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.
Cheryl Ankrom Mobile, AL
Weezie B. Brabner Fairhope, AL
Chris Blackwood Daphne, AL
Joanne Brandt Mobile, AL
Art Chauvin Fairhope, AL
Debbie Davis Fairhope, AL
Margaret Dean Pensacola, FL
Allison Doke Marietta, GA
Debbie Ellis Fairhope, AL
Paula Ethridge Ardmore, AL
Suzy Fox Mobile, AL
Fran Gentile Fairhope, AL
Carolyn Greene Mobile, AL
Rebecca Holland Pensacola, FL
Stacey Howell Fairhope, AL
David Jones Monroeville, AL
Ruth Kimbrough Daphne, AL
Susan Knowlton Gulf Breeze, FL
Theresa Laird Gulf Breeze, FL
Tommie Larsen Pascagoula, MS
Kathy Lentz Pensacola, FL
Tamara Lindsey Mobile, AL
Lucretia Little Fairhope, AL
Genie Masin Gulf Shores, AL
Lauren Nalty Fairhope, AL
Patricia Overholt Niceville, FL
Judy Oxford Fairhope, AL
Susan Perrine Fairhope, AL
Cat Pope Saraland, AL
Robin Popp Trenton, FL
Craig Reynolds Gulf Shores, AL
Rhonda Richmond Ocean Springs, MS
Patt Robles Fairhope, AL
Melissa Root Mobile, AL
Gina Rydin Loxley, AL
Joseph Sheffield Daphne, AL
Bronco Sloan Mobile, AL
Anne Sneed Del Mar, CA
Sharon Stephens Fairhope, AL
Susie Wallace Foley, AL
Lisa Warren Spanish Fort, AL
Kitty Weston Ardmore, AL
Event Days: Tuesday, Nov. 3rd thru Saturday, 7th, 2020
Artist Check-in: 7 am to 3 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd. Due to Election Day traffic and parking, we have decided to extend check in. Canvas stamping available from 9 am to 3 pm throughout the rest of the event.
Wet Room: Throughout the event, artists may drop off finished artwork at ESAC to be sold to visitors in the Woolley Gallery. Artists on will place the wet room paintings on tables throughout the gallery. Exhibit cards will be provided and should be filled out in entirety. Only stamped pieces will be accepted. Wet Room pieces must be picked up NO LATER than 3 pm on Friday, Nov 6th.
Exhibit: Two pieces that the artist chooses to exhibit in the “Plein Air Fairhope” exhibit MUST be submitted by 3 pm on Friday, Nov 6, 2020. All exhibit pieces must follow size and framing guidelines (Canvas size may not exceed 16”x 20” or 320 sq in). All exhibiting pieces must be stamped.
Suggested Zones: Please see the map with picturesque painting “Zones”. Artists are not required to stay within these zones and may paint where they so choose. When setting up, artists will mark their location with a provided “Plein Air Fairhope” sign.
Setup and Breakdown: Artists have been asked to be mindful of others when setting up in more crowded areas such as the shopping district. This also includes: not obstructing entry ways or parking spots and not entering private, residential spaces unless invited. “Leave no trace” at every site!
Judging: Judging to determine “Best of Show” will begin after 3 pm on Nov. 6, 2020. This year’s “Best of Show” will be awarded $500 thanks to Prestwood Law Firm. Jamie Adams will judge this year’s event.
Public Parking: Public Parking available at ESAC, the Civic Center, Fairhope Pier, and the Fairhope Parking Garage.
Breakfast: ESAC will have a light breakfast, coffee, and snacks for artists every morning of the event.
Reception: November Art Walk from 6 pm to 8 pm! We will present the award for Best of Show and will open the exhibit to the public.
Quick Draw: Artists are invited to participate in a community Quick Draw on Saturday, Nov 7 from 9 am to 10:30 am. The event will be held in the park to the left of Fairhope Pier. The public may participate for a cash donation. The event is free to all Plein Air Fairhope artists.
Gallery Talk: Cat Pope, Plein Air artist and ESAC instructor, will give a Gallery Talk in the Whiting Gallery at 11 am on Saturday, Nov 7th. Free admission.
Restrooms: Artists may use all restrooms in the Art Center. Public bathrooms also available at the Fairhope Public Library, Coastal Community College, and the alley to the French Quarter. Bathrooms marked on the map.
WiFi: The City of Fairhope has free public wi-fi for up to 30 minutes per day, every day.