UPDATED: 2020 Arts and the Park, Light on the Reef – Call for Entries

2020 Arts and the Park, Beyond the Reef Plein air competition / exhibition in collaboration with Capitol Reef National Park and the Entrada Institute – Register Below

From Maura Naughton:

Hope to clarify a few points about Arts and the Parks, Beyond the Reef

In an effort to keep things simple, we seem to have made it complicated.  Here’s what you need to know:

You can enter a total of 4 paintings.  The fourth painting is your plein air piece.  Seems that event spot only lets you register 3 pieces, no less.  If you want to register just one studio piece, that’s ok.  We may need to do it off line.  You know we have brought all this automation on line to try and make things easier for the volunteers and you, the artist.
You can register for the studio pieces auction only; you don’t need to come to Torrey to do a plein air piece if you’re nervous about social distancing in Wayne County. 
You can come to Wayne County and paint a plein air piece that will be auctioned at the scaled down event that celebrates the founding of the Entrada Institute.  These plein air pieces will also be judged for awards.   You don’t need to have entered any studio pieces to participate in this event.  You should be able to register for this on line.  If not, we’ll do it off line. 
Event Spot is a Constant Contact product.  It doesn’t do everything that Art Call does.  We have a lot going on in the UWS this fall from the fall show, workshop, soon WFWS and our AATP event.  Please pick and choose the events you would like to participate in, and be patient if things aren’t working, as they should.  We’ll get you in and going in the direction you want to go.

– Plein Air Painting 12-17 October in Wayne County
– Auction opens 17 October
– Free online workshop (plein air tips) with Gloria Miller Allen on FB starting August 29
It’s been 5 months since we learned of something called COVID-19 and our lives changed in unimaginable ways. We’ve patiently waited for things to return to some sort of normalcy so we can get on with our events, but that’s not going to happen. So, we’ve redesigned our AATP event to comply with health directives to keep us safe. Plein Air painting is by its nature social distanced. The social activities we’ve come to associate with our AATP event have to be altered, some of them will be cancelled, some will be online.
Register online as a participant Starting Saturday 29 August through Saturday, 26 September by submitting up to 3 studio pieces, any size from the past 7 years that AATP has taken place, for auction; a competition piece done during the Plein Air painting time (Monday-Saturday 12-17 October) will be accepted for display at a location TBD in Torrey on 17 Oct. 
This event is live in person, however attendance is limited in in accordance with governmental requirements. Unsold plein air paintings will be added to the online exhibition for auction.
Specific details of required information for entry will be on the AATP Call for Entries.  We’re working hard to design an entry system that’s user friendly while still providing all the information required to get your art on line and sold!
If you want to volunteer to help with this event, please contact Maura Naughton, jimmaurab@aol.com
  • Click Here for Guest artist Gloria Miller Allen website

French impressionist painters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir created much of their work en plein air, though many other artists from many schools of thought and various time periods have done the same.

“With the mission of Utah Watercolor Society to further the art of water media, the partnership with the Entrada Institute and Capitol Reef National Park in Wayne County was a natural fit.” (Utah Watercolor Society Past President and Arts & the Park, Light on the Reef participant, Ann Galt)

  • Mark your calendars and make your motel reservations now!

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