Join us for Plein Air Fairhope, a community celebration of painting in the great outdoors!
Painters will be taking it to the streets – and the bay front pier!!
This “paint out” will exemplify the artistic vibe of Fairhope in the second annual 5 day event. With idyllic locales and scenic splendor, our city offers abundant inspiration for both area and travelling artists. From sunrise to sunset, artists will set up throughout the city with portable easels, chairs, and umbrellas along downtown streets, at Mosher’s castle, Fairhoper’s Community Park, the Pier, and more!
Work created in the “paint out” will be available for purchase at ESAC during the event. First Friday Art Walk will double as our reception November 6 @ 6pm and remain on exhibit at ESAC through December 19, 2020.
Proceeds to benefit the Eastern Shore Art Center’s community outreach efforts.
Here are last year’s artists!
Theresa Grillo Laird
Sign-up Deadline: October 1, 2020
Event Dates: November 3 – 7, 2020
Artist Check-in: November 3 @ 7 – 10am
Reception: Art Walk, November 6 @ 6pm
The event will consist of five days of painting with an Art Walk reception, ongoing wet room sale, exhibit and quick draw open to the public! As gallery space is limited, artists may enter up to two paintings (must have been painted during the event). ESAC will stamp the backs of each canvas at check-in and only those may be entered. Canvas size may not exceed 16”x 20” or 320 sq in. Oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pastel mediums welcome. Artists are responsible for framing and wiring artwork. Frame and molding may not exceed 4”. ESAC will have a select amount of canvases for purchase. A “Best of Show” award winner will be selected from the exhibit and announced at the reception! We are excited for Prestwood Law Firm to return as the $500 award sponsor!
A “Wet Room” will be set up at ESAC in the Whiting Gallery to accept priced artwork each day by 4 pm.
Artists provide their own artwork pricing. ESAC retains a 30% commission on all sold works. Artwork not for sale must be marked NFS. Works sold during the event must remain on exhibit through reception and then may be picked up by purchasers. Unsold work will be on exhibit through December 19, 2020 and needs to be retrieved by the artist no later than December 19 at 4pm. ESAC will not mail work back to an artist before or after the exhibit closes. Payments for sold works will be mailed the first weeks in December and January.
Registration Fee: $40.00