Opening September 29, 2017
Featuring a one-of-a-kind collection of new works from a group of prolific and prestigious Plein Air painters.
Nancy is a Cincinnati artist who spends much of her time painting outside.
She is a member of the Southwest Ohio Plein Air Painters (SWOPA).
She is a signature member of the Cincinnati Art Club, and has won numerous awards.
Ray Hassard was born in Freeport NY in 1949.Ray is a Signature member of the Cincinnati Art Club and the
Pastel Society of America; MidAmerica Pastel Society has designated him Master Pastelist. In 2014 he was named to the
Master Circle by the International Association of Pastel Societies.
David Heath was born in 1950 in Newport News, VA. He is a member of the Adirondack Mountain School Painters,
Oil Painters of America, the Salmagundi Club, a signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists,
and a founding member of the Blue Ridge Plein Air Painters.
Born in Wilmington, Ohio, Chuck has built a notable career as a fine artist specializing in plein air.
He has received invitations to paint in some of the best known national paint outs and recently won the
Finger Lakes Plein Air event in Canandaigua, New York. He has been published in Plein Air Magazine,
and International Artist Magazine. Chuck appears through the courtesy of the Mary Ran Gallery.
Born and raised in northern New Jersey, Crista began painting in oils in 1989 under the instruction of John Phillip Osborne at the Ridgewood Art Institute in Ridgewood, NJ. Aside from participating in various plein air events throughout the year, she exhibits throughout New England and New York. She has received numerous awards and honors, including "Best in Show" at the Adirondack Plein Air Festival in both 2012 and 2014. Crista also won "Honorable Mention" at Plein Air Easton in 2015 and 2016. Plein Air Magazine had included Crista as one of their featured artists in their December/January 2016 issue.
Besides being the owner of the gallery, Joe is an avid painter who spends as much time as possible in the great
outdoors capturing scenes of nature. He travels to paint and has participated in the Plein Air Invitational event in the
Adirondack Mountains, northern Michigan, Hocking Hills, and recently on
Cape Ann. He is a signature member of the Cincinnati Art Club, and has won several awards
including Best of Show in three different events.
George Van Hook
George Van Hook was born and raised in Abington, Pennsylvania, a northern suburb of Philadelphia. Van Hook,
a nationally recognized artist has won numerous Plein Air competitions and awards from around the country for his oils
and watercolors. George teaches Plein Air workshops around the country.
Diane Young was born in a small farming community in Waynesburg, Kentucky.
Diane has participated in numerous one women shows throughout the United States. Her work has been juried in many national shows such as Oil Painters of America, Salon International and American Women Artist to name a few.