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Friday, March 27, 2009

2nd Annual Kinston Plein Air Paint Out

I just got off the phone with Niki Litts of the Kinston Community Council for the Arts who is organizing the 2nd Annual Plein Air Paint Out in Kinston. Many OOPS members participated last year and had a blast! Read about it HERE!

I know several members are wanting to participate this year as well... so here's the scoop from Niki!

The format for the Paint Out has changed since last year and is as follows...

They have moved it from a competition format to a juried show format. We will also have two full days to paint this year (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM each day). The Paint Out is simple... show up at the gazebo in Neuse Way Park in Downtown Kinston (map) at 9:00 AM on Thursday, April 30th. There you will pay your $15 entry and be given a map of the paint out boundaries. You will be able to paint from 9AM-5PM on Thursday and 9AM-5PM on Friday, April 1st. At 5:00 PM on Friday, April 1st all artists will meet at the Kinston Community Council for the Arts where your three best paintings will be turned in to be judged into a juried show. The show will coincide with the Festival on the Neuse and be on display for one week where each artist will have the opportunity to sell their work. Unsold artwork will be available for pick up from the council on Saturday, May 9, 2009. The Council retains a small commission for the sales.

I think the new format (non competition style) and being able to pay the entry fee the day of the event will prove helpful in bringing out more artists with a common love... plein air painting. Hope to see you all at this one.


When: April 30 - May 1, 2009
Where: Neuse Way Park & Downtown Kinston (map)
Description: Juried Exhibition of plein air paintings of our beautiful Kinston! Information can be found at
Contact: Niki Litts (252) 527-2517

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