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Plein Air Camden 2023
October 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm$35.00 – $45.00
Call for Artists for our first Plein Air competition in Camden, SC, October 7th 8 am – 5 pm. Be inspired by the beauty of Camden South Carolina, known for its quaint parks, historic sites and buildings. Purchase a ticket by Sept 30 for the early bird rate of $35. The fee increases to $45 Sept 23.
This is a juried event. Our judge is Barbara Yongue who is a national award-winning artist and owner of the Heirloom Art Gallery in Winnsboro, SC. She is part of the National Plein Air artists, a member of About Face and TAG in Columbia, SC.
Plein Air in Camden, SC
Artists bring a blank canvas between 8 am – 10 am to Camden Art Shoppes at 1011 Broad Street, Camden SC. The coordinator or designee stamps the blank canvas to qualify the artist for the event.
Artists return with a completed painting and easel to Camden Art Shoppes at 3:30 pm. The art is displayed on the river at 1011 Galleria (1011 Broad Street) and is judged at 4:30 by Barbara Yongue. There will be a light reception.
Dinner in Camden, SC
If you have not been to 1011 Galleria, there is an excellent Mexican restaurant called Saluds. Other restaurants, Sam Kendall’s and Steeple Chase, are located within the 1000 block of Broad Street are also excellent choices. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
Camden Art Shoppes, LLC
Camden Art Shoppes is sponsoring the plein air event led by Sharon Funderburk. Your art can stay on the river till 10 pm for public viewing. If a customer wants to purchase your painting on the spot, the sale must go through Camden Art Shoppes. Camden Art Shoppes will receive 10% of the sale. If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Camden Clock Tower was painted by artist Al Leitch. Used with permission.