Monday, July 28, 2008

NHPleinAir Artists Paint-Out, Canterbury, NH

NHPleinAir Artists hold Paint-Out and Painting Sale

to benefit Canterbury Shaker Village in Canterbury, NH.

On Sunday, August 3, 2008 – rain or shine! - plein air artists from throughout the region will be painting on location throughout Canterbury Shaker Village, in Canterbury, from 10 AM until 3 PM as part of CSV’s annual Shaker Spirit Day celebration. At 3:00 all paintings completed during the event will be available for puchase in an unframed “wet paint” sale. In addition, framed plein air paintings, created by many of the artists on previous outings to CSV, will also be available. Canterbury Shaker Village will receive 30% of the selling price of each painting.

Canterbury Shaker Village is a National Historic Landmark and is a non-profit museum which, visited by tens of thousands of people each year, is one of NH’s most popular cultural attractions. Within its 694 acres of gardens, fields, and forests are 29 Shaker buildings (25 restored and 4 reconstructed) which are home to a variety of demonstrations and educational programs. To learn more about Canterbury Shaker Village, visit their website at:

NHPleinAir artists was founded in July 2004 by Sharon E. Allen of Derry. In just 4 years the group has grown to over 270 members who live in NH, MA, ME, and VT. There are also members from other areas of the country and Canada who meet up with local members to paint when they are in the area. Group members can be found painting just about anywhere in the region and on any day. The group is based at Yahoo! Groups and membership is free. Artists interested in participating in the event or who would like to learn more about NHPleinAir artists should visit their website at:

The public are invited to visit Canterbury Shaker Village and to chat with the artists and watch their paintings develop during the day. Plein Air artists interested in participating in the event can download the registration form at the NHPleinAir website, or can register on location on the day of the event. For a list of registered artists, please visit the NHPleinAir website.

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