Hidden Treasures Spring & Summer Plein Air Paint-Out
Help celebrate and discover the majesty of some of Chico’s hidden gems. Renew your creative vigor by making art in the spring and summer sunshine surrounded by old and new plein air friends. For the spring and summer seasons, we’ve chosen a variety of locations. Each location and subject is briefly described in the prospectus.
Your $25 entry includes:
- $5 discount when applying to the Chico Icons 2013: Neighborhoods exhibit opening in August;
- Free entry into the Concours de la Chapelle’s Art-in-the-Barn art show, also in August;
A Bonus Weekend Opportunity – and more! – at the Chapelle de L’Artiste, lunch included (see prospectus for details and additional costs).
Chico Icons 2013: Neighborhood
August 9 to September 7,
Reception: Friday, August 16, 5-8pm
“Neighborhood: A district, esp. one forming a community within a town or city; a distinct area with distinctive characteristics, such as an ethnic neighborhood.”
Consider these two dictionary definitions of neighborhood simply as “starters.” We encourage you to use the term “neighborhood” as a springboard to personal creativity in your chosen art medium.
What gives you a sense of your own space within the larger City of Chico? Is it the view from your kitchen window or from your front door looking down your block? Are your neighborhood boundaries set by major streets, or by a business, or by Bidwell Park? You needn’t use your own neighborhood as your inspiration, but might explore a different one. Do public places such as the downtown Plaza or One Mile or Saint John’s Catholic Church serve as focal points of neighborhoods? Does the history of a neighborhood, like the Barber neighborhood or Chico vecino (sometimes known as Sandy Gulch) form part of the area’s sense of neighborhood? And what about all those activities we associate with neighborhoods such as pool parties and yard sales or the way a certain tree blooms or changes with the season? What are the activities or characteristics that demarcate your own special sense of “neighborhood.”
Art-in-the-Barn at The Concours de la Chapelle 2013
Avenue 9 Gallery & Art Guild is proud once again to partner with Chapelle de L’Artiste for an Art-in-the-Barn Art Show benefiting the Northern California Ballet. The Northern California Ballethas given hundreds of children an opportunity to pursue their dreams of dance and has brought the finest of ballet performances to our area for the enjoyment and enrichment of our local arts culture.
The Big Event: Concours de la Chapelle Classic European Car Show, Saturday August 24, 2013
Now in its fifth year, the “Concours de la Chapelle” is rapidly becoming regionally recognized as one of the most elegant and fun social events in Butte County. It attracts car owners and attendees from all over the state and beyond. This is a multi-faceted event showcasing classic European cars, an Art-in-the-Barn art show, ballet dancers, jazz, local food, and spirits with the backdrop of one of the Northstate’s most unique B&B’s. This event will take place on August 24, 2013, from 5-10pm.
The Location: Chapelle de L’Artiste, 3300 Inspiration Lane, Paradise, CA 95969
As you enter this property through the expansive gates of Inspiration Lane, you’re drawn to the quaint chapel that sits at the top of the hill. It provided the inspiration for the name of the property, “Chapelle de L’Artiste” or “Chapel of the Artist”. Down a gentle slope to your left and shaded by beautiful oak trees, the classically-styled barn, which currently functions as the owners’ studio, is serenaded by a 3-tiered waterfountain in the center of the drive and guarded by three curious llamas. A gorgeous koi fish pond, the cave, and a beautiful hospitality pavilion completes the picture.
Call for Artists
We are accepting artists’ work that consists of the two major things that make up the Concours de la Chapelleevent: Classic European Cars and the beautiful Northern California landscape. Artists whose subjects fit into this theme are invited to join. All media will be considered.