I want to announce a great opportunity for artists. Charles Muench is offering a workshop in June.
I’ve known Charles for quite some time now and he has become one of the best painters around. I know that phrase gets thrown around a lot these days but in Charles’ case it is backed up with a string of top awards from some of the most premiere events in the United States.
Charles just recieived the Southwest Art Award of Excellance at the California Art Club’s 100 Gold Medal Show this year. In 2010, Charles won the Edgar Payne Award for Best Landscape at the California Art Club’s 99th Annual Juried Exhibition. He was unanimously elected a Signature Member of the California Art Club. Charles received the First Place Award at the 2008 Heritage Art Exhibition presented by Joan Irving Smith as well as the Collector’s Choice Award at the 2008 and 2005 Maynard Dixon Country Invitational. Charles was awarded the First Place Award and “Best Painting of the Cove” Award at the 2007 and 2005 Crystal Cove Alliance Invitational in Laguna Beach, CA. He also was honored with the Best of Show/Artist’s Choice Award at the 2006 Telluride Plein Air Show. Charles received the Gold Medal Award at the San Luis Obispo Plein Air Event in October 2002. Charles has had his work included in the Arts for the Parks Top 100 Exhibit. His work is accepted annually in the California Art Club’s Annual Gold Medal Exhibit and the Gilcrease Museum’s American Art in Miniature Exhibition
Don’t miss your chance to study with one of the best contemporary painters in the country. Here are the details
HIGH PLAINS PAINTING
Five Day Workshop Painting the Eastern Sierra
Locations include the California Sierra alpine of Hope Valley to the high plains desert of Nevada- all within 30 miles!
Two states and a lot of scenery!
June 13 – June 17th
Charles Muench for deposit and reservation information.
There’s a lot of land between the eastern Sierra and the high plains of Nevada to paint! Come on out and catch the transient beauty of spring in this unique country. We’ll make the most of each day- demonstrations, painting, critique, and taking in the gestalt of a group of artists painting together. We meet each morning at a different location. Having lived in this area for over ten years, I know of a lot of sweet painting spots and late spring in the Sierra is a truly unique experience. We will paint the ranch lands of the Carson Valley. We will paint the vast landscape of the Pine Nut Mountain range looking across to the Sierra range. We will paint the architecture of the rural Sierra town of Markleeville (my personal mountain Wobegon!) I will also offer a special hiking trip, for those who want, to paint the spectacular spring run-off of Markleeville Falls- less than a mile but some up hill (and with the amount of snow, this will be a record year!) For those who don’t want to make the hike- no worries! I will do two demonstrations during this day! I have attached a class description as well as a materials list.
There are many good hotels in the Carson Valley. Here are a few. Budget hotels are also available.