JOHN P. LASATER

John P. Lasater

 

I make simple visual statements with my artwork, regardless of the subject matter. Simplicity is peaceful, and reinforces the blessing of our existence. Through the medium of oil paint, I have a language for my gratitude.

 

John P. Lasater IV developed a love for art working as a designer and illustrator for a division of Hallmark Cards. Fine art was a natural transition after years of study and practice. John now paints full time, both from his studio in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, and on the road painting “en plein air”. He also teaches workshops.

 

John’s honors include national plein air painting awards, artist-in-residency’s, feature articles in both Southwest Art and Plein Air Magazine, and mentions in art magazines including Art of the West, Southwest Art, International Artist, and Plein Air Magazine.

Part of John’s mission is to promote the arts in areas currently indifferent to it. He is accomplishing this through Heart of America Artists’ Association, an organization cofounded with artist and friend, Todd A. Williams. John also started a tour called “24 Paintings in 24 Hours” in which he partners with galleries in these art-starved areas by showcasing his ability to do 24 plein air paintings in 24 straight hours.

John studied under master artists C.W. Mundy, Carolyn Anderson, John Budicin, and Todd A. Williams.

 

COLLECTIONS

Bass Pro Shops

George and Peggy Rapp

Hamel Family Wines

Fort Smith Regional Art Museum

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts

Northwest Arkansas Community College

Lindenwood University

John Brown University

Big Cedar Lodge Resort

Gaston’s White River Resort

Illinois River Watershed Partnership

AWARDS AND EXHIBITIONS

2016 “BEST OF SHOW” and “ARTISTS’ CHOICE”, Easels in Frederick, Maryland

2016 “ARTISTS’ CHOICE” and “COLLECTORS’ CHOICE”, Maui Plein Air, Hawaii

2016 “Award of Excellence”, Plein Air Southwest Salon, Dallas, Texas

2016 “Honorable Mention (Top 5)”, Best of Plein Air Show, Laguna Plein Air Painters, California

2016 Invited Artist, Forgotten Coast Plein Air, Apalachacola, Florida

2016 Speaker and Demonstrator, Plein Air South, Apalachacola, Florida

2015 “BEST OF SHOW”, Sedona Plein Air Festival, Arizona

2015 “1ST PLACE”, Door County Plein Air Festival, Wisconsin

2015 “1ST PLACE” and “ARTISTS’ CHOICE”, Plein Air Rockies, Estes Park, Colorado

2015 “Still Life-Award of Excellence”, Oil Painters of America National Exhibition

