Nature Through the Artist’s Eye
Join us to paint in celebration of the remarkable beauty and diversity of the Ottauquechee River watershed ecosystem, its vibrant human and natural communities, and the important message of conservation of the natural world.
En Plein Air, “in the open air,” describes the act of painting outdoors with the use of natural lighting. This festival concentrates on mindful, artistic inspiration and exploration of the beauty the natural world embodies. Registration Adults-$40.00 for one week.
- Artists will submit two paintings, one painting for the overall competition, and one painting to the quick paint competition.
- If an artist wishes to submit paintings in more than one category, they may do so for an additional fee of $10.00 per category. (Limited to two additional categories.)
- $1,000 Best of Show Award – The Best of Show winner will receive a $1,000 purchase award prize. The winning painting becomes the property of VINS.
- $250 Watershed Painting – Natural beauty of riparian environments.
- $250 Nocturnal Painting – Theme is an ethereal, moonlit, starry nights.
- $250 Avian Art – The artist's personal representation of VINS’ avian residents.
- $250 People’s Choice – The public will nominate their favorite among exhibited works.
- $50, $75, $100 Youth –A category for those 17 years of age and younger to display their creativity. There are three prize places for this category.
- $100, $200, $300 Quick Paint – A scheduled three-hour timed competition. There are three prize places for this category.