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 this first annual 3 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!
The work created during the “paint out” will be available for purchase starting at the reception November 9 @ 6pm and remain on exhibit at ESAC through December 21.
Proceeds to benefit the Eastern Shore Art Center’s community outreach efforts.
Here are our 2019 artists!
Theresa Grillo Laird
* REGISTRATION CLOSED *
Event Dates: November 7 – 9, 2019
Artist Check-in: November 7 @ 7 – 9am
Reception: November 9 @ 6pm
The event will consist of three days of painting ending in an exhibit reception and sale! As gallery space is limited, artists may enter up to two paintings (must have been painted during the three day event). ESAC will stamp the backs of each canvas at check-in and only those may be entered. Canvas size may not exceed 11”x14”. Oil, acrylic or watercolor mediums welcome. Artists responsible for framing and wiring artwork. Frame and moulding may not exceed 4”. ESAC will have a select amount of frames for purchase. A “Best of Show” award winner will be selected from the exhibit and announced at the reception!
A “Wet Room” will be set up at ESAC in the Courtyard Gallery to accept hang-ready artwork each day by 3pm.
Artists to provide own artwork pricing. ESAC retains a 30% commission on all sold works. Artwork not for sale must be marked NFS. Works sold during event must remain on exhibit through reception and then may be picked up by purchasers. Unsold work will be on exhibit through December 21, 2019 and needs to be retrieved by the artist no later than December 21 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.
Best of Show Award of $500 sponsored by Prestwood Law Firm will be presented at the reception for artists and their families, November 9th @ 6pm.
To coincide with the exhibit, a gallery talk will be held Saturday, November 16th at 11am. Lecture led by artist Cat Pope. Free admission. Light refreshments served.