This is a note to OPS from Barbara Rallo, Co-Chair of En Plein Air Texas - EPAT is an excellent plein air event and if you "make the cut", you're guaranteed to have a great time painting in San Angelo!
Hello Plein Air Artists!
May 1st, is the deadline for applications to the 2017 EnPleinAirTEXAS (EPAT), and if you haven't already applied this year, we hope you will consider it SOON!
With outstanding sales each of our three years (last year’s topping $220,000!), we’ve quickly become known as one of the top events in the country. We love taking care of ‘our’ artists, and each year enjoy the first-timers as well as the returning artists. Host homes, lots of community support, unlimited vistas for inspiration, and food & parties, are just part of the reason our artists leave full of smiles.
Kenn Backhaus is our juror for 2017, and Roger Dale Brown will be the Awards Judge for this year.
News for 2017 ~
~ Optional Pre-event Paint-Out in nearby Ballinger and surrounding towns on Saturday, Oct 21st to introduce new fans to you right off the bat! Lots of publicity this year, lunch provided, and we're planning a community reception at the end of the day and working on at least a Peoples' Choice Award.
~ NEW private ranches - they are fabulous, AND they want to cook for you! Pictures coming later on the website.
~ Time for some speedy painting! Competition Artists are special guests at the 64th Annual San Angelo Cinch Roping Fiesta, the longest running stand-alone roping event in the nation! Enjoy & PAINT all Saturday afternoon at the event that brings in old-time big ranchers from all over the country. They will be invited to the Sunday Chuck Wagon Breakfast where we will display ALL the Roping Paintings when the doors open at 9am (in addition to showcasing your other paintings for them at the Fort).
~ Saturday Night we're planning an 'Artsy' Party at the Exhibits - with live music, some craziness, and we're working with some of our younger doctors and friends to attract more new audiences to the event.
A few more surprises are still in the works! We are working hard to make 2017 even better. Watch the website for updates, look over the itinerary, and we'll stay in touch.
But, first you've got to apply by MAY 1st!
We hope you'll be joining last year's top winners (and Invited Artists) Jason Sacran, Patrick Saunders, Shelby Keefe, and Jill Basham and help us make it another amazing EnPleinAirTEXAS in 2017!
Have a great plein air season, and we hope to see you here in October.
Barbara & the EPAT Gang
Check out the website - we have a new look!
Coordinator/Co-Chair EnPleinAir TEXAS