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.
Three days of painting culminates in the lively auction on Saturday at 5:30, 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:
-one or two paintings may be submitted by registered event participants.
-paintings may be up to a maximum of 30” x 30”, 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 one framed and ready to hang painting for the benefit auction. It is suggested, but not required, that the painting be one 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@gmailcom)
The PAPO ’18 Organizing Committee urges you to REGISTER SOON,
Diane Davis, Prospect
Cheryl Montana Fletcher, Clinton and Old Forge
Michele deCamp, Old Forge
Maureen Heroux, Cooperstown and Old Forge
Linda Weal, Old Forge
Betsy Elkins, Syracuse
Bill Elkins, Syracuse
Stephen Wick, Inlet and Florida
Hannah Wheaton, View - Director of Events
John Paul Gardner, View - Director of Visual Arts and Exhibitions
Registration Deadline: August 24, 2018