Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Diane Mannion, Hermitage, 8x10" oil on linen


Ringling Englewood Plein Air Art Fest, November 1, 2013
 Manasota Key, Florida
Please join us!

350 S McCall Road |Englewood, FL 34224 | T 941 474 5548 | |
Plein Air Art Fest: Friday, November 1, 2013
Artist Information: Please read entirely before submitting registration form.
This year EAC has partnered with the Hermitage Artist Retreat to bring you Plein Air Fest 2013. Painting will begin at 9 am at the Hermitage, there will be no assigned locations. It is not necessary to register, in order to paint at the event. However, if you would like to enter your work in the exhibition and make it eligible for prizes you must register.
Pre-registration at EAC (October 8 – October 31) price: $25
Registration at the event (Friday, November 1, 8:30 am – 9 am): $30
By registering for the Plein Air Art Fest 2013, artists agree to:
• Set up on-site at Hermitage Artist Retreat. Artists can paint anything they can see from their location a full 360 degree. Please no working from photos or books.
• Paint at least one work from start to finish from 9 am till 2 pm on November 1, 2013.
• Artists can work in any size aspect and on any support they choose. HOWEVER, EAC will only provide framing for work as detailed below. Be prepared to frame your own work for the exhibition if you do not wish to work to the EAC standard 16” x 20” frame.
• If you would like your artwork to be framed by the Englewood Art Center, you must bring your artwork to EAC no later than 3:00 pm, on Friday, November 1, 2013, for entry, framing and jury/judging. The piece must also fit the 16 x 20 metal frame that EAC will provide. (“painted image” cannot be larger than 11 X 15 the size of the mat window. No other sizes, mats or frames will be accepted.)
• If you would like to do your own framing, you may do so to make your artwork ready to hang (according to the EAC Gallery Policies & Guidelines which can be found in our brochure, on our website at no later than 4:00pm to EAC. Any size artwork that is framed by the artist themselves is eligible for entry and jury/judging.
• Registered artists may enter up to three artworks for the exhibition/judging.
• Allow artwork to hang in The Englewood Art Center Gallery through the end of the exhibit, Tuesday, November 26, 2013.
• Registered artists must agree to comply with the following rules.
350 S McCall Road |Englewood, FL 34224 | T 941 474 5548 | |
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: As this is a Plein Air art festival, and the artwork needs to be framed and exhibited in a very short time, the following rules must be adhered to strictly. NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL THE ART CENTER 941-474-5548 FOR A CLARIFICATION ON ANY OF THE RULES.
1) Check In: Artists check in at the Hermitage Artist Retreat, 6660 Manasota Key Road, Englewood, FL between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 am, Friday, November 1, 2013. Artists must present their BLANK painting/drawing surface for verification. When you register, each support will be stamped for eligibility for jury/judging. You can bring several to paint on and may move to various different spots throughout the day, but will only be able to enter up to three artworks for the exhibition/judging.
2) Start & Finish Times: All work is to be started and finished between the hours of 9 am and 2 pm on November 1, 2013. No work will be accepted that was begun before or finished after these hours.
3) Delivery of Finished Work: All work to be framed by the Englewood Art Center must be delivered to the EAC 350 South McCall Road, Englewood no sooner than 2 pm and no later than 3 pm on the same day, Friday, November 1, 2013. Framed work will be accepted until 4pm.
4) Painting/Drawing Substrates: All work must be completed on paper, mat board, or stretched canvas.
5) Canvas Framing: Canvas works to be framed by EAC may have a solid primer applied before the paint out and must fit into the 16 x 20 metal frame supplied by the Englewood Art Center. No other sizes and no other frames will be accepted.
6) Paper, Mat Framing: All work on paper, board, or mat to be framed by EAC and requiring a mat and glass will be framed in a metal 16 X 20 frame provided by EAC. The mat will be cut for a quarter sheet. In other words, the “painted image” cannot be larger than 11 X 15 the size of the mat window. No other sizes, mats or frames will be accepted. If the artist is framing their own artwork, it can be any size, but must follow the EAC Gallery Policies & Guidelines that can be found in the EAC brochure, online at or can be picked up at the front desk of the center.
7) If EAC frames your artwork, all framing materials will remain the property of Englewood Art Center.
8) End of Show and Pickup of All Paintings: The show will end Tuesday, November 26, 2013. At that time artwork will be unframed and made available for pickup by 1:00 p.m. There is always a shortage of storage. Therefore, your prompt response is appreciated.
9) Rain Date: NO RAIN DATE. Check the weather report and come prepared for a great time, i.e., water, sun screen, sun hat, anchors for a windy day, a chair, etc. Be sure to pack a nutritious lunch and/or snacks to keep your creative energy flowing—the Hermitage is an ideal spot for an artist retreat but it’s a bit of a hike to the nearest food stop.
350 S McCall Road |Englewood, FL 34224 | T 941 474 5548 | |
Fees: Pre-registration at EAC (October 8 – October 31) price: $25
Registration at the event (Friday, November 1 8:30 am – 9 am): $30
Sale/Commission: EAC does not broker art sales in the Loranger Gallery or collect commission. Artists are free to put a price on their work which will be included on the label and in the program. If a buyer is interested in purchasing a work with a listed price, EAC will collect the contact information of the buy and submit it to the artist to negotiate a sale directly with the buyer.
Liability for Artwork: The Englewood Art Center will use the utmost care while the artwork is in their possession. However, EAC is not liable for any damage or theft of artwork submitted and accepted for this event.
Fee: $25
Registration Fee
Amount Paid
Artist or Business:
Received by:
Total Paid:
Artist Name
Please enclose your non-refundable registration fee. Print all information clearly, sign and return to The Englewood Art Center, 350 South McCall Road, Englewood, FL 34223. ALL information requested is required for entry. Your signature verifies that you have read, understand and agree to all rules of the event set forth on the Artist Information Sheet attached. Thank you for your participation. We look forward to a great paintout and a wonderful exhibit!
Plus 3 Merit Ribbons
1st Place $150 2nd Place $100 3rd Place $75
Registration receipt (Please give artist the bottom section of this form)
Make checks payable to: The Englewood Art Center

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