We organize outdoors painting – plein airs – and invite talented artist for participation. We assure deliberate organization, interesting picturesque places, proper working facilities. Painters have a good ability to dive into the process of creation and as a result they gain wonderful outdoor works. On the outcome of the plein air we make exhibition and issue catalogue.
Annual plein air titled “Picturesque Kotelevshchina” in the Derevki village (Kotelva region of Poltavshchina) is one of the projects of “Art Mission” gallery. First instance of such plein air was organized by SO “Kviten Club” together with art collectors and art sponsors in summer 2013 on the basis of camping site “Nash Shlyah”. Only few painters took part in it but in spite of that the beginning was successful and it was proofed by their outdoor works. As a result, the next year 14 artists from Poltava, Pyryatyn, Kremenchuk applied for the participation. In 2015 plein air was organized as a component of gallery project “Art Mission”. Painters from Kyiv, Poltava, Kremenchuk, Romodan took part in this plein air.
Popularity of plein air “Picturesque Kotelevshchina” induced by the peculiarities of its implementation. During plein air painters live in camp tents at the bank of Vorskla river. They have no any comfort living facilities – custom for the city – electricity, internet or TV. Food cooked over the campfire. But city fuss and bustle entirely absent. As well organizers provide painters with art appliances, food and with all necessary inventory needed for living in camp. This means that every participant could fully dive into the work without bothering about survival, communicate with colleagues and share experience. This format of carrying out plein air harmoniously unite work and relaxation, benevolently influences health and grants splash of inspiration.
We decided to make plen air “Picturesque Kotelevshchina” the traditional event, that is, it will be held annually. We invite to take part in it all the artists who want to spent their time fruitfully by the Vorskla river and gain inspiration for the entire year, replenish its oeuvre with new works born from the communication with gorgeous Poltavshchina nature.