Paint-Out with Critique, Plein Air Competition &
Paint the Beach for FUN

Jan 31-FEb 2, 2020 in Delray Beach


 

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PLEIN FUN FEST WEEKEND SCHEDULE

 

Friday: Paint-out & Critique

On Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, 9AM-2PM - There will be a Paint-out with Critique for those Artists who want to join in the FUN but not interested in competition. There is a charge of $20 which includes a buffet lunch on Friday. Because of the popularity of Plein Air Palm Beach paint-out with critique that is run by Manny Jomok we decided to make it part of PLEIN FUN FEST. Registered Artists will meet at Old School Square Field House at 9 AM and decide where to paint. Critique leaders will be available to offer assistance to those who are new to plein air. This Plein Air Paint-out allows artists the opportunity to enjoy not only painting but sharing their creativity with the public. To the viewers, this art form can be very exciting because it invites them into the creative process: the sight, sound, and even smell of the artists' world. One of the best parts of plein air painting is the congeniality of artists. At 12 PM all will meet again at Old School Square Field House. From there we will break into groups of no more than 10 for a shared art critique. And, as last year there will be a fabulous buffet luncheon for participating artists (paint-out and competing). Paintings from this day may be exhibited at the Silent Auction to be held in the Ocean Breeze Room. They are not part of the judging.

Friday night (optional) nocturnal paint out
Artists competing on Saturday may include nocturnal painting as one of their submissions for judging, if they wish.

Saturday: Plein Air Competition

8 to 9 AM: Artists will check in at the Ocean Breeze Room at Old School Square at 51 N. Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL. At this point participating artists must have their canvases or painting surfaces stamped at the check-in table. Artists may have as many painting surfaces stamped as they wish but may only submit up to two artworks in the competition. PAINTED IMAGE SIZE CAN BE (UP TO 16' x 20') excluding matting and frame.

The Plein Air Painting Locations:
After check in artists can then begin painting at a location of their choice anywhere within the boundaries of Delray Beach. Each artist will be given a map that delineates the competition boundaries and suggested painting locations for those artists unfamiliar with the area. Artists will be able to choose their own location from a thoughtfully compiled list of suggestions. Delray locations include marinas, historic buildings and monuments, gardens, architecture, ocean, intracoastal waterway views, small shops and much more. In case of rain, covered locations with views that artists can paint will also be identified.

Artists must paint within the competition boundaries and without the assistance of photographs. Any medium may be used, although photography is not acceptable in this competition. For the purposes of this event, plein air painting is defined as predominantly completed on site (80%) with minor tweaking of less than 20%.

3-4 PM: Artworks must be completed and checked in by 3 PM and on display by 4 PM. At 3:00PM in the 'music room' you will have your paintings photographed and have provided an area for framing. The paintings are to be hung on the fencing under the artists name in the loge/breezeway. There will be someone there to assist you. Competing artists can turn in up to two framed paintings ready to hang which will be displayed in the loge/breezeway. The artists can then enjoy the reception and Hospitality suite exclusively for competing artists in the Library until 5:00 PM.

PAINTINGS NOT RETURNED ON TIME WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM JURYING AND SHOW/SALE.

3 - 5 PM Artist Hospitality Suite in the Library

4:00 PM: Judging: Our judge this year will be Bruce Helander.

5:30 - 7:30 PM: Reception, awards and sale will take place in the loge/breezeway area of Old School Square. Announcements and awards ceremony will take place in the breezeway area at 7:00PM.

The Awards

Cash awards based on the judges selections will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place, Judge's Recognition and Honorable Mention Awards.

1st Place $1,000.00
2nd Place $500.00
3rd Place $250.00
Judge's Recognition $150.00
Honorable Mention $100.00
Additional awards may be presented at the committee's discretion.

Sunday, paint the beach for FUN! Details coming soon.

  PFF MENU

Call for Artists

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Plein Fun Fest Weekend Schedule

Prospectus

Saturday
Competition Application

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Friday Paint-out registration

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Participating Artists (Fri.)

Participating Artists (Sat)

Participating Artists (Sun)

Up to 50 artists will be selected to compete in this event that will take place in Delray Beach, FL on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The fee is $40.00 for early registration ending December 3, 2019 which includes all of the weekend activities. The fee for late registration is $50.00 ending January 3, 2020. The reception and awards ceremony will be February 1st from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. The show will be judged by Bruce Helander. Cash awards will be given as follows: 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, Judges' Recognition and Honorable Mention. Sales of paintings resulting from this exhibition are subject to a 30% commission and credit card fees if applicable.

