Edisto Plein Air Paint Out
October 22-24, 2020 at Edisto Island, South Carolina
Plein Air painters will meet on Thursday morning, October 22, 2020 at The Episcopal Church on Edisto to receive badges and locations for painting and show on Edisto. Paint all day Thursday and Friday. Saturday morning deliver two best paintings to be viewed by guests (masks required) who will vote in a friendly People’s Choice competition for cash awards. The venue for this will be outdoors and socially distanced.
The Edisto Art Guild (EAG) seeks to support artists in ways that are safe during this pandemic. The Edisto Island Open Land Trust (EIOLT) has been instrumental in preserving the landscape that plein air painters need. Together, these two organizations are providing this opportunity, along with the Oil Painters of America (OPA).
Before COVID, this event was planned to coincide with the EIOLT annual Oyster Roast with an opportunity for wet paint sales at that event. As it appears that the annual Oyster Roast may be in jeopardy this year, the EAG decided to go forward with the paint out and use it as an opportunity to provide artists with places to paint, and virtual representation for sales through the sponsoring organizations.
Per OPA guidelines, there is no registration fee for this event. No alcohol will be served at this event.