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18 and over
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Plein Air* Painting along the Historic National Road
Sunday, May 22, 2022 | 10am-2pm
Rain or Shine (pavilion available)
Get outside and paint! Join artists from Touchstone at Christian W. Klay Winery in Chalkhill, PA during the Annual National Road Festival.
Artists of all skill levels are invited to participate.
Cost is $25 Adult participant | $10 Under 18 participant | Free to observe
Please register in advance. RAIN OR SHINE (no refunds)
Demonstrations and Prizes!
Prizes for participants 18 and over include:
- First place: Featured Artwork on 1/4 page in Plein Air magazine
- Second Place: Month long Featured artwork on Outdoorpainter.com
- Third Place: One year subscription to Plein Air magazine
Prizes for participants under 18 will feature Touchstone merchandise
Event Address: 412 Fayette Springs Rd., Chalkhill, PA 15421
There will be plenty of outdoor space to practice social distancing!
Children must be accompanied by an adult. We love pets but only service animals are permitted. For information about local hotels and restaurants, please visit golaurelhighlands.com.
Be inspired through direct observation of this beautiful location along the Historic National Road. Bring your own supplies and paint, draw, or photograph alongside beginner and seasoned artisans. Enjoy demonstrations with tips for painting outdoors. Following the event, have your work photographed for judging and a chance to win prizes.
*'Plein Air' is a French term pronounced "plen" or "plain" that means 'Open Air.' Plein Air Painting is the popular practice of painting outdoors. For more information, visit outdoorpainter.com
at Christian W. Klay Winery
Artwork by William Pfahl, 2021
412 Fayette Springs Rd.
Chalkhill, PA 15421
(Located just off the Historic National Road (Rt. 40) and 5 miles from Touchstone)
A Remake Learning Days Event
Special thanks to Christian W. Klay Winery for allowing the artists to be inspired by this beautiful location.
About the Demonstrators:
Artwork pictured by William Pfahl. View more at williampfahl-fineart.com
William Daniel Pfahl is a Plein Air Painter, working in oil and pastel. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he is best known for his cityscapes and landscapes of surrounding areas. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and studied in Rome + Florence, Italy through the RISD European Honors Program. Click to Learn More...
Artwork pictured by Rita K. Haldeman. View more at ritahaldeman.com
Rita K. Haldeman
A resident of Western Pennsylvania, Rita K. Haldeman has been painting since childhood. After receiving a B.A. in art from The Pennsylvania State University, she pursued graduate studies at the Vermont Studio School and Colony, and also studied at the Cape School of Art in Cape Cod. Click to Learn More...
COVID-19 Policy for the Plein Air Event: We will default to the policies and requirements of participating venues. Touchstone will not be collecting proof of vaccination for this event. We strongly encourage everyone who is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots. We recommend that participants wear masks and social distance when in close proximity to other participants.