Jay asked me to share the following note from him. For full details on the paint-out, follow this link: http://outer-island.com/photos/branford-plein-air.pdf /j
Dear Artist Friends: I have been working on a plein air event with the newly organized Branford Arts Alliance and hopefully this will turn out to be an enjoyable and rewarding event for plein air artists. - Jay Babina
Artist Paint Branford – Sat. June 13
(Plein Air painting event downtown Branford, Saturday June 13)
Rain date is the following day, Sunday June 14.
On Saturday, June 13, the Branford Arts and Cultural Alliance is sponsoring a plein air painting event in the mid-town area of Branford. Artists will gather in the morning and paint scenes of the town green, buildings, stores, street scenes and any subjects that would interest you. You can paint any time you want but I know most artists want the morning light. A video crew will be coming around and filming the event and possibly interview artists for the Branford TV station.
Two interesting details to the event:
1. The following week artists can display their paintings in the store fronts along the green. Artist will pay $10 to BACA (Branford Arts arts & Cultural Alliance) and an assigned store will be sent to the artists.
The artists will drop off their painting for display along with a small easel for the store to use. The painting will be for sale and the store will forward the artists contact information to any interested parties (no commission). Put the price on the back along with contact info or a business card(s).
Some stores will display one painting and some agreed to support more according to their window space. The painting will be on display for one week which is the week of the Branford Festival which attracts thousands of visitors.
2. On the day of the paint out event, participating artist can display a finished work of their choice at the First Congregational Church on the Green for a one day show. Artists will supply their own stand up easel. (Details for this are being worked on).
You can paint at the plein air event for free if you want with no store display intention.
If you would like to participate and be included in the store front exhibition, please send a $10 check made to BACA (Branford Arts & Cultural Alliance) mailed to:
37 Knollwood Drive
Branford, CT 06405
Store front space is limited so please respond ASAP. No refunds for cancellations.
We’re hoping the success of this event will pave the way for a yearly follow-up event as well as others that bring the arts community into Branford. Its being highly advertised and publicized.