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Call To Artists For 4th Annual Plein Air Palm Beach Plein Fun Fest In Delray Beach February 1,2,3 2019

Plein Air Palm Beach and Old School Square in Downtown Delray Beach is hosting the 4th Annual “Plein Air Fun Fest” on February 1, 2 and 3, 2019.  It is time for artists to apply to participate!  The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds you that there are over $2,000 in cash prizesKudos to Plein Air Palm Beach ! Art lovers are welcome to watch as these artists create, so Mark Your Calendars!! 












Plein Air Palm Beach –Plein Fun Fest – Delray Beach, Florida

February 1, 2, 3, 2019

Let’s keep the FUN in our 4th Annual Plein Fun Fest!







Join us as we paint beautiful Delray Beach, Florida, known as the “Most Fun Small Town”. 

This is a 3 event with the competition on Saturday, February 2. 

Judging and awards of over $2000 cash, plus merchandise awards. 

Awards and Collectors’ reception will be co-hosted by Old School Square. 

Limited to 50 artists. Exhibit & Sale!




Events Dates:  February 1, 2, 3, 2019

Friday, February 1-  Paint-out with Critique

Paint -out and critique for those Artists who want to join in the FUN but not interested in competition, includes hospitality suite. This Plein Air Paint-out allows artists the opportunity to enjoy not only painting but sharing their creativity with the public. Paintings from this day may be part of the Silent Auction that concludes at the Saturday reception in the Ocean Breeze room.

Saturday, February 2 – Plein Fun Fest – Painting Competition

Cash awards , Awards ceremony,  reception, Silent Auction and Sale 

Sunday, February 3 – Paint the Beach for FUN

Early Registration: November 30, 2018 

Deadline:  December 29, 2018 


Friday: Paint-out & Critique

On Friday, Feb 1, 2019 – There will be a Paint-out with Critique for those Artists who want to join in the FUN but not interested in competition. There is a charge of $20 which includes hospitality suite. Artists may bring 1-2 guests at $10/per person. Because of the popularity of PAPB’s paint-out with critique that is run by Manny Jomok we decided to make it part of Plein Fun Fest. Registered Artists will meet at Old School Square at 9 AM and decide where to paint. Critique leaders will be available to offer assistance to those who are new to plein air. This Plein Air Paint-out allows artists the opportunity to enjoy not only painting but sharing their creativity with the public. To the viewers, this art form can be very exciting because it invites them into the creative process: the sight, sound, and even smell of the artists´ world. One of the best parts of plein air painting is the congeniality of artists. Paintings must be back by 12 noon to be part of the Silent Auction.

At 12 PM all will meet again at Old School Square Field House for an Artist Hospitality Suite. From there we will break into groups of no more than 10 for a shared art critique. And, as last year there will be a fabulous luncheon buffet for participating artists. After critique, artists will have time to tweek paintings if they wish, and frame them for hanging in the Silent Auction, but they must be completed and framed by 3-3:30. Framing is to take place on tables after table cloths are removed.

Paintings from this day may be part of the Silent Auction that concludes at the Saturday reception in the Ocean Breeze room. They are not part of the judging.

Saturday: Plein Air Competition

Plein Fun Fest – Painting Competition
Plein Air Competition: Saturday February 2, 2019,Juried Artists have been selected to compete in this event that will take place in Delray Beach, FL on Saturday February 2, 2019. Awards ceremony and reception February 2, 2019 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Cash awards will be given as follows: 1st Place, 2nd Place; 3rd Place; Judges’ Recognition and Honorable Mention. Sales of paintings resulting from this exhibition are subject to a 30% commission.

8 to 9 AM: Artists check in at the south side of the Crest Theater at Old School Square at 51 N. Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL. Once participating artists have their canvases or painting surfaces stamped at check-in. Artists may have stamped as many painting surfaces as they wish but may only submit up to two artworks in the competition.

The Plein Air Painting Locations:
After check in artists can then begin painting at location of their choice anywhere within the boundaries Delray Beach. Each artist of will be given a map that delineates the competition boundaries and suggested painting locations for those artists unfamiliar with the area. Artists will be able to choose their own location from a thoughtfully compiled list of suggestions. Locations include marinas, historic buildings and monuments, gardens, architecture, ocean, intracoastal waterway views, small shops and much more. In case of rain, covered locations with views that artists can paint will also be identified.

Artists must paint within the competition boundaries and without the assistance of photographs. Any medium may be used, although photography is not acceptable in this competition. For the purposes of this event, plein air painting is defined as predominantly completed on site (80%) with minor tweaking of less than 20%.

3-4 PM: Paintings must be back at 3:00 to be photographed and framed.  Then they are to hang on the fencing under their names.  Artist will then enjoy reception and Hospitality room which will be open until 5:00. An area for framing and photgraphing artwork will be setup in the Music Room of the Crest Theater. There will also be a hospitality suite exclusively for competing artists in the Library of the Crest Theater. Artists may bring 1-2 guests at $10/per person. Competing artists can turn in up to two framed and wired, ready to hang artworks which will be displayed along the fencing designated by artist name in the Loge Walkway of Old School Square. Artworks must be completed by 3 pm and on display by 4 pm. Paintings not returned on time will be disqualified for jurying and show/sale.

4:30 PM Judging

5:30 – 7:30 PM Artists & Collectors Reception and Awards Ceremony. Exhibit, awards and sale will take place in the Ocean Breeze room and the Loge walkway connecting to the Cornell Museum

The Awards

Cash awards based on the judges selections will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place, Juror’s Recognition and Honorable Mention Awards.
1st Place $1000.
2nd Place $500.
3rd Place $200.
Juror’s Recognition $150.
Honorable Mention $150.
Additional awards may be presented at the committee’s discretion.


Sunday Paint the Beach for FUN

We had a great time last year painting the beach, so we are planning to do so again. Like before we will at the pavilion at the end of Atlantic Ave. There will be coffee and donuts. The city of Delray Beach does not require a permit for our paint-out that could have upwards of 50 plus plein air painters but asks us not to congregate in one place. Imagine the visual of all the plein air painters stretched out along the beach. NIrvana. This is just a painting for the shear joy of it as Delray Beach prohibits selling of anything at the beach.



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