Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 7th Annual Plein Air Festival March 7 – 15 Offers Five Days Of Activities For All Ages

This March, members of the community will have the opportunity to join 35 award-winning artists as they compete for over $15,000 in prizes and awards in The Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 7th Annual Plein Air Festival. The Festival takes place from March 7 – 15, starting with a Kids’ Paint Out, Painting vintage cars, a Collectors’ Party, and Battle of the Brushes contest. The Rickie Report shares all of the details here. Get your calendars out for five full days of plein air!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, March 7  – Sunday, March 15, 2020

 

 

 

 

Paintings displayed and for sale

at Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 

 

373 Tequesta Drive     Tequesta, FL 33469

 

 

 

 

 

Artists painting throughout Palm Beach

and

Martin counties

 

 

 

 Free to the public

 

 

 

Collectors’ Party

Friday, March 13, 2020

5-9 PM

$50*

*Ticket price may be used toward the purchase of a painting.

 

 

 

For all of the details and more information about the artists

 www.LighthouseArts.org or call 561-746-3101

 

 

Chris Kling at Hobe Sound Beach 2019 photo by Jennifer Chaparro

 

 

 

“Painting ‘en plein air’ is simply painting outdoors,” said Allie Snyder, the Plein Air Festival Coordinator for the ArtCenter. “The wet paintings are created from what the artist is looking at, and the paintings resonate with people because it reminds them of their favorite spots. It’s a snapshot of our area and a visual record of the history of this region.”

 

Manon Sander at Juno Beach Pier photo by Craig Houdeshell

 

 

 

The Festival incorporates five days of outdoor painting in various locations throughout Palm Beach and Martin counties, during which locals, visitors and art collectors can watch and interact with these world-renowned national artists, view the art at the gallery and have the opportunity to purchase these original wet paintings as they are created.

 

 

Lon Brauer Painting at Sunrise 2019 photo by Craig Houdeshell

 

 

 

 

The festival will officially begin March 7th and run through March 15th with plenty of opportunities to view and purchase the fresh paintings.  There will be a series of events, workshops and demonstrations by juried artists during the festival.

 

 

SCHEDULE:

 

  • Saturday March 7th a Kids’ Paint Out will take place from 10 am – Noon at Constitution Park in Tequesta (free but registration required).
  • Saturday March 7th Teen Master Class, 1 – 3 pm  at the School of Art on Seabrook Road
  • Paint Out 9 – 2 pm (formerly known as the Quick Draw) challenge on Sunday, March 8th at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens Flagler Park in West Palm Beach.
  • Monday – Friday, March 9 – 13 Five-day-long Festival Paint Out with juried artists at locations throughout Palm Beach and Martin counties
  • Monday – Thursday, March 1 – 12  Demos by juried artists at specific times and locations.
  • Wednesday, March 11 5:30 – 7:30 pm Artist Meet & Greet reception at the ArtCenter Gallery.
  • Friday, March 13 from 5 – 9 pm Collectors Party and Sale where the paintings produced throughout the five days will be judged and awarded. This is the first chance to purchase the award-winning paintings. 
  • Saturday, March 14  1 – 3 pm “Battle of the Brushes.” Watch three teams of five artists create paintings together.
  • Sunday, March 15 (Time TBD) Painting vintage cars on display at the ArtCenter Gallery.
  • Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15 the Gallery is open to view and purchase the full exhibition of plein air paintings.

 

“We are fortunate to have such talented artists painting here in Palm Beach and Martin counties,” says Executive Director Nancy Politsch. “We are always excited to learn where these remarkable artists choose to paint in our area and how they interpret and create what we look at every day.”

The Gallery will be open free of charge to the public throughout the week of the Festival. The Collectors’ Party on Friday, March 13th, is a ticketed event where the guests will get the first choice of the paintings that the artists have reserved for judging in the contest. Tickets are $50 which includes talking one-on-one with the artists and a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception. The cost of the tickets can be used toward the purchase of a painting during the evening.

The Battle of the Brushes will take place on Saturday, March 14th from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Gallery. Three teams of five juried artists will each have 15 minutes to paint on the same canvas, creating a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that will be available for purchase. It is captivating to watch the individual creative styles of the artists as they interpret the image onto canvas. 

The Festival has grown in the past six years into one of the premier gatherings in the country. Artists from around the country are excited to participate in the contest, with over 130 applying this past year for the 35 juried spots. 

 

 

 

Tara Will 2019 photo by Craig Houdeshell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c(3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton, son of the founders of the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. In the last 56 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants, the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store, 395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737 

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm Saturday 9 am – 4 pm  

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Lighthouse ArtCenter 6th Annual Plein Air Festival Features 35 Award Winning National Artists. Public Invited To Demos, Exhibit, Sale March 9 – 17

Over 130 artists from around the country vied to be a participant in the 6th Annual Plein Air Festival this year.  With only 35 positions available to be filled, the Lighthouse ArtCenter is thrilled to have the very best of the best attend the week-long event being held from March 9 – 17, 2019.  Participants compete for over $15,000 in cash and prizes. Check out the Teen Paint Out (March 9), the Kids Paint Out (March 9), Quick Draw Paint Out (March 10), Paint Out with Juried Artists (March 11- 15), Demos (March 11-15), Wet Paintings on Display and For Sale ( March 11- 14), Meet & Greet the Artists (March 13), VIP Collectors Cocktail Party and Sale (March 15), Display Of Artwork (March 16), Final chance to see and purchase paintings (March 16).  The Rickie Report shares the details of these events and some photos from last year’s event.  Some events require registration!

