CALL FOR ARTISTS! ART AND THE CITY PAINT OUT
WHEN: August 21, 2015 @ 4:00 pm – August 22, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
Join us in downtown Traverse City for a urban-flavored en plein air paint out! There is no fee to participate, and cash prizes will be awarded! And with two days to participate, night owls and early birds alike will find their artistic bliss.
What is a paint out? A paint out is an event where artists work on location, en plein air (in the open air), capturing the moment and the atmosphere.
FRIDAY NIGHT PAINT OUT
Capture downtown Traverse City after hours on Friday, August 21. There will be a Friday Night Live event on Front Street, and lots of late summer activity and scenery.
Registration from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Crooked Tree Arts Center, located at 322 Sixth Street.
Painting hours are from 4:00 p.m. to midnight.
Completed pieces must be turned in on Saturday, August 21, 8:00 a.m. – noon.
A reception and wet paint sale will be held on Saturday, August 21, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at The Little Fleet (448 East Front Street).
SATURDAY PAINT OUT
The Farmer’s Market, the Open Space, downtown, midtown, Old Town, the Warehouse District, and on and on – Traverse City is your oyster! Daytime painters can get their canvases or papers stamped at Crooked Tree Arts Center (view map) on Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. to noon.
Painting hours are from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Completed pieces must be turned at The Little Fleet (448 East Front Street) between 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
A reception and wet paint sale will be held at The Little Fleet from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 pm.
$100 best of show
$50 best evening scene
$50 best daytime scene
$50 “spirit of Traverse City”
All pieces must be available for sale (60% to the artist, 40% to Crooked Tree Arts Center).
MEET THE JUROR: ELEONORA HAYES
eleonora-hayes“I have been painting and drawing since childhood. In Europe I learned how to draw and paint like the old masters. In USA I was introduced to the contemporary methods and theory. Thus earning my MFA in painting and drawing. My works have been shown in museums, colleges, universities and galleries. I am mostly painting&drawing; portraits and landscapes. In my works I am juxtaposing the realistic and the dreamlike, integrating contrasting criteria: objective and subjective expression. Living in Northern Michigan for about 11 years drew me into the beauty and serenity of the surroundings. I am mostly painting special places where I find peace. I am showing this through the materials and techniques of art what I feel and how important nature is to me. I hope viewers think the same and preserve everything that Mother Nature has to offer.” Learn more about her work at https://www.facebook.com/Eleonora.Hayes.art.
ART AND THE CITY
The Downtown Paint Out is a part of Art and the City, a series of events in mid-August to mid-September celebrating art in downtown Traverse City.