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Review: Plein Air Painting Festival

This is what it's all about!

This is what it’s all about!

“In the moment. Under the sky. That’s Plein Air.”

WAC in conjunction with local realtor Neil Scott was proud to present the Plein Air Painting Festival that took place 4-6 June, 2015. The three day event that celebrated the medium of painting, in all forms, live and outdoors. Locals were invited to admire and appreciate the live production of art and then it’s results at the exhibition on the final day, post judging. Congratulations to our winners:

1st: Phil Chadwick

2nd: Barb Wilson

3rd: Nancy Pierce

Honorable Mention: Emily Don

WAC would like to thank all participants, organizers, guests and spectators who supported the event.  A special thanks to Neil Scott of Bowes & Cocks real estate for making the event possible.


Thanks to our sponsor: 

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Plein Air Painting Festival

WAC plein air website
WAC in conjunction with local realtor Neil Scott is proud to present the Plein Air Painting Festival from the 4-6 June, 2015. Artists, youth and adult, are invited to register and participate in the three day event that celebrates the medium of painting, in all forms, live and outdoors. Locals are invited to admire and appreciate the live production of art and then it’s results at the exhibition on the final day, June 6th at 3pm.

“In the moment. Under the sky. That’s Plein Air.”


Information for Artists

The only requirement for artists is that painting must be done on the spot. Paint anything you like, with any medium you prefer, in any style you want but it must be done in the beautiful outdoors. Artists will be provided with a map of the picturesque Westport area with suggestions for both country and village settings. Please bring your own supplies. Registration is $35 for adults (18+), $25 for youth and is available through PayPal. Click the buttons below to be redirected to PayPal.
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Festival Schedule

Day One

The festival will begin at 10am on 4 June 2015 at the GristMill (21 Main St, Westport) with a one hour workshop hosted by Nicole McGrath, plein air painter extraordinaire. Participants will be given plenty of practical ideas on how to make the outdoor painting experience more relaxing and rewarding. Afterwards, artists are free to head outdoors to paint. The workshop is free with registration.

Day Two

Artists are welcomed to gather at 10am at the GristMill for coffee, conversation and an exchange of ideas. Afterwards, artists are free to head outdoors to paint.

Day Three 

Artists are welcomed to gather at 10am at the GristMill for coffee, conversation and an exchange of ideas. Afterwards, artists are free to head outdoors to paint.
The jurying will take place at 2:30 pm, Saturday afternoon at the GristMill.
The public is invited to a viewing at 3 pm and prizes will be awarded at that time.


Questions or concerns? Email us: 

info@westportartscouncil.com

Thanks to our sponsor: 

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