Renaissance at Colony Park | 1000 Highland Colony Pkwy | Ridgeland, MS 39157 | 601.519.0900

Event Details

Pacesetter Plein Air Painting Competition

October 7, 2023

Artists it is time to Register for the Pacesetter Plein Air Painting Competition Renaissance at Colony Park.  This event will take place on October 7th at 1000 Highland Colony Parkway in Ridgeland, MS. 

Artists will meet at the fountain outside Renaissance Cinema Bar & Grill at 1:30 PM to sign in and get their canvases and paper stamped with painting to begin at 2:00 PM ending at 6:00 PM. 

Immediately following painting cityscapes across this architecturally rich location artists will add their frame and have their work judged. At 6:30 PM we welcome you to attend the artist's reception for beverages and light hors d'oeuvres. All artwork will be available for sale and winning pieces available for show and sale for the first Pacesetter Renaissance Show through October! A great day to get out and start your holiday shopping and grab a bite to eat at one of the amazing eateries at Renaissance at Colony Park!

Cash prizes of for $750 for Best of Show , additional cash prizes for oil, watercolor, and pastel will be awarded! Click Here to go to the gallery Events page, scroll downt to the competition, click and purchase your registration and learn more about this amazing event! Open to all Mississippi artists! 

Rick Anderson Announced Judge for Pacesetter Plein Air Competition Renaissance at Colony Park

Reared in the Mississippi Delta, Rick Anderson believes there is "magic" in the South, and it is where he fell in love with art, starting his lifelong journey of creation. He displays his contemporary realist style, combining abstract forms often with realistic images, in numerous galleries and competitive shows. His favorite media are acrylic, mixed media, watercolor, pencil, and collage, which he often combines to create landscapes, figurative, and contemporary work. 

 Although his gallery works are at times highly imaginative, Anderson also enjoys painting realistic illustrations in the children's books that he illustrates. Rick's retrospective exhibit of 97 works at the Meridian Museum of Art revealed a wide range of techniques, from photographic pencil drawings to small and large contemporary two-dimensional mixed media work on canvas and paper. 

 With a career spanning over four decades, he has worked both as a professional artist and an art educator. His commitment to producing art while teaching made an impression on his students, and a number of them still consider him a mentor and friend.

 Rick has been included in both the artist and art education rosters of the Mississippi Arts Commission, which features professional artists or art educators who devote their time to practicing, performing, or teaching their discipline. He has presented to schools throughout the U.S. and Germany, promoting literacy through book illustrations, painting and two-dimensional mixed media studio art workshops. In 2020, Rick became a member of the international watercolor group, "Fabriano N Acquarello". Most days Rick can be found creating new works in his home studio in Clinton, MS.