Paint Sarasota Paint Out - Light Chasers 2019
SIGN UP DAY IS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15TH. NO SIGN UP BEFORE THEN. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THESE SHOWS FILL QUICKLY.
- Dates: February 14 - 20, 2019
- Entry Fee: $30. Light Chasers are eligible for special pricing offered in our MEMBERS PACKAGE. Click here for more information. No refunds after January 15, 2019.
- Judging: Prizes will be awarded during the Opening Festivities on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 7 pm.
- Stamping: The work you submit for judging must be stamped on the back of your painting. We will stamp surfaces at the Gazebo at Phillippi Estate Park starting Thursday, February 14th between 9am and Noon. You will also be able to get surfaces stamped between 9am and 10am on Monday, February 18th at the Gazebo. Address:
- Phillippi Estate Park
- 5500 S. Tamiami Trail
- Sarasota, Fl 34231
- Split: Artists keep 70 % and Keith Farmhouse Restoration Fund will receive 30%
- Drop Off: Artists may select ONE painting to be juried and hung in the show. Drop off is Thursday, February 21 at the Edson Keith Mansion at Phillippi Estate Park from 9 am to Noon. Late paintings will not be accepted.
- Pick up: Monday, February 25th at the Edson Keith Mansion at Phillippi Estate Park from 9 am to Noon. If you cannot drop off or pick up, please ask another artist for help. Light Chaser Board Members will not be available for drop off or pick up for artists.
- For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- To register click here.
Rules and Information
Painting Rules and Requirements
- Eligibility: The Paint Sarasota Paint Out is open for all artists 18 years of age or older. There are two categories this year:
- PROFESSIONAL LEVEL: This will include all Demo Artists of the Light Chasers. The PROFESSIONAL LEVEL prizes will be chosen by the judge. Most PROFESSIONAL LEVEL painters will make their living from their art.
- RISING STAR LEVEL: This level is for anyone who for any reason does not want to compete in the PROFESSIONAL LEVEL. It is simply YOUR CHOICE where you decide to compete.
- Stamping: All artists must check in at the Gazebo on Thursday, February 14th to get surfaces stamped. Extra stamping will be done Monday morning from 9-10 am. Artists may have as many surfaces stamped as they want! If you cannot make it on Thursday, you may have surfaces brought in to be stamped by another artist.
- Cost: Registration for the Paint Sarasota Paint Out is $30. No refunds after January 1, 2019. Payments may be made by check or credit card which is selected when registering.
- Where to Paint: Artists may paint anywhere in Sarasota County. You can see the borders here. Sarasota County includes Bee Ridge, Englewood, Gulf Gate Estates, Laurel, Nokomis, Northport, North Sarasota, Osprey, Sarasota, Sarasota Springs, Siesta Key, Southgate, South Venice, The Meadows, Vamo, Venice and Warm Mineral Springs.
We have DESIGNATED SPOTS FOR PAINTING EACH DAY. Artists can paint anywhere in Sarasota County. If you want to be near other artists and potential buyers you will want to paint in the daily designated areas. We post the calendar for Designated Spots by the beginning of February.
- Mediums and Sizes: Oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, pencils, and markers are all acceptable. Electronic painting or photography is not accepted. Any other medium must be approved by Mary Ann Ellicott before January 15, 2019.
There are size limitations as we are hanging three shows in the mansion. The largest painting surface allowed is 12 inches x 16 inches. This does not include the frame.
The only exception will be for watercolorists. We will accept ¼ sheet painting or 12x16. There are no exceptions this year.
- Click here for a printable copy the tracking label. Each label consists of 3 parts.
- One part is to be attached (taped) to the back of the painting
- One part is given to the Light Chasers representative at drop off.
- One part is kept by the artist and will be needed at pick up.
During the Opening Festivities, Light Chasers handle sales. We subtract the credit card fee, if that is how your buyer pays, from your total. Artists receive payment within 30 days.
- Wired with wire ends wrapped in tape. Wire should be securely attached to the back of the frame. The wire should be about 1/3 down from the top of the frame
- Saw tooth