102 West Main Street  Burnsville  NC  28714
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10:30AM to 5:00PM Tuesday – Saturday



MAY 13 – JUNE 17


The weather held and the Plein Air painters came out to paint in and around Burnsville during the annual event, May 13. Painters ventured out — some stayed in town and others went off the beaten path in search of that perfect barn, field or back porch. And all captured the beauty and timelessness of this region on canvas, panel, and paper now showcased in the gallery

First place award went to Jeremy Sams for his acrylic, Home Away From Home, second to Waiting for the Sun, an oil by Kathie Wheeler and third place to Mike Alonzo’s Colonial Inn. This year’s Honorable Mention was garnered by Brian Koontz’ Along the Cane River. Returning juror John Mac Kah again reiterated his teaching tenet in his Asheville classes—the 4 P’s—Placement, Proportion, Plane, and Perspective Keeping that in mind, Charlotte Thomason, Claire Thomason, and Ana Wassinger all won student awards for their efforts. Check out the winning paintings on the Paint Out Event page.

Be sure to stop by the gallery and see how others view Yancey County—all in brilliant oranges and pinks, subtle greens and browns, and vibrant blues. 


Paint Out Juror
John Mac Kah

Plein Air Paint Out, Burnsville, NC

Brian Koontz
“Along the Cane River”

Jeremy Sams
“Home Away from Home”

Plein Air Paint Out, Burnsville, NC

Kathie Wheeler
“Waiting for the Sun”

Plein Air Paint Out, Burnsville, NC

Plein Air Paint Out, Burnsville, NC

Mike Alonzo
“Colonial Inn”

Plein Air Paint Out, Burnsville, NC