Events

June 2022

Cuttyhunk Plein Air | Saturday, June 18
Rain Date Sunday, June 19

After two years of painting-in-place somewhere not on Cuttyhunk Island, artists will once again board the M/V Cuttyhunk in New Bedford, MA and travel across Buzzard’s Bay on Saturday, June 18, with Sunday as the rain date, for the Cuttyhunk Plein Air Festival.

In case of downpour or forecast for steady rain, the festival will be held on Sunday, June 19.
If drizzle or spotty showers are predicted, the organizers will offer porches where artists would be welcome to set up and paint.

Cuttyhunk Plein Air Festival | About Cuttyhunk

2019 Cuttyhunk Plein Air Festival

July 2022

Cahoon Museum Art Auction Brush Off

Cahoon Museum’s Brush Off Art Auction features over 140 artworks by talented local and regional artists. Bid on art, at all price points, at this online fundraising event in support of the Museum and local artists. Plein air artists will be setting up their easels, canvas, and paint to capture scenic locations around Cotuit village- then offering the art up for bid. Whether you are a long-time supporter, aspiring collector, or curious about this dynamic fundraiser, come celebrate the arts with the Cahoon Museum.

Online Bidding: June 25 – July 9 | Summer Open House, Art Preview: July 9 | Plein Air Painters Around Cotuit: June 25 – July 6

Karen will be painting
for the Brush Off in Cotuit
the weekend of July 4th.

Karen Ryder Painting under an umbrella on beach

Enjoy a peek at my process in the time lapse video below of the painting of Grey Day, Bright Boats from a previous brush off.


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