“En Plein air” is French for ‘in the open air’. Plein air began in the late 1800s when the Impressionists ventured from their studios into nature to capture the effects of sunlight and different times of days on a subject. The plein air paintings on exhibit were painted outside thus requiring rapid composition and brushwork by the artist to capture the light before it changes. The exhibit features watercolor, oil, acrylic or pastel submissions that have been executed outdoors, on location in Florida within the last 3 years.
The Studio is hosting it’s open juried art show showcasing the beauty of Florida and our Suncoast. Local artist Jean Blackburn will judge the show. The event is sponsored by Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club, The Sandbar Restaurant, The Beach House Restaurant, Island Mail & More and Body & Sol Spa and Wellness.
Exhibit Opens: Wednesday October 3, 11 am
Artists’ Reception: Thursday October 11, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibit Closes: Saturday November 3, 4 pm
Artwork Pick Up: Monday November 5, 10 – noon
Entrance Fees: 1 piece $20, 2 pieces $30, 3 pieces $35. Only cash and checks accepted.
Eligibility: Adults ages 18 and up. Paintings must be executed outdoors, on location, in Florida. Subject matter is not limited to the Suncoast, but it is encouraged. All entries must be original, have been painted within the last 3 years and not created in a workshop or class setting.
Awards: Over $500 in awards including First Place, Second Place, Third Place and 3 Merit Awards.
Mediums: Watercolors, oils, acrylics and pastels.
Size: Maximum painting size 16” x 20” (before matting and framing).
Framing and Hanging: Unframed canvases must be museum wrapped with all edges painted. All framed work must be in good repair with wire attached and ends wrapped with tape. Please label each piece on the back with artist’s name, title of work, location where painted, medium, size and retail price.
Sales: All work entered in this exhibition must be available for sale. Any work sold during the exhibition must remain in the show until it closes. All sales are subject to a 40% commission.
Judging: The Judge is solely responsible for the selection of artwork and the awards. All artists whose work is not accepted will be notified by phone, and the work must be picked up prior to the opening of the show. Exhibit fees for any work not accepted will not be refunded.
Responsibility: All artwork will be handled with care. However, “The Studio at Gulf and Pine” will be held harmless, for any damage to, or loss of, any artwork entered in the show.