Locations for artists as they report where they will be painting for the day. You may still find artists at other locations around the city as they move from spot to spot.
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 – Artists painted in the Village Green, Georgetown Pike, Turner Farm, Great Falls, L’Auberge Chez Francois, private garden, and Colvin Mill.
Thursday, September 9, 2021 – Artists are planning to paint at the following locations: Village Green, Turner Farm
Friday, September 10, 2021 – Join us for the Quick Paint from 6-8 on the Village Green.
Saturday, September 11, 2021 – Artists are planning to paint at the following locations: Colvin Mill
See the list of 2021 participating artists (Here)
About the 2022 Competition
We hope you will join us again for the 8th Annual Paint Great Falls: Plein Air Competition sponsored by The Arts of Great Falls. This year we are back to the borders of our wonderful community of Great Falls. Participants may paint anywhere in Great Falls, Virginia (location ideas available) starting 9am Wednesday, September 8th through 3pm Sunday, September 12th, “en plein air” (outside) without the assistance of photography. In addition to the daily paintings, there will be a Quick Draw event in the Great Falls Village Center on Friday, September 9, 2022 from 5:45pm-7:45pm with one prize awarded.
The first 25 artist to register ($35 fee) are eligible to participate. If spaces are open, registration the day of the event is ($45 fee).
The Plein Air Awards
All competition paintings are eligible to win prizes. Cash awards will be given for 1st Place ($500), 2nd Place ($250) and 3rd Place ($100) and Friday Quick Draw ($150). Honorable mentions (no monetary prizes) will be made.
Eligibility & Rules
Artist can register for a $35 application fee until the 25 spaces are filled. If space is available, artists can register on-site for $45. All competition paintings are eligible to win prizes that are juried. Participants may paint anywhere in Great Falls after the canvas stamping. Stamping is available at 9 am – 10 am Wednesday, September 7 – Sunday, September 11. Artists may submit up to two completed, framed and ready-to-be-hung artworks which were painted in the allotted time (Wednesday, September 8 from 9am through Sunday, September 12, 3 pm) and done “en plein air” (outside) without the assistance of photography or work in the studio. Click the links below for more details or to register.
Artists’ Schedule & Details click here
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