Plein Air


 All Artists, All Ages, All Skill Levels….
You Are Invited to Join in the Plein Air Event
Sunday, April 24, 2016 9 a.m to 4 p.m (rain or shine)

Robert Hughes

Robert Hughes

Bring your artistic talents to the upcoming Plein Air Event sponsored by the Merrill Linn Conservancy, the Lewisburg Arts Council, and the Artists’ Guild of Lewisburg.
What is Plein Air?
A drawing or painting done outdoors, rather than in a studio. The French term en plein air translates to ‘in the open air.’ The goal of this event is to preserve, with our artwork, a present moment at various Linn Conservancy sites. In sharing our work, we seek to build a community of artists and citizens passionate about the preservation of these sites for future generations.

Who may participate?All artists, art lovers and plein air enthusiasts of any age—especially those who appreciate the beauty of nature and care about environmental preservation.

Where will this be held? At three Merrill Linn Conservancy conservation easement properties in Union County. Click here to download Directions to Plein Air Sites. All are easily accessible.

  • Dale Engle Walker property, 147l Strawbridge Road, Lewisburg
  • Koons property, 510 N. 4th Street, Mifflinburg
  • Shikellamy Bluffs, adjacent to Shikellamy State Park in Union Twp. (The Park is open April 24
    courtesy of DCNR and the Bureau of PA State Parks. It will open officially on May 1.)

What will happen during this event?

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Each of the three sites will be available for your use. Artists’ Guild of Lewisburg and Merrill Linn Conservancy volunteers will be present at each site.
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.Robert Hughes, well-known plein air artist from Lewisburg, will present an optional plein air workshop at the D/E/W House. Artists may attend the morning workshop, then find a location at the D/E/W property or go to other sites to work. The workshop will be held on April 24, rain or shine. Space is limited. To register for the workshop, send an email to [email protected] or call Vicki Heberlig at 570-523-3128.
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – A reception will be held back at the D/E/W House. This is an opportunity for participants to meet and mingle and share their work of the day.
What happens afterwards? We have made arrangements for your Plein Air Event artwork to be displayed at The Public Library for Union County during the month of June. Guidelines for displaying your work are available on our websites and in the packet the day of the event. During the week of April 25 to May 1, you may work at any of the Conservancy’s public sites—the Dale/Engle/Walker property, the Koons Trail, Glacier Pools Preserve, and Shamokin Mountain Trail. All work done from April 24 to May 1 is welcome to be shown at the Library.

PLEASE READ COMPLETE INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES at or download information from below.Hughes-4 copy

Click here to download Guidelines for Artists.

Click here to download Directions to Plein Air Sites.

Click here to download Artist Guidelines and entry form for Plein Air Show.