Paint Out Royal Norfolk Show 2017
As part of Paint Out‘s expanding programme for 2017/18 we are very pleased to announce that we have been officially invited to participate in this year’s celebration of the arts at the prestigious Royal Norfolk Show on June 28 and 29. If you are a selected participating artist please confirm your details below. If you are interested in volunteering with us (including a free RNS pass for the day) – please get in contact, to everyone else – why not visit us at the Paint Out marquee (Avenue 9, Stand 262), next to the Royal Norfolk Show art tent which sits at the junction of Third Drive and Ninth Avenue.
The longstanding Royal Norfolk Show is the largest agricultural show in the UK with a footfall of over 100,000 and attended by many dignitaries and VIPs. This will present you with an opportunity to undertake plein air challenges like no other. There is a myriad of subjects and themes that the Showground will present to the artist:
Horses, cattle, pigs, and poultry to falconry displays; agricultural machinery, horticultural shows, fairground attractions; chefs and food vendors, and spectacular features in the grand ring, as well as wonderful opportunities to paint figures in the open.
The relatively short notice given to us has meant that we have spent the last few weeks securing sponsors and fine-tuning the event. We are now pleased to have our marquee sponsored by Norwich-based leading law firm Leathes Prior and to have one piece of your work auctioned as part of the official RNS art tent auction on the first day at 3.30pm with East Anglia’s leading auction house, Arnold Keys.
The proposal is to simulate our core Norwich event with a morning and afternoon painting session on both days of the show with plenty of time to explore the show in between.
As this is an invitational the focus is on creating the best artworks for sale, although there will also be at least two prizes for the “Best in Show” and “Artists’ Choice” artworks. In addition to the auction piece, your work will be displayed on a rolling basis in our newly fabricated exhibition area in the marquee. It can be sold either unframed and raw from the easel and taken away by collectors in our branded boxes or, alternatively, the work can be dropped into your own frame and displayed on the shelving system. (Recommended sizes to follow)
Volunteers will be available accompany you to your position at each session and a branded cordoned off area will be created to make sure that you are able to work uninterrupted.
Paint Out will host a social in Norwich or at the show at the end of one of the event days.
We would be grateful if you could respond below with your availability, or if not please consider our 15-17 September and 16-17 October events. If you have already been invited and agreed to take part, please fill in the form below with an up to date CV and bio for use in the auction catalogue, press releases, and other publicity.
Costs and Benefits
- Cost £50/day or £95/both days
- Includes £26-£42 ticket and parking price
- Includes £30 accommodation subsidy for out of county artists
RSVP Response Form
Please fill this in if you received an invitation by phone or email from us: