Georgetown Plein Air: Call for Artists

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Georgetown Heritage Center

809 Taos Street

Georgetown, CO 80444

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Georgetown Plein Air

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Georgetown Cultural Arts presents: a Signature Event

Georgetown Plein Air: Call for Artists

Friday, July 31st-Saturday, August 1: Plein Air Painting Event

Saturday, August 1: 6-8pm Opening Reception

Saturday, August 1-Sunday, August 16: 10am-4pm Exhibit & Sale

ARTIST REGISTRATION begins February 1, 2020

Third annual Plein Air event in vintage, picturesque Georgetown, Colorado, 45 minutes west of Denver at 8,500 ft elevation, part of the Georgetown-Silver Plume National Landmark Historic District. A charming town of colorful Victorian buildings ringed by mountain views, Georgetown has long been a favorite of artists. Includes Quick Draw in historic downtown. Exhibit and sale through Sunday, August 16. Registration and exhibition at Georgetown Heritage Center, restored 1874 schoolhouse, 809 Taos Street. Join us for this painting event in the summer mountain air! Open to qualified plein air artists. Late registration accepted.

Eligibility

All fine arts mediums are acceptable, using plein air technique. All artwork must be created outdoors on stamped canvas or other medium on July 31st or August 1st within the defined area. Although not a juried entry process, only qualified plein air artists are eligible for the exhibition and prizes. Plein air artists must submit a resume including exhibits and shows and three (3) images of plein air paintings in jpg format, or a link to a website displaying their work in this genre. Exhibit space is limited, up to 50 qualified artist applicants will be accepted, two pieces per artist.

Registration

Registration cost is $35 non-refundable, application must be received by July 12 at 8pm. Late registration fee is $45 and will be open until August 1st if space is available. Price includes all payment processing fees. Apply by email to artschair@georgetowntrust.org. Send resume including exhibits and shows and three (3) images of plein air paintings in jpg format, or a link to a website displaying their work in this genre. Only requested attachments will be opened. Accepted applicants will be contacted by email. They must submit payment by check through mail or in person, or via credit card online or over the phone 303.569.5180 within 10 days of notification. Instructions will follow for online payment.

Event Schedule

Feb 1-July 12, 2020 Registration

July 13-Aug 1 Late registration

July 31, 6-10am, 2-4pm Registration

August 1, 6-10am Registration

12:30-2:00pm Quick Draw on 6th Street

3:30-4:30pm Submission of completed art ready for hanging

5:00-6:00pm Judging

6:00-8:00pm Opening reception

August 2– 16, 10am-4pm Exhibit and sale open to public daily

August 17–18 Artist artwork pick up, or by appointment

Awards

Best of Show $500

Best Quick Draw Downtown $200

Best Historic District $100

Best Train / Train Station $100

Additional awards may be available day of opening

Juror

Awards will be judged by Susie Hyer. Based in Evergreen, Colorado, she has been working professionally since 1976 and is the recipient of several scholarships, grants, and awards for her work, including two international design awards. Her work has appeared in galleries and national exhibitions, private and corporate collections, and published in Art of the National Parks: Historical Connections, Contemporary Interpretations and Landscapes of Colorado, and American Art Collector Series. Her work has also been featured in numerous art magazines. She has been a National Vice President of the Women’s Caucus for Art, President of the New Orleans Chapter, and is a signature member of Oil Painters of America, signature member of the American Impressionist Society, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico , signature member of Plein Air Artists of Colorado, and Plein Air Painters of Hawaii.

Setting

During the event, artists may paint at locations of their own choice within the following defined area:

Town of Georgetown

Georgetown Lake

Georgetown Loop Railroad, along the route and train stations

Town of Silver Plume

Guanella Pass Road to Mt. Bierstadt

Exhibit and Sales

All artwork must be created outdoors on stamped canvas or other medium on July 31st or August 1st within the defined boundary area. Canvases and other medium will be stamped upon in-person registration. All works must be framed and prepared for exhibit with wire hangers or suitable hanging device and be ready to hang. Up to two (2) paintings will be accepted from qualified participants. If space allows a third may be accepted, to be determined the day of the show.

This event is a fundraiser for the Georgetown Cultural Arts Program. GCAP will retain 40% of all sales. Commissioned pieces as a result of the exhibit will be subject to the same rate. Payment for all work sold will be mailed to artists no later than two weeks after the exhibit closing. Digital images of exhibited work may be used for publicity in future events.

Lodging

Contact Georgetown Gateway Visitor Center at the entrance to Georgetown for lodging and restaurant information.

Gateway Visitor Center 303.569.2405 VisitorCenter@georgetowntrust.org

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