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Lighthouse ArtCenter 5th Annual Plein Air Festival Invites Kids, Adults, Art Lovers To Events March 3 – 11

5th Annual Plein Air Festival returns on March 3-11. Thirty-five of the top, award-winning artists from all over the U.S. will paint the beautiful south Florida landscape, from Sunday through noon on Friday. This is the 5th year for the largest Plein Air Festival in South Florida. Nancy Tankersley, last year’s Grand Prize winner, will serve as judge. Included in the participants are Plein Air Magazines Salon winners Kathleen Hudson and Carl Bretzke, along with nationally-acclaimed artists from throughout the United States and Italy. The gallery will be free and open to the public during the week of the festival to view and purchase the wet paintings. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Check website daily for newly completed paintings available for sale in the gallery.

Also, check the website for daily demo sites.

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

Ralph Papa teaches Kid’s Paint Out 2017

 

 

EVENT: Kid’s Paint Out, Saturday, March 3, 2018, 1 to 3 pm

Location: Constitution Park, Tequesta, Florida. Ralph Papa will teach kids, ages 5-15, how to create their own plein air painting in the park. This event is free, please register online, or at the event. All paints and canvases will be supplied.

Quick Draw-2017 First Place Winner Eli Cedrone Photo by Craig Houdeshell

EVENT: Quick Draw, Sunday, March 4, 2018, 9 am to 2 pm

Location: Flagler Park, Downtown Stuart, Florida. Artists should fill out an application (available online at www.PleinAirLAC.org). Cost is $40 to apply. Or they can come between 8 and 9 am to register and get their canvas stamped. Artists will have 2 hours to paint “en plein air”. Artists will then present their works on their easels for judging by Nancy Tankersley, last year’s Grand Prize winner, and prizes will be awarded at 12 noon. $500 cash for first place. The public can come and watch the artists paint, and then have the opportunity to purchase the paintings on the spot, after the judging, until 2pm.

 

 

 Artist Meet and Greet

EVENT: Artist Meet and Greet

Wednesday, March 7, 2018  5:30 to 7:30 pm. Free to the public, paintings for sale and light refreshments.

 

 

 VIP Collector’s Party

 

EVENT: VIP Collector’s Party, Friday, March 9, 2018, 5 to 9 pm

Location: Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Florida
VIP Tickets: $100 per person (*includes a $100 coupon towards the purchase of one painting) Awards will be awarded at 4:30 p.m., and the doors will open at 5 p.m. for VIP’s.
General Admission Tickets: $25 6:30 – 9 p.m. (*includes a $25 coupon towards the purchase of one painting). Enjoy delicious food from local eateries and a wine and beer bar while you peruse the amazing selection of wet paintings done over the last week.

 Wet Paintings On Display And For Sale

 

EVENT:  Wet Paintings on display and for sale

Saturday, March 10, 2018 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wet Paintings on display and for sale at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery.

Sunday, March 11, 2018 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wet Paintings on display and for sale at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery.

 

For more information please visit:   www.PleinAirLAC.org

 

 

 

 

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