Paint Out Plein Air Art Competitions 2016Paint Out™ is an art event aiming to redefine 21st century en plein air art practice. Our core event, now in its third year, is the UK's premier and only fully juried en plein air art competition, celebrating the talents of national and international artists before a wide and growing audience in the heart of medieval and iconic Norwich. Our first satellite painting event was Wells-next-the Sea 2015 on the North Norfolk coast. Last year also saw a first-of-its-kind mass public 'paint out' of some 100 artists, of all ages, painting the expansive Norwich skyline, from historic Mousehold Heath.
The Paint Out competitions, however, accept any 2-dimensional media or mixed-media applied to a canvas/board/paper embracing drawing, pastels, oils, watercolour, gouache, acrylic, pen and ink, and even screen-printing. Innovation and originality are encouraged alongside traditional art forms. This year we are also innovating by running a 'freestyle' larger form 2-day event alongside our classic Core event of 4 separate 3-hour painting sessions. Our groundbreaking Nocturne event returns for its second year. Read more... Paint Out 2016 competition, categories, prizes, event dates, and locations, continue to be finalised, however, the plein air competition painting days during the Hostry Festival 2016 will be Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th October with artist workshops on Saturday 15th, a public 'paintout' on Sunday 16th, and a gala private view and auction on Wednesday 19th October. Register your interest here, rules and entry forms are now live.Plein Air - Art works carried out in the open air - chiefly with reference to painting.
Call to Artists for SubmissionsPaint Out Norwich 2016 is now accepting entries and over a 100 artists have already expressed an interest with submissions continuing to come in. Artists will be accepted into the competition at various monthly jury panels, so enter as soon as possible to maximise your chance for participation.
Dozens of submissions for our 2015 events were received and Wells proved very popular - watch this space for 2016 dates. Paint Out Norwich 2015 accepted over 40 artists and some 90-100 joined the public 'paint out' on Mousehold Heath. Sunday 16th October will see another public 'paintout' in Norwich, details to follow.