Community Council for the Arts
Promoting the Arts:  Plein Air Paint Out
An Official BBQ Festival on the Neuse Event
May 3-May 6, 2017
Plein Air Paint Out
Information Flyer &
Registration Form

Plein Air Paint Out 2017  Winners
IMAGES COMING SOON!

2nd Place
Brothers Farm Shelter
by John Groesser
3rd Place
Kinston Morning
by Tesh Parekh

1st Place
Drenched by Jeremy Sams
Best Architectural Scene
Best People Scene
Best Garden Scene
Best River Scene
Patterns in the Sky
by Jim Phillips
On a Mission
by Dodi Groesser
The Chef's Garden
by Mary Page Whitley
Flood
by Tesh Parekh
This event is an opportunity for Plein Air Paint Out artists to
participate in a juried exhibition and show. This year's judge
for this event will be TBA.
 
 
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
 
Wednesday, May 3, 2016, 9:00 am — Artists register at
Arts Center and paint.
 
Thursday, May 4, 2016, 9:00 am  — New arrivals register at
Arts Center and paint.
 
Friday, May 5, 2016 — Checkin at Arts Center and paint.
 
Saturday, May 6, 2016
9:00 am — Artists free to paint
3:00 pm — Artists will submit paintings to the Arts Center to be judged
4:00 pm — Juror’s commentary, awards, and refreshments at Arts Center. Public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Paintings will be on exhibit and for sale at the Arts Center.
 
Tuesday, May 9 through Thursday, June 29, 2017 — Plein Air Paintings on display and available for purchase at the Arts Center.

Official Poster for 2017

The Official BBQ Festival on the Neuse 2017 Poster will soon be available: 11x17 Poster $30 and 8.5x11 Poster $20, plus tax
 
This year's poster is entitled Tranquility, an acrylic plein air painting by Jeremy Sams, Best in Show for PLEIN AIR PAINT OUT 2016.
 
Pay online to reserve your poster and pick up at Arts Center. Shipping upon request only and will be an additional cost.

These posters are selling fast so get your poster TODAY!
 
Purchase a 8.5x11 $20 Poster (right)
Available in two sizes:
11x17 (left)
or 8.5x11 (right)
Purchase a 11x17 $30 Poster (left)

Entry Information -- For Artists:

Juror:  This year's judge of Plein Air Paint Out is TBA. 

Registration Fee: All participating artists must have their canvases stamped at the Arts Center. Registration fee is $30 per participant for four (4) days, if registered by April 8, 2017, afterwards the fee is $35 per participant for four (4) days, or $10 per day.  Artists may paint any number of days.  Payment must be received with registration form for complete registration.

Artists registered to paint two (2) or more days receive a free ’Que the Arts party ticket.

► Wednesday, May 3, 9:00 a.m. — Artists register at Arts Center and paint
► Thursday, May 4, 9:00 a.m. — New arrivals register at Arts Center ; day of painting
► Friday, May 5, 9:00 a.m. — New arrivals register at Arts Center ; day of painting
► Saturday, May 6: 9:00 a.m. — New arrivals register at Arts Center ; day of painting; 3:00 p.m. — Artists submit work to the Arts Center; 4:00 p.m. — Juror’s commentary, awards, and refreshments at the Arts Center; Public is welcome and encouraged to attend; paintings will be on display and for sale at the Arts Center.

Registration may be completed two ways:

  • Download and complete a copy of the registration form. Submit your completed
    form to the Arts Center. Form must include your payment information, or
    attached check or cash.


OR

  • Complete the form below and select the applicable PayPal-link button to make your payment.


























Instructions:  Up to three (3) works created during PAPO may be entered in the juried competition. Canvases will be stamped upon registration. Canvasses not stamped at the time of jurying will not be permitted into the jurying process. A commentary by the juror with awards presentation and reception will be held at the Arts Center Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. Artists may enter more than three (3) plein air paintings in the wet sale. Art work will be on display and available for sale following this event. The public is invited to attend. Any paintings not sold may be on display and for sale at the Arts Center from May 9, 2017 through June 29, 2017. The Arts Center will charge a commission for the sale of paintings.

Note: A block of rooms is reserved at the Hampton Inn, 252-523-1400, under “Arts Center Group”. To secure the special rate of $99 per night (plus tax), reservations must be made by midnight, April 10, 2017. A credit card or cash is required to reserve the room. A 24-hour cancellation notice is required. The Hampton Inn is located at 1382 Highway 258, South.

Awards:
1st Place: $500 and featured as 2018 BBQ Festival on the Neuse limited edition poster
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $150
Honorable Mention:  Gift Package
Special Recognition Category Awards will receive a certificate and gift package. These categories include: Best Architectural, Best Garden Scene, Best River Scene, and Best People Scene

Plein Air Paint Out
Information Flyer &
Registration Form
$30 Registration
(Before April 8, 2017)
$35 Registration
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