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Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival

Parrsboro – Nova Scotia – Canada

“This magical place, with dramatic Fundy tides and changing atmospheric conditions, makes for an endless supply of possible painting subjects –  every artist’s dream.” – William (Bill) Rogers – Honorary Chair

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For the last five thousand years 160 billion tons of water have flowed in and out of the Bay of Fundy four times in twenty four hours. The sea rises and falls forty feet twice a day. The results are some of the most stunning sea/landscapes on the planet.

HONORARY FESTIVAL CHAIRMAN

William Rogers CSPWC TWSA SCA

William (Bill) Rogers is an Elected Member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC) of which he is currently the Past President. He is also a signature member of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA) and the Société Canadienne de l’Aquarelle (SCA).

In May of 2014, Bill served as the Royal Tour Artist for the 2014 Royal Tour of Canada by HRH Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. It was the experience of a lifetime.

THE JUDGE
TBA.

THE ARTISTS
Thirty-five qualifying plein air artists will be selected from across North America and will compete for more than $6000 in cash and product awards.

EVENT SCHEDULE AND PROTOCOL FOR ARTISTS
Will be updated shortly

SELECTION PROCESS
Applications will be juried by professional artists

APPLICATION PROSPECTUS – Click here

THE AWARDS

  • Best in Show
  • Second Place Award
  • Third Place Award
  • Purchase Award
  • Product Awards

THE COLLECTORS’ GALA & EXHIBITION PREVIEW

Tickets will be available soon.

This is a highlight event where the collectors, corporate interests, political figures, the artists and the general public can preview the seventy canvases that will go up for public sale the following day. Admission fee to this event can be credited toward the purchase of a plein air work of art. Saturday June 16, 7-9 pm

FESTIVAL POINTS OF NOTE:

  • Application to participate in this Festival can be made on line.
  • Applications are juried by peer assessment and 35 artists will be chosen.
  • The public sales event will take place on Sunday, June 17.
  • Housing will be provided for participating artists.

Plein air painting images courtesy Bill Rogers, Joy Laking, Tom Forrestall and the 2017 participating artists

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