Plein Air Paint Out

Tuesday, April 23 – Sunday, May 1, 2019 at St. Augustine Art Association

Artists are invited to participate and guests are welcome to watch the magic of creation in this week-long "plein air" painting event in St. Augustine.

Throughout historic St. Augustine
22 Marine Street, St. Augustine, FL, 32084
(904) 824-2310
  • The St. Augustine Art Association will host their 3rd Annual Plein Air Paint Out from April 23 through May 1, 2019. This exciting week-long, community-wide event invites artists to choose among the landmarks, hotels, buildings, open spaces, and cityscapes that reflect the culture and history of the nation’s oldest city. In 2018, some 70 artists from around the region and the U.S. participated in the Paint Out.

    “En plein air” is a French term that is used to describe painting outdoors (“in open air”).  Painting outdoors was very popular in the mid-19th century. Artists participating in the Plein Air Paint Out will be positioned all over the downtown historic district in St. Augustine from April 23 to 30, 2019. Works that are selected from submitted works will be featured in a juried exhibition, “Where Art Meets History,” at the St. Augustine Art Association that will run from May 3 to May 26, 2019. Awards total $2500, including a $1000 Best in Show prize.

    There will be field demos throughout the week, including a welcome/orientation breakfast, an art and architecture tour, and a "Quick Draw" rapid painting session on April 28, where artists will complete a painting in just 90 minutes. Visit here for more information.

    Admission: Free for spectators who will see artists painting at various locations throughout historic St. Augustine. Artist registration is $59 per person.

    When: Artists will be painting "en plein air" in St. Augustine from April 23 to 30, 2019. The Nocturne Night & Pizza Party will take place on April 30, beginning at 5:00 p.m. The "Where Art Meets History" exhibit will run May 3 – 26, 2019, at the St. Augustine Art Association. Gallery hours are from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sundays.

    Where: The Plein Air Paint Out will take place at various locations throughout historic St. Augustine. The awards mixer and the "Where Art Meets History" exhibit will take place at the St. Augustine Art Association at 22 Marine Street.

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