2015 “Award of Excellence”, Plein Air Southwest Salon, Dallas, Texas

2015 “2ND PLACE”, Telluride Plein Air, Colorado

2015 “Spirit of San Angelo Award”, EnPleinAir Texas, San Angelo, Texas

2015 “1ST PLACE” (non-juried category), Quick Draw, Paint Annapolis

2015 “Honorable Mention”, Easels in Frederick, Maryland

2015 “Finalist”, Gateway to Sedona Artist Competition, January

2015 Co-curator for the 2015 Illinois River Salon, Bentonville, AR

2014 Judge of Thomas Hart Benton Show, Neosho, Missouri

2014 Private Plein Air Exhibit for President George W. Bush

2014 Door County Plein Air Festival

2014 “BEST OF SHOW” and “COLLECTORS’ CHOICE”, Easels in Frederick, Maryland

2014 “Gallery Award”, Urban Beauty Exhibit, Randy Higbee Gallery, California

2014 “Honorable Mention”, EnPleinAir Texas, San Angelo, Texas

2014 “Honorable Mention”, Plein Air Richmond, Virginia

2014 Plein Air Invitational at Henry Zarrow Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma

2014 “BEST OF SHOW” and “ARTISTS’ CHOICE” Plein Air on the White River, Arkansas

2014 “2ND PLACE OIL” Augusta Plein Air, Augusta, Missouri

2014 “Merit Award” First Brush of Spring Paintout, Indiana

2014 “BEST OF SHOW” Plein Air Southwest Salon, Dallas, Texas

2014 “3RD PLACE” Richeson75 Still Life and Floral Exhibit, 2 Paintings in Show

2014 “Merit Award” Missouri Valley Impressionist Society Annual Show

2014 “FIRST PLACE” Face Off: A Portraiture Competition, Arkansas Arts Center

2014 Co-curator for the 2014 Illinois River Salon, Bentonville, AR

2013 “Watershed Artist Series” Solo Plein Air Exhibition, The Jones Center, AR

2013 “ARTISTS/PEOPLES CHOICE” Light on the Land Invitational, St Jo, TX

2013 “2ND PLACE” Quick Draw, Plein Air Rockies, Estes Park, Colorado

2013 Co-curator for the 2013 Illinois River Salon, Bentonville, AR

2013 Artist in Residence, Illinois River Watershed Partnership, Cave Springs, AR

2013 “3RD PLACE” Stems Plein Air, Kansas City, Missouri

2013 “BEST OF SHOW” and “PEOPLE’S CHOICE” Plein Air on the White River, Arkansas

2013 “1ST PLACE” Daily Purchase Award, Augusta Plein Air, Missouri

2013 “Merit Award” First Brush of Spring Paintout, Indiana

2013 “1ST PLACE” Quick Draw, First Brush of Spring Paintout, Indiana

2012 “1ST PLACE” Night Painting, Big Cedar Paintout, MO (Judge: John Budicin)

2012 “2ND PLACE” Quick Draw, Big Cedar Paintout, Missouri (Judge: John Budicin)

2012 “Guest Artist” Big Cedar Lodge Plein Air Paintout, Branson, Missouri

2012 Two Person Plein Air Exhibition, Broadview Country Club, Missouri

2012 “2ND PLACE” Maple Leaf Festival Plein Air Paintout, Missouri

2012 American Plein Air Showcase, John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR

2012 “BEST OF SHOW” and “ARTISTS’ CHOICE” Plein Air Rockies, Estes Park, Colorado

2012 “1ST PLACE” Stems Plein Air, Kansas City, Missouri

2012 One Man Show at artCentral, Carthage, Missouri

2011 Featured Artist, Local Color Gallery, Joplin, Missouri

2011 “2ND PLACE” Quick Draw, Big Cedar Lodge Paintout, MO (Judge: Matt Smith)

2011 “3RD PLACE” Maple Leaf Festival Plein Air Paintout, Missouri

2011 “1ST PLACE” Sangres Art Guild Paintout, Westcliffe, CO (Judge: Joshua Been)

2011 Two Person Show at Cherry’s Gallery, Carthage, Missouri

2011 Callaway Gardens Plein Air Invitational, Georgia

2011 “3RD PLACE” St. Avips Art Auction and Ball, Missouri

2011 Artist in Residence, Big Cedar Lodge, Branson, Missouri

2010 “1ST PLACE” Nocturnal, Big Cedar Lodge Paintout, MO (Judge: Guido Frick)

2010 “2ND PLACE” Maple Leaf Festival Plein Air Paintout, Missouri

2010 Garvan Gardens Plein Air Invitational, Arkansas

2010 “1ST PLACE” White River Plein Air Festival, Arkansas

2010 “2ND PLACE” St. Avips Art Auction and Ball, Missouri

2010 Callaway Gardens Plein Air Invitational, Georgia

2009 Garvan Gardens Plein Air Invitational, Arkansas

2009 “BEST OF SHOW” St. Avips Art Auction and Ball, Missouri

2009 “BEST OF SHOW” Still Life Competition, Fort Smith Art Center, Arkansas

2009 Judged John Brown University Student Art Competition

2008 Fine Art Connoisseur Publishers Invitational Retreat, Texas

2008 Judged John Brown University Student Art Competition

2007 Oil Painters of America, Central Region Competition

2007 One Man Exhibition, Van Buren Center for Arts and Education, Arkansas

2007 Arkansas State Capitol, Two-year Exhibition

2006 Co-judged First Brush of Spring Plein Air Event, Indiana

2005 The Best and The Brightest Show, Scottsdale Artists School, Arizona

2004 Honorary Scholarship to the Scottsdale Artists School, Arizona

 

