Paint Out™ is an art event aiming to refresh and redefine 21st century en plein air art practice. Founded in 2014, we are the UK’s premier and only fully juried en plein air art competition, celebrating the talents of national and international artists before a wide audience in the heart of medieval and iconic Norwich, as well as around beautiful Norfolk‘s towns, countryside, broads and coast. We’ve also popped up in Suffolk and Cambridge. Many of our events are about extreme painting challenges, in any weather, up against the clock and the gaze of the art-loving public. Come and Experience Art, Live!
Our last event was 27-30 October in Norwich and our big event itself in its 10th anniversary year – Paint Out Norfolk is 13-20 July 2023 attracting over 100 artists, a rolling Exhibition and PV & Awards of the best art of the week.
Paint Out 2023
Our outdoor painting programme builds upon over 9 years of plein air art events and 3 years of 8-day tours of Norfolk and Norwich with open-air exhibitions seeing dozens of artwork sales and thousands also raised for charity. Each event sees interest from over 100 artists from UK, USA, France and elsewhere; do enter the UK’s most innovative plein air art event running 13-22 July 2023 with early-bird applications having seen over 90+ artist entries already.
It’s an opportunity to brush up alongside new and familiar faces of the plein air art community. Challenge your creativity. Develop your skills. Come and capture the height of summer in county, city, coast, and countryside locations including Norwich, Norfolk seaside, inland Broads, seaport and market towns, historic houses and gardens, and over-the-border forays to Suffolk. There will be guest artists, painting demos, talks, socials, and art world judges.
Recent judges have included Dr Sally Anne Huxtable, Michael Richardson, Maggi Hambling, Rob Adams, Hugh Pilkington and Giorgia Bottinelli.
Experience Art – Live!
Get inspired by experiencing art “live”, watching its creation and creators and then come to an exhibition to see the finished paintings and artworks.
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