En Plein Air Paint-Off
NC Main Street Award Winning Event
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 2014 En Plein Air Paint-Off will take place on April 11th from 2:30pm to 7pm 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.
On June 7, 2014 at 2:00pm on Vance Street a public auction will be held where landscape enthusiasts will have a chance to take home one of these treasures in what we feel will become a collection that will be revered for many generations to come.
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 14, 2014. 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. A RAIN DATE of April 18th has been set.
Entry Fee and Prizes
Entry Fee: Waived … we will find a sponsor for you!
1st place: $500
2nd place: $300
3rd place: $100
People’s Choice: $50
The beauty is within our streets, the finished product is in the hands of the artist.
Special thanks to Jerry's Artarama for helping us promote this event.