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Warm Springs Gallery
Bath County Plein Air Festival 2017

Fifth Annual Bath County Plein Air Festival 2017

Monday, October 2 – Sunday, October 8, 2017


Warm Springs Gallery presents the Fifth Annual Bath County Plein Air Festival.  For one week, thirty of the mid-Atlantic’s finest plein air painters will set up their easels along pristine rivers and country roads capturing the warm autumn light of Bath County, Virginia.  Nestled in the Alleghany Mountains and home to the historic Homestead Resort, Bath County is a painter’s paradise, offering panoramic vistas, meandering streams and open meadows, family farms, and charming village scenes.

Event Information:
The event will take place from Monday, October 2nd – Sunday, October 8th, 2017.

Check-in and Canvas Stamping will take place on Monday, October 2nd from 9am-12pm at Warm Springs Gallery, 12 Katydid Trail, Warm Springs, VA  24484.

Artists will paint Monday, October 2 through Saturday, October 7, 2017.

Artists must turn in one painting marked to be judged and up to 5 additional paintings (completed, framed, and wired) to Warm Springs Gallery between 12 - 2 pm on Saturday, October 7.

Maximum canvas size permitted is 24” wide, no restriction on height.  All work turned in for exhibition, judging, and sale must be painted during the event en plein air and without the use of photographs. These works must bear the event stamp.

Required Events:
Thursday, October 5, 7-10 pm, Farm to Table Dinner and Exhibition

Saturday, October 7, 5-9 pm, Preview Party, Awards Presentation, and Sale of Paintings

Sunday, October 8, 9 am -12 pm, Small Painting Sunday Sale

The commission split will be 50-50 at all events.

Entry Instructions:
Entries are to be processed through Online Juried Shows.  Application, application fee, and three images are due by July 2, 2017.  No entries will be accepted after this date.  The Application fee is $40.  Payment can be made either through PayPal or a valid credit card.  Entry fees are non-refundable and must be made by the entry deadline.

Each artist must submit three (3) professional quality images of artwork in JPEG format, a short bio, a CV or resume.

Entering Your Images:
Entry form must be filled out in its entirety.  List sizes up to the nearest inch.  Submitted images must not include matting or frame.  Crop the photos to include only the artwork.  Be sure your images are right-side-up.

Before uploading your images, make sure they are smaller than 4MB, but at least 1920 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi.  Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB color space.  Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at:  If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please write to us here:  Please add and to your safe senders list to ensure notifications are received.

Entering Your Resume:
To enter your resume, log into your account, click "Your Artist Profile," click "Personal Info," and follow the directions in the "Bio Upload" section.

Juror of Submissions:
The Bath County Plein Air Festival is a juried event with applications reviewed by a panel of five professional artists and/or curators.  The panel will review all submitted applications and select 20 artists for a total of 30 artists to participate (award winners and top artists in 2015 will be invited back to the 2016 festival).  Notification of selected artists will be sent to each applicant via email no later than July 15, 2017.

Judging & Awards:
Bath County Plein Air Festival awards $6000 in cash prizes plus merchandise awards.  The festival judge will select the three top paintings in the exhibit ($1000, $750, 500) and the Best in Show for the Gordon F. Ferguson Memorial Award ($1000).  In addition, the public votes for one painting for the People’s Choice Award ($1000) and the artists select another artist for the Best in Show Peer Review ($1000).  There are also a few special awards given.

We have a number of generous supporters of the arts who have indicated that they will open their homes to visiting artists.  All juried artists will be placed in private homes.

I have read the foregoing Prospectus and by entering and paying for this Entry Application, I agree to be bound by all terms set forth therein, including participation in the week-long Competition, the Awards Ceremony & Sale, and the Small Painting Sunday Sale.

From October 2 through October 8, 2017, I agree to sell no paintings while the event, Bath County Plein Air Festival, is going on unless 50% of the selling price is paid to the Warm Springs Gallery.  I understand that the Warm Springs Gallery will conduct all sales.  I hereby give Warm Springs Gallery permission to use images of work that I enter into the Bath County Plein Air Festival competition for publicity purposes. I understand that I will receive credit for any such reproduction(s) of my work.

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