13th Annual Wayne Art Center Plein Air Festival
The entry window for the 13th Annual Wayne Art Center Plein Air Festival will be open between December 1, 2018 and March 1, 2019 at www.callforentries.com.
The festival will run from May 13th through May 18th. Resulting work will be on exhibit at the Wayne Art Center through June 29, 2019 in the Davenport and Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Galleries.
This annual national juried exhibition is dedicated to enhancing the public’s awareness of the vibrant world of contemporary outdoor painting while providing a venue for established and emerging artists to create and sell their work.
Juror – Joe Paquet
While pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York, Joe Paquet had the good fortune of finding a mentor in artist John Foote, who opened his eyes to the joys of drawing the human figure. After graduating, Paquet met another major influence in his life, John Osborne, who was a uniquely gifted artist and teacher. Osborne believed that a landscape painting should begin on location, but that its poetic essence should be completed in the solitude of the artist’s studio. Paquet experienced a demanding and rewarding apprenticeship, in which he learned to fuse field studies with the image he could see in his mind’s eye. Increasingly however, Paquet is creating most of his work from life, believing that the direct correspondence with nature increases the potential for greater feeling. “Intellect, he says, doesn’t keep one warm at night.”
He has been featured in the Washington Post Sunday Magazine, The Artist’s Magazine, American Artist, Southwest Art and Plein Air Magazine. Paquet’s awards include both Artist’s Choice and Collector’s Choice from The 2007 Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational, as well as the 2008 Alden Bryan Memorial Prize from The Salmagundi Club of New York, the First Place in Landscape from the Richeson 75: Artist’s Choice Competition and The Edgar Payne Award for best Landscape at the 97th Annual Gold Medal Show at the California Art Club.
Paquet is a Emeritus Member of The Plein Air Painters of America, The Salmugundi Club and a Signature Member of The California Art Club.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
December 1, 2018
Online application opens at Call For Entries
March 1, 2019 midnight MST
Digital entry deadline.
Email notification of juror’s acceptance and decline selections for the 13th Annual Wayne Art Center Plein Air Festival.
Morning arrival of artists for registration, canvas stamping and breakfast.
May 13 – 18
Artists paint within 25 miles of Wayne
Artists paint at Valley Forge National Park
Wayne Art Center 13th Annual Plein Air Festival Collectors’ Soiree at Wayne Art Center. 6 – 10pm.
Juror’s Demo and Talk 1:00pm
May 20 – 22
Juror’s Three-Day Plein Air Workshop
Register at www.wayneart.org
We are pleased to announce $20,000 in prize awards this year. The juror, Joe Paquet, will announce the award winners on May 18, 2018, during the Collectors’ Soiree.
ENTRY AND EXHIBITION REQUIREMENTS
The artist contact email provided on the online application must remain active during the submission and exhibition process. The artist is responsible for checking their email for acceptance and/or decline and other information regarding Wayne Art Center 13th Annual Plein Air exhibition. No paperwork or communications will be mailed regarding acceptance and/or declined information. Please check your spam or junk email if you have not received word about your acceptance or declined submission.
PRICING AND INSURANCE
Plein Air artwork created during the festival must be available for sale. There is not a threshold for artwork pricing level.
Please note that price of artwork may not be changed after drop off to Wayne Art Center (WAC) during the festival week. WAC will retain 40% commission of the sale price. All works commissioned during the Plein Air exhibition will be treated as sales.
All work will be insured for 60% of sale price while in WAC facility. WAC will not be responsible for loss or damage to work in transit to or from Wayne Art Center. Wayne Art Center will not responsible for loss, theft or damaged work after 30 days of the last day of show, June 29, 2019, due to artist failing to retrieve exhibition work.
Wayne Art Center will provide accepted artists with complimentary accommodations in a patron’s private home during the Festival week. Artists are welcome to make other arrangements at their own expense.
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Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087