$10 – $35

Salado - A Taste of Art

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423 S Main St

423 South Main Street

Salado, TX 76571

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ARTIST INFORMATION - Competition Rules

  • Only selected artists may enter paintings from the paint-out into the competition

  • Artists may bring two finished paintings for sale during the event (maximum size 18x24)

  • Artists will check in at the Salado Historical Museum (423 S Main)

  • Only stamped canvases may be entered into the competition

  • Canvases or boards are limited to maximum equivalent size of 16 x20 inches

  • The artist may provide two paintings from the paint-out and one from the quick draw competition for the auction and sale

  • The artist will select one painting from the paint-out for competition

  • All paintings from the paint-out must be ready to hang (wire frame or wire gallery wrap)

  • Quick draw paintings will be displayed without being hung

  • All artwork must be labeled with labels provided by the Taste of Art committee with artist’s name, contact information, price. Please price work within your current pricing structure.

  • All paintings will be displayed Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Pennington Barn ( 339 Van Bibber Road) for awards and sales

  • Competition prizes (1st - $750, 2nd - $500, 3rd- $250 for paint-out winners; Quick draw - $100) will be awarded at the Canvas, Castings and Cocktails Party

  • All sales are handled by the Taste of Art committee. Artists will receive payment (70% of sale) within two weeks of the sale. 30% of the sale of paintings will benefit The Public Arts League of Salado.



Participants will be selected by two professional artists outside the local area. Applicants must register on this Eventbrite page or by mail to Taste of Art, 11015 Salado Springs Circle, Salado, TX 76571. Application must include images of two recent paintings. There is a $35.00 submission fee for application. All registrations must be submitted by midnight on August 1, 2017.

Submission form
Artist’ name ______________________________

Address _________________________________

Telephone ________________________________

Email ___________________________________

Website (if available) _______________________

Questions or further information: Jill Shipman (254) 718-2030 or email: halexand@embarqmail.com



- Early bird on Monday, September 18, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
- Mid-week on Wednesday, September 20, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
- Two day on Friday, September 22, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
- One day on Saturday, September 23, 8:00 – 9:00 am
- Canvas(es) stamped by a Taste of Art representative. Only one stamped work submitted by 5:00 pm on Saturday will be judged.

Friday, September 22

2:00 – 5:00 pm Paint around town and on private ranches (directions on map in artist’ packets)

3:00 – 5:00 pm Artist’s Demonstration at the Salado Historical Museum (free to public)

5:30 – 7:30 pm Artists Meet and Greet gathering at Stone Creek Settlement (714 College Hill)

The public is invited ($18.00 ticket) to meet the paint-out artists and share wine, snacks, and good conversation.

Saturday, September 23

8:00 – 4:00 pm Paint around town and on private ranches (directions on map in artist’s packets)

1:00 – 1:45 pm Artist’s talk at the Salado Historic Museum – free to public

2:00 – 4:00 pm Quick draw competition – Salado Sculpture Garden (Salado Plaza Drive)

Registration (anyone may compete – $10.00 fee for non-registered artists). Canvases must be stamped by a Taste of Art representative.

One painting from the quick draw is allowed for judging.

Painting will begin on signal at 2:20 pm and must be completed by 4:00 pm.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Artists will deliver all paintings (two from paint-out and one from quick draw) to the Pennington Barn (339 Van Bibber Road) for judging. Paintings must be ready to hang.

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Canvas, Castings, and Cocktails at the Pennington Barn. ($25.00 public ticket)

Food, Drinks, and Fantastic Art

Awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place paint out paintings

Award for best quick draw painting

Awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place 2017 sculptures

Auction of winning paintings and sculptures

Wet paint and more sale

9:00 pm Artists pick up their art

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423 S Main St

423 South Main Street

Salado, TX 76571

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