Mid-Summer Paint Out Competition is July 27

July 23, 2019 1:56 PM | Guest Blogger (Administrator)


Quincy University and the Great River Watercolor Society (GRWS) will host the 2nd annual Shade Tree Mid-Summer Paint-Out on Saturday, July 27 starting at QU’s campus.

“The Shade Tree Paint Out has become an ongoing gathering of Plein Air painters of regional renown,” said Larry Siwek.

Registration for the competition is $35 on the day of the event. Artwork will be created outside, on location and within the Quincy city limits. All painting and drawing mediums are accepted. Participating artists will be eligible to have their artwork judged and compete for cash prizes. Artwork must be turned in at 4 pm, installation ready. During the judging, a Quick-Paint will be happening on campus and artwork may be entered in a separate judging category.

“With a considerable cache of awards, and several planned purchase awards, the Shade Tree Paint-Out gives participants multiple chances to win,” said Jamie Green.


The day will conclude with the Shade Tree Art Patrons Dinner at 6 pm in the Quincy University Cafeteria (1800 Lind St.) with a gourmet meal, art awards and art show. Artwork will be available for purchase. Participant's meals are included in the cost. Tickets are $25 per person and can be bought at the door, or in advance by calling 217-228-5209.

All proceeds will benefit the participating organizations: QU alumni association, QU Art Department and the Great River Watercolor Society. For more information or to register for the event, contact Jamie Green at 217-617-3729 or Larry Siwek at 217-440-0630. For more information on the Great River Watercolor Society, contact Karl Warma, GRWS president at 217-228-5432 ext. 3153 or warmaka@quincy.edu.


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