2021 Plein Air International Paint-Out

Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association

Entry Deadline: Aug. 19

420 West Main St
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
PHONE 706.632.2144


The 2021 Plein Air Event, in conjunction with the 19th Annual International Worldwide Artist Paint Out, offers four days of art and adventure in the North Georgia Mountains. Designated as one of the top five Art Towns in Georgia by Georgia Council for the Arts and the Georgia Municipal Association, Blue Ridge provides a multitude of opportunities to capture the spirit of plein air art. The 2021 Plein Air Event provides master workshop, a Quick Paint event, silent auction and county-wide paint outs, all of which culminates in the Plein Air awards and exhibit on Sunday.

The 2021 Plein Air Event is an open invitation to all artists, amateur and professional, to paint the natural beauty of our area. Artists are welcome to bring their easels and capture the awe-inspiring fall scenes of Fannin County & Blue Ridge, Georgia. This year’s event offers a special workshop with renowned plein air artist, and this year’s judge, Keith Burgess. Additionally, we are continuing our Quick Paint event for awards at the one-of-a-kind INOLA Blue Ridge on Friday.

On Sunday, September 12th, artists will return to the Art Center to submit up to two (2) pieces of artwork for judging and exhibition. Prizes totaling $1,000 will be awarded for this year’s event.

We encourage all participating artists, 18 years or older, to submit their plein air art work for our Plein Air exhibit on display from September 14–October 10, 2021 in our Studio Gallery. All artwork on display will be exhibited during the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association’s 2021 Fall Arts in the Park festival, which is estimated at over 7,000 attendees in two days.

Pre-register for this event by submitting an event registration form to the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association via email at [email protected] or via mail or hand delivery to Caroline Mann at 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513.

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