A Brush with the Broads

A Brush with the Broads

England's First Four Day Plein Air Painting Festival OPEN Painting Competition for Professionals and Amateurs based in the Norfolk Broads. £2700 worth of Painting Prizes Demonstrators Haidee-Jo Summers, Mo Teeuw, Melanie Cambridge

There has never been a four day plein air painting festival in the United Kingdom, outdoor painting festivals take place regularly in the United States, where professional artists move from state to state taking part in competitions and exhibitions though out the year. Plein Air painting is a growing trend in the the art world, A Brush with the Broads will bring professional and amateur artists from around the world to Britain’s Magical Waterland, working together and exhibiting the work they produce over the weekend. The Norfolk Broads is known worldwide for it’s painting heritage, Cotman, Bright and Seago are artists names known to have been inspired by the landscape here, an area of natural beauty recognised as a National Park. The dates chosen aim to offer something different and extend the seasonal offer in the Broads, bringing a new audience of artists and art lovers to the area. Artists will be identifiable by their blue baseball caps with a boat and brush logo. Weekend events take place at award winning 5* Clippesby Hall holiday park The prize giving exhibition on Monday evening takes place at The Boathouse on Ormesby Broad. A prebookable Artists fee of £55.00 includes: Evening demonstrations by plein air artists Haidee-Jo Summers, Mo Teeuw and Melanie Cambridge. Friday and Saturday paint out days at venues around the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Quick Draw competition in Norwich on Sunday Hanging fee for the prize exhibition on Monday Social evening on Saturday night; with a band Artists not able to take part in the Whole Weekend: Day ticket £20 Evening demonstration £10. Norwich Quick Draw are £15 All tickets are available on line via eventbrite.co.uk Painting Prizes: Broad Skies Painting Prize: £1000.00 cash Boathouse Painting Prize: £300.00 Chroma Acrylics Prize: £1000 Chroma Acrylic Paints and Mediums Rosemary & Co Brushes: £200 Handmade brush Bouquet Norwich Quick Draw Prize: £140.00 Materials Voucher & £60.00 Melanie Cambridge Oil Paints Accommodation: Camping at Clippesby Hall is from £80 per pitch and self catering from £250 per person, for 5 nights Bookable with Clippesby Hall at www.clippesby.com or telephone 01493 367800 (non-artist residents at Clippesby will be able to attend the demonstrations, exhibition and social evening)


25 Sep 2014 - 29 Sep 2014

All day

Linda Matthews

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