Plein Air Paint Out
Sunday, April 22 – Sunday, April 29, 2018 at St. Augustine Art Association
The St. Augustine Art Association will host their Second Annual Plein Air Paint Out from April 22 through 29, 2018. 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.
“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, and the Plein Air Paint Out will take place throughout downtown St. Augustine from April 22 to 29, 2018. Works that are selected from submitted works will be featured in “Where Art Meets History,” a juried exhibition at the St. Augustine Art Association that will run from May 4 to May 27, 2018. Awards total $2500, including a $1000 Best in Show prize.
Artists must be 18 years or older and must pre-register -- with a postmark no later than April 16 (for those sending in an application by mail) and by April 16 for online registration. The registration fee is $45. Visit here for more information and to register to participate.
Activities surrounding the Plein Air Paint Out will include a welcome/orientation breakfast, an art and architecture tour, a wet room, daily refreshments, and an awards mixer on May 5, 2018. Details about these activities and schedules will be announced soon.
Admission: Free for spectators who will see artists painting at various locations throughout historic St. Augustine. Artist registration is $45 per person.
When: Artists will be painting "en plein air" in St. Augustine from April 22 to April 29, 2018. An awards mixer will take place on Saturday, May 5, 2018. The "Where Art Meets History" exhibit will run May 4 – 27, 2018, also at the St. Augustine Art Association.
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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