2020 Winter Plein Air
Annual painting retreat and exhibit
Retreat: Sunday, January 26–Friday, January 31, 2020 at YMCA Camp Menogyn, 55 Menogyn Trail, Grand Marais, MN
Public Reception: 5-7pm Friday, January 31 at Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery, 115 Wisconsin St, Grand Marais
Exhibit: January 31 – February 23, 2020
Cost: $285 per person including 5 nights' lodging and meals. Dog-sledding activity is available for $60 extra.
Winter Plein Air is an annual painting retreat at YMCA Camp Menogyn, a wilderness camp with lodge and cabins located a half-mile walk/ski/snowshoe across Bearskin Lake at the entrance to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). The parking lot at YMCA Camp Menogyn is 31.5 miles up the Gunflint Trail from Grand Marais, Minnesota.
WPA is not a competition. It is a painting expedition to a wilderness camp to spend 5 days painting the beauty of the BWCAW and enjoying the camaraderie of other painters. At the end, paintings from the retreat may be displayed in a special February exhibit at Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery in Grand Marais. 2020 will be our 11th annual retreat.
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Organizer: Allison Eklund (651) 592-7858
Read about Winter Plein Air in a 2018 article in OutdoorPainter.com and in the January/February 2019 issue of The Artist magazine.