Paint Out Plein Air Art Competitions
Paint Out Norwich
The dates for the Paint Out Norwich 2017 competition this year are 14-18 October 2017. We invite artists in all art media that can be applied to board or canvas to apply submitting a CV and illustrations of 5 pieces of work. There is no deadline for entry and all applications will be continuously juried until our quota is full so we encourage you to enter soon for the earliest confirmation of your participation. Prizes will be awarded in oil, watercolour, mixed media categories as well as for nocturnes, the returning 2-day ‘freestyle’ entry, and the new drawing, illustration and printing category.
Artists working in a variety of mediums are encouraged to create art “en plein air“, out and about among Norwich’s vibrant cityscape, during a timed competition in full view of the public. Artists will be able to choose between the Core 3-hour events, the new ‘Freestyle’ 2-day event, and/or the returning Nocturne event. Thousands of pounds of prizes will be awarded across many categories, as well as runners-up, so that there’s plenty of scope for recognition of your work and achievement.
Paint Out Wells-next-the-Sea
The dates for the Paint Out Wells 2017 competition this year are 15-17 September 2017. We invite artists in all art media that can be applied to board or canvas to apply submitting a CV and illustrations of 5 pieces of work. There is no deadline for entry and all applications will be continuously juried until our quota is full so we encourage you to enter soon for the earliest confirmation of your participation.
What is Paint Out & Plein Air?
Paint Out™ is a multi-faceted event aiming to redefine en plein air art practice. Our core event is the premier and only fully juried en plein air competition in the United Kingdom, celebrating the talents of national and international artists before a wide and growing audience in the heart of medieval and iconic Norwich and at satellite locations.
Plein Air – Art works carried out in the open air – chiefly with reference to painting. The Paint Out competitions, however, accept any 2-dimensional media or mixed-media applied to a canvas/board/paper embracing drawing, pastels, oils, watercolour, and even screen-printing. Innovation and originality are encouraged alongside traditional art forms.
History of the Paint Out Competition
Paint Out Norwich launched in 2014 during the city’s October Hostry Festival, that itself began in 2011. Some 30 artists participated in the first Norwich event, 40 in the second and third events. This is the fourth year of the competition. Read about the prizewinners from Paint Out Norwich 2014, Paint Out Norwich 2015, and Paint Out Norwich 2016.