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Farm Plein Air Quick Draws (Spring and Fall)

The Maryland Agricultural Resource Council

Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)

Farm Plein Air Quick Draws (Spring and Fall)

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As part of its ongoing exploration of the intersection between art and agriculture through its Arts on the Farm Initiative, MARC, is pleased to host two Farm Plein Air Quick Draws in 2016.


Pre-registration fee is $10 for adults and $5 for youth. A $5 late fee will be applied to all artists registering the day of the event.   This event is open to anyone who wishes to participate and has their own supplies and easels. Youth and adults will be judged separately. All artists may use any medium, but must paint in the plein air tradition.  If you would like to register via check, email


8:30 AM - Artists check in at the registration desk, and pay if they haven’t already pre-registered.  A $5 late fee will be assessed for day-of registrants. 

Artists are free to explore the 149 acre farm park to scout out the perfect location. NOTE: The Ag-Center is a public park, and open everyday from sunrise to sunset. Artists are welcomed and encouraged to visit the park prior to the event to scout potential sites. 

9:30 AM  - The farm bell will sound and artists may begin painting en plein air style on any subject.  No pre-painted or pre-drawn materials are allowed.  The Quickdraw artwork must be created during the Quickdraw time frame.  

At 11:30 AM  the farm bell will sound.

At 11:45 AM - All Quickdraw artists must be set up in the exhibit/sale area (the tree-lined allee) for the judging and sale.  There is little turnaround time, so please be prepared to have a title and price.

12:15 PM Awards distributed, and Sale of artwork commences. NOTE: The May Quick Draw will coincide with the Flower Power: Bloomin Fun for Everyone Spring Fling. Artists registered for the Quick Draw are able to attend Flower Power for free. The second event creates a built in audience for sales that day.


All artists must be set up for judging by 11:45 PM . 

Judging will begin at 11:45 PM EST and end at 12:15 PM 

The Quickdraw Awards are announced and distributed

  • 1st Place Adult - $200
  • 2nd Place Adult - $100
  • 3rd Place Adult - $50


SALES:  Each artwork is required to be for sale and to have a title and a price written on the provided label.  Each participating artist should consider Plein Air Quickdraw his or her gallery.  There will be a 30% commission collected from the proceeds of each Quickdraw sale to help fund this event and future Arts on the Farm initiatives; any violators will be banned from future events.  
RAIN DATES: 5/7 and 10/30

Location:  Baltimore County Ag-Center (1114 Shawan Rd - Cockeysville, MD 21030). The Baltimore County Ag-Center is 149 acres of pasture, crops, barns, woodlands, wetlands, demonstration gardens, a historic corn crib, scenic vistas, recreational trails, and more. It is a public Farm Park open 365 days a year from sunrise to sunset.

Have questions about Farm Plein Air Quick Draws (Spring and Fall)? Contact The Maryland Agricultural Resource Council


Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)

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The Maryland Agricultural Resource Council

The Maryland Agricultural Resource Council is organized for the benefit of the citizens of Maryland to enhance the rural economy and to foster conservation of agricultural and natural resources through educational and technical services by:

Providing life-long learning opportunities for current and prospective farmers and agribusinesses through seminars, activities, continuing education programs, curriculum-based partnerships with schools, colleges, and universities as well as mentoring opportunities with successful farmers:

Supportting rural economic growth in Maryland through agriculture and related fields that is consistent with local and statewide natural resource protection and farmland conservation goals;

Promoting citizen understanding of and appreciation for agricultural businesses and their impact on the lives of all people and the environment in which they live with a focus on the Chesapeake Bay watershed: and

Helping children and families of diverse backgrounds develop a personal connection to agriculture through tangible, hands-on experiences.

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