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 2018 EnPleinAirTEXAS EVENTS OVERVIEW


SATURDAY, October 20

EnPleinAirTEXAS Artists Pre-event Paint-Out ~

COME WATCH & MEET THE ARTISTS!

THE 2018 COMPETITION ARTISTS WILL BE PAINTING

2 to 6pm – in Historic Downtown San Angelo and the River area near the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts.

6:15 to 7pm – Today’s Paintings displayed and for sale on the grounds behind the museum near the river!

7:00pm – SPONSOR WELCOME PARTY for the ARTISTS (private function) at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, One Love Street.   

HOW TO BECOME A SPONSOR

SUNDAY, October 21

EnPleinAirTEXAS Artists Paint-Out in PAINT ROCK, TEXAS!

COME WATCH & MEET THE ARTISTS!

1pm to 6pm (approximately!) – Artists will paint in and around Paint Rock, Texas, a scenic 40 minute drive from San Angelo.  Everyone invited!

 

MONDAY, October 22

Competition Artists painting on private ranches near Christoval

Visit EPAT (EnPleinAirTEXAS) HEADQUARTERS and ‘FRESH PAINT’ GALLERY VERDE, 417 S. Oakes

Open 9am to 5:30pm – Event & Artist Information

    Purchase Event Tickets early for STAMPEDE, Saturday Party, and Chuck Wagon Breakfast

     Pick-up online ticket purchases here

    Register early for Saturday's Open Quick Draw Paint-Out

     Come view new Fresh Paintings daily!  Most are available for purchase early!

TUESDAY, October 23

INTERNATIONAL WATER LILY GARDEN PAINT DAY

and BRUNCH with the ARTISTS

All morning you’ll find the Competition Artists at the Civic League Park in San Angelo, 24 South Park Street.  Everyone is welcome to COME WANDER & WATCH as they paint in this spectacular sunken garden!

     Tickets for the WATER LILY BRUNCH WITH THE ARTISTS are available for $35 and may be purchased ahead online or at Event Headquarters.  Mimosas and orange juice will be available as you view world-acclaimed lilies and wander in the gardens with the artists.  You may be seated and enjoy brunch anytime between 10:30 and noon.
PURCHASE TICKETS

EPAT (EnPleinAirTEXAS) HEADQUARTERS and ‘FRESH PAINT’ GALLERY VERDE, 417 S. Oakes

Open 9am to 5:30pm – Event & Artist Information

     Purchase Event Tickets for STAMPEDE, Saturday Party, and Chuck Wagon Breakfast

     Register early for Saturday's Open Quick Draw Paint-Out

     View and Purchase Fresh Paintings from the week!
                                

WEDNESDAY – THURSDAY, October 24-25

Competition Artists painting on private ranches and in the area. 

EPAT (EnPleinAirTEXAS) HEADQUARTERS and ‘FRESH PAINT’ GALLERY VERDE, 417 S. Oakes                 

Open 9am to 5:30pm – Event & Artist Information

     Purchase Event Tickets for STAMPEDE, Saturday Party, & Chuck Wagon Breakfast

     Register early for Saturday's Open Quick Draw Paint-Out

     Thursday is last day to Purchase Paintings before the weekend exhibit!

FRIDAY, October 26

ARTISTS’ TALKS & DEMONSTRATIONS

Come enjoy FREE talks and demonstrations all day in Downtown San Angelo as our artists welcome you to watch, ask questions, and learn!  Locations and participating artists will be listed soon.

Artist Demonstrations will be held:

     10:30am to 12:30pm

     12:30pm to 2:30pm

     2:30pm to 4:15pm

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26

ART COLLECTORS STAMPEDE & AWARDS PARTY & SALE

Join fellow art enthusiasts for your first opportunity to see the 2018 COMPETITION PAINTINGS - two paintings selected by each Artist - that are judged and winners awarded over $13,000 in cash prizes this evening!  In all, over 250 fresh and one-of-a-kind diverse interpretations of our West Texas area are showcased tonight and FOR SALE by 34 of the top award-winning Plein Air painters in the country!

 

6:30 to 8:30 pm - Quartermaster & Commissary Buildings at Fort Concho, 600 Burgess Street.

     TICKETS are $100 and include a $100 credit towards purchase of a painting in the exhibit.

     Purchase tickets early online, at Gallery Verde, or at the door.

PURCHASE TICKETS

7:00 pm - AWARDS PRESENTATION by 2018 judge Kenn Backhaus of Pennsylvania! 
     The artists donate a portion of all sales back to benefit the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts education programs in their 18 county service area.

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27

ROPE YOURSELF A PAINTING!

San Angelo Fairgrounds, 50 East 43rd Street

QUICK DRAW OPEN PAINT-OUT

8:00am – Artist registration & check-in opens at the gate east of the Coliseum

ARTIST REGISTRATION

9:00am – COME WATCH or COME PAINT!

