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Artist Festivals are Good Fun and Good for the Community

2019 All Art & Community

Artist Festivals are Good Fun and Good for the Community

  I think we can all agree, art festivals are quaint and welcoming. The one I attended this year is called Chenango Colorscape Arts Festival. The festival is free to attend and draws 10-15,000 to the heart of downtown Norwich, New York. Arts are the fourth largest driver of tourism and influence decisions made when planning travel that include museums, theaters, festivals, and community projects, according to Americans for the Arts. Total dollars spent by a nonprofit arts and cultural organization and its audiences for an event such as this one can turn $1 dollar invested into a little over...

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View Paintings by Lisa Iannello at Orazio Salati Studio & Gallery

2018 All Art Exhibits

View Paintings by Lisa Iannello at Orazio Salati Studio & Gallery

Come see my artwork on exhibit at the Orazio Salati Studio & Gallery in Binghamton, New York from November 2018 to January 2019. My "Rural Landscapes" exhibits more than 20 paintings from four to forty-eight inches and includes triptych's.  The opening reception is scheduled for November 2, 2018 from 6-9 pm and another reception is happening for First Friday Reception on December 7, 2019 from 6-9 pm. The Orazio Salati Studio & Gallery is located at 204 State Street in Binghamton, New York. The gallery is open Saturdays from 11-3 and by appointment and close to other galleries and restaurants- so...

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What I Pack to Paint Outdoors (En Plein Air)

2015 All Painting Outdoors Painting Tips

What I Pack to Paint Outdoors (En Plein Air)

I enjoy painting outdoors (peindre en plein air) with a group of artist friends. We meet up during summer months at locations that have great views or subject matter. During our breaks, we talk about what we are working on in the studio, painting technique we are trying, and materials we are using. Painting outdoors also provides a nice escape from the routine of the studio. My packing checklist and strategy Plan the media I will use and gather the materials. Bring supplies and tools – easel, water for brushes, paint in easy-to-transport containers, palette, brushes, palette knives, other tools,...

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