Paint the town Aug. 13-14: Registration now open for ‘Paint Out Winslow’

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Bainbridge Arts & Crafts is gearing up for Paint Out Winslow 2016, its third annual plein air painting event to be held Saturday & Sunday August 13-14 in historic Downtown Winslow.

Painters from all over the region will descend on the town to paint whatever catches their eye. The event will culminate with a reception (read “party”) and awards ceremony, with a top prize of $500 cash!

paint-out2“Paint Out Winslow creates an energetic and communal painting opportunity for area artists while also bringing them into the public eye,” BAC Director of Education Lynnette Sandbloom said. “Artists will come away with new friends, exciting new work, and maybe even a little prize money in their pockets. Community members and visitors to the island will get a unique opportunity to meet artists in public and chat with them about their work and their creative process. This event has become a highlight for our community.”

One woman was so taken by watching the Eagle Harbor Congregational Church come to life on painter Nancy Klos’s canvas in 2015 that she just had to buy it. In fact several participants sold their work to enthusiastic observers. And it’s not just seasoned painters who join in – all levels are welcomed and encouraged. Last year one of the first-time participants was nervous, at first. “I was hesitant to actually try to create something where people off the street could come and see all my mistakes. But that lasted all of about 10 minutes – I got so wrapped up in the fun of it all that I started to look forward to sharing my efforts.  I didn’t win a prize, but I got a nifty apron and a tube of oil paint, just for trying. I’m definitely going to do it again this year.”

There are still a few slots left, and those interested in signing up should do so now. The cost to participate is $40. Register online at www.bacart.org/artists/paintoutwinslow, register in person at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, or call the gallery at 206.842.3132. Limited scholarships are available for those needing help with the entrance fee. Call the gallery for details.  paint-out1

Paint Out Winslow is made possible by these generous sponsors: The Ellis Family, Artists’ Edge, Daniel Smith, Sketch Seattle, M. Graham, and Golden Paints.

For additional information contact BAC Director of Education Lynnette Sandbloom at 206.842.3132 or lynnette@bacart.org.