NOVEMBER 3-7, 2020


401 Oak Street
Fairhope, Alabama 36532

NOVEMBER 3-7, 2020

Painters set up from sunrise to sunset!


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Last Year's Event!

What exactly is Plein Air?



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!


Debi Attori
Dianne Balch
Adelaide Booth
Weezie Brabner
Joanne Brandt
Edlyn Burch
Art Chauvin
Debbie Davis
Brady DeGrasse
Roxann Dyess
Debbie Ellis
Dee Falls
Susie Fox
Theresa Grillo Laird
Tammy Hayes
Melinda Hicks
Janet Hinton
David Jones
Kathleen Kiesselbach
John Liddy
Tamara Lindsay
Patricia Overholt
Judy Oxford
Missy Patrick
Susan Perrine
Jessa Pippin
Robin Popp
Nancy Raia
Corinne Ramming
Craig Reynolds
Melissa Root
Gina Rydin
Karen Sandifer
Kathy Sheppard
Bronco Sloan
Sharon Stephens
Kathleen Tosch
Michele Traum


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


Best of Show Award of $500 sponsored by Prestwood Law Firm will be presented at the reception November 6th @ 6pm.


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