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 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, all 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, acrylic, pen and ink, and even screen-printing. Innovation and originality are encouraged alongside traditional art forms. Paint Out 2016 competition, categories, prizes, event dates, and locations, are still being 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 and a gala private view and auction on Wednesday 19th October. Register your interest here, rules and entry forms will go live shortly.Plein Air - Art works carried out in the open air - chiefly with reference to painting.