45th Annual LAG Open Juried Exhibition - March 2 – March 30,
Juror: Due to unforeseen
circumstances, we have officially changed the juror for the show. Lee Boyton
has graciously accepted to judge the show.
Lee Boynton is a painter of light. He studied with the late
Impressionist master Henry Hensche at the Cape School of Art in
Provincetown, MA early in his artistic career. Hensche taught Lee to see and
paint the light, profoundly impacting the direction of his work.
Lee found further inspiration in the work of master Impressionists John
Singer Sargent and Joquin Sorolla. Like these two painters, Lee paints in
both the oil and watercolor mediums. Intrigued with how the Impressionist
theories of color and light would translate to watercolor, a medium with a
more translucent, etherial quality, Lee pioneered effective techniques for
capturing the subtle effects of light with watercolor. He co-authored
Painting the Impressionist Watercolor with Linda Gottlieb, one of his
longtime watercolor students. It was published by Watson Guptil in 2004.
The American Artist Magazine has featured Lee and his work in articles on
technique and the painting of light.
Lee was instrumental in
founding the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association in 2002, the
hosting organization for Paint Annapolis. The success of this plein air
painting competition, one of the first on the east coast, inspired other
towns to adopt the idea of bringing artists together with the public in this
way. He was the 2009 recipient of the Annie Award in recognition of his
contributions in the field of the visual arts in Anne Arundel County,
Lee has won top awards for his
watercolor and oil paintings in Paint Annapolis, Plein Air Easton and the
Wayne Plein Air Festival in Wayne, PA. His oil painting Thanksgiving Snow
was selected for the American Impressionist Society 13th annual national
juried exhibition in 2012.
- Please visit the Montpelier Arts Center to see the artwork. The
gallery is open 7 days a week from 10am - 5pm.
Schedule for the exhibitors
- January 24 Postmark Deadline for CD/Upload
- January 31 Notifications of accepted will be available on the
21 Deliver Art Work; 12-2pm & 6-8pm
- March 2 Exhibit opens to the public
- March 9 Reception
and Awards Ceremony 2-4pm
- March 30 Exhibit closes
- March 31 Pick up artwork; 12-2pm & 6-8pm
here to download the Prospectus
Submit online entries
Questions can be referred to
Risa Elle at: