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The Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival – call to artists

The Parrsboro International Plein AIr Festival
June 14,15,16,17, – 2018 
CALL TO ARTISTS!  Application Deadline – March 1, 2018 
For the last five thousand years, 160 billion tons of water have flowed in and out of the Bay of Fundy four times in twenty four hours. 
The sea rises and falls forty feet twice a day. The results are some of the most stunning sea/landscapes on the planet
“This magical place, with dramatic tides and changing atmospheric conditions, makes for an endless supply of possible painting subjects –  every artist’s dream.” 
 (William (Bill) Rogers,  Honorary Chair)

Thirty-five qualifying plein air artists

from across North America will be selected through a juried process

to compete for more than $6000 in cash and product awards.

FESTIVAL  JUDGE:  Richard Sneary 

Signature member of the National Watercolor Society and Missouri Watercolor Society

A President Emeritus of The American Society of Architectural Illustrators

A graduate of the University of Kansas, Richard Sneary started his career as a painter in 2011 after 40 years working as an architect, architectural illustrator, and educator.  During the early part of his artistic career, Sneary worked primarily en plein air.  Sneary prefers painting subjects that reflect mankind’s presence in our environment – buildings, bridges, industrial structures, fences, telephone poles, people –  and the natural landscape.
Recent awards include Best Architectural Award at En Plein Air Texas 2014; Dick Blick Art Materials Award of Excellence at OPS Plein Air Southwest Salon 2014; Honorable Mention at Wayne Art Center Plein Air Festival 2015 & 2013; Honorable Mention & 1st Place in Fast & Fresh at Plein Air Richmond 2014 & 2013 respectively; 1st Place in Quick Paint at Easels in Frederick 2013; 1st and 3rd Place in watercolor & Best of Show and 1st Place at Stems Plein Air Paint 2014, 2013, & 2011; Best of Show & Second Place at the Missouri Valley Impressionist Society Inaugural Juried Exhibition 2012 & 2014 respectively; 3rd Place Award at 2012 Plein Air Vermont; Best Architectural Award & Historic Preservation Award at Plein Air Easton 2012 & 2013 respectively; and Best of Show in the Stems Plein Air Paint 2011. Sneary is currently represented by Strecker-Nelson Gallery in Manhattan, Kansas.
ARTIST’S PROSPECTUS:  Festival Details / On Line Registration/ Payment