Carson juried in Plein Air exhibit

Published 4:59 pm Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Painting of Pearson’s Falls. (photo submitted by Jim Carson)

Painting of Pearson’s Falls. (photo submitted by Jim Carson)

Saluda artist Jim Carson has been juried in Plein Air Richmond, in Richmond, Va., which will be held from Sunday, June 9 – Saturday, June 15.

This is Carson’s second year in a row to be accepted into this prestigious event. Thirty five artists from all over the world will be setting up their easels to paint vistas in this historic city, including the James River, beautiful parks and other historic monuments and architecture.

The Collectors Preview Gala and Sale will be held at the Brazier Gallery in Richmond on Friday night, June 14.

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Carson won first place in last year’s St. Simons Plein Air Quick paint, and is a regular at many plein air festivals in the United States and abroad. Carson has been offering plein air workshops in Saluda for almost ten years.

Carson’s next plein air workshop in Saluda will be Thursday- Saturday, May 30-June 1, titled “Fresh Paint.” The workshop will be held at three different outdoor, but convenient, locations. It is open to all levels, from beginners to advanced. A detailed list of supplies and materials will be sent after registration.

The price of the workshop includes lunch brought to the site each day by the Saluda Grade Café.

For more information, call 828-749-3702, email, or visit

– article submitted by Jim Carson