May 18-24, 2014
Durand , Wisconsin
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|“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 email@example.com
The minimum pledge is $200
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
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
Once again the Cobblestone Inn & Suites is offering a great room rate for thefirst five rooms
Jean Accola, President
502 2nd Ave East
Durand, WI 54736
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