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VINS Presents Third Annual en Plein Air Painting Festival Exhibition & Art Sale
September 5, 2017
PaintingThe Vermont Institute of Natural Science will host its third annual en Plein Air Painting Festival beginning September 30 through October 6, 2017 at the VINS Nature Center in Quechee, VT. Artists will paint throughout the week, with the event culminating in an exclusive exhibition and art sale that will take place from October 7 through October 14. Artists will exhibit works produced during the festival, as well as those created prior to the en Plein Air Painting Festival.
On Saturday, September 30, there will be an opening celebration for participating Artists, kicking off VINS’ 45th anniversary!
Join artists from all over the country as they capture the remarkable beauty of the Ottauquechee and Connecticut River watersheds. Artists’ paintings are judged and awarded based on different categories. The awarded artists are able to combine their passion for introspective creation with the exciting challenge of competing for a grand prize. The Festival is hosted in collaboration with ArtisTree in South Pomfret, VT, Sculpturefest in Woodstock, VT, and Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, VT.
Registration is currently open. The adult registration fee is $40. Youth registration (17 and younger) fee is free; however, entrants are required to complete and mail in a registration form. For more information and registration for the competition, visit www.pleinairvinsvt.org.
This event is possible by the generous support of Wild Apple. Additionally, VINS would like to offer a special thank you to Steve Roberts, a Founding Funder of the Escalante Canyons Art Festival.
Regular admission to the VINS Nature Center is $15.00 for adults, $14.00 for seniors 62 and over, $13.00 for youth ages 4 to 17, and free for members and for children, 3 and under. For more information about VINS and the variety of exhibits, programs, and environmental education opportunities offered, please visit www.vinsweb.org.
For information about VINS and the variety of exhibits, programs, and environmental education opportunities offered, please visit our website at www.vinsweb.org or call 802.359.5000. Stay connected with VINS through our nature blog at vtnature.blogspot.com and our Facebook page.
The Nature Center at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science has been awarded the Trip Advisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence and was voted Best Nature Experience in Yankee Magazine's Editor's Choice Best of New England 2017.
The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) is a nonprofit, member-supported, environmental education, avian rehabilitation, and research organization headquartered at the VINS Nature Center in Quechee, Vermont. VINS' mission is to motivate individuals and communities to care for the environment through education, research, and avian wildlife rehabilitation. Open year-round, the 47-acre campus, adjacent to Quechee Gorge, features state-of-the-art raptor enclosures, exhibit spaces, interpretive nature trails, onsite educational programs and the Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation. Through the Center for Environmental Education, VINS provides high-quality, relevant, hands-on inquiry science and place-based learning opportunities for students and teachers throughout the region.
 
 
 
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