MIDDLETOWN, NJ - The Plein Air Painters of the Jersey Coast (the PAPJC) present “A Breath of Plein Air,” a juried art show with over 100 plein air paintings by members on display and for sale at the Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church St., Middletown, NJ 07748.

Free Wine and Cheese Reception on Sat., Nov 19, 7-9 PM.

Show on display from Oct. 29 through Nov. 29. Call gallery at 732-706-4100 for viewing hours.

The Plein Air Painters of the Jersey Coast is a dedicated group of local artists who paint outside of the studio in all kinds of weather. You can see them at their easels by our waterways, parks and piers, capturing beautiful scenes in and around Coastal and Central Jersey. Working in the open air allows these artists to duplicate the unique colors and light effects that can only be seen when the artist paints under an open sky. The bulk of the images are from New Jersey, but they also reflect work done when the artists travel. PAPJC artists work in a variety of media including oil, watercolor and pastel.

For the first time, this annual member show will be juried. The juror is Jane McGraw-Teubner, an award-winning plein air artist and signature member in the Pastel Society of America. Awards will be made in both signature and artist membership categories. The show will include both poster and live demonstrations of how plein air paintings are developed. It will also include educational materials to engage young artists.

The main show will focus on small works and large works will be displayed in the North Hall. Come and purchase award winning holiday gifts for friends and family, and 30% of your purchase price will go to the Middletown Arts Center to assist in art-related projects for the community!

The show will run from Oct. 29 through Nov 29, with a wine and cheese reception for the public on November 19th from 7-9 p.m. For more information on this show or its artists, check the PAPJC web site at www.thepapjc.com.