Plein Air Paint Out

Sunday, April 22 – Sunday, April 29, 2018 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 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. 70 artists from around the region and the U.S. have registered to participate in this year's event.

    “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.

    The Plein Air Paint Out begins with a "Quick Draw" rapid painting session, where artists complete a painting in just 90 minutes. This session will take place at the Lightner Museum Gardens on Sunday, April 22, 2018, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

    Roger Bansemer, host of the PBS series, "Painting and Travel," will give a free painting demonstration on Thursday, April 26, at 6:00 p.m. at the Art Association. Please call (904) 824-2310 to make a reservation for this free event.

    Other 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. Visit here for more information.

    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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