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Inaugural 2014 Painting Competition

Paint Out Norwich is Norfolk’s prestigious 2-day En Plein Air painting competition at prominent Norwich city venues that launched in 2014 during the city’s October Hostry Festival, that itself began in 2011. Submissions for the inaugural open air competition closed on 1 September 2014 and 28 artists participated in the event. The prizewinners for Paint Out Norwich 2014 can be viewed here.

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Paint Out Norwich 2015 Plein Air Painting Competition

Watch this space for announcements of the 2015 Paint Out Norwich competition which will take place during the last week of October 2015.

Details of 2014’s competition are below:

2014 Event Schedule

Tuesday 21st October – Prep day of Paint Out Norwich 2014

  • 2-3pm: The selected artists will gather at The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral. This will give the artists a chance to meet each other and register. A welcome glass of champagne will be provided.
  • 3pm: Artists will be allotted one  site each and will be able to select any vantage point at the site.
  • 3:30-5pm: An opportunity for the artists to visit the sites and the MadderMarket.

Wednesday 22nd October – Day 1 of Paint Out Norwich

  • 8am: artists register their canvases at The Hostry building and head to their allotted sites.
  • 9am-12noon: Painting
  • 12noon-1:30pm: Lunch break
  • 1:30-4:30pm: Painting
  • 4:30pm: All works in progress or complete to be signed off and returned to the MadderMarket.

Thursday 23rd October – Day 2 of Paint Out Norwich

  • 8am: artists register their canvases at The Hostry building and head to their allotted sites.
  • 9am-12noon: Painting
  • 12noon-1:30pm: Lunch break
  • 1:30-4:30pm: Painting
  • 4:30pm: All works in progress or complete to be signed off and returned to The Hostry.
  • 5:00pm: Hanging of final pictures
  • 6:30pm: Judging & Auction selection
  • 7pm: Private View and Gala Launch Night at The Hostry (tickets £12)
  • 8pm: Live Auction in the Weston Room, followed by a champagne and canapé reception at the Exhibition downstairs. Prize presentation.

Friday 24th October – Days 3-11 of Paint Out Norwich

  • 9:30-4:30pm: Exhibition open to the general public at the Norwich Cathedral Hostry. Sunday 12-3pm.

Sunday 2nd November – Days 12 of Paint Out Norwich

  • 10-12noon: Exhibition at the Norwich Cathedral Hostry open.
  • 12-4:30pm: Exhibition break up and artists, buyers can collect their paintings.

Paint Out Norwich © 2014 is a Colman/Buckley Project, produced with The PBSK Partnership.

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