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PLEIN AIR SOUTHWEST 2019

Prospectus & Rules

GALVESTON, TX

ABOUT THE EVENT

Plein Air Southwest is juried membership paint out event presented by the Outdoor Painters Society.  The 2019 event is hosted by Galveston Historical Foundation, Galveston, Texas.  Juried artists will compete for $25,000+ in cash and merchandise.  Artists paint for 6 days and nights at selected locations within the city of Galveston.  

Important dates, deadlines and event schedule

  • ·         Entry deadline: December 16, 2018
  • ·         Acceptance notice: January 6, 2019
  • ·         Orientation and Welcome: May 5, 2019
  • ·         Official Paint Out:  May 6 – May 9, 2019
  • ·         Turn In Paintings:  9 AM – 12 Noon, May 10, 2019
  • ·         Exhibition Preview Reception and Awards: 7:00 pm, May 10, 2019
  • ·         Exhibition open to public:  May 11 – 12, 2019
  • ·         Quick Paint – May 11, 2019
  • ·         Exhibition ends – pick up unsold work:  May 12, 2019
  • ·         Workshop with Juror:  May 13-15, 2019 IN DALLAS/FT.WORTH AREA


ELIGIBILITY  REQUIREMENTS

  • ü  Entrant must be at least 18 years of age and a member of Outdoor Painters Society.  Join or renew at www.outdoorpainterssociety.com,
  • ü  New members joining prior to registration will be credited to 2019 membership.
  • ü  To qualify, current Associate, Signature, and Master Signature members must renew on or before entry deadline:  Midnight, December 16, 2018.   MEMBERSHIP STATUS WILL BE VERIFIED ON DEC. 17, 2018
  • ü  There will be no refund of jury fee if disqualified for non-payment of dues by deadline. NO EXCEPTIONS.

JURY FEE:

To be considered for participation in this 7-day event. Artists must submit 3 images representative of their best plein air work and pay a non-refundable $60 jury fee.  Applications are processed through  www.outdoorpainterssociety.com 


ABOUT GALVESTON HISTORICAL FOUNDATION AND THE EVENT

Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) was formed as the Galveston Historical Society in 1871 and merged with a new organization formed in 1954 as a non-profit entity devoted to historic preservation and history in Galveston County. Over the last sixty years, GHF has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation, coastal resiliency and stewardship of historic properties. GHF embraces a broader vision of history and architecture that encompasses advancements in environmental and natural sciences and their intersection with historic buildings and coastal life, and conceives of history as an engaging story of individual lives and experiences on Galveston Island from the 19th century to the present day. Throughout the year,  thousands of volunteers assist Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) with its goal to “preserve and revitalize the architectural, cultural and maritime heritage of Galveston Island”.  The staff, members and volunteers work hand in hand daily supporting this vital non-profit foundation. 

PASW Competition artists will have the opportunity to interpret this historic city as only a plein air painter can.  Our event takes place during the annual Galveston Historic Home Tour that attracts thousands of visitors to the city.  For 5 days, artists  will have access to paint on the grounds of the homes on tour as well as special permission to other private locations including the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA. The Exhibition will be in the Grand Ballroom of the historic 1859 Aston Villa estate.  Outdoor Painters Society will donate a percentage of sales from the exhibition to the Galveston Historical Foundation.


ABOUT THE JUROR OF AWARDS

Ft. Collins, Colorado artist Dave A. Santillanes ….…” capturing the essence of a landscape involves a realistic rendering of color, light and atmosphere.  This requires direct observation and is why most of my paintings begin in the field with a plein air study.   But studying the physical aspects of nature isn’t the only reason I paint outdoors; for me, the sensory experience of being there is equally important. There’s no better way to get to know a place on earth than to sit for a couple of hours and contemplate it while painting. This intense observation brings a spiritual intimacy with the scene that can’t be achieved in mere passing and allows me to “speak” with complete sincerity in each painting.”  Dave is an Artist’s                                                                                                               artist…We’re delighted that he will join us in Galveston, judge the exhibition and teach a 3-                                                                                                               day workshop on a date to be determined later.  To learn more about our juror and to see                                                                                                                  some of his latest work, please visit his website, www.dasanti.com



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