10th Annual Plein Air Paint Out Call to Artists

August 29 - August 31, 2019

Next Session: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - Saturday, August 31, 2019 / All Day

The staff and volunteers at View heartily invite you to visit Old Forge, NY for 2-3 days this summer (August 29 - August 31), to paint en plein air with a dynamic group of fellow artists as a registered artist in this years 10th annual PLEIN AIR PAINT OUT (PAPO).

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

Artists from the previous 9 years have shared their enthusiasm for this event and return again and again to meet and paint with artists from around the Northeast. You may also visit the esteemed Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors (ANEAW), paint in spectacular settings, and support View.

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 –the 10th annual!

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1. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (subject to change)

Registration and continental breakfast begin at 9am Thursday and artists are offered a make and take lunch. Consignment paintings can be turned in at this time as well. The rest of Thursday is open for meeting up with other artists and, of course, painting.


On Friday morning registration continues, again beginning at 9am. Continental breakfast and make and take lunch are again available.

Friday at 5:00 is the popular BBQ for artists and a guest. In addition those who have hosted artists in their homes are also invited. The winners of the Artist Raffle will be announced! (details of the raffle will be shared upon registration). There will be a special announcement at the BBQ as well.


Saturday is the day to turn in your ready to hangpainting for the auction – by 10 am . Once again a continental breakfast will be available beginning at 9am. And an artist workshop will be held at 10:30 am.topic and presenter to be announced.

Saturday afternoon is free to explore or paint more!

Saturday at 5:00 the doors open for the public to come and see whats in store …… the auction starts promptly at 5:30 – and concludes some 90 minutes later! 



Each participating artist may also submit 1 or 2 paintings to be displayed in View’s lobby during the 3 days, for sale as “pay and take”. View holds a 35% fee.  We will send the registration form via email closer to the event to receive your consignment painting's information. 

3. SPECIAL 10TH ANNUAL EVENT ACTIVITIES – exciting plans under wraps!! To be announced soon. 

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


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