CALL FOR ENTRIES

The competition is part of the 5th Annual Plein Air Festival taking place in Delray Beach: PLEIN FUN FEST which focuses on excellence in plein air painting while still having fun and enjoying the camaraderie of fellow artists, art lovers and art collectors. Offering artists a great selection of land, sea and cityscapes in Delray Beach, chosen last year as the most fun city in the U.S. Located in Palm Beach County along East Atlantic Avenue, just minutes from I-95

This Plein Air Competition allows artists the opportunity to enjoy not only painting but sharing their creativity with the public. To the viewers, this art form can be very exciting because it invites them into the creative process: the sight, sound, and even smell of the artists world and they become part of it. Plein Air Competition allows artists the opportunity to enjoy not only painting but sharing their creativity with the public. To the viewers, this art form can be very exciting because it invites them into the creative process: the sight, sound, and even smell of the artists' world. The competitive side of the process pits artists against each other for prizes awarded at the end of this day of painting 'en plein air' (outside on location).

Entry and Application requirements:

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

Application fee:
$40 for early registration, deadline December 3, 2019
$50 for late registration, deadline January 3, 2020.
Fee is payable on-line by applying to Plein Fun Fest Competition by credit card and is non-refundable.

Artists must include a completed application, artist statement, and release agreement, along with 3 high quality jpgs of recent original plein air work. Images must be labeled as follows; artist's initials, the number that corresponds with your entry (1, 2, or 3), title of piece (or an abbreviation of the title). For example RDP1OceanAtDelray.jpg. Overall Image file size should be between 1Mb to 2 Mb in size in jpg file format.

All submissions of artists plein air paintings must have been painted without the use of photographs and not painted in a workshop. Image submissions cannot be ones used for previous application to PLEIN FUN FEST.

All applications must be received by January 3, 2020.

All applications will be collected and images sent to the Jurying Panel of 10 accomplished plein air painters

Images submitted can be used at the discretion of the committee for publicity purposes.

Up to 50 applicants will be selected by the jurors to participate in the plein air competition.

All applicants will be contacted by January 10, 2020 as to whether they have been accepted in this competition. A list of accepted artists will be posted online at Juried Artists for PLEIN FUN FEST 2020.

Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Note: All artists are responsible for shipping and packaging costs associated with the return of unsold artwork.

NEW THIS YEAR!

OPTIONAL: Friday evening we are offering the opportunity to paint a nocturnal painting eligible to be 1 of 2 judged paintings for Saturday February 1, 2020 competition. AGAIN THIS IS OPTIONAL. If you choose to paint that evening you will have your canvas stamped by an appointed artist. It will be up to you as to whether you choose to enter your nocturnal painting for judging on Saturday.

RELEASE AGREEMENT FOR PLEIN FUN FEST Plein Air Competition 2020

By entering PLEIN FUN FEST Plein Air Competition 2020, I affirm that I have read the entire prospectus and by signing this entry form I agree to be bound by all terms outlined in it. If I am accepted, I understand that I am expected to participate in both the plein air competition and the exhibition and sale and all other weekend activities.

I agree to not sell previously produced work while participating in the competition. During the dates of the competition, I agree to not sell any work done during PLEIN FUN FEST 2020 unless I pay a 30% commission to Plein Fun Fest. My paintings, which I exhibit, must be priced commensurate with my normal pricing structure. A 30% commission on all works sold will be retained by Plein Fun Fest. All sales will be handled by representatives of Plein Air Palm Beach.

I hereby agree that the Old School Square, City of Delray Beach and Plein Air Palm Beach are not responsible or to be held liable for personal injuries or loss or damage to my property. I, the Artist, agree to defend, indemnify and hold PLEIN FUN FEST Plein Air Competition 2020 harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, suits, losses, cause of action, damages, liabilities, obligations, costs, expenses, and judgments (including, without limitation, death and damages to property) caused by the Artist's acts or omissions or failure to abide by the rules of PLEIN FUN FEST Plein Air Competition 2020 arising out of the Artist's involvement in the 2020 competition.