PUBLICATIONS/MENTIONS

Parka Blogs, February 2016, Art Tools of John Lasater

In The Artist Studio, January 2016, Ask the Expert…John Lasater IV

Southwest Art, September 2015, “Plein Air Rockies”, pg. 70

Southwest Art, June 2015, “Connecting with Beauty”, Artist Profile

PleinAirCollector.com, April 2015, Plein Air Southwest Salon Winners Announced

Southwest Art, April 2015, Show Preview | Outdoor Painters Society Show

OutdoorPainter.com, February 2015, Spotlight on PACE Faculty: John P. Lasater IV

PleinAirCollector.com, November 2014, First Year Strong for San Angelo, Texas, Event

Plein Air Magazine, Oct/Nov 2014, “Sharing the Plein Air Journey”, Artist Profile

Southwest Art Magazine, October 2014, FULL-PAGE Advertisement

Plein Air Magazine, September 2014, “Winners in Plein Air on the White River”, pg. 78

International Artist Magazine, October/November 2014, “Advance Practice In Art, Part 2” by Tim Breaux

Artists Helping Artists Podcast, August 2014, A Conversation with Artist John Lasater

OutdoorPainter.com, August 2014, Who Is Featured in the Next Issue of PleinAir Magazine?

OutdoorPainter.com, July 2014, Lasater Paints 24 Paintings in 24 Hours Again

PleinAirCollector.com, July 2014, Two From Arkansas Win Big at Easels in Frederick

John Pototschnik Blog Interview, May 2014, John Porter Lasater IV Interview

OutdoorPainter.com, March 2014, Building an Audience for Art — What Can We Do?

OutdoorPainter.com, March 2014, Diebenkorn Can Set You Free

OutdoorPainter.com, April 2014, Winners at Plein Air Southwest Salon

Richeson75 Still Life & Floral Exhibit 2014 Catalog, Third Place and two paintings in exhibit

OutdoorPainter.com, November 2013, 24 Paintings in 24 Hours

Plein Air Magazine, November 2013, “Plein Air Rockies”, pg. 98

Southwest Art Magazine, June 2013, FULL-PAGE Advertisement

OutdoorPainter.com, October 2012, 3rd Annual Maple Leaf Festival in Missouri

OutdoorPainter.com, September 2012, Plein Air Rockies in CO Featured

Plein Air Magazine Facebook, August 2012, John Lasater Holding Blue Ribbon

Plein Air Magazine Digital Version, June/July 2012, “Awards in New Harmony, IN”

Art Of The West Magazine, January/February 2012, “Plein Air Awards”, pg. 80

Plein Air Magazine, Summer 2011, “Painting Springtime Gardens”, pg. 94

 

PAST WORKSHOPS

2016 Dual Plein Air Workshop with Jason Sacran, Maintstreet Art Center, Illinois

2016 Nancy Paris Pruden Workshops, Houston, Texas

2016 Ohio Plein Air Society Workshop, Columbus, Ohio

2015 Dual Plein Air Workshop with Jason Sacran, Newnan, Georgia

2015 Still Life Workshop, St. Louis, Missouri

2014 Still Life Retreat & Workshop, Siloam Springs, Arkansas

2014 Plein Air Workshop (Fall), Cave Springs, Arkansas

2014 Plein Air Workshop (Fall), Fort Smith, Arkansas

2014 Plein Air Workshop (Fall), St. Louis, Missouri

2014 Plein Air Classes, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Arkansas

2014 Still Life Workshop, John Brown University, Arkansas

2014 Plein Air Workshop (Spring), Cave Springs, Arkansas

2013 Plein Air Workshop (Fall), Cave Springs, Arkansas

2013 “Painting the Impressionistic Model” Workshop, Cherry’s Gallery, Missouri

2013 Plein Air Workshop (Summer), Cave Springs, Arkansas

2012 Still Life Workshop, Berryville, Arkansas

2012 Plein Air Workshop, Big Cedar Lodge, Branson, Missouri

2012 Plein Air Workshop, Joplin, Missouri

2011 Still Life Workshop, Joplin, Missouri

2011 Still Life Workshop, Big Cedar Lodge, Branson, Missouri

2011 Plein Air Workshop, Big Cedar Lodge, Branson, Missouri

2011 Still Life Workshop, Springfield, Missouri

I give all the honor to God, who grants us the strength and desire to do the things that please Him (Ph. 2:13). When I paint, there’s a deep sense I’m pleasing the true Creator.

 

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