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  • Check this box if you only want to plein air paint during PASW week.
  • Check this box if you are only attending the Friday Night Social. (no guest, no Quick Draw)
  • Check this box if you're attending the Social, and entering the Saturday Quick Draw. (No guest on Friday night)
  • Check this box if you're attending the Social with 1 guest AND entering the Saturday Quick Draw.
  • Check this box if you are only participating in the Saturday Quick Draw (No Friday night Social)

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Open Call for all Plein Air Painters!  Rockport paint out!  

Everyone is invited to come & paint during Plein Air Southwest 2018 week- we just ask that you don't interfere with the competition artist's painting sessions.  Competition artists are identified by their event badges.


By noon on May 25th, the 53 Plein Air Southwest 2018 Competition Artists will have submitted their competition paintings for judging.  During PASW week and on PASW weekend we've planned some extra painting & social activity for everyone. 

Plein Air painting (5 days!): Free

Friday Night Social: $10 (+1 guest @$10)

Quick Draw Entry: $10

Brief Itinerary:

Monday, May 21 through Friday, May 25:

All week -Plein Air painting throughout Rockport and Fulton area. Painters are "on their own" but suggested paint out locations and a map of the area will be available at the Rockport Center for the Arts.

Evening dinner "get-togethers": A "meet up" itinerary for dinner at different restaurants in Rockport/Fulton area.

Friday evening, May 25 - 7:00pm:   Social get-together for PASW Artists, Registered  local & OPS artists and Rockport Art Center staff. A "first peek" at the PASW exhibit before it opens to the public.  Sandwiches & soft drinks.  OPS & local painters must register to attend.

Saturday, May 26 - Morning:   Quick Draw!!!  PASW Artists and Registered Painters will compete in 2 separate competitions!   

  • PASW Artists will compete within  separate  PASW guidelines.  
  • OPS & Local Painters will compete  for 1st, 2nd, 3rd cash awards and must register in advance to compete for prizes in the Quick Draw. Quick Draw rules will be distributed to registrants by email 2 days prior to the event, and also at check in on Saturday Morning.

Saturday, May 26 - Evening  5 - 7 pm:  PASW Opening Reception and Awards Presentation.

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