presented by molly schmid


I was thrilled to present a lecture and slideshow titled "THE LIFE & LEGACY OF RICHARD SCHMID EN PLEIN AIR" at the 2024 Plein Air Convention in Cherokee, North Carolina.

We immersed ourselves in the world of plein air painting during a moving 40-minute exploration of my father's life and enduring legacy. We delved into Richard's transformative journey from his early artistic endeavors to becoming an icon of plein air painting. Topping off the presentation was an opportunity to hear from Richard himself.

Thank you to all the attendees, staff, and volunteers at this year's Plein Air Conference and Expo. We had a great time meeting new friends and reconnecting with old ones. Lori Larue and I thoroughly enjoyed operating the Richard Schmid Publishing table, talking art, and distributing assorted chocolates to our visitors. We gave away books and a gorgeous print titled DIANA's MAPLE. I even got to do a little painting courtesy of Jade Rabbit Art Supplies. Seeing so many artists painting with and inspiring each other was truly heartwarming.

I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to share my father's story with the audience on the main stage. The presentation was a moving tribute to Richard. I hope to see everyone again at PACE 2025.