Lewis & Clark Trail
en Plein Air
The 2010 Lewis & Clark Trail en Plein Air is scheduled for
October 7-9, 2010 and will create an experience for plein air artists,
from beginner to advanced, and in any painting or drawing medium.

Artists can paint at their choices of premier locations including
mountains, streams and rivers in fall color. Wildlife is plentiful along
the way, rivers and lakes reflect fall colors and the wild Montana
skies are constantly changing. Local guides and maps of the best
areas will be available to the artists. Places to paint include the
Metcalf Wildlife Refuge, multiple Bitterroot River access areas and
bridges, two park locations, the historic downtown area of Hamilton
and the grounds of the Historic Marcus Daly Mansion.
The Lewis and Clark Trail en Plein Air is limited to 100 artists
working in all painting and drawing mediums, but work must be done
completely “en plein air” without the assistance of photography.

Come join fellow artists in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley of Western
Montana and paint the autumn colors set against a stunning
background of towering mountains. There is an abundance of
painting sites along the Bitterroot River and you will retrace the very
footsteps of Lewis & Clark on their historic trek of 1804-06.
Although September 11 is the deadline for sign-up,
we are only accepting the first 100 artists so sign up
early!! Make your accommodation reservations as
soon as possible.

Upon receipt of your $50 fee, you will receive a list
of accommodations, restaurants and map.

October weather is generally mild with cool mornings
and nights. Layered clothing is best. Average
daytime temperatures range in the high 50’s to 70
degrees. Nights are high 30s to 40s. Be prepared
for these variations.
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Or e-mail: info@montanaprofessionalartistsassoc.com
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Our Sponsors for 2010;
providing panels and prizes
for the artists