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Paint Dover! Plein Air Painting Event, Competition and Exhibition

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Dover Art League (and additional locations)

21 W. Loockerman Street

Dover, DE 19904

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Paint Dover! is a one-day plein air painting event and art competition in downtown Dover, to be held on Friday, October 4, rain or shine! This inaugural art event is part of Arts Alive at Five! and is offered in conjunction with First Fridays in downtown Dover.

Amateur and professional artists, as well as high school and college students, are invited to paint from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m., after which a "wet paint" exhibition will be held between 4:30 and 7 p.m. An awards presentation will be held at 6 p.m. at Loockerman Way Plaza, 126 Loockerman Street (Rain location at the Dover Art League, 21 Loockerman Street.)

“En plein air” is a French expression that means “in the open air” used to describe the art of painting outdoors. Artists from around the region will take to the streets, the parks, sidewalks and outdoor cafes to participate. Inspired by downtown Dover’s architectural landscape, historic commercial buildings, gardens and scenery, artists will quickly capture changing light and shadows, and the “spirit” of downtown Dover. The community is invited to watch artists throughout the day, attend the judging of paintings, and even cast their vote for best in show via a “People’s Choice” award, after which they may purchase artwork…some of which is still wet on the canvas!

Location of painting: Upon arrival at registration, artists will be provided with a map of the downtown Dover area - the designated area in which paintings are to be completed, as well as a parking pass that may be used on the street and in designated parking lots. Painters may paint the many residences, shops and eateries on the traditional "Main Street" downtown corridor of Loockerman Street and adjacent streets, as well historic residences at The Green, the First State National Historical Park and also a national historic district: https://www.nps.gov/frst/planyourvisit/the-green-dover.htm)

NOTE: A map of the designated painting area, as well as recommendations for parking, will be provided to artists at check-in. See www.DowntownDoverPartnership.com for more information about downtown.

Cost: $20 per participant, non-refundable. College student reduced rate is $10 and high school students are free of charge, BUT ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER.

REGISTRATION: Pre-registration via this Eventbrite site is preferred and registration by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 is requested to ensure sufficient welcome materials and food at casual dinner being provided to artists. There will be limited registration on site.

Exhibition: The event will culminate in awards presentation, exhibition, and artwork sales at 126 Loockerman Way Plaza (with alternate poor weather location at the Dover Art League, 21 Loockerman Street.) Artists must have work mounted to their easel for judging by 4:30 p.m. sharp at Loockerman Way Plaza. People's Choice award will be voted on by participating artists and the public. All awards will be announced beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Loockerman Way Plaza.

Artists are invited to enjoy a casual, complimentary dinner at the Dover Art League from 4:45 to 6 p.m.

Awards: Artwork will be judged and a variety of cash and prizes will be awarded in each (professional and amateur) category, anticipated as follows:

- Professional: Combination of several monetary and gift certificate awards

- Amateur: Best Emerging Professional and up to two (2) Honorable Mentions (combination of monetary and gift certificate awards

- People's Choice: Sponsor Award to be determined

  • NOTE: Main Street Dover reserves the right to adjust above award categories/awards depending on conditions and number of participants.

Sales: Sale of artwork is encouraged. Nevertheless, all artwork must remain on display until 7 p.m., including work that has been sold. Artists are responsible for sales of their work and are encouraged to bring a Square® for credit card sales transactions. There will be no sales transactions handled by Main Street Dover. There will be no commission costs paid by artists to Main Street Dover for sales of artwork.

ON-SITE CHECK IN: 7 - 10 a.m. The House of Coffi at 14 E Loockerman Street in Dover. Artists arriving after 10 a.m., please check in at the Dover Art League at 21 Loockerman Street.

Paint Dover! and preparatory workshops leading up to this event are produced by Main Street Dover and partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. PaintDover! is part of The 2019 Big Draw Festival DE presented by Mispillion Art League.

Questions? Contact Diane@DowntownDoverPartnership.com or call 302-678-2940

Special thanks to Paint Dover! award sponsors: City of Dover Mayor Christiansen, PAM Rehabilitation of Dover, Jerry's Artarama and Dick Blick. Additional sponsors will be added.

NOTE: Changes may be made to this information prior to the event. PLEASE CHECK REGISTRATION PACKETS UPON ARRIVAL AT REGISTRATION. Every effort will be made to provide interested parties and participants with updates to information.

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Dover Art League (and additional locations)

21 W. Loockerman Street

Dover, DE 19904

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