The 4th annual Paint It Orange: Plein Air Paint-Out and Wet Paint Sale will take a new format this year! This fall, we're inviting artists from across NC to participate in Paint it NC - a virtual plein air paint out. Paint from your yard, your favorite local park, or a nearby vista anywhere in NC.
Painting en plein air, or "in open air," encourages artists to evoke the beauty of the natural world by creating work on-site and recording only what they see. Plein air painting is seen throughout the history of art, however, it gained popularity with the Hudson River School and Impressionist movement in the mid-19th century. Although some artists specialize in this art form, plein air painting can be achieved by artists of all types, who wish to draw inspiration from the landscape around them to create their work.
Artists will paint at their choice of site(s) in North Carolina from October 7-13th, and will submit up to five (5) of their favorite paintings for a virtual exhibition. This show will not be juried. The virtual exhibition will be available online with restricted access to "preview ticket buyers" beginning October 16th. The virtual exhibition will open to the public on Tuesday, October 20th. A portion of the sales of these original paintings will benefit the Hillsborough Arts Council and Orange County Arts Commission. Artists who wish to participate can find guidelines and registration information below.
Registration will remain open until October 12 at 12PM.