en Plein Air Painting Festival Art Exhibition & SaleOctober 5 - 22, 2018 Contact Us802.359.5000 email@example.com Get Directions Nature Through the Artist’s EyeJoin us at the VINS Nature Center to view the diverse artwork completed from the talented, participating artists of the en Plein Air Painting Festival.En Plein Air, “in the open air,” describes the act of painting outdoors with the use of natural lighting. This festival concentrates on mindful, artistic inspiration and exploration of the beauty the natural world embodies. Best of Show Winners 2017: Anna Chapman 2016: Sandra Hildreth 2015: Tatiana Yanovskaya-Sink Event DetailsSchedule of EventsSaturday, September 299am – 5pm Registration and Check-In5pm – 6pm Artist Reception, with Guest Artist and Speaker Wimby HoytSunday, September 309am – 5pm Registration and Check-InPainting at the Silberfarb Gardens by reservation onlyMonday, October 112pm – 1pm Artist Demonstration with Kathrine Lovell at the VINS Nature CenterPainting at Leading Fields by reservation onlyTuesday, October 211:30am – 12:30pm Artist Demonstration with Laura Zindel1pm – 4pm Quick Paint Competition (check-in for this event begins at 12:30pm)Wednesday, October 312pm – 1pm Artist Demonstration with Julia Purinton at the VINS Nature Center2pm, with an additional fee, Through the Eyes of the Artist Tour at Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park6pm – 10pm Nocturnal Painting at the Callens PondThursday, October 44pm Submission of Paintings (must be hang ready)Friday, October 55pm – 6:30pm Award CeremonyOctober 5 – 22Exhibition and Art SaleRegistrationAdults: $40 Register TodayArtists will submit two paintings, one painting for the overall competition, and one painting to the quick paint competition.If an artist wishes to submit paintings in more than one category, they may do so for an additional fee of $10.00 per category. (Limited to two additional categories.)Youth (17 years and under): Free To participate, guardian and youth are required to complete the youth registration form.Requirements & InformationAll artists are required to read and submit a signed acknowledgement of the following form:Competition Rules & Guidelines FormOther important information:75% of paintings must be completed in an outdoor location.Size of canvases are limited to 24” X 30”, not including framing.Canvases to be stamped upon check-in to event. Check-in will be at the Welcome Center.Stamps must be visible on the back and paintings. For submission to be judged we require paintings to be hang ready.VINS will receive 30% commissions of any art work sold at the event.A 6% Vermont Sales Tax will be added on the price of the painting.Quick PaintThis competition is an optional one-day event where artists finish a painting in three hours, using individual expression to capture a moment in time.Sign-In: 12:30 pm - 1 pm at the VINS Event TentPainting: 1 pm - 4 pm on the VINS CampusSubmission:4:30 pm - 5 pm at the VINS Pavilion (must be hang-ready)Painting Awards$1,000 Best of Show Award – The Best of Show winner will receive a $1,000 purchase award prize. The winning painting becomes the property of VINS.$250 Watershed Painting – Natural beauty of riparian environments.$250 Nocturnal Painting – Theme is an ethereal, moonlit, starry nights.$250 Avian Art – The artist's personal representation of VINS’ avian residents.$250 People’s Choice – The public will nominate their favorite among exhibited works.$50, $75, $100 Youth –A category for those 17 years of age and younger to display their creativity. There are three prize places for this category.$100, $200, $300 Quick Paint – A scheduled three-hour timed competition. There are three prize places for this category.LocationsFor more information, call 802.359.5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.The Ottauquechee, White, and Connecticut River watersheds are the designated painting location for artists.There are special properties which artists have permission to use as well. Directions to these properties are available upon sign in.