Basics and Rules for the 2018 EnPleinAirTEXAS COMPETITION ARTISTS
*As events are confirmed and added to our schedule, there will be additions to this page. Please check back often for updates!
*Attend Artists’ ORIENTATION, participate in SUNDAY PAINT-OUT, and attend the WELCOME PARTY at the museum.
*Paint daily, preferably at least part of the day in the advertised venues, and interact with the public to increase interest and connect with potential new patrons.
*We recommend Artists bring at least a few of your daily paintings to be displayed and for sale in the Fresh Paint Gallery at EPAT Headquarters. We had some success with this last year and the public can see your style before Friday's big event. Space is limited, so bring your paintings by early in the week!
*Make all efforts to attend public events that are designed to help the artists interact with new potential patrons.
*Friday morning, submit 2 completed artworks, framed and ready to be hung, for the awards competition with a maximum canvas or matted size of 24” x 24". You will also submit your 'Mini-Pearl of the Concho' painting. More information to come on this. All work must be completed on an EnPleinAirTEXAS 2018 stamped canvas, and produced en plein air, without the assistance of photography. The competition paintings may not be pre-sold.
*Agree to price work within your normal retail pricing structure, understanding that a 40% commission on all works sold will be retained by the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. All sales will be handled by representatives of the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts.
*Provide up to 8 additional plein air paintings, framed and ready to be hung, that are produced during the week of the event, that may be used as backup paintings for sale during the weekend exhibit. If space allows, you may bring plein air paintings from home to fill any additional area as paintings sell.
*Consider volunteering to do a TALK/DEMO in San Angelo schools or for the public on Friday after turning in your paintings.
*Attend the Collectors’ STAMPEDE and Awards Party & Sale to celebrate a great week of painting, reconnect with people met during the week, and meet potential new collectors.
*Participate in the 2 hour QUICK DRAW PAINT-OUT at the San Angelo Fairgrounds. If allergies prevent this, we hope you will offer to do a painting demo at the exhibit site at Fort Concho.
*Participate in the Saturday afternoon SAN ANGELO ROPING FIESTA where you are special guests, painting all the action and meeting new patrons from all across the United States.
*Attend the 'CHUCK WAGON BREAKFAST with the ARTISTS' at Ft. Concho on Sunday, Oct. 28th, and spend some time afterwards in the Competition Gallery to network & encourage final sales.
*Pick Up any work that does not sell at the end of the event, or make prior arrangements for shipment.
*Agree that selling any work produced from one week prior to one week after the competition, or any work commissioned as a result of participation in EnPleinAirTEXAS will also require a 40% commission to be paid to the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts.
*Allow the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts to use images of the work of the Competition Artists for publicity purposes.
Famous for our West Texas Hospitality, we LOVE our Artists and offer some SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES to make everything better for you!
- A PRE-EVENT PAINT OUT is planned for Saturday, Oct. 20th. You are encouraged to arrive early and 'warm-up' to our West Texas scenery.
- HOST FAMILY HOMES will be offered to all competition artists beginning on Friday, October 19. Artists are encouraged to arrive early to get to know the area and be inspired!
- ALL EVENTS involving competition artists and food are free to the artists; in addition, lunch is provided daily. We feed you very well!!
- THE WET GALLERY at Gallery Verde, Event Information Headquarters, gives artists the option to showcase freshly painted artwork. Visitors have the chance to see your personal work and purchase it early. We had excellent early sales in 2016!
- There will be opportunities for artists to engage the public with personal talks and demonstrations in local galleries or venues, and in local schools. More information to come!
All Artists who were not selected as one of our 2018 Competition Artists, are invited as our guests to compete in the 2018 EnPleinAirTEXAS Quick-Draw event.
Applications for the 2018 EnPleinAirTEXAS Competition will be taken beginning January 1, 2018.