Blue Ridge Swim Club Hosts Plein Air Painting Weekend

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Barbara Buhr (Photo by Virginia Michel)
Barbara Buhr (Photo by Virginia Michel)

Blue Ridge Swim Club in Ivy hosted its First Annual Plein Air Painting weekend on August 25. Participating artists included Priscilla Whitlock, Meg West, Julia Lesnichy, Michelle Nevar, Richard Crozier, David Hawkins, and Tracy Verkerke.

Barbara Buhr, director of Warm Springs Gallery in Warm Springs and Charlottesville, was the curator and judge of the show. Verkerke was named the winner.

The pool at Blue Ridge Swim Club, which is owned by The Field School, celebrated its centennial this summer.

Tracy Verkerke’s winning painting (Photo by Virginia Michel)
Tracy Verkerke’s winning painting (Photo by Virginia Michel)