Crooked River Plein Air
The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center Offered Area Artists the Opportunity to Participate in a Plein Air Competition within the newly developed Historic Downtown Cuyahoga Falls
The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center (CVAC), 2131 Front Street Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221, invited area artists to participate in their Crooked River Plein Air Competition, which took place from July 21st – August 3rd. Artist submissions are now on display at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center from August 6st – August 23rd.
Plein Air is a French term meaning outdoors and/or open air. It denotes a French style of impressionistic painting completed in an outdoor setting. The Crooked River Plein Air competition hightlights the newly developed Downtown Cuyahoga Falls Historic District and the corresponding Cuyahoga River.
Holding a Plein Air competition has been a tradition at CVAC for a number of years. However, this year they elevated the structure of this competition to the artists advantage. Participants were granted access to explore different locations within the Historic District and the Cuyahoga River, some not usually accessible to the public, offering up to four paint-out opportunities for participants to paint together during the competition time frame.
Juror, Jessica Loftus of Akron, will select the Best of Show ($125), Second-place ($75), and Third-place ($50) winners of the competition to be celebrated at the Artist Reception on August 10th from 5:30 – 7:00 PM.
This exhibition displays a painterly snap-shot of Cuyahoga Falls’s Downtown Historic District today, leaving a lasting impression of this time and place. To learn more please visit CVAC in person or http://www.cvart.org/exhibits