Millender Park hosts ‘Quickdraw’ May 3

Millender Park hosts ‘Quickdraw’ May 3

Millender Park hosts ‘Quickdraw’ May 3

Published: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

The hosts of this year's America's Great Plein Art Paint-Out along the Forgotten Coast of Florida are excited to announce the time and place for the Plein Air Quickdraw event.

On Saturday May 3 at 10 a.m. the Quickdraw competition will begin at Millender Park in Eastpoint. The staging area will be at the pavilion; judging is at noon. All artists, professional and amateur, are invited to capture Eastpoint's waterfront in the plein air tradition.

In addition to the novelty of watching the artists at work, there will be music, children's art projects and the opportunity to be the first to purchase a unique piece of art. The very definition of Plein Air painting, from the French meaning "open air,” limits artists to the changes in atmosphere which makes for a perfect 'quickdraw' platform.

The Quickdraw is a prestigious opportunity for budding, accomplished and seasoned artists to put their talents to the test. Artists are required to register on-line at www.pleinairfl.com where the $10 entry fee can be paid, or the fee can be collected the day of the event. The deadline for online registration is Friday, May 2.

On May 3, artist check-in at the pavilion runs from 9 to 9:45 a.m. At 10 a.m., the horn will start competition, which will run until noon, when the horn will sound and competition will be finished. Judging will begin at 12:30 p.m. with awards at 1:30 p.m.

Come join the fun, look over the shoulders of the artists as they capture the Plein Air process faster than usual, and enjoy all that Eastpoint waterfront has to offer in unique beauty. Prizes of cash and certificates will be awarded on-site.

Original artwork will be available for purchase on the spot and winning pieces will be moved to a special display area in the "Wetroom" at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art.



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