RAG artists brush up for Whet Paint

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group (RAG) will hold a reception on Saturday, Sept. 3 from 4-6 p.m. to celebrate Whet Paint 2011, “Capture the Catskills in a Plein Air Painting,” at the Walt Meade Gallery, Roxbury Art Center, 5025 Vega Mountain Road in Roxbury.

A week of plein air work by over 30 regional artists, in their favorite medium, will capture the lovely, local Catskill landscape. The week culminates in a silent auction and reception featuring a lavish offering of Latin American style tapas and red and white Sangria. Each artist will offer up to two works for silent auction produced during the previous week of painting.  Locations range from favorite Catskill Mountain vistas to some of the prettiest backyards, barns, fields and ponds in the area. The suggested donation is $15 per person with children under 12 attending free.

Whet Paint 2011 attendees will also cast a vote for the “Peoples Choice Award,” with a prize of $100 for the artist who produced their favorite work of art.

So come with your family and friends, meet the artists, bid on and vote for your favorite work of art and enjoy a wonderful late summer afternoon of food, drink, art and fun. For more information call 607 326-7908.