Paint Out Plein Air Art Competition & Events 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 to be judged separately in Oils, Water-based, and Other/Mixed-Media categories by eminent artist and art-world judges. Our groundbreaking Nocturne event returns for its second year. Read more...Plein Air - Art works carried out in the open air - chiefly with reference to painting.
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Paint Out Norwich 2016
The Paint Out Norwich 2016 competition, categories, prizes, event dates, and locations, for the plein air 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 Tombland and around the Norwich Cathedral area, Sunday 16th, and a gala private view and auction on Wednesday 19th October. This is followed by an art exhibition of over 100 paintings until 29 October at the Norwich Cathedral Hostry each day. Register your interest here, rules and entry forms are now live.