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    PLEIN AIR SOUTHWEST 2023

           

May 7-13, 2023


CALL FOR ENTRY!


Important dates, deadlines and event schedule

            •  Entry deadline: January 2, 2023  
            •  Acceptance notice: January 15, 2023
            •  Orientation and Welcome: May 7, 2023
            •  Official Paint Out:  May 7 – May 13, 2023
            •  Turn In Paintings:  9 AM – 12 Noon, May 12, 2023
            •  Exhibition Preview VIP Reception 7:00 pm, May 12, 2023
            •  Exhibition open to public:  May 13. 2023
            •  Exhibition ends – pick up unsold work: 8:00 pm, May 13, 2023

 ABOUT THE EVENT


Plein Air Southwest is juried membership paint out competition presented by the Outdoor Painters Society.  The 2023 event is hosted by Galveston Historical Foundation, Galveston, Texas.  Juried artists compete for $25,000+ in cash and merchandise.  Artists will paint for 6 days and nights at selected locations within the city of Galveston. 

PASW Competition artists interpret this historic city as only a plein air painter can.  Our event takes place during the  Annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour that attracts thousands of visitors to the city.  For 6 days, artists have access to paint on the grounds of the homes on tour as well as special permission to other private locations including the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA.  


The Exhibition is in the Ballroom of the historic  1880 GARTEN VEREIN ; The building's most unique octagonal design and panoramic windows allow spectacular views from every angle.  It resembles a grand glassed-in gazebo!   A percentage of sales from the exhibition benefits the Galveston Historic Foundation.


ENTRY ACCEPTED THROUGH ONLINE JURIED SHOWS.COM


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PROSPECTUS  -  CLICK HERE TO ENTER


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We're excited to announce our juror will be PATRICK SAUNDERS! Patrick will also teach a 3-day workshop May 9-11, Note: workshop runs concurrently during PASW

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR WORKSHOP




"Here Comes the Sun " 14x18 oil on linen

  by Patrick Saunders



ABOUT THE JUROR OF AWARDS - PATRICK SAUNDERS

Patrick Saunders is an award-winning artist who travels the globe, creating fine art, teaching painting workshops, and judging painting competitions. Patrick paints a variety of subjects, including portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, and florals.


After graduating from the Kansas City Art Institute, Patrick spent a decade as an artist at Hallmark Cards before returning to KCAI to accept a faculty position teaching illustration, painting, animation, and web design. His students voted to honor Patrick with an Educator of the Year award. Teaching led to a job offer in advertising, where, as a Group Creative Director, Patrick led teams of marketing professionals in New York, San Francisco, and globally, producing advertising for clients such as Colgate-Palmolive, Whole Foods, Hill’s Pet Food, FedEx, Revlon, Southwest Airlines, Tom’s of Maine, Nextel, Skyy, Kashi, and Kellogg’s.


Throughout his career, Patrick has been recognized for outstanding work, earning awards from the American Advertising Federation, the International Academy of the Visual Arts, the Web Marketing Association, the Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, and Oil Painters of America. He was first featured by Southwest Art Magazine in 2000, as one of their 21 Artists to Watch Under 31. Patrick has twice been the cover artist for and featured in Southwest Art Magazine, in September 2018 and in December 2020. He received a gold medal from the Oil Painters of America in 2020.


In 2013, Patrick began plein air painting, and has won awards from numerous nationally recognized events, including Plein Air Easton, the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Maui Plein Air, Lighthouse Plein Air, Sedona Plein Air, the Airstream Fine Art Invitational, Plein Air Texas, Plein Air Richmond, and Telluride Plein Air. He was featured in Plein Air Magazine in 2018.


Patrick is a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America, and a Signature Member of the Portrait Society of America. He is a former Signature Member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, the American Impressionist Society, and the Outdoor Painters Society.

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ABOUT GALVESTON HISTORICAL FOUNDATION AND THE EVENT

Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) was formed as the Galveston Historical Society in 1871 and merged with a new organization formed in 1954 as a non-profit entity devoted to historic preservation and history in Galveston County. Over the last sixty years, GHF has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation, coastal resiliency and stewardship of historic properties. GHF embraces a broader vision of history and architecture that encompasses advancements in environmental and natural sciences and their intersection with historic buildings and coastal life, and conceives of history as an engaging story of individual lives and experiences on Galveston Island from the 19th century to the present day. Throughout the year,  thousands of volunteers assist Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) with its goal to “preserve and revitalize the architectural, cultural and maritime heritage of Galveston Island”.  The staff, members and volunteers work hand in hand daily supporting this vital non-profit foundation. 

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