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September 4, 2012 > Plein-Aire: Outdoor Paint Out

Plein-Aire: Outdoor Paint Out

Submitted By Sachie Johns

To promote art in the community, The Fremont Art Association (FAA) will hold a one-day Plein-Aire (outdoor) Paint Out at scenic Lake Elizabeth/Central Park in Fremont. Artists will paint until 2 p.m., followed by a reception. The event is co-sponsored by Olive Hyde Art Guild, the Fremont Cultural Arts Council, City of Fremont and Mission Coffee Roasting Company.

Participating artists are not limited to the park; they may choose any location of their choice within the city of Fremont, however paintings from reference photographs are not accepted. Bring all necessary painting supplies, including an easel and chair if needed, a bag lunch and drinking water for the day. Hats, umbrellas, and sunscreen are encouraged. All works submitted for the People's Choice and/or Silent Auction must be framed, including matting for works on paper. No exceptions.

Open to everyone, entry fees for non-members include FAA membership through the end of the year. All two-dimensional mediums will be accepted: oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, and mixed media. Cash prizes will be awarded.

Due to City of Fremont regulations, all participants must pre-register - entry deadline, Wednesday, September 12 - since financial transactions are prohibited on City property. Registration forms and Rules are available at the FAA Centre/Gallery, 37697 Niles Blvd, Fremont (corner of J Street) or at: Participants must be 18 years or older. Registration deadline is Wednesday, September 12.

Artists are encouraged to mark their calendars and participate in this fun event. For the general public, a stroll around Lake Elizabeth on a Saturday morning can be extra special when sharing artist perceptions of the view.

Outdoor Paint Out
Saturday, Sept 15
Lake Elizabeth/Central Park, Fremont
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Artists' Reception
Park Pavilion
2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

(510) 792-0905, (510) 656-4939
Entry Fees: $25 non-members/$15 FAA members

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