The Artist, in brief

 

 

 

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Caught along Shem Creek at the AIS paintout

Caught along Shem Creek at the AIS paintout

I am inspired by creation, and driven by the experience. I paint the land that I claim to be a part of. It is not to replicate the scene before me, more to bring back a piece of what took me there in the first place.

“We go outdoors to enjoy the land, or stay inside to avoid it. It is I, an outdoor artist that brings the outside in.”

 

Born in the Flint Hills, Gregory Summers began his professional career at Hallmark Cards Inc. A Master Engraver, he now paints “En Plein Air”. Former Vice President of the Greater Kansas City Artists Association, co-founder of the Missouri Valley Impressionist Society, and Brush Creek Art Walk: painting competition in Kansas City, Missouri, Signature member, American Impressionist Society

 

Select exhibits-shows-events

2017

En Plein Air Texas, San Angelo, TX

Cape Ann Plein Air Festival, Cape Ann, MA

Artists of the New Century, Invitational, Bennington, VT

Door County Plein Air Festival, Invited Artist, Fish Creek, WI

RG Enders Gallery, Group Show, Prairie Village, KS

The Rice Gallery, National Plein Air Show, Leawood, KS

OPS Southwest Salon, Dallas, TX   

Heartland Artist Exhibit, Tim Murphy Gallery, Shawnee Mission, KS

Artigras Art Exhibit, Leawood, KS

Lighthouse Arts Center, Invited Artist, Palm Beach, FL

Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery Plein Air Invitational,  Lindsborg, KS

Stems Plein Air Competition, Overland Park, KS

Wild Rivers Plein Air Festival, Questa, NM (Judge)

Association of Nebraska Art Clubs, York, NE (Judge)

SAAC Juried Competion, El Dorado, AR

2016

Faculty Demo Artist, Plein Air Convention & Expo, Tucson, AZ   (click)

En Plein Air Texas, San Angelo, TX    (click)

Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational, Springdale, UT    (click)

Door County Plein Air, Quick Paint, Sister Bay, WI (click)

Plein Air Richmond, Richmond, VA    (click)

Plein Air Rockies, Estes Park, CO    (click)

17th Annual American Impressionist Society National juried show, Kirkland, WA

Santa Fe Plein Air Festival, Santa Fe, NM     (click)

Where in the World is Plein Air 2016, International     (click)

“Frivolities of Summers” Solo Exhibit, Willa Cather Foundation, Red Cloud, NE     (click)

Lighthouse Arts Center Plein Air Festival, Jupiter, FL    (click)

Artigras Juried Exhibition, Leawood, KS    (click)

Glen Rose Plein Air, Glen Rose, TX (Juror)    (click)

OPS Southwest Salon, Dallas, TX    (click)

Summer Snow: A Celebration of Landscape, Group Show, Red Cloud, NE      (click)

2015
PAPNM Juried exhibition, Santa Fe, NM

Olana Plein Air, Hudson, New York

Crested Butte Plein Air Open exhibition, Crested Butte, CO

8th annual SAAG National Juried Competion, Blue Ridge, GA

19th Annual PAAC, National Juried Competition, Boulder, CO

OPS Plein Air Southwest, Dallas, TX

SCAA National Juried Show, Mableton, GA

ARTigras, juried completion, Leawood, KS

Old Traditons/New Frontiers, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

OPS associate member online show, TX

Solo: Painting a Peace of America, The Underground Gallery, KCMO

Juror of Awards, 19th Annual Heartland Artists Exhibition, KS

 


 

Select awards

2017

HM 4th Annual Lighthouse Plein Air, Jupiter, FL, George Van Hook: Juror

1st Place, oils. Artigras, Leawood, KS, Valerie Phillips: Juror

HM, The Rice Gallery, National Plein Air Exhibit, Leawood, KS

1st Place oils, STEMS Plein Air Competion, Overland Park, KS, Cally Krallman: Juror

3rd Place oils, STEMS Plein Air Competion, Overland Park, KS, Cally Krallman: Juror

2016

Artist Choice Award, Door County Plein Air, Quick Paint, Sister Bay, WI

Peoples Choice Award, Door County Plein Air, Quick Paint, Sister Bay, WI

Judges Choice Award, Animals in Art, Mills Pond Gallery, St James, NY, Tim Newton: Juror

HM, Plein Air Richmond, Richmond, VA

HM, OPS Southwest Gallery, Dallas, TX

HM, Tim Murphy Gallery, Shawnee Mission, KS

2015

Best of Show, Parkville in Art, Parkville, MO

Best of Show, Chase County Plein Air, Cottonwood Falls, KS

Purchase Award, Paint Marceline, Marceline, MO

1st place, SAAG National show, Blue Ridge, Georgia

1st place, Summer Nights, Plein Air Painters New Mexico

Honorable mention, OPS Associate member show

Honorable mention, ArtiGras, Leawood, KS

 


 

Website: www.rgregorysummers.com

Facebook: R. Gregory Summers artist

Twitter: grgry1957

FASO: R. Gregory Summers

Plein Air Force: R. Gregory Summers

Where in the World is Plein Air: www.whereintheworldispleinair.com

Faculty demo artist 2016 Plein Air Convention, Tucson, AZ

 

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