Museum To Host Painting Event
Historic Cane Hill Museum will host a Plein Air Painting Event on Sept. 15 -17, to be held in conjunction with the 31st annual Historic Cane Hill Harvest Festival. The event is open to all artists of any age and will include a 3-day outdoor paint-out, juried competition, art exhibition and sale.
The community’s abundance of historic architecture amid a beautiful Ozark Mountain setting will afford artists a wide variety of painting opportunities. Festival goers will have the opportunity to observe artists in action around the festival grounds, and artists will be able to enjoy the food, fun, music, and festival atmosphere during the event.
The exhibition of artwork will be held in the newly restored 1886 Cane Hill College building from noon Saturday, Sept. 16, until 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17. The exhibition will be judged by Charles Peer, working artist and professor of fine arts at John Brown University.
Prizes will be awarded to artists on Sunday afternoon. WER Architects has generously sponsored the grand prize award of $500 and a $250 prize will be given for the People’s Choice Award.
“This will be the museum’s inaugural outdoor painting event, and I anticipate its continuation as an annual event in the future,” said Lawrence McElroy, museum curator.
“Our goal is to make this an artist-centric event where everyone will have the opportunity to create some beautiful artwork and have fun doing it,” McElroy said.
Pre-registration fee for the painting event is $40 per artist, with proceeds benefiting the Historic Cane Hill Museum.
For more information about the painting event, visit https://paintingcompetitioncanehill.com/ or call 479-824-5339 or email CaneHillMuseum@gmail.com.