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"Paint The Fair" a plein air competition

Class Fee:$25.00
Contest rules:
Contest is open to 18 years and older. 
Artist can enter two framed pieces for judging, but all works can be displayed & available for purchase.
Contestants must pre-register online at by Thursday July 11, 2018.  $25 entry fee. After July 11th entries are welcome but will be $30 an artist.
On-site registration Thursday/19th & Friday/20th from 7-9:00am at the Van Buren County Fairgrounds grandstand. Canvases stamped and goody bags/lunch coupons handed out at registration. 
All pieces must be created at selected sites between 7am Thursday July 19th and 5pm Friday July 20th.
Paint Sites:
Thursday sites will include the fairgrounds and a list of historic VB County barns.
Friday paint sites will be the fairgrounds only.
Bring your own supplies: Easel, canvas, paper, paints, pastels, frame, eyelets & wire for hanging, etc. 
Wine & Cheese Award Ceremony & Exhibit will be Friday from 5-7pm. 
-Artists must bring their completed works to the grandstand area no later than 5pm on Friday for judging.
-Your two submissions for judging need to be framed with horizontal wire for hanging. 
-Additional pieces for sale can just have a horizontal wire for hanging. Pieces will hang from a single screw on the wall.
-Award Ceremony & Exhibit will be under the grandstand 5pm to 7pm Friday evening. All works released at 7pm.
1st Place: $400
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $150
Honorable Mentions (2)
Some Purchase Prizes will be available for specific paint sites. Will post list closer to event.
Fair Schedule: 
This event is sponsored by the Villages Folk School of Van Buren County.
For more information contact Mel Stockwell at or 641-919-7323

Upcoming Classes...

  • Thursday, Jul. 19th, 2018 from 7:00am until 8:00pm
    Additional Details: Competition starts 7am Thursday July 19th thru Friday July 20th at 5pm. Awards Ceremony & Exhibit starts at 5pm with works on display until 7pm that evening.
    Location: Van Buren County Fairgrounds - Highway 1 North • Keosauqua, IA 52565 [Map]
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