Saint Joseph en Plein Air
October 5, 2019
8am - 5pm​​

The Mission

By Brent Seevers
This paint out has the potential to grow and is a great starting point for creating a much larger outdoor painting event, such as a painting competition or festival---making St. Joseph an annual plein air destination.

​This event allows community involvement and provides artists with the opportunity to expand their markets, to enhance their painting skills, to recieve recogntion for their art, and to experience St. Joseph.

​Anyone interested in helping or supporting this mission, contact me via email.
This painting event is organized to help enrich the community and the visual arts of St. Joseph, MO. 

The visual arts of St. Joe have been lacking in different ways for quite some time. These include support, opportunities, promotions, and coverage. Our local arts scene has been very generous in the performing arts. As a community, we must not forget that there are other artists, visual artists, that seek just as much support and opportunities. And if support and opportunities are not found, the artists will be driven elsewhere to find them. I hope to fullfill part of that gap with this paint out, creating a spotlight on visual art. 

Plein air painting is at a new renaissance. Communities, large and small, across the country are picking up on this and are taking advantage of it by offering annual events. Each being unique based on their urban or rural landscapes, as well as coinciding events making them more enjoyable. They are marketing their communities through art.

I developed this event as a way to enhance our visual arts by encouraging artists to work on their skills by painting from life, exhibit their work in the community, and cater to fine artists as well as the art audience.