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First Annual Plein Air Jupiter Invites Public to Events

The First Annual Plein Air Jupiter event is not just for artists!  While it is being organized by The Artists Association of Jupiter, this is a great opportunity for art lovers and those who are curious about what “plein air” is all about.  The Rickie Report urges you to stop by A Unique Art Gallery on Center Street in Jupiter on March 29th from 5 – 7 pm.  You can see  and purchase “fresh off the easel” art works by painters from around the United States!  More details are here



Artists Association of Jupiter


A Unique Art Gallery




Annual Plein Air Jupiter

Saturday, March 29th

5 – 7 pm




5 – 7 pm 


226 Center Street, Suite 8

Jupiter, FL



Plein Air describes the act of painting outdoors and was first practiced by the Impressionist Masters Monet, Pissarro and Renoir during the mid-1800’s.  With the introduction of oil paints in tubes, painters ventured outdoors to directly study the effect of diffused light.  Today, plein air paintings are still viewed as masterpieces which capture the fleeing effects of light, shadow & passing cloud formations. Typically completed in three hours, plein air paintings are completely unique in subject, style and execution.  No longer confined to oil painters, plein air attracts artists of all mediums – acrylic, watercolor and pastel – and each type uniquely captures the essence of the moment. 




"St. Simons Island Salt Marsh" by Sharon Doyle


Artists from across the United States will be descending on Jupiter for this one-day event!  While some had already planned to be here for vacation, others ( from Ohio, Massachusetts and Oregon) decided to sign up just for this event!


"Lighthouse" by Hugh O'Neill (Plein Air)


On Saturday, March 29th, these artists will paint different areas of the Town of Jupiter from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. They will gather at A Unique Art Gallery , where esteemed juror, Hugh O’Neill will preside.  Hugh is a member of both the American Impressionist Society and Oil Painters of America.  Born and raised in Belfast, Ireland, Hugh graduated from the University of Ulster in 1985 with extensive studies in Nante and Paris, France.  We encourage you to visit his website:



"Morning Light, Chatham" by Sharon Doyle (Plein Air)


Awards totaling  $2,500 in cash and merchandise will be given to the top three artists and three Honorable Mention awards.  The public is welcome to the artists reception, awards ceremony and art sale.  If you want to purchase more plein air masterpieces, don’t worry, there’s another opportunity.  The winners’ pieces will be on display at A Unique Art Gallery for the month of April.  And, up to fifty other original works will also be display.



"Caspercian Beach" by Sharon Doyle (Plein Air)

“Caspercian Beach” by Sharon Doyle (Plein Air)


Proceeds from this event will go to the participating artist and towards funding the arts in Jupiter. Best of all, the public will have an opportunity to purchase artworks directly off the artist’s easel. Look for them painting our Jupiter Lighthouse, in and around DuBois Park, out on the jetty or along the beaches and even at our historic railroad station in Sawfish Park.  Pick your favorite oil, acrylic, pastel or watercolorist.  Follow them back to A Unique Art Gallery (226 Center Street)! 


"The Quarters" by Sharon Boyle (Plein Air)



The First Annual Plein Air Event of Jupiter is being sponsored by the following local companies: M & M Galleries, Country Club Charters, Jerry’s Artarama and Raymond James of Jupiter.  National sponsorship is being provided by PleinAir Magazine, Gamblin Oil Paints and SourceTek Canvas Panels.


A Unique Art Gallery  offers both working and exhibition space. It is located at 226 Center Street, Suite 8 in Jupiter, FL. The gallery is staffed full-time by Gallery Director, Denise LeClair-Robbins  and operated with the help of volunteer gallery artists. Each month on the 2nd Wednesday, the Gallery hosts special exhibits with an opening reception which includes a raffle. A portion of all sales is donated to different local charities.  The gallery is fully equipped with work space and class room in the rear, a small kitchen and bathroom and a desk area in the front of the exhibition space.  There is ample parking space directly in front of the gallery to accomodate events and routine gallery traffic. The gallery currently represents over 20 artists and we are always seeking additional qualified artists. For more information, please contact our gallery directly via email at or by phone at 561-529-2748




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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420



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