Main Street Paint Out
Saturday, Oct 18 1:00–4:00 p.m.
The Festival’s opening event is the popular Main Street Paint Out, a chance to see artists at work on their paintings all along uptown Sedona on both sides of 89A. The sales and awards for the finished paintings happen in front of the Sedona Arts Center Gallery at 4:00 p.m. We then roll into the opening reception in the Art Barn 5:00–7:00 p.m. Each artist brings 6 completed paintings from their own region to display in the Sedona Arts Center’s Special Exhibition Gallery and adjoining Theatre Studio. These works will be for sale throughout the week. Artists will periodically rehang their space with new work created during their stay that will be designated with a “Wet Paint” sticker beside it. The exhibition event is thus constantly evolving and open 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. daily throughout the week.
History of Pigment
Sunday, Oct 19 Free Materials Presentation.
Scott Gellatly of Gamblin Oils presents an educational look at the history of pigment, paint and color space. A deeply informative guide to choosing a palette of colors. Carl Judson of Guerilla Painter presents their latest pochade box products. These free materials presentations are from 10:00 a.m.–Noon in the Theatre Studio. Scott Gellatly then offers a plein air workshop for the afternoon from 1:00–5:00 p.m. The cost of the afternoon workshop is $60 and includes free Gamblin Paint and Gamsol for student use.
Paint-Out in Jerome
Tuesday, Oct 21 Jerome Chamber hosts a morning paint out in Jerome 9–noon. See tent at main parking in Jerome to locate artists who will be spread over the main streets and alleys of Jerome.
Paint Out at the Vineyards
Wednesday, Oct 22 – Artists will be painting at three vineyards along Page Springs Road. Guided tours will be available. Keynote speaker Jim McVicker’s three-day workshop, “Painting Larger on Location,” begins at 10:00 a.m.
Keynote with Jim McVicker
Wednesday, Oct 22 7:00 p.m. - Keynote Presentation by veteran plein air artist Jim McVicker from the Oregon Coast. Jim will be leading a three-day workshop that also starts on Wed. Jim is known for both large and small plein air work and for his very realistic still-lives. He will be talking about the development of his own work over the course to 25 years of painting from life.
A Confluence of the Senses
Thursday, Oct 23 “Art and Wine: A Confluence of the Senses” is celebrated at Alcantara Vineyards at the confluence of the Verde River and Oak Creek (3445 S. Grapevine Way, Cottonwood, AZ 86326). There will be a Quick Draw Event open to the public at Alcantara Vineyards in the morning, 10:00–Noon with a display, sale and awards at Noon. Regroup at Alcantara for a special evening ticketed event 3:00–7:00 p.m. featuring a paint-out and display of artwork done at Alcantara with music, a wine tasting, cooking demonstration and wine pairing, creating a confluence event at the winery in the evening. One painting will be chosen by popular vote to be the label for a special Plein Air Confluence wine blend. This wine will be available at a later date.
Friday, Oct 24 Awards night begins with a private one-hour preview for past patrons, purchase award buyers and special guests. The event is then open to the public and sales are quick. Various awards are given throughout the evening including Collector’s Choice based on ballots from guests. Artist’s Choice based on a body of work and judged only be the participating artists. Festival Keynote, Jim McVicker will choose Best of Show and four merit awards. The Arts Center staff will choose a poster award and various other purchase awards and sponsor awards are given.
Final Public Sale
Saturday, Oct 25 is the final sales day of the event. The public is welcome to browse and purchase from 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.