Every Day Taste of Plein Air Show at La Sells Stewart Center

Michael’s art will be featured among 16 other Oregon artists at La Sells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis. The show entitled “Every Day Taste of Plein Air” will be open for viewing from June 2nd – July 17th. The show’s reception will be on June 10th at 6:00 PM..

Try a refreshing “EVERY DAY TASTE of PLEIN AIR” at the LaSells Stewart Center on the OSU Campus!

Michael Gibbons, artist from Toledo, is one of 17 plein air painters invited to show in “Every Day Taste of Plein Air” June 2 to July 17. Gibbons will show 12 paintings with a subject matter ranging from the port docks of Toledo to the Tumacacori Mountains of southern Arizona all done outdoors on location.

“People ask me to show my work in Oregon rather than go far afield like Florida as I had recently participated in a juried show in St Augustine. I am delighted to be a part of this plein air show just 50 miles from where I live and very accessible to all art lovers”, said Michael Gibbons. The gallery at the La Sells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., OSU campus in Corvallis is open Mon.-Fri. 8:am-5:pm. Call (541) 737 2402 for more information.

The public is invited to watch the “Every Day Taste of Plein Air” show painters as they work on location Tuesday June 10 along the downtown Corvallis river front parks area from 10:am-4:pm. Paintings from this plein air paint- out will be available for sale at the on-campus show that same evening at the reception on a “wet-paint” wall from 6:pm-9:pm. All of the artists including Michael Gibbons will be present to greet collectors and friends and to discuss their art work at the Center in the Giustina Gallery.

Michael Gibbons is a self taught painter, born in Portland who began painting in oils in the 8th grade. He was awarded all honors beginning with Scholastic Art Awards by the time of his graduation from Benson Polytechnic Institute. National Awards have included the Stobart foundation from Mystic International Maritime show and allied Artists Of America, NYC. He is a Signature Artist of Oil Painters of America, Chicago and Laguna Plein air Painters, CA. A sought after Juror; he has juried shows from the first Human Form Show, Newport, Oregon to the recent Mendocino Plein Air Paint Out, CA. Gibbons will show his work next in the Allied Artists of America show entitled “OPA Virtuosos at the Salmagundi Club” in September at the Salmagundi Club, NYC in 2015. For more information about his work please call (541) 336 2797 or visit his Signature Gallery in Toledo in the historical old Vicarage, 140 NE Alder St.

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