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2018 PAINT HISTORIC WAXAHACHIE call for artists


When: 14 Apr 2018 , UTC-06:00 (deadline to enter)
Where: ART on the Square




Easels in Ellis County:  

**Pre-Paint on 3 weekends in April:

April 14 &15 

April 21 & 22 

April 28 & 29

**PRE-PAINT opportunity:  Artists registering by April 10,  are eligible to paint the 3 weekends preceding the official paint out week, anywhere in Ellis County.  For your painting to qualify for awards, your painting support must be stamped prior to painting!  Bring your canvas, paper, etc. to ART on the Square for stamping during regular business hours:  Tuesday – Saturday, 10-6, Sunday 1-5.


May 4 – 13, 2018


May 11 Awards Presentation & buffet, ART on the Square, 113 W. Franklin, Waxahachie
May 12 -13 exhibit open to the public



Master Signature-Outdoor Painters Society


The 13th Annual Paint Historic Waxahachie is open to any artist 18 and over.  Work submitted should reflect the best quality of your plein air painting.  In the spirit of plein air and to Level the field” of competition, we ask that all art be completed in the field (no studio touch-up).  Artists must agree to paint a minimum 2 days (or sessions) on location during the official 7 day paint week, May 4th through 13th.  Canvas, board or paper must be authenticated (stamped) prior to painting.  Artists are required to submit a minimum of 2 paintings for the exhibition and sale.


Painting locations include (but not limited to) historic homes, the Waxahachie Courthouse Square and surrounding Historic District, our city park, and a 5-mile hiking/biking trail that runs through town, plus special access to private properties.


The paint out area throughout historic Waxahachie is selected to give artists plenty of exposure and opportunity for sales.  Our event publication, “Collector’s Guide to a Paint Out” is designed to promote and market the artists, their art and the event.  Paint Historic Waxahachie 2018 is sponsored by the Ellis County Art Association, a 501(c)3 non profit corporation. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of art will benefit Ellis County Art Association community fine art programs.  


Best regards,
Ellis County Art Association

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SWA Palestine Paint-Out March 31 – April 1

Dogwood Trails Celebration
Palestine, Texas
March 31 – April 1

The weekend for our Palestine Paint-Out is March 31-April 1, to coincide with the 80th Annual Dogwood Trails Celebration. David Tripp, who is coordinating this event, has arranged a special rate for paint-out participants at The Redlands Historic Inn. The Redlands, built in 1914 and extensively renovated, is located downtown, within walking distance of restaurants and shopping. Each of its 20 available rooms is uniquely furnished. The hotel has quite an interesting history and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a preserved structure of historical significance.

According to a Palestine Visitors Guide, “Palestine is a charming East Texas town that boasts more than 1,800 historic sites, including the Main Street District.” In other words, plenty of painting opportunities as well as fun events during the dogwood celebration!

Our flexible itinerary looks like this.
(Participants can always feel free to choose their own activities):
• Arrive Saturday morning and rendezvous at The Gallery of The Redlands Hotel.
• Disperse and paint ‘til lunch.
• Meet somewhere close for lunch.
• Paint ‘til dinner.
• Meet at the hotel restaurant for dinner.
• Sunday – Paint as long as we want, then head home.

Anyone interested in attending the paint-out should contact the Redlands directly for hotel reservations as soon as possible to insure availability, at 800-550-5445. Please also let David Tripp or Bill Dale know that you will be participating in the paint-out. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact: David at dmtripp2000@yahoo.com or Bill at bill@billdaledesign.com. Flyer: SWApleinairPalestineflyer

For more about the Society of Watercolors Artists see the website http://www.swawatercolor.com/

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SWS 2017 Fall Paint Out Oct. 6 & 7

Mark your calendars for the Southwestern Watercolor Society Fall Paint Out!

When:  October 6-7 2017 

Where:  Jefferson & Marshall, Texas

A signup sheet will be at the September SWS meeting or contact Ron Bigony, paint out chair RonBigony@aol.com

For more details, see flyer: SWS Fall Paintout Marshall-Jefferson 2017


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SWS Spring Paint Out in Palestine and Buffalo Ranch


2017 SWS Spring Paint Out: Palestine, TX and Buffalo Ranch April 21-22

This will be a GREAT event! Palestine is a treasure of rustic and historical buildings and antique shops. Flyer: Palestine Paint Out

Bryce and Trish Weigand have graciously offered to host the Saturday 5pm reception at their ranch, in Oakwood, about 25 minutes south/west of Palestine. Members are welcome to visit and paint at the ranch Saturday. (Maps and directions will be provided). As usual, BYOB your beverage of choice. The Weigand’s will provide two Mexican casseroles, one ground beef and one ground turkey and salad. A cash donation box will be available to cover dinner costs. We would like 3-4 people to bring a dessert to share (for 10 people each).

