East Tennessee “Plein Air” PAINT OUT!

//East Tennessee “Plein Air” PAINT OUT!

East Tennessee “Plein Air” PAINT OUT!











Come and paint the beauty that is East Tennessee

September 13th, 14th, & 15th
 It is a French term for painting in the outdoors.  Monet, van Gogh and Renoir are examples
of famous painters who painted “en plein air”.




Monroe County Chamber of Commerce

520 Cook Street Suite A, Conference Room

Madisonville TN 37354


Thursday September 13       8am-5pm

Friday September 14            8am-5pm

Saturday September 15         8am-12pm



Saturday September 15          8am-2pm

Location will be in your registration package



Saturday September 15       Viewing  from 2- 8pm

Awards from  6pm – 8pm

At Donna’s Old Town Cafe

A map of the local area and schedule of local events will be in your registration package at check-in and at www.monroearts.com

Location will be in your registration package

A map of the local area and schedule of local events will be in your registration package at check-in and at www.monroearts.com



PAINTING AREA:  Artist may paint any subject or scene outdoors he/she chooses within the 50-mile radius of Madisonville TN, including the towns of, Sweetwater, Tellico Plains, and Vonore.  The sites must be accessible to the public and should not impede pedestrian or vehicular traffic.  Artists are expected to maintain complete respect for private venues and ask owner’s permission for private properties

Artist will be required to wear their name tags at all times on-site.  Painting(s) must be completed in the outdoor area and not from photographs or taken back to your studios to complete or touch-up.  A list of recommended painting sites will be provided.

INCLEMENT WEATHER:  The event will take place rain or shine, so please be prepared.

CHECK-IN:  All artists must check in at the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce Bldg.  See reverse for check-in hours.

All painting surfaces must be stamped at check-in prior to painting.  Maximum allowed surface size is 16×20”.  Each piece must be started and completed “En Plein Air”, with nothing pre-painted or pre-drawn.  Artists may stamp an unlimited number of canvases/surfaces but will submit up to three pieces for juroring display and sale.

JURORING AND WET PAINT SALE:  Only stamped canvases can be shown or sold.  All submitted pieces must be labeled with artist’s name, title, medium, and price.  All work must be framed and properly wired (no saw tooth hangers).  MACA/VAA reserves the right to exclude works not properly prepared for display.

JURORING AND WET PAINT SALE:  Images of artwork will remain on display/sale through the monroearts.com website unless otherwise requested by artist.

UNSOLD ARTWORK:    All artwork must be picked up after the completion of the artists award reception.  Remaining artwork will become the property of MACA/VAA. Artists may donate unsold artwork to MACA/VAA’s for our online fundraiser.

PROCEEDS FROM THE WET PAINT SALE:  For all work sold, MACA/VAA will retain 20% commission.  MACA will collect all monies from the sale of artwork, artist will receive payment by December 31.

USE OF IMAGES:  Artists agree to allow MACA/VAA use of images produced during the event, to include photographs of artists painting and completed works.

LIABILITY: MACA/VAA assume no responsibility for theft, damage, or liability.  The artist is responsible for insurance of artwork. MACA/VAA will make their best effort to assure the security of the artwork in the viewing area.


ENTRY FEE:  $20 for Visual Art Alliance members; $30 for Non-Members on or before Sept 6; $35 after Sept 6.  Registration deadline is Wednesday Sept 13, 2018.

Make check payable to MACA (Monroe Area Council for the Arts) or fill in your credit card information on application or by phone 423-442-3210.  A $3 processing fee will apply for credit card payments. Mail payment and registration form to MACA PO BOX 491, MADISONVILLE, TN 37354.

You can  download registration form.

Click here for Registration Form 



First Place ……………………. $200

Second place …………………. $150

Third place …………………… $100

People’s Choice ………….…… $ 50

Voting for People’s Choice will be accomplished throughout the

Wet Paint Sale/Exhibit and Awarded during the Award Reception.