Call for Artists Plein Air Event

Call for Artists -Plein Air Event

319 Main Street
Smithfield, VA 23430

Saturday, April 13, 2024
08:00am - 06:30pm

Call for Artists - PLEIN AIR EVENT

In Historic Downtown Smithfield and Isle of Wight County. Open to All Artists, $10 fee to participate.
This is an all-day paint out in our small town and surrounding county. We have historic houses, churches, agricultural fields, marshes and marinas for your sketching and painting pleasure. 

Begin the day at the arts center between 8 to 10 am to have your canvases, boards or paper stamped and pick up your goodie bag. Use our classroom as your base of operations during the day and display your completed paintings in the arts center as you return to the field to paint more!


Participants may register and pay in advance, download the entry form and pay here and mail it with your check payable to the Arts Center @ 319. You may also pay online using the PayPal link and emailing the entry form to Participants may also register the day of the event at the Arts Center at 319 Main Street.

A small number of participants, 21 years or older, will be allowed to paint at the Wine Festival taking place at Windsor Castle Park on April 13th. Only the artists selected in advance can access the festival area around the manor house and barns.  Please apply early and indicate on your entry form if you would like to paint at the festival. You will be informed in advance if you have been selected. There are other sections of the park that will remain open to the public.

You may sell your wet paintings during the event however, you may not bring previously completed works to sell.

The arts center will be prepared to display “wet paintings” during the day and, with your permission, may complete sales of your work per executed sales agreement.

At the end of the day, gather at the arts center for refreshments from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and view your fellow artists’ work.

In May our gallery exhibit is "Location, Location, Location", a show and sale of scenes of our Southside area,
giving you another opportunity to sell your paintings from this event!