Fresh Paint 2014


May 18-24, 2014

Durand , Wisconsin


                                                    Hidden Gem by

Derek Davis

Hidden-Gemlg“I feel there is something about being outside that’s good for the inside of a person…”   Derek Davis
How does a Plein Air  Event work?  This is a growing phenomena and the public and artists have found it intriguing, fun and educational.  Artist’s convene in the host area, in this case, an area that is in or within an eight mile radius of Durand, WI. The artist compete but at the same time enjoy each others camaraderie.  A professional artist, Derek Davis, in this case, is invited to come to the event, and to do a demo for the artists. This year, Derek will be demonstrating How to Paint a Nocturne, something at which he is especially skilled.  On Friday, the sixth day of painting, the artists submit up to four paintings for judging and potential awards.  The awards last year included:  Best of Show, Best Chippewa River Painting, Best Nocturne, Best Quick Paint as well as a number of Honorable Mentions.  The top places receive cash awards.   In addition the public pledges purchase awards.  A purchase award is a promise to purchase some art from the registered participating artists exhibit. This encourages the artists and ensures that their week of painting will result in some income for their labor. Just following the awards ceremony on Friday evening, those who’ve pledged purchase awards have first choice from the artist’s works.  A third of the purchase award is also donated to Imagination Nation, Inc, a non-profit organization hosting Fresh Paint.To pledge a purchase award contact Jean at 715-672-8188or

The  minimum pledge is $200



Sunday May 18th with Fresh Paint Check -in & Quick Paint at Old Courthouse Museum area.

Monday May 19th  Check-in and Plein air painting day

Tuesday, May 20th, Plein air painting day

Wednesday, May 21, Plein air painting day and evening Artist’s Social

Thursday, May 22 pm 7pm: Plein air painting day & Judges talk and Nocturne Demo

Friday, May 23rd, Plein air painting and framing day,  afternoon last submission of finished paintings.

Friday 6pm, Exhibition,  Awards Ceremony  and Purchase Awards Selected

Saturday, May 24th, 10am to 5pm, Exhibition and Sale at Old Courthouse Museum, Washington Square


Registration Form for Artists


Once again the Cobblestone Inn & Suites is offering a great room rate for thefirst five rooms

booked before May 1st.To book a room call: 715-672-5055Cobblestone_Inn___Suites1[1]


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