Artists may register online or in person at Craving Arts Gallery, 121 Craven St. Beaufort, NC 28516. The early registration fee is $25. ACC members $20. Checks should be made out to the Downtown Beaufort Development Association. Checks may be mailed to Craving Arts Gallery.
The Plein Air Art Festival & Competition is open to artists of all ages and skill levels who work in any “two dimensional” media with the exception of photography. Artists may set up anywhere within the competition area (see attached map) and will have three hours to create their works before judging.
Artists will bring their own supplies, easel, etc. A panel of three judges will evaluate the works, and a people’s choice prize will also be awarded.
First Place $500, Second Place $250, Third Place, $100.
WET PAINT SALES
Artists have the option of selling their artwork during open sales after judging with a 70/30 split commission. 30% will count as a donation split between the Arts Council and the Downtown Beaufort Development Association and will be reinvested in arts events in the county with a focus on Beaufort.
Around Downtown Beaufort. Check in, artists reception, judging and awards will be held in John Newton Park on the Beaufort Waterfront at Craven and Front Streets (next to Dockhouse Restaurant).
DATE & TIME
7:30-8:00: Check In / Late Registration
8:00 am: Competition Begins
12:30 pm: Competition Ends
12:30-1:00 pm: Judging and Artist’s Reception
1:00-2:30 pm: Winners announced and Wet Paint Sale
Any substrate and media may be used. Work may be no smaller than 8” x 10” nor larger than 36” X 36”. All canvases will be marked upon check in.