Artists are treated to receptions each evening offering an opportunity to network with other plein air painters.
Four Day Outdoor Painting Event
Paint Thursday and Friday. Saturday morning is an optional Quick Paint Event in which the artist has 90 minutes to complete a painting in the harbor area. After the Quick Paint artists have a half hour to prepare those works and bring them to the town hall for hanging and judging. The exhibit opens to the public at 3:00 pm. Judged awards are announced at 3:00 pm. The exhibit is open Sunday from 10:00 to 1:00 pm. Artists can remove their paintings after 1:00pm. You will be signing this liability waiver when you sign in on Thursday..
Juried Exhibit and Wet Paint Sale
A leading professional does the judging for cash awards and makes a presentation at the exhibit opening. Artists works are available for sale with a 20% commission going to the Festival. Space is provided for artists to sell prior works as well as those freshly painted works on exhibit.
Works created during the Festival and displayed in the exhibit must remain hanging until the end of the Exhibit, Sunday, August 5, 1:00pm, even if sold. Works not created during the Festival that are sold may be removed when sold.
At the exhibit there is room for artists to sell works unrelated to the festival. Please check these works in at the Heritage Hall check in center prior to Saturday.
- Best of Show: $300
- Second: $150
- People’s Choice: $50
- Quick Paint: $50
Post Your Bio and Photos of Your Artwork
Artists are asked to post a one bio and an image of their work for our promotional materials. Posting this information is optional but if you will be doing so, please post it now or shortly after you register.