Bitterroot Valley Plein Air Paint-Out – September 2017


The 2017 Bitterroot en Plein Air is scheduled for September 27-30, 2017 and will create an experience for plein air artists, from beginner to advanced, and in any painting 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 Lee
Metcalf National 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 Bitterroot en Plein Air is limited to 50 artists working in all painting media, but work must be done completely “en plein air”. 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. There is a Reception on Friday, September 29 at Art Focus Gallery in Hamilton, MT.
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