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Ellis County Art Association
Paint Historic Waxahachie!



PAINT HISTORIC WAXAHACHIE – 2024
17th ANNUAL PLEIN AIR SHOW


PROSPECTUS

Sponsored by:
ELLIS COUNTY ART ASSOCIATION PLEIN AIR-
Exhibition Venue: The Hamilton at Garden Valley
880 Garden Valley
Waxahachie, TX. 75165

www.EllisCountyArt.net 

Event Chairperson:
Patti Holloway
ecaa@elliscountyart.net 

Welcome to the 17th Annual Paint Historic Waxahachie! 

ABOUT THE EVENT: This event will take place in Waxahachie, Texas located 30 miles south of Dallas, Texas. It is known as the Gingerbread City and Crepe Myrtle Capital of Texas. It’s full of historical buildings, parks, shopping venues, walking trails, new housing editions, multiple eating establishments, a beautifully preserved downtown area and one of the most beautiful courthouses in Texas. 

The early painting opportunity includes all of Ellis County.  

VENUE: The host for our venue is The Hamilton at Garden Valley, a new, upscale active adult, living community with lots of special amenities and many special events. 

AWARDS: Best in Show $3,000, 1st Place $2,000, 2nd Place $1500, 3rd Place $1,000, Honorable Mentions FOUR @ $ 250 each, plus Merchandise and products from art supply sponsors. 

A special award will be given to the best “This Place Matters” painting chosen by Historic Waxahachie Inc. judges. The list of specific locations to paint for this award will be included in the artist ‘Check in Packet.”

PUBLICITY & PROMOTIONS:
The Chamber of Commerce, Conventions & Visitors Bureau, and Downtown Merchants Association all support this Paint Out and will be promoting this event through local print & social media.


IMPORTANT DATES,DEADLINES AND EVENT SCHEDULE

·      ENTRY DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2024 - Log in on this page and click Enter This Show to begin your submissions. 

·      CHECK-IN, ORIENTATION AND STAMPING: MAY 17, 2024 1:00 - 3:00 pm

·      OFFICIAL PAINT OUT: MAY 17 – 24, 2024

·      EARLY PAINTING OPPORTUNITY: APRIL 19,2024- MAY 3, 2024

·      APRIL 19, 2024 9:00 AM-11:00AM -EARLY PAINTING CHECK IN AND CANVAS STAMPING AT THE HAMILTON

·      TURN IN PAINTINGS: MAY 242024 - 8:00AM-12:00PM

·      FOR JUDGING: PAINTINGS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 12:00PM MAY 24TH

·      ALL PAINTINGS MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE 12:00 PM ON MAY 24TH

·      EXHIBITION PATRONS’ RECEPTION & AWARDS: MAY 24, 2024

·      EXHIBITION OPEN TO PUBLIC: MAY 25, 2024

·      EXHIBITION ENDS – MAY 25 3PM- SOLD AND UNSOLD ARTWORK MUST BE PICKED UP BY 4PM

INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant must be at least 18 years of age.  

To participate in this event, artists must submit 1 image representative of their best plein air work and pay a non-refundable $75 registration fee. Images must be jpg and under 4 mb. For best results, images should be 1920 pixels (min. 800) on the longest side @ 72 dpi or higher. 

Applications are processed through OnlineJuriedShows. Log in on this page and click Enter This Show to begin your submissions.  

For help with your entries, contact onlinejuriedshows@gmail.com or 888-666-1351.

Deadline to enter: April 1, 2024 at 11:59 pm PST!

·      Event participation will not exceed 60 artists, up to 15 alternates may be selected.

·      Submission of application and registration fee constitute agreement with all conditions set forth in this prospectus.

JUROR OF AWARDS: PATRICK SAUNDERS

PARTICIPATION RULES, DEADLINES & PAINT OUT WEEK ACTIVITIES:

ARTISTS CHECK IN & PAINTING SUPPORT STAMPING:

1.    May 17th @ 1:00 PM - check in, orientation and canvases stamped by event staff

2.    Location: 

The Hamilton at Garden Valley
880 Garden Valley
Waxahachie, TX. 75165 

3.    Artist’s Event Packet available at check in – Artist packets will include name badge, special painting apron, rules & prospectus, invitation to award ceremony, maps, places to paint in Waxahachie and more.

4.    Canvases must be stamped by ECAA EVENT STAFF prior to painting TO BE CONSIDERED IN JUDGING FOR AWARDS.  

5.    TURN IN DEADLINE FOR JUDGING 12:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY, MAY 24,2024

6.    A maximum of 5 paintings, pre-stamped in advance on blank canvas, panel, & paper will be accepted for awards and must be turned in before 12:00P.M. ON May 24, 2024. 

7.    All submitted artworks must be FOR SALE and presented in GALLERY QUALITY frames & ready to hang with screw eyes & wire (no sawtooth hangers).  

8.    We ask that you do not remove unsold paintings until of the show May 25th , 3:00 PM.

9.    Paintings cannot exceed 20” on the longest side and must be no smaller than 8” on one side. (Excluding frame) NO EXCEPTIONS. 

10.   Unframed paintings must be gallery wrap/ museum wrap.

11.   Gallery wrap/museum wrap canvases must be a minimum of 1½” thick. No staples on sides. Edges must be completely dry before submitting work.

 12.   Space permitting, additional paintings will be accepted for the exhibition and sale after judging.

 13.   Artists must paint within the Waxahachie city limits during the Paint Out week (MAY 17-24, 2024. During this week, we encourage artists to paint in the historic downtown area.

 

AWARD RECEPTION & PATRONS PREVIEW EVENT - Appetizer Buffet-

May 24th 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

For Artists, Guests & invited Patrons at:

The Hamilton at Garden Valley
       880 Garden Valley
       Waxahachie, Tx

ART SALES & EXHIBITION For the Public

May 25th 10:00AM to 3:00PM at:

The Hamilton at Garden Valley
       880 Garden Valley
       Waxahachie, Tx


All sales will be processed through Ellis County Art Association. 

Commission on sales – 

65% paid to artist

25% Ellis County Art Association for community art programs

10% Ellis County Museum

INSURANCE:
The artist is responsible for insurance of their artwork. The Ellis County Art Association assumes no responsibility for theft, damage, or liability.

 




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