We have a block of rooms discounted at Hampton Inn & Suites, 2700 South Loop 256, Palestine, Texas, 75801. You must book your reservation by March 31, to get the discounted rate. We have 10 King singles and 14 Queen doubles, both $95 per night. Check in 3pm, check out 11am. Includes breakfast. Friday we will have a short meeting at 5:30p, then dinner on your own. You can book directly at the hotel phone 903-723-0016, or online at www.hampton.com , mention discount code SWS. A signup sheet will be available at the February meeting.

See the Palestine Chamber of Commerce visitor center for maps, restaurants and attractions. http://www.visitpalestine.com/

Paint Out Chairs: Loubono@att.net, cell 469-744-7559, Gaylord@gaylordocon.com, cell 214-876-4851


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Texas Hill Country Paint Out Nov. 18 – 19


Texas Hill Country Paint Out

Paint Out at WENMOHS RANCH in the Texas Hill Country

Cypress Mills, Texas

November 18-19, 2016

Host:  Dena Wenmohs

Once again we will return to this marvelous ranch for a few days of painting the Texas fall colors.  There are just a few days left to register for the paint out at Wenmohs Ranch in the Hill Country.  We’re looking forward to two days of great landscape painting.  Hope you can join us.

More information and online registration: Texas Hill Country Paint Out 2016



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OPS hosts Paint Out Mineola, Texas on Oct. 21


Once again Carol Devereaux will be hosting OPS painters at this quaint East Texas town on October 21, 2016.  Walk the brick streets and step back in time to enjoy that old town feeling.  The piney woods, mixed with the glorious colors of the fall leaves should be picture perfect this time of year.   

More information and online registration: Mineola, Texas Paint Out

For membership information see http://www.outdoorpainterssociety.com/join.  The Outdoor Painters Society was formed to create opportunities and incentive for artists of like mind to come together and paint “en plein air” ( Outside in the open air ) more


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SWS Fall Paint Out in Waxahachie Oct. 2-4


Southwestern Watercolor Society‘s next paint out is scheduled for October 2-4 in picturesque Waxahachie.

Call 972-938-1600 today to make a reservation as there are competing events in Waxahachie that weekend and available rooms are limited.  Ask to be put on a waiting list if what you want is not available.

Friday evening of the paint out weekend we will gather at the hotel around 5 p.m. to talk about painting locations, restaurant recommendations, etc.  Maps and location information will be shared. After the meeting, rather than having a common meal, we will disperse in smaller groups to eat at restaurants of choice.  Afterwards, we can meet back at the hotel for more visiting and parlor games for those so inclined.

Saturday we will gather again at the hotel to show our paintings, and for BYOB happy hour.  We will order in pizza and stay to visit as long as we like.

Contact Walt Davis for more information.

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Seventh Annual Paint Historic Terrell 2015 – CANCELLED

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Update – cancelled  4/5

Paint Historic Terrell 2015 will be held April 11-19, with the awards reception on Saturday, April 25 at 2:30pm,  Terrell Heritage Museum, 207 N. Frances, Terrell, TX.  Whether an experienced plein air artist or novice, come join us for the fun in Terrell, TX located 30 minutes East of Dallas on SH 80!  Open to all artists l8 years and older, using any fine art media.  Registration form at www.netfaa.org or call Mary Jo Woodruff 972-345-3875.

Exhibit Reception April 25, 2015.

For the artist’s name to appear in the Paint Out literature, the registration form must be received by March 27, 2015.


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Plein Air Workshop Glory of the Gardens with Joe Anna Arnett

