january, 2018

26jan - 27jan 269:00 amjan 27Plein Fun Fest9:00 am - 7:00 pm (27)


26 (Friday) 9:00 am - 27 (Saturday) 7:00 pm


Old School Square grounds

51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach 33444

Event Details

Old School Square welcomes Plein Air Palm Beach for Plein Fun Fest 2018. This event is for artists and art lovers alike!

Friday, January 27: Artist Paint-Out and Critique for Participating Artists

  • 9 am Registration
  • Lunch in the Fieldhouse
  • The paintings created during the day will available for public Silent Auction bidding beginning Friday evening at 6 pm.

Saturday, January 28: Paint-Out Competition for Participating Artists

  • 9 am – Registration
  • 9 am-3 pm – Participating artists will be painting all over downtown Delray Beach; come watch them work!
  • 3-4 pm – Paintings are framed, hung and judged for prizes.
  • Silent Auction bidding for Friday’s paintings closes at 4 pm.  Bid winners can claim their painting between 4 & 5 pm.
  • 5-7 pm – Reception & Awards Ceremony and Wet Paint Sales — Ocean Breeze Room and adjacent loggia; open to the public; meet the artists and purchase paintings!

“En plein air,” a French expression commonly known in the art world as painting outside and on site, is exploding in popularity throughout the country. In a world of art forgery and knock offs that are passed off as original artwork, plein air paintings are uniquely original. There is an authenticity that comes from painting from life and the challenge of dealing with the elements, such as light and wind. In a world of change, plein air painting records history, culture and our community as it is today! When art lovers and collectors acquire a plein air painting, they know they are getting the real deal. They are preserving a memory and supporting living artists.

For many artists, an event such as this offers the challenge of completing a masterful painting within the time contraints… and at the mercy of nature. It’s also a way to connect with other artists and enjoy the camaraderie. The cash awards are also an incentive!

Plein Air Palm Beach vision is to work with plein air painters, local art groups, cultural centers and the public to support and enhance plein air painting education, events and exhibits.  They welcome support and sponsorship from the cultural community to advance our mission & vision.  PAPB is a 501c3 non-profit corporation.

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