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Plein Air Carolina Will Host a 2011 Oil Painters of America Paint Out in Salisbury NC – Oct. 8, 2011

September 16, 2011

Plein Air Carolina will host a 2011 Oil Painters of America Paint Out in Salisbury NC, on Oct. 8, 2011, from 9am-4pm.

All interested artists will gather to paint on location, with the medium of their choice. In this artistic endeavor, Plein Air Carolina will partner with the Historic Salisbury Foundation and the Waterworks Visual Arts Center, allowing the artists to paint historic sites in the 36th Annual October Tour.

The Tour this year includes 3 private homes, 2 commercial properties, 2 museums, a living history encampment with enactors in period dress and an historic medical display at the Civil War home of Dr. Josephus Hall and 2 early American cemeteries. Trolleys and horse drawn carriages will be evident throughout the weekend. Food and vendors will be on hand during the day.

A reception, hosted by the Historic Salisbury Foundation,  will be held Saturday evening from 5 to 7pm, at the Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St., in the historic district. There, you are invited to exhibit your paintings, from that day, and 100% of all sales go to the artist. Following the reception, the North Carolina Symphony will be in concert at Catawba College for those who might wish to stay.

All participating artists will meet at the Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 East Liberty Street, at 9am on Saturday morning to receive brochures, maps, and enjoy juice, coffee and donuts.

Check the OPA web site for more information at ( or visit (

Plein Air Carolina is a group of professional and amateur artists who meet each week to paint “en plein air”, French for “in the open air”.  The artists of Plein Air Carolina seek to educate the public about art and plein air painting, and encourage interested artists. The organization is sponsored by the Waterworks Visual Arts Center.

The rain date for this Paint Out is Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011.

Please respond to Phyllis Steimel at ( if you wish to participate.