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

Gallery Hours:    M-F 10 am – 4 pm      Sat 10 am – 2 pm

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter

6th Annual Plein Air Festival

Features 35 Award-winning National Artists

 

 

Kathleen Denis Demo on the Beach 2018  Photo courtesy of Craig Houdeshell

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is thrilled to have the very best of the best that will attend the week-long event being held from March 9 – 17, 2019. Participants compete for over $15,000 in cash and prizes.  The Festival incorporates five days of outdoor painting in various locations throughout Palm Beach and Martin Counties, during which locals, visitors and art collectors can watch and interact with these world-renowned national artists, view the art at the gallery or online through the ArtCenter’s website and have the opportunity to purchase these original wet paintings.

 

 

 

The 2018 Grand Prize winner Jeff Markowsky will be the judge for this year’s event. Each artist selects their best two paintings for the judging, which are not available for sale until after the judging is complete. The award ceremony takes place at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15 at 5 p.m. the VIP Collectors Party begins. The guests at the party will have the first chance to purchase the award-winning works, as well as all of the works selected for judging. 

 

 

 

“Painting “en plein air” is simply painting outdoors,” said Jennifer Chaparro, Director of Communications of the ArtCenter. “The wet paintings are created from what the artist is looking at, and the paintings resonate with people because it reminds them of their favorite spots. It’s a snapshot of our area and a visual record of the history of this region.”

 

 

 

 

 

2019 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:

 

 

 

Kids Paint Out Day 2018 with Jane O’Neill

 

 

 

Saturday, March 9 Teen Paint Out 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art, Tequesta, Florida. Free for teens, registration is required. This is an incredible opportunity for young students to have a one-on-one learning experience with Master Plein Air painters Jeff Markowsky and Ralph Papa. Limited to 20 students.

 

 

Saturday, March 9 Kids’ Paint Out** Constitution Park, Tequesta, Florida. 1:00 – 3:00 pm, free for kids ages 5-13. Registration required. 

 

 

Sunday, March 10 Quick Draw Paint Out** 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Flagler Park, Stuart, Florida. The public is invited to participate in the Quick Draw Paint Out alongside our juried artists. This is a judged event with the first place winner receiving $500 in cash and their artwork featured on Plein Air Magazine Outdoorpainter.com – a total value of $750.  Jeff Markowsky will be the judge for the Quick Draw Paint Out.

  • Registration is required for artists ($30 for ArtCenter members, $40 for nonmembers).  Register at PleinAirLAC.org, by phone at 561-746-3101 or register the morning of the event.
  • Painting from 9 a.m.- 11a.m. 
  • Award ceremony at noon
  • Sales of paintings from 12 noon to 2 p.m. 

 

Nancy Tankersley Demo 2018.   Photo Courtesy of Craig Houdeshell

 

 

 

Monday to Friday, March 11-15 Festival Paint Out with Juried Artists** Multiple Locations throughout Martin and Palm Beach County.

 

 

Demos by artists on site each day, Monday – Thursday** 

Monday: Riverbend Park, Jupiter – Jeff Markowsky, 4-6 p.m. 

Tuesday: Coral Cove Park, Tequesta – Jane Hunt, 10 a.m.-12.noon 

Wednesday: Port Salerno Marina, Craig Reynolds, 4-6 p.m. 

Thursday: Sailfish Marina, Riviera Beach, Michele Byrne, 4-6 p.m. 

Check website for locations and times

 

 

Wet Paintings on display and for sale at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery**:
Monday – Tuesday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday – Thursday, 10:00 am – 7:30 pm 

 

Selling Art , 2018. Photo Courtesy of Jenn Huttula

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 13 Artist Meet & Greet**Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 5:30 – 7:30pm. Free to the public, paintings for sale and light refreshments. 

Friday, March 15 VIP Collectors Party & Sale Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 5 – 9 p.m. 

VIP guests will have the first look and chance to purchase the award-winning paintings. Enjoy mingling with the artists, refreshments from local restaurants and a wine bar.

  • VIP tickets are $125 per person (5 – 9 p.m.), and can be applied toward a purchase of one painting during the party.
  • General admission tickets are $25 per person (6:30 – 9 p.m.), and can be applied toward a purchase of one painting during the party.

 

Manon Sander Painting 2018  Photo Courtesy of Craig Houdeshell

 

Saturday, March 16 Wet Paintings on display and for sale**Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

 

 

Saturday, March 16 Battle of the Brushes 1 – 3 p.m. Three of the juried artists will go brush to brush painting from the same photo. The results are fascinating and the paintings will be for sale.

 

 

Sunday, March 17 Wet Paintings on display and for sale** Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Last chance to view and purchase the Plein Air paintings!

** Open to the public

For all of the details and more information about the artists go to www.PleinAirLAC.org or call 561-746-3101.

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c(3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton, son of the founders of the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. In the last 55 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Florida  33469 (561) 746-3201. Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store, 395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, Florida 33469 (561)748-8737.  Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986