Dry Paint sale going on at guild

Published 9:35 pm Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Paintings from the Plein Air Artists are being sold at the Selma Art Guild Friday and Saturday from 12 to 4 p.m.--Alaina Denean Deshazo

Paintings from the Plein Air Artists are being sold at the Selma Art Guild Friday and Saturday from 12 to 4 p.m.–Alaina Denean Deshazo

Various artists could be seen around town this past weekend painting different scenes of the Queen City.

During the 40th annual historic Pilgrimage, painters from the Alabama Plein Air Society came to Selma to soak up the history and architecture while documenting it with their brushes.

At the conclusion of the Pilgrimage, the artists held a Wet Paint Sale at the Selma Art Guild, allowing anyone interested to buy a piece of work painted during the weekend.

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“These were 26 painters from the Alabama Plein Air Society, and it was by invitation only,” said Sally Jordan, president of the Selma Art Guild.

“Alabama Plein Air Society goes different places every month … but they only have two places where there’s a sale at the end of it.”

One of those places is Selma, and because it’s such a special event, the Art Guild has decided to extend the sale through Friday and Saturday, but the paintings will be gone for good after this weekend.

“[It’s] original art at affordable prices,” Jordan said. “These painting won’t be here after this weekend.”

The paintings done by the 26 different artists, including Karen Weir, organizer of the event, and all represent Selma. Each piece of work is done through a different set of eyes, making them all unique.

“It’s special because they get to come to Selma and they really enjoy all the architecture here and we get to benefit because we get nice paintings that we can have in our homes,” Jordan said. ”I just think they’re beautiful paintings.”

The paintings have their own personality and were each done in their own time.

“Some of them were painted in like four hours, other took all day,” Jordan said. “[Selma residents] don’t get to see paintings of their hometown done in this [manner].”

The Wet Paint Sale, now called the Dry Paint Sale, will continue Friday and Saturday at the Art Guild. from 12-4 p.m.