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All artists and patrons of the arts, check out these Artist Opportunities at the Arts Center. Also included on this page are links to other artistic opportunities..

Community Council for the Arts
Promoting the Arts:  Plein Air Paint Out
An Official BBQ Festival on the Neuse Event
May 2-May 5, 2018
Plein Air Paint Out
Information Flyer &
Registration Form
This event is an opportunity for Plein Air Paint Out artists to
participate in a juried exhibition and show. This year's
judge for this event will be Jeremy Sams from Archdale, NC.
Jeremy was the 1st Place Winner/ Best in Show of
PAPO 2017. His painting, Drenched,  is the official
BBQ Festival on the Neuse 2018 poster.

 
 
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 9:00 am — Artists register at
Arts Center and paint.
 
Thursday, May 3, 2018, 9:00 am  — New arrivals register at
Arts Center and paint.
 
Friday, May 4, 2018 — Checkin at Arts Center and paint.
 
Saturday, May 5, 2018
9:00 am — Artists free to paint
3:00 pm — Artists will submit paintings to the Arts Center to be judged
4:00 pm — Juror’s commentary, awards, and refreshments at Arts Center. Public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Paintings will be on exhibit and for sale at the Arts Center.
 
Tuesday, May 8 through Thursday, June 28, 2018 — Plein Air Paintings on display and available for purchase at the Arts Center.

Official Poster for 2018

The Official BBQ Festival on the Neuse 2018 Poster will soon be available: 11x17 Poster $30 and 8.5x11 Poster $20, plus tax
 
This year's poster is entitled Drenched, a plein air painting by Jeremy Sams, 1st Place/ Best in Show for PLEIN AIR PAINT OUT 2017.
 
Pay online to reserve your poster and pick up at Arts Center. Shipping upon request only and will be an additional cost.

These posters are selling fast so get your poster TODAY!
 
Purchase a 8.5x11 $20 Poster (right)
Available in two sizes:
11x17 (left)
or 8.5x11 (right)
Purchase a 11x17 $30 Poster (left)

Entry Information -- For Artists:

Plein Air Paint Out
Information Flyer &
Registration Form
Juror:  This year's judge of Plein Air Paint Out is TBA. 

Registration Fee: All participating artists must have their canvases stamped at the Arts Center. Registration fee is $30 per participant for four (4) days, if registered by April 14, 2018, afterwards the fee is $45 per participant for four (4) days, or $15 per day.  Artists may paint any number of days.  Payment must be received with registration form for complete registration.

Artists registered to paint two (2) or more days receive a free ’Que the Arts party ticket.

► Wednesday, May 2, 9:00 a.m. — Artists register at Arts Center and paint
► Thursday, May 3, 9:00 a.m. — New arrivals register at Arts Center ; day of painting
► Friday, May 4, 9:00 a.m. — New arrivals register at Arts Center ; day of painting
► Saturday, May 5: 9:00 a.m. — New arrivals register at Arts Center ; day of painting; 3:00 p.m. — Artists submit work to the Arts Center; 4:00 p.m. — Juror’s commentary, awards, and refreshments at the Arts Center; Public is welcome and encouraged to attend; paintings will be on display and for sale at the Arts Center.

Registration may be completed two ways:

  • Download and complete a copy of the registration form. Submit your completed form to the Arts Center. Form must include your payment information, or attached check or cash.

OR

  • Complete the form below and select the applicable PayPal-link button to make your payment.
































Instructions:  Up to three (3) works created during PAPO may be entered in the juried competition. Canvases will be stamped upon registration. Canvasses not stamped at the time of jurying will not be permitted into the jurying process. A commentary by the juror with awards presentation and reception will be held at the Arts Center Saturday, May 5, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. Artists may enter more than three (3) plein air paintings in the wet sale. Art work will be on display and available for sale following this event. The public is invited to attend. Any paintings not sold may be on display and for sale at the Arts Center from May 8, 2018 through June 28, 2018. The Arts Center will charge a commission for the sale of paintings.

                                 Note: A block of rooms is reserved at the Mother Earth Motor Lodge , 252-520-2000, under “Arts
                                 Center Group”. To secure the special rate, reservations must be made by midnight, April 9, 2018. A credit
                                 card or cash is r equired to reserve the room. A 24-hour cancellation notice is required. Mother Earth
                                 Motor Lodge is located at 501 North Herritage Street in Kinston.



Awards:
1st Place: $500 and featured as 2019 BBQ Festival on the Neuse limited edition poster
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $150
Honorable Mention:  Gift Package
Special Recognition Category Awards will receive a certificate and gift package. These categories include: Best Architectural, Best Garden Scene, Best River Scene, and Best People Scene

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