2023 NEWS & TRAVEL
April 24-27: Participating in the "Pacific Northwest Plein Air", in The Columbia River Gorge on the Oregon/Washington border. Head to www.pacificnwpa.com for more info.
May 19-21: Participating in the Carmel Art Festival, Carmel, CA. Head here for more info: www.carmelartfestivalcalifornia.com
May 21-25: 9th Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo, Denver, Colorado. Head to www.pleinairconvention.com for more info.
Jun 24-25: Twitter Art Exhibit, TAE23 exhibition in North Vancouver, BC, Canada. I'm honored to be serving on the Board of Directors of TAE for a third year. This annual exhibition is open to all artists who wish to donate an original postcard-sized art piece to benefit a different charity each year. TAE23 will support The Urban Native Youth Association based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Head here for more info: www.twitterartexhibit.org
2021 NEWS & TRAVEL
Feb 14: Participating in the Laguna Plein Air Painter's Association LPAPA Strong Online Auction. This Postcard Auction fundraiser will begin on Feb 8 at 10 AM PST. This year’s theme will be LPAPA Love with the auction ending on Valentine's Day at 5 PM PST. Auction participants will bid on the Artist that they wish to have paint and send an original painted postcard with the goal to raise friends, funds, and support for LPAPA Artists and LPAPA nonprofit. The opening bid is $50. Together we will get through this. Together we will keep LPAPA Strong! www.32auctions.com/LPAPA-Strong-2021
Mar 8-14: Participating in Laguna Plein Air 17th Annual Best of Plein Air Exhibition & Sale. The show auction opens on March 8 at 10 AM on www.DailyBrushwork.com. The virtual Gallery reception is on March 11, 5-6 PM PST (awards announced at 5:30 PM) Head to www.lpapa.org for more info.
Mar 18-19: Participating in the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational Preview Show, Atlanta Georgia. In-person attendance is planned, but will also be viewable online. Head to www.olmstedpleinair.com for more info.
Collector's Preview: Mar 18-19
Mar 29: Participating in the 15th Annual New Visions Art Show & Auction in St George, UT. To be held online only this year. Virtual Live Auction to be held Apr 2, 8am-8pm MST www.authentiquegallery.com
April 17-25: Participating in the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, Atlanta, Georgia. Head to www.olmstedpleinair.com for more info.
Library Paintings Sale: Apr 17-Jul 17
Competition Gallery: Mar 25-Jul 17
2021 Winner of the Matisse Award, "Reverence" by Carole Gray-Weihman
March: Participating in the LPAPA Best of Plein Air Virtual Exhibition & Sale: www.dailybrushwork.com
May 14-16: Participating in the Carmel Art Festival, Carmel, CA. Update: This event has been postponed until 2022. Head here for more info: www.carmelartfestivalcalifornia.com
May 23-27: 9th Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo, Denver, Colorado. Update: This event has been moved to Santa Fe, NM and postponed until 2022. Head to www.pleinairconvention.com for more info.
Jun: Participating in "Where in the World is Plein Air", sponsored by Authentique Gallery, St George, Utah. An online event. More info will be posted on www.authentiquegallery.com and also www.whereintheworldispleinair.com.
Jul 3: Twitter Art Exhibit, TAE21 exhibition in Cheltenham, UK. I'm happy to announce that I'm a recent addition to the Board of Directors of TAE. This annual exhibition is open to all artists who wish to donate an original postcard-sized art piece to benefit a different charity each year. TAE21 will support the Leukaemia and Intensive Chemotherapy Fund (LINC), a local charity that supports patients and families fighting blood cancer. They try to be their lifeline by offering emotional support, their relief by providing financial grants, their comfort by funding extras for the isolation side rooms, and the breakthrough by funding research into potential new treatments. The deadline for artwork is Feb 26, 2021. Head here for more info: www.twitterartexhibit.org
July 26-Aug 1: Participating in "Pacific Northwest Plein Air", in The Columbia River Gorge on the Oregon/Washington border. Head to www.pacificnwpa.com for more info.
July 30: Facilitating a one-day workshop for Peggi Kroll Roberts, Hood River, OR. Head here for more info www.pleinairliaison.com
2022 NEWS & TRAVEL
Jan - Feb: Participating in the Laguna Plein Air Association Signature Member Show, Laguna Beach, CA.
Mar 4 - Apr 4: Participating in Laguna Plein Air 18th Annual Best of Plein Air Exhibition & Sale. The show auction opens on Feb 28 at 10 AM on www.DailyBrushwork.com. The Gallery reception is on March 3, 5-6 PM PST (awards announced at 8 PM) Ongoing Virtual Exhibition & Sale closes Apr 4. Head to www.lpapa.org for more info.
April 16-24: I was scheduled to be in the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, Atlanta, Georgia. Unfortunately, I had to cancel this year for personal reasons. Head to www.olmstedpleinair.com to learn more about this event.
May 13-15: Participating in the Carmel Art Festival, Carmel, CA. Head here for more info: www.carmelartfestivalcalifornia.com
Jul 25-26: Twitter Art Exhibit, TAE22 exhibition in York, UK. I'm honored to be serving on the Board of Directors of TAE for a second year. This annual exhibition is open to all artists who wish to donate an original postcard-sized art piece to benefit a different charity each year. TAE22 will support The Encephalitis Society based in Malton, UK. Head here for more info: www.twitterartexhibit.org
July 25-30: Participating in the "Pacific Northwest Plein Air", in The Columbia River Gorge on the Oregon/Washington border. Head to www.pacificnwpa.com for more info.
2020 NEWS & TRAVEL
Apr 18-July 31: I had the wonderful honor of participating in the "Olmsted Plein Air Invitational". Because of COVID-19, this event was held online.
Head to: www.olmstedpleinair.com for more info.
2020 NEWS & TRAVEL
Jan 20, Feb 3, 17, and Mar 9: Assisted in "Strategies for Improving your Drawing and Painting Skills with Peggi Kroll Roberts", an Online Workshop. | Kroll Roberts Studio and PRMC sponsored workshops. For more info: www.krollroberts.com
Mar 9-13: Worked in Barcelona, Spain, in the printmaking studio of Ignasi Aguirre. For more info: www.printmakingbarcelona.com
Apr 7-11: Participated in the "American Visions Show", Apr 10 at Authentique Gallery, St George, Utah. Because of COVID-19, this event was held online. Head to: www.authentiquegallery.com for more info.
Apr 18-July 31: Participated in the "Olmsted Plein Air Invitational". Because of COVID-19, this event was held online. Head to: www.olmstedpleinair.com for more info.
Collector's Preview: April 18-26
Library Paintings Sale: May 1-July 31
Competition Gallery: June 10-July31
Jun 10: Participated in "Where in the World is Plein Air", sponsored by Authentique Gallery, St George, Utah. An online event. Head to: www.authentiquegallery.com for more info.
July 27-Aug 2: Event was canceled due to Covid - "Pacific Northwest Plein Air", in The Columbia River Gorge. I look forward to attending in 2021.
Carole Gray-Weihman Interviewed by Eric Rhoads on Outdoor Painter Plein Air Podcast
Nov 16, 2020
Interview with Larry Moore by Sergio Lopez accompanied by Carole Gray-Weihman on Waiting to Dry Podcast
Episode 68, April 2019
Carole Gray-Weihman Interviewed by Sergio Lopez and Judson Monroe on Waiting to Dry Podcast
Episode 18, May 2018
Plein Air Magazine, Oct/Nov 2021
"This California colorist accentuates the subtle, oft-missed colors of the landscape"
by Bob Bahr
Download Article Here
Interview with CreativPaper Magazine
Vol 6, Nov 2016
Aïshti Magazine, Apr 2009
"Artists of the Open Air"
by Serena Makofsky
Download Link Coming
RECENT AWARDS & ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Honorable Mention - Pacific Northwest Plein Air, 2022
Semi-Finalist - 18th Annual LPAPA Best of Plein Air, 2022
Third Place - The Pacific Northwest Plein Air Paint Out, 2021
Semi-Finalist - 17th Annual LPAPA Best of Plein Air, 2021
The Matisse Award - Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, 2021
Honorable Mention - Pacific Northwest Plein Air, 2018
Honorable Mention - Carmel Art Festival, 2018
Third Place - Quick Draw - Plein Air Texas, 2017
Second Place - Los Gatos Plein Air, 2017
Artist's Choice Award - Los Gatos Plein Air, 2017
Signature LPAPA Member of the Month - Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, 2017
Awarded Signature Member status with the Laguna Plein Air Painters of America, 2016
Gamblin Purchase Award, Pacific Northwest Plein Air, 2016
Honorable Mention, Pacific Northwest Plein Air, 2016
Honorable Mention, Carmel Plein Air, 2016
Third Place, Bigger than Texas Plein Air Paint Out, 2015
Best Sky Painting, The Pacific Northwest Plein Air Paint Out, 2015
Honorable Mention, Valona Invitational Paint Out, 2014
Honorable Mention, Carmel Plein Air, 2012
Honorable Mention, Paint San Clemente Plein Air, 2010
Inspiration Award, Capitol Plein Air, 2009
2nd Place, North Tahoe Plein Air, 2009
Artist’s Choice Award, Estes Park Plein Air, 2009
Honorable Mention, Paint San Clemente Plein Air, 2009
Best of Show, Montana Professional Artists Association Annual Show, 2009
Award of Excellence, Napa Valley Museum Biennial Juried Plein Air Painting Exhibition, 2009
4th Place, Paint San Clemente Plein Air, 2008
3rd Place, Estes Park Plein Air Exhibition & Sale - Jack Richeson & Co. Award of Merit, 2007
"Carole Gray-Weihman has been a regional editor since the formation of our magazine and is reliable, diligent, and impressive. She is also an accomplished painter and instructor who is as passionate about learning as she is about teaching".
- B. Eric Rhoads, www.ericrhoads.com
CEO/Serial Entrepreneur, Author, Artist, Marketing Specialist, Publisher in the art and broadcast industries. (Sept 9, 2008)
Executive Director | Board of Directors
Sep 2020 - Present
Operations in UK, Norway and USA
Twitter Art Exhibit (no affiliation to Twitter) is an annual art exhibition that is the combined effort of a team of volunteers sponsoring a different charity each year.
TAE's exhibitions utilize social media and public engagement to support charities and nonprofits worldwide. TAE has helped to sustain a library suffering from deep funding cuts to purchase much-needed children's books. Also, an abused women's shelter to improve the lives of the families they serve. And an arts organization mentoring underprivileged young adults in preparation for careers in the visual arts and many other worthy causes.
TAE reaches out to artists on social media.
Artists worldwide respond to our call, create and send postcard-sized, original artwork for the exhibition.
A local, physical showcasing of the art is displayed at a different venue and often in a new country each year.
The public is invited to the exhibition to purchase original art to support the chosen beneficiary.
Out of participating, TAE artists receive new exhibition opportunities, new audiences, benefactors, and appeal to art enthusiasts worldwide.
I began as a volunteer member of the board of directors in charge of Website Design, Technical Support, Events Registration, and Administration for Artists and Sponsors. These roles eventually evolved into Treasurer and Executive Director of Twitter Art Exhibit.
Sep 2012 - Present
Plein Air Liaison operates plein air painting mini-workshops, workshop tours, classes, and events in various locations in and around Petaluma, in most regions of California, and several areas throughout the USA and abroad. I, therefore WE, are committed to fostering the plein air community within our local community and overseas through mutual cultural exchange. I'm also committed to engaging and inspiring others with a personalized approach and with a particularly strong emphasis on low impact travel so as not to be "intrusive tourists." I have extremely high operating standards for providing socially responsible tours and a dedication to sustainable tourism.
Our various workshops, demonstrations, lectures, tours, and classes provide our students with generous training by experienced professional artists.
Our primary focus is on painting from life. Our workshops take place on location painting landscapes, seascapes, village, town or city scenes, and a model or still-life outdoors. In case of inclement weather, we'll either have indoor models or still-life setups with either artificial or natural light or a sheltered outdoor area for protection.
I, along with our other PAL instructors and Guest Instructors, strive to teach newcomers as well as experienced painters their approach to painting en plein air. We concentrate on working individually with students to maximize individual learning. Students come away more aware of surroundings, the effect of light and its movement, color shifts of warm and cool, and how design occurs naturally. Our instructors’ focus is utilizing value, color, soft and hard edges, using the correct color palette for the conditions of the day and time, simplifying nature and seeing the big shapes, and various visual approaches to aid in producing a successful painting.
Each year, the six issues focus on premium global artworks, including prominent American, Russian, and European paintings, sculptures, and objects of fine art. Responsibilities include attending events, collecting event information from galleries, museums, and photographing for En Couleur and La Galerie sections.
Illume Gallery West Online — 2022 to Present
Illume Gallery of Fine Art: St George, UT — 2021 to 2022
Authentique Gallery of Fine Art: St George, UT — 2017 to 2021
Alfa Frameo: Petaluma, CA — 2012 to Present
Studio 391 Fine Art: Gualala, CA — 2011 to Present
Pelican Art Gallery: Petaluma, CA — 2009 to 2012
Earthwood Collections: Estes Park, CO — 2009 to Present
American Visions Art Gallery: Folsom, CA — 2008 to 2012
The Link Gallery: Cheyenne, WY — April 2007 to 2010
l'Atelier aux Couleurs: Plein Air Painting Tours
Responsibilities included: Organizing and providing socially responsible tours with a dedication to low impact travel and sustainable tourism.
Working one-on-one with classically trained master painters to coordinate and design a custom-tailored workshop/tour to fit their needs while ensuring that the attendees' needs were being met and that their accommodations were comfortable and enjoyable.
Provided the student with the highest caliber instruction, but also inspiration and a maintained level of excitement for painting that would carry them far beyond their workshop experience.
Looked after the travel arrangements of the attendees and instructor and guided them through their journey while endeavoring to ensure that their stay, locally or abroad, was a pleasant and smooth experience.
Co-Founder/ Co-Owner, Instructor
l'Atelier aux Couleurs: The Art Academy of Petaluma
Contributing Writer & Regional Editor
Responsibilities included: writing occasional articles, attending events, collecting event information from galleries, museums, and photography.
Painting in America’s Giverny with the Plein Air Painters of America, January 2005
Lee Youngman Gallery Profile: October 2004
The 19th Annual PAPA Exhibition & Sale at Caesars Tahoe, September 2004
William Lester Gallery Profile: April 2004