Sponsored by the Kingsport Art Guild and Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts
Plein Air Competition and Show Kingsport, TN
Welcome to the “Paint Kingsport” Plein Air Competition and Show!
The competition opens with a one-day workshop on July 5th featuring the award-winning plein air artist, Kyle Buckland. This workshop is limited to 15 participants and will be held at Warriors Path State Park, rain or shine!
Kyle Buckland’s style of painting, which is deeply rooted in the fundamental philosophies regarding Impressionism, is as unique as his subject matter is inviting. His work has been featured in Plein Air Magazine. He is a resident artist at The William King Museum of Art’s Artlab where he maintains a painting and teaching studio. His work is represented around the world and in 2021 he was inducted into the prestigious Plein Air Painters of the Southeast.
"The Island's Edge" Oil by Kyle Buckland
The two-day plein air competition will begin on July 6th and end on the 8th, followed by a quick-draw competition on July 9th. Artists are invited to paint en plein air anywhere in Kingsport, TN.
In the evening of July 9th, the Kingsport Art Guild and Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts will co-host a gala reception and wet paint sale at the Renaissance Center in Kingsport. Kyle Buckland will be judging the competition and awards will be announced at the gala!
The “Paint Kingsport!” Show will be held in the Renaissance Gallery from July 10 through August 15th.
PLEIN AIR COMPETITION
BEST IN SHOW: $1000
QUICK DRAW COMPETITION:
2ND $ 200
ADVANCED REGISTRATION ONLY; NO ONSITE REGISTRATION.
July 5, 2022 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Workshop with Kyle Buckland at Warriors Path State Park on Duck Island, Kingsport.
July 6, 2022 9 a.m.-12 noon All plein air entries must be produced on fresh canvas or paper. To qualify, registered artists will have canvases and paper stamped at the Renaissance Center, 1200 E. Center Street, Kingsport, to be eligible for entry in the Saturday sale and show.
Paintings must be 2-dimensional, oil, acrylics, watercolor, gouache, ink, mixed media and/or pastels and no larger than 52”x52”; or over 25 pounds.
Paintings must be painted in natural light outdoors (en plein air) between 9 a.m. July 6th and 5:00 p.m. July 8th and painted on location in Kingsport, TN.
Up to 2 paintings may be submitted to the wet paint sale and show. They must be framed and wired for hanging with an open back to reveal stamp.
Canvases and paper must be free of marks at the time of stamping, although a solid base coat is allowed.
July 6, 2022 9 a.m. - July 8, 2022, 5 p.m. Paint the Town!!!!! Anywhere in Kingsport!
Good sites for painting: Warriors Path State Park, Bays Mountain, Downtown Kingsport Church Circle, Greenbelt (18 miles along the Holston River), Allandale Mansion, Netherland Inn
July 8, 2022 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Deliver paintings framed and wired to Renaissance Center Gallery, 2nd Floor. Tape a 3x5 card with the following information on the back of each painting: Artist’s name, title of the painting, size, medium, and price, email and phone number.
July 9, 2022 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Canvas and paper stamped
SCHEDULE: Quick Draw Competition
9 a.m.-12 noon – Paint Kingsport! Quick Draw Competition
12 noon – 2 p.m. – Deliver quick draw paintings framed and wired to Renaissance Center Gallery.
Judging of the plein air competition and quick draw competition will be performed by Kyle Buckland.
July 9, 2022 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. Paint Kingsport! Wet Paint Sale and Gala, by invitation.
July 10-August 15, 2022 – “Paint Kingsport!” Show in the Renaissance Center Gallery, 2nd floor, 1200 E. Center Street.
All paintings will be held on display through August 15 during Kingsport’s Funfest Celebration.
15% Commission on all artwork sold during this sale and show will be retained by the Kingsport Art Guild.
Payment to the artists for awards will be mailed within 30 days after the wet paint sale and gala.
Payment to the artists for sold paintings will be made by September 15.
August 16, 2022 9 a.m.-12 noon Unsold art must be picked up at the Renaissance Center Gallery.
COMPLETE PAYMENT OPTIONS AND then your ENTRY FORM BELOW.
ENTRY DEADLINE: JUNE 25, 2022
WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT!