available for viewing and purchase by the
public during Festival hours. Admission is free.
Proceeds from artists’ registrations and painting sales
benefit many charitable causes.
Call to Artists:
Paint the lavender fields of Oregon between the dates of
June 21 to July 7, 2021. You may enter up to five
completed paintings in the Plein Air Art Show and Sale
held at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg, Oregon
on July 10-11. There will be professional and open
divisions in the show. Artists in all media are invited
to participate. This public show and sale is part of the
Willamette Valley Lavender Festival, July 10-11, 2021.
The lavender fields are located throughout Oregon. The
art show will be judged and prizes will be awarded.