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Blowing Rock Plein Air Festival

Event calendar

Thursday, May 16, 2019

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm:  Artists Gathering and Lecture at BRAHM - Artist check in, blank painting surface backs stamped.  Artists are then free to paint within Blowing Rock and surrounding areas. Stay for a lecture at 6:00 by local watercolor artist and instructor, Wes Waugh, titled “The Development of an Artist / A generalized model of the typical learning and growth patterns experienced by artists; including the common psychological, emotional, and technical work that leads to confidence and success.” Cash bar and snacks will be served.

Friday, May 17, 2019

9:00 am – 7:00 pm:  Artists check-in BRAHM, painting surface back stamping. Artists are then free to paint within Blowing Rock and surrounding areas. Coffee and refreshments available from 9:00-10:00 am.  Pre Ordered box lunches may be picked up at this time.

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm:  Artist gathering for registered artists and patrons. Wear your nametag for admission! Wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

9:00 – 10:00 AM:  Surface stamping and boxed lunch pickup.  Coffee and refreshments available.

1:00 - 3:00PM: Art Drop off.  No more than two paintings from each artist, created during the three day event are due to BRAHM, wired and ready to hang. Use of Plein Air style frames is encouraged to accommodate the wet paintings and show the Festival Stamp on the reverse of work. Artwork Information tags and an art inventory form must be filled out for each painting. No saw-tooth hangers please.

5:00 – 6:00PM: Patron Preview and Judging * Artists are encouraged to attend to speak with potential buyers.

6:00 - 7:30PM:  Awards Ceremony, Public Reception, Wet Paint Show and Sale. All sales handled by BRAHM. Cash bar.

7:30: Artists will collect any unsold paintings at the conclusion of the evening’s reception. Sold artwork can be claimed by purchasers with receipt. Shipping is at the expense and responsibility of the purchaser or artist.