     All area Artists (18 yrs. & older) are invited to join with our 34 Competition Artists in this year’s Quick Draw Paint-Out at the San Angelo Roping Fiesta!  In a short 2 ½ hours, artists will attempt to ‘lasso’ the essence of West Texas on their canvasses. 

     COME WATCH FOR FREE!  Wander the fairgrounds and find our 34 Competition Artists as well as artists from across the state, here to paint cowboys & horses, the action at the indoor roping arena, and hundreds of kids & animals at the junior livestock show.  So much to paint!

     WANT TO PAINT?  Register online or at Gallery Verde during the week, or at the Fairgrounds between 8am & 9am for a $10 Registration Fee if you want to paint in this fun competition.

11:30am – with a big HOOEY!  The artists must stop painting & frame their artwork for judging. By the way, a “HOOEY” is the final loop by the rider when roping a calf.

HIGH NOON – JUDGING, AWARDS & SALE
     Artists, easels and paintings are corralled at the big STAR in front of the Housley Building (maps available). 

     2018 EPAT judge Kenn Backhaus announces the winning paintings and awards $2850 in cash prizes. 

     All Paintings are for SALE and now is your opportunity to visit with the artists and ‘rope yourself a colorful memory’ of cowboys & paintbrushes - benefitting these amazing artists AND the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts!

 

65TH ANNUAL ROPING FIESTA  

50 East 43rd St, San Angelo Fairgrounds, entrance east of the Coliseum

1 to 4pm – COME WATCH 
     The Competition Artists will be in the stands, capturing the action in the longest running stand-alone roping event in the world! 
     Roping tickets are $12 and may be purchased at the gate. 
     These paintings may be purchased this afternoon and picked up (framed) at Fort Concho on Sunday.


ENPLEINAIRTEXAS 2018 ARTIST EXHIBIT & SALE

9am to 5pm – Open FREE to the Public at Fort Concho, 600 Burgess St. 
     View and purchase your favorites from over 250 paintings painted ‘en plein air’ this week!
     Cast your vote for the ‘STRAY CALF AWARD’!

 

ART IN THE AFTERNOON

More information to come soon about painting activities for children at Fort Concho!

 

BEER, BUCKAROOS & BUY A PAINTING PARTY!   

6 to 8:30pm – Quartermaster Building at Fort Concho, 600 Burgess St.

     $25 per person, come casual or old-west artsy, party with the Artists and rope yourself some fun!

     More information to come!!

PURCHASE TICKETS

7:00pm – “MINI-PEARLS of the CONCHOS” Exhibit GRAND OPENING!

     Ticket-Holder EXCLUSIVE 1st Viewing & Sale of the 2018 ‘mini-pearls’ –
     34 paintings 6”x 6” or 6”x 8”  that were painted this week by the Competition Artists & can be purchased TONIGHT! 
     $1500 in cash awards handed out by judge Kenn Backhaus.

     Exhibit & Awards Sponsored by Fran & Tom Gregg

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28

CHUCK WAGON BREAKFAST WITH THE ARTISTS & ROPING PAINTINGS!

9 to 11am – Enjoy a hardy Chuck Wagon Breakfast with the Artists 
Historic Fort Concho, 600 Burgess St. 
     Tickets should be purchased ahead of time online or at Gallery Verde by Thursday, Oct. 26th.

PURCHASE TICKETS

9:30am – “OUT OF THE CHUTE!!” – Roping Painting Exhibit Opens and ALL are for sale!  Commissary Building at Fort Concho.

 

LAST DAY ARTIST EXHIBIT & SALE!

9am to 3pm – Open FREE to the public at Fort Concho, 600 Burgess St. 
     Your last chance to visit with the Artists and purchase artwork from a week of painting on ranches, parks and rivers, and out at the roping fiesta!  And don’t miss the Mini-Pearls (small paintings from this week) exhibit and sale now open to the public!

 

‘STRAY CALF’ AWARD
     Today is the last day to place your personal vote for the painting YOU feel was lost and should have gotten an award! 
     The judge will award a $500 prize to that painting at 1pm today!

 

1pm - JUDGES TALK & STRAY CALF AWARD Presentation by KENN BACKHAUS
Quartermaster Building. 

     Kenn will share insights on his choices for the prize-winning paintings.  Free to everyone.

 

2 to 3pm – FINAL SALE for 2018!

     Your very last chance to take home an original treasure from one of our 2018 award-winning EnPleinAirTEXAS Artists!

 

Join us next year, October 20-27, for the 2019 EnPleinAirTEXAS!

Tickets for events may be purchased in advance by calling the Museum, or at Gallery Verde, 417 S. Oakes St, Oct. 22-25, 9am to 5:30pm.  Tickets are also available online at www.enpleinairTEXAS.com and may be picked up at Gallery Verde in advance, or at the door at the event you are attending.