The Peninsula School of Art in Door County, WI, has invited three notable pastel artists to participate in the Door County Plein Air Festival, July 19 – August 7. Linda Richichi, of New York, will return for the third time; New Mexico artist Emmett Johns will return for the second consecutive year; and Paul Murray, also of New Mexico, will participate for the first time.
The varied landscape of the Door County peninsula offers a natural muse and studio for both seasoned pastel artists and students of the medium who attend Peninsula School of Art workshops. Nestled in the quaint harbor town of Fish Creek, the School has attracted a number of high caliber pastel artist/instructors to teach workshops in both plein air and studio techniques for the summer and fall of 2010. Among them are: Marla Baggetta, Bonnita Budysz, Marc Hanson, Colette Odya Smith and Ken Tiessen.