We will have guest artists here every Sunday from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm painting in the Garden and sharing some Plein Air techniques.
Sunday, October 4 - Ann Brown Thomason
Sunday, October 11 - Katie Lindsey
Sunday, October 18 - Carolyn Moss
Sunday, October 25 - Faten Hassouneh
Free with Garden admission!
Tips on avoiding “Plein Errors” – keep the sun off the paper, clip paper to the easel, don’t forget water, weigh down easel, wear a hat, bring your bug spray, and have fun!
The Memphis Botanic Garden is seeking 2-dimensional artwork of the Garden in all its forms for our upcoming Plein Air exhibition. This juried exhibition will be on view from December 2, 2020, through January 2, 2021.
There is no fee to enter, and all entries are welcome--from beginners to experts, even children! Artwork must depict a scene from the Memphis Botanic Garden.
To submit your work: Email email@example.com with your name, an image of your work, the title of work, and age category (adult or child 12 and under) no later than November 16, 2020.
Our jurors will select up to 50 pieces to include in the exhibition with prizes awarded. We will notify the artists via email that are selected.
Any artwork that is not sold should be picked up no later than January 5, 2021.
What is Plein Air?
En Plein Air is a French expression meaning “in the open air”, and refers to the act of painting outdoors with the artist’s subject in full view. Plein air artists capture the spirit and essence of a landscape or subject by incorporating natural light, color, and movement into their works.
What are the best spots in the Garden to paint?
A few of our favorite spots include the Red Bridge in the Japanese Garden, the pond in the Butterfly Garden, and the beautiful roses in the Rose Garden!
Are supplies included?
No, supplies are not included. Artists will need to provide their own supplies.
Do I have to pay for admission?
Yes, if you are not a member of the Memphis Botanic Garden, daily admission fees apply.
There is no fee to submit your artwork for consideration for the Plein Air exhibition.
Still Have Questions?
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Central Daylight Time Hours:
9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Central Standard Time (Winter) Hours:
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
We are located at:
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117
(Between Park & Southern)