The Community Council for the Arts in Kinston, NC, is calling for participation in Plein Air Paint Out 2016, an Official Event of the BBQ Festival on the Neuse. John Poon, a nationally known landscape artist from Liberty, UT, will be the juror.
REGISTRATION FEE: $30 on or before Apr. 1, 2016, then $35 per participant; artists may paint any number of days; no prorated rates
Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 9am — Meet at the Arts Center, 400 North Queen Street, for refreshments and registration. All panels will be stamped at this time. Each registrant will receive a welcome packet, which will include an area map and a free admission ticket ($35 value) to Evening with the Stars, the Arts Council’s sponsored cocktail party, art show and sale. This event is scheduled for Thursday, May 5, from 6-9pm, at the Red Room in downtown Kinston.
Thursday, May 5, 2016, 9am — Registration at the Arts Center for new arrivals and canvases stamped; artists free to paint.
Friday, May 6, 2016, 9am — Registration at the Arts Center for new arrivals and canvases stamped; artists free to paint.
Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9am-3pm — Participants free to paint. Artists submit work to the Arts Center by 3pm. Up to three (3) marked canvas paintings may be entered in judging. An artist’s reception and judge’s critic will begin at 4pm. Public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Artists may enter more than three (3) plein air paintings in the wet paint sale. A commission will be charged on all works. Art work entered will be on display and for sale at the Art Center.
1st Place: $800 and featured as 2017 BBQ Festival on the Neuse limited edition poster
2nd Place: $500
3rd Place: $300
Honorable Mention: Gift Package
Special Recognition Category Awards will receive a certificate and gift package. These categories include: Best Architectural, Best Garden Scene, Best River Scene, and Best People Scene.
INSTRUCTIONS: Up to three (3) works created during Plein Air Paint Out may be entered in the juried competition. Canvases will be stamped upon registration. Canvasses not stamped at the time of jurying will not be permitted into the jurying process. A commentary by the juror with awards presentation and reception will be held at the Arts Center Saturday, May 7, 2016, at 4pm. Artists may enter more than three (3) plein air paintings in the wet paint sale. Artists may have paintings framed if they desire. The public is invited.
Any paintings not sold will be on display and for sale at the Arts Center from May 10, 2016 through June 28, 2016. The Arts Center will charge a commission for the sale of paintings.
For further information call Sandy Landis, Director at 252/527-2517, e-mail to (email@example.com) or visit (www.kinstoncca.com).