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En Plein Air Art Competition to be Held in Foster Park September 30-October 1

August 23, 2011

Foster Park en Plein Air is a service project to benefit Foster Park and the adjacent St. Mary’s River Greenway.

Organized by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation Langhinrichs Gallery Committee this competition is open to artists who work en plein air. Beginning late Friday afternoon, September 30, and continuing the morning of Saturday, October 1, artists work in Foster Park and/or on the Rivergreenway highlighting the area in their work. Artwork will be submitted for competition mid-day Saturday, with awards announced at the reception later that afternoon.

The public is encouraged to watch the artists at work, attend the reception, and participate in the silent auction at the Langhinrichs Gallery Saturday afternoon. Funds raised will be used to purchase trees and permanent landscape plants for Foster Park and the St. Mary’s Rivergreenway.

Judge: Charles Shepard III, Executive Director of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

Awards: 1st -$300; 2nd -$200; and 3rd -$100
Public attending the reception and silent auction may participate in the $50 People’s Choice Award

Schedule of Events:

Artist Check-in: Friday September 30 4-8 PM at Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse, 5310 Old Mill Road; Saturday October 1 at UUCFW or Foster Park, 3900 Old Mill Road.

Painting in Foster Park and St. Mary’s Rivergreenway: Friday 4 PM-dusk and Saturday 7 AM-12.
Finished art accepted at Langhinrichs Gallery 12 Noon-1:30 PM Saturday.
Awards announced 4 PM Saturday – People’s Choice 5:15

For the event information and entry form in PDF: Foster Park – En Plein Air

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