'Paint The Town'
Plein Air 5-Day Artist Invitational across Alpharetta!
Arts Alpharetta is hosting Paint the Town, the 1st annual plein air painting competition.
Over $3,000 in cash awards will be given in 3 categories: Professional, Novice, and Quick Draw/Paint. Small works (studies) will be for sale at the Wet Tent Paint Sale and many pieces will be available for purchase at the Exhibition at Alpharetta Arts Center May 22 - 29.
Proceeds from Paint The Town will fund two ArtsAlpharetta initiatives:
- Take Out Art — which supplies free art kits for children in our community
- Public Art Fund — supporting the lease of public art in partnership with the City of Alpharetta
Painting en plein air with Jill McGannon
Tuesday, May 18th, 9AM-4PM
Cost: $125 (space is limited)
Location: Alpharetta Arts Center
238 Canton Street, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Oils or acrylics, for all skill levels, however a working knowledge of your chosen medium is recommended. Jill will take students through the creation of a plein air painting, from selecting what to paint, creating a strong and dynamic composition, to the block in and then painting. Veteran painters will build upon their skillsets working with an award-winning artist. She'll demonstrate working from large shapes to small, dark to light, and thin to thick paint. Starting with a 2-color block in, then mixing secondary colors from a palette of a warm and a cool of each primary color to create color harmony in the final painting. Jill will do a 1-hour demo, then students will start blocking in their paintings. After lunch, Jill will quickly go back over her approach to plein air, then students will continue to paint. Jill will be walking around during the class to offer suggestions, tips and critiques as everyone paints.
Available Works by Jill McGannon
If you are interested in purchasing any of these available works by Jill McGannon, please contact the artist directly email@example.com.
As part of the artist entry fee for Paint the Town: Alpharetta Plein Air, artists are invited to submit up to four (4) 6”x6” pieces for sale at the Alpharetta Farmers’ Market at the Arts Alpharetta Tent at Market Street Park at City Center in front of Alpharetta City Hall on Saturday, May 22 from 8:30 AM until 12 noon. Arts Alpharetta will retain a 30% commission on all sales. Proceeds from the event will fund two initiatives- Takeout Art, which supplies free art kits for children in our community and the Public Art Fund to support the lease of public art in partnership with the City of Alpharetta.
All other artworks will be on display, available for purchase (or artists may indicate that a piece is not for sale) for a week long exhibition at the Alpharetta Arts Center from May 22 – 29.
Thank you Paint the Town Sponsors!
Kile and Mary Kennon Lewis