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Plein Air Paint Out

October 14, 2017


The Santa Rosa Arts and Culture Foundation will be hosting the seventh Plein Air Paint Out on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Artists will set up canvas and capture the flora from Bagdad to Milton.   All painters and pastel artists are encouraged to participate to help capture the beauty of these two historic towns.

The Village of Bagdad offers artistic scenic views of the Blackwater River, the bay, historic homes/buildings under a canopy of huge live oak trees and Spanish moss.  Historic Downtown Milton was built on the edge of the Blackwater River with breath taking scenes along the Riverwalk Park.  Milton also, has many historic homes, churches, and parks to incorporate in your work.  Both communities share the banks of  Blackwater River.

Plein Air Painting is landscape painting that is done outside in the open air.  This style became popular during the impressionist era when painting moved from the studio to the out of doors.  It is characterized by less detail and the artist’s desire to capture a fleeting moment.  Given the need to work quickly and without repeated passes of the brush, plein air landscapes are typically spontaneous, fresh and bold in feeling and look.

Saturday October 14, 2017

8:00 am– stops 2:30 pm Plein Air Paint Out

1:00 pm– stops 2:30 pm Paddle Paint Out Competition/Quick Draw

3:00 pm– Afternoon Luncheon and Judging

Registration Rules & Times 

8:00 –8:30 am

You must register and sign in at The Dragonfly Gallery. Canvas and/or Paddle must be stamped before leaving. Dragonfly Gallery is located at 6815 Caroline Street in Milton, FL. (Maximum Canvas size is 16 X 20)  Coffee, water and breakfast treats are provided for artists.  (Frames must be supplied by artists and have D-ring or screw eyes and wire for hanging.)  Paint out can be anywhere within Bagdad or Milton.

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Paddle Paint  Out Competition begins. Plein Air Artist may choose to continue working until 2:30 pm on

morning canvases or join in the fun of painting a landscape on a canoe paddle.

All participants will begin to paint paddles in a designated area at the sound of the horn blast at 1:00.

Brushes go down at the 2:30 pm at the sound of the second horn.


2:30 pm  Plein Air Competition ends At this time artists may frame up to 2 pieces of work created during Plein Air

2:30 pm  Paddle Paint Out  Competition ends

3:00 pm

All Framed Work and Paddles must be dropped off in the feature room at the Dragonfly Gallery judging.   No work will be accepted  after 3:00 pm.

3:00 pm

Artist luncheon served at Women’s Club on Oak Street.

4:30 pm

The winners announced at Dragon Fly Gallery and prizes awarded.

Purchases can be made at reception or while the show is displayed.


October 14thNovember 14th

During these dates the Plein Air and Paddle Paint Out show will hang at the gallery.

After the initial hanging day a 20 percent commission fee will be added by the gallery if sold while on display.



October 14, 2017


Dragonfly Art Gallery
6815 Caroline Street
Milton, FL 32570 United States
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