9th Annual Plein Air Paint Out Call to Artists

August 30 - September 1, 2018

Next Session: Thursday, August 30, 2018 - Saturday, September 01, 2018 / All Day

The staff and volunteers at View heartily invite you to consider visiting Old Forge, NY for 2-3 days this summer (August 30-September 1), to paint en plein air with a dynamic group of fellow artists, and to donate a painting for the live auction to be held Saturday, September 1, 2018.

Each participating artist may also submit one or two paintings which will be displayed in View’s lobby during the 3 days, for sale as “pay and take” (see details below!)

Artists from the previous 8 years have shared their enthusiasm for this event and return again and again to meet and paint with artists from around the Northeast, attend the Adirondack National Exhibition ofAmerican Watercolors, paint in spectacular settings, and support View, the arts center in Old Forge.

Each participating artist will be provided with some supplies and meals courtesy of the Plein Air Committee. Overnight accommodations are also available, thanks to generous members of the Old Forge area community, on a space available basis.

When you register you will begin to receive information about your visit to Old Forge and specifics about your participation in this exciting annual event. Please refer to the registration form for more details.

Two days of painting culminates in the lively auction on Saturday at 5:00, when the public is invited to come bid on our donated paintings. A preview reception will start at 4:30, giving guests an opportunity to view the artwork and choose their favorites to bid on, we hope! Proceeds benefit the programs and workshops offered by View to all area residents and visitors of all ages year round.

For your consideration:

Paintings for commission sale:

- 1-2 paintings may be submitted by registered event participants.

-paintings may be up to a maximum of 16” x 20”, framed, and ready to hang (wire, not sawtooth)

-View holds a 35% commission on the sale price

-Forms will be provided to properly label your paintings.

-Paintings will be hung as soon as they are brought to View and should be claimed by the artist immediately after the Saturday evening auction or as soon as arrangements can be made with View staff.

Paintings for the benefit auction:

-Participating artists agree to donate 1-2 framed and ready to hang painting for the benefit auction. It is suggested, but not required, that the painting be completed during the plein air event.

-Donated paintings, matted and framed and/or ready to hang (wire, not sawtooth) and brought to View by Saturday morning at 10 am. Forms will be provided to label each painting.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Donna L Stoner, chair (dstoner62@gmail.com)

The PAPO ’18 Organizing Committee urges you to REGISTER SOON,

Donna L Stoner, Syracuse and Foresport, event chair
Diane Davis, Prospect
Cheryl Montana Fletcher, Clinton and Old Forge
Maureen Heroux, Cooperstown and Old Forge
Linda Weal, Old Forge
Betsy Elkins, Syracuse
Bill Elkins, Syracuse
Stephen Wick, Inlet and Florida
Heather Timm Klein, Old Forge
Hannah Wheaton, View - Director of Events
John Paul Gardner, View - Director of Visual Arts and Exhibitions
Heather Caufield, View - Exhibitions Assistant

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Blick, along with many other companies will be providing gifts for an artists’ raffle at the Plein Air Paint Out. At registration each artist will receive 10 raffle tickets in hopes of winning one of the more than a dozen raffle prizes.


Schedule of Events

 Registration Deadline: August 24, 2018 


Click Here to Register

Commission Sale Form

 You are welcome to complete the Commission Sale Form closer to the event. 

Artists Registered to Date:

Donna Atwood Moravia  NY
Ron Boehner Cortland NY
Ninandre' ( Nin ) Bogue Lyndonville NY
Diane Davis Prospect NY
Bill Elkins Syracuse NY
Montana  Fletcher  Clinton &  Old Forge  NY
Stephen Fletcher  Forestport NY
Milton Franson Liverpool NY
Wendy  Harris Syracuse NY
Maureen Heroux Cooperstown NY
Drayton Jones Fayetteville NY
Katharine Kernan Utica NY
Greg  Klein Old Forge NY
Patrick  Knapp Clinton  NY
Judith H Levins Cazenovia NY
Jean Matuszewski New Hartford NY
Suzanne Morris Rome NY
Mary P. Murphy Barneveld NY
Susan Robinson Clayville  NY
TeresaT Rozycki Utica NY
Cheryl Simeone Three Mile Bay NY
Judy Soprano Rochester NY
Elizabeth  Sprout  Freeville NY
Donna Stoner Syracuse NY
Sally Stormon Auburn NY
Constance Watkins Utica NY
Sherry Wright Waterville NY
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