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      September 5-9, 2018

 

About the Competition
In the 4th Annual Paint Great Falls: Plein Air Competition sponsored by The Arts of Great Falls, artists will be painting the beautiful scenery outdoors in Great Falls, VA starting Wednesday, September 5th to Sunday, September 9th.  Painters will be in popular locations such as Great Falls Park, Riverbend Park and Colvin Run Mill, as well as private gardens, a historic farm, Great Falls Village Centre and other places.  The community can look online for where artists are painting and stop by to see the art being created in “plein air” (outdoors).  Art collectors are welcome to attend the Awards Reception (Sunday, September 9th).

The Plein Air Awards
Thanks to our generous sponsor Celebrate Great Falls Foundation, cash awards will be given for 1st Place ($500), 2nd Place ($250) and 3rd Place ($100) and Peoples’ Choice Award ($150).  Honorable mentions (no monetary prizes) will be made.

Plein Air Competition Registration

Artists are invited to participate in the 4th Annual Paint Great Falls: Plein Air Competition  Artist registration along with a $35 application fee begins June 1, 2018 and remains open until the 30 spaces are filled. If space is available, artists can register on-site for $45.  All competition paintings are eligible to win prizes that are juried by Landscape Artist & Plein Air Painter Lynn Mehta.  Prizes are 1st place ($500), 2nd Place ($250), 3rd Place ($100) and People’s Choice ($150), a big thanks to Celebrate Great Falls Foundation for sponsoring the prizes.  Participants may paint anywhere in Great Falls (location ideas available) starting 5pm Wednesday, September 5th through 3pm Sunday, September 9th.  Artists may submit up to two completed, framed and ready-to-be-hung artworks which were painted in the allotted time and done “en plein air” (outside) without the assistance of photography. 

First Friday Art Walk, Sept. 7th 6-8pm  see details 
Stroll through the 2 Studios and 2 Galleries in Great Falls Village Centre on Friday night. Attend a reception and see the art on display during the Paint Great Falls: Plein Air Competition in the Gallery.

Awards & Collectors’ Reception, Sept. 9th 6:30–8:30pm
Sunday evening is the moment of truth.  All the artwork of Great Falls scenes will be submitted by participants, hung in the Gallery, and judged by Lynn Mehta.  Collectors are welcome to join the artists and guests at the Awards and Collectors’ Reception sponsored generously by Rossen Landscape.  This is the one time all year, when you can find only pieces of art of Great Falls scenes that you know and love!   

Event Activities FREE and Open to the Public:
Watch Artists Paint throughout Great Falls  see where the Artists are painting
The community is welcome to come out and watch the art as it’s being made.  Find artists around Great Falls creating their original plein air paintings for prizes during the competition. This is a great opportunity to see the art and chat with the artists who make it.  click here during the event to see who’s painting & where

ARTISTS REGISTER HERE

For more details on any activities contact us at info@greatfallsart.org