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Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival

Parrsboro – Nova Scotia – Canada

 

Announcing – 2017 Event Juried Artists

“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
Roger Savage R.C.A.

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

EVENT SCHEDULE AND PROTOCOL FOR ARTISTS
Click here to know more.

SELECTION PROCESS
Applications will be juried by professional artists Bill Rogers CSPWC TWSA SCA and Joy Laking.

APPLICATION PROSPECTUS – Click here

THE AWARDS

  • Best in Show $2,500
  • Second Place Award $1,500
  • Third Place Award $1,000
  • Purchase Award $1,000
  • Product Awards

THE COLLECTORS’ GALA & EXHIBITION PREVIEW

Tickets now available click here

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 17, 7-9 pm

FESTIVAL POINTS OF NOTE:

  • Application to attend this Festival can be made on line as of January 20th.
  • Applications are juried by peer assessment and 37 artists will be chosen to attend.
  • The sales event will take place on Sunday afternoon, June 18.
  • Housing: Artists who are accepted to the festival will be provided housing via the Parrsboro Creative hospitality initiative.

Plein air painting images courtesy Bill Rogers, Joy Laking, and Tom Forrestall

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