News release from SaratogaArtsFest
SaratogaArtsFest “Paint Out” invites visual artists
New this year: special exhibition for selected artists
Saratoga Springs is known for its scenic downtown, and once again SaratogaArtsFest will present an opportunity for visual artists to capture and display that beauty in a "plein air" Paint Out from the vantage point of the city’s sidewalks and parks. SaratogaArtsFest 2010, scheduled for June 10-13, will be a citywide celebration of music, dance, visual art, film, theatre, and literary art.
"En plein air" is a French expression meaning "in the open air" and is specifically used to describe the act of painting outdoors.
The Paint Out has proven to be popular component of the annual ArtsFest, now marking its fourth year. The painters, who are stationed throughout downtown Saratoga Springs and in Congress Park, attract many fans and passersby as they paint streetscapes and local scenes. Even painters who have never experienced a Paint Out can enjoy the unique experience of creating a work of art "on location."
Artists interested in participating in the Paint Out should fill out the online application form for visual arts, available at www.SaratogaArtsFest.org. The deadline for registration is May 1.
New exhibition offered this year
In an effort in increase its visual arts offerings, SaratogaArtsFest 2010 will sponsor a special exhibition for Paint Out participants to be held at the House of Creative Soul, 38 Van Dam St., Saratoga Springs.
Artists who have registered for the festival’s Paint Out and are interested in participating in the show must send samples of their work (on CD or slides) for consideration. Materials should be sent to SaratogaArtsFest, c/o Skidmore College, Box 2460, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 12866. A panel of artists will select the artists to be invited to exhibit.
The application deadline for the exhibition is March 20. Selected artists will be notified by March 30.
The Paint Out exhibition will run from June 1 through June 14. The public is invited to a reception to meet the featured artists on Sunday, June 13, 3 to 5p.m.
For more information on the exhibition, contact Susan Farnsworth, artist relations coordinator for SaratogaArtsFest, at 518-580-8010, or email email@example.com.