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McKenna Studio Workshops


Joe Anna Arnett
Plein Air Workshop
May 4-8, 2015

OPA Signature Artist Joe Anna Arnett brings her masterful floral and plein air talent to Weatherford’s Clark and Chandor Gardens May 4-8, 2015.  
There are still spaces available for this 16-student class to be held at Weatherford’s Chandor and Clark Gardens at the height of the iris and rose seasons.  The final day of class will have the added feature of painting in the splendid private studio of the late Douglas Chandor, a British artist who painted such notables as the Queen of England and Winston Churchill, and who made his home in Weatherford, TX.
THE CLASS: Students will spend two days painting outdoors in Clark Gardens http://www.clarkgardens.org named by HGTV as one of the Great American Gardens.  More than 100 species will be blooming among the fountains, wandering peacocks and floating swans, pagodas and bridges of the Gardens, including  David Austin Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses, Dr. Griffith Buck Roses,  Peggy Martin Roses, over 1400 named iris including Bearded Iris, Dutch Iris, Louisiana Iris, Spuria and Japanese Iris, and 600 varieties of daylilies.  The next two days will be spent painting outdoors at Chandor Gardens, http://www.ci.weatherford.tx.us/chandor  the estate of the late Douglas Chandor and his Weatherford bride, Ina Kuteman Chandor.  The Garden was Chandor’s creation, and he often said that he painted in order to maintain and glorify his botanical creation.  The last day of class will be spent refining a painting in the private studio of the artist, a truly unique and special experience for all.COST & WHAT IS INCLUDED: The fee for the class is $750.00, which includes 5 days of instruction, admissions to both Gardens and the Douglas Chandor Studio, and all lunches.  A tour of the home of Douglas and Ina Kuteman Chandor is also part of the workshop.  Accommodations are NOT included, but registrants will receive recommendations for B&Bs and hotels in Weatherford, an historic and quaint town 30 miles west of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and airport. 

For students who have taken classes with Joe Anna before, she needs no introduction.  An accomplished, internationally recognized painter and a generous, expert instructor, Joe Anna teaches classes from California to Venice and everywhere in between. Joe Anna is a master artist on “Passport and Palette,” the art instruction and travel series which aired on PBS stations across the nation.  She appeared on the show frequently, and also produced and wrote for the programs.
In 1997, she became a Master Artist of the Artists in America Show at the Denver Historical Society Museum.  She exhibits at museums around the country, including the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, OK, as a featured artist in their Rendevous Exhibition, and at the Prix de West at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame for 14 years!  Arnett is a Signature Member of OPA and this year was chosen to be on the faculty and a demonstration artist for Plein Air Magazine’s 2015 Expo and Conference.
Arnett has written articles for The Artist’s Magazine, American Arts Quarterly, ART Ideas and Australian Artists Magazine and has been featured in The International Herald Tribune, Southwest Art, Western Art Digest, and the North Light books Painting with Passion, The Best of Flower Painting, I and II and North Light’s Sketchbook Confidential II. She authored the North Light Book “Painting Sumptuous Vegetables, Fruits and Flowers in Oil.”   Visit her website at www.joeannaarnett.com .
For more information, and to register for the opportunity to study with Joe Anna Arnett, visit:

McKenna Studio Workshops 
Fine art workshops with master artists › Custom venues › Limited class sizes

A premier oil painting workshop venue in North Texas for professionals and students
Diane McKenna & Christine Patterson, proprietors

“Sunflowers and Dahlias” 

Joe Anna Arnett, OPA

p-a-Lot River View

“Lot River View”
Joe Anna Arnett, OPA

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2015 Paint Historic Terrell

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The NorthEast Texas Fine Arts Alliance (NETFAA) announces the dates for
Paint Historic Terrell 2015!

Registration and painting begin on Saturday, April 11 continuing through Sunday, April 19.  The Reception and Awards presentation will follow on Saturday, April 25 at the Terrell Heritage Museum in Terrell, TX.  These extended dates include the Heritage Jubilee Festival, which will afford artists the opportunity to paint the midway and festival activities!  Increased awards and opportunities!  Registration information will be released soon.




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PAINT HISTORIC TERRELL call for artist participation


 March 16-31, 2013




Paint Historic Terrell is open to all artists, 18 years and older, using any fine art media.  All artwork is to be created during the week of March 16-23.  Blank canvas, board, and/or paper supports MUST be stamped at the Terrell Heritage Museum, 207 Frances Street from 9:00a.m.-2:00 p.m. during registration and 9:00-12:00p.m. Paint Out days (except Sunday).  A category for ACEO’s has been continued this year.  Please note:  Reference photos and sketches may be used to complete your artwork; however, the painting or drawing must begin on site.  Members $25 Non Members $35, Entry deadline for inclusion in printed material is Mar. 1.  Late Entry fee $10.00


                                                                                1st place                       $400

2nd place                      $200

3rd place                      $100

                                                                4th place                      $  50

Best of ACEO             $  50


For more information contact:                  Ramona Murphy                              903-560-1531

Mary Jo Woodruff                           972-427-6511     mjowoodruff@sbcglobal.net


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