En Plein Air Paint-Off

Painting: April 17th and 18th
Auction: April 18th

En Plein Air paint-off is an exciting OUTDOOR event, sponsored by Fuquay-Varina Downtown as a way to support artists in our area and bring public art to our streets. The 2015 En Plein Air Paint-Off will take place on April 17th and 18th where our area’s most talented painters will compete, En Plein Air (in the open air).

A contest of skills will challenge each artist to create an original painting of Fuquay-Varina Downtown’s historic landscape.

A public auction will be held on April 18th for these original masterpieces depicting landscapes of historic Fuquay-Varina. This is the chance for art lovers and F-V fans to take home one of these treasures in what we feel will become a collection that will be revered for many generations to come. Rain date is April 24-25.

For Interested Artists

Artists (high school age through professionals) will be selected to participate in this year’s event. Each artist must submit an online application and send three images of their original work to director@fuquay-varinadowntown, no later than MARCH 13, 2015. Once accepted, artists will be notified of the details of the contest and will be required to sign a waiver which allows Fuquay-Varina Downtown to use images of their painting for future public art and marketing pieces.

Online Registration

Entry Fee and Prizes

Entry Fee: Waived … we will find a sponsor for you!
1st place: $500
2nd place: $300
3rd place: $100

For Art Lovers

This event will be a must attend! For two days you can stroll around downtown Fuquay-Varina and watch some of the area’s top artists bring our downtown landscape to life! Be sure to stay for the auction so you can take a part of historic downtown home with you!

Live Auction

Don’t miss the fun beginning at 6pm. You will have a chance to meet the artists and view the beautiful paintings. At 7pm a spirited auction will be held on Depot Street where community and triangle area art patrons can go head to head as they bid to take home one of these one-of-a-kind works of art! Be one of the very few that can say “you have an original” from the 2015 contest!

Public Art

The top three winners’ paintings will be reproduced and enlarged. They will be placed on vacant brick walls in our historic districts. They will be added to the current collection of public art, organized by Fuquay-Varina Downtown and sponsored by Bob Barker, Inc.

2014 Sponsors

Anne Smith
Century 21 Becky Medlin Realty
Don Jenkins Carolina Ford
Grace Presbyterian Church
Senter, Stephenson, and Johnson, PA
In Memory of Marie McLaurin - Naomi McLaurin Riley