The Kinston Community Council for the Arts (Kinston CCA) is a non-profit organization that promotes art in Lenoir County. Kinston CCAs annual paint out is held each year as a part of the BBQ festival on the Neuse. This year the paint out was for three days in downtown Kinston, beginning April 28 through April 30th. Paintings were juried and then were for sale as the art gallery next to Mother Earth Brewery during the Festival on the Neuse. OOPS (Onslow Outdoor Painters Society) members present were Bernie Rosage Jr., Mitchell Morton, Karen Crenshaw, and Susan Cheatham. Our friends... Tesh Parekh, Art Tyndall, Ruth Cox, Mary Page Whitley, and Charles Philip Brooks were there and we met many new friends. 25 artists entered the competition... 1st place went to Ruth Cox, 2nd to Bernie Rosage Jr., and 3rd to Tesh Parekh. Bernie, Mitchell, and Karen sold several paintings during the first viewing. We can't wait till next year!
Youtube video link... Kinston CCA's 3rd Annual Plein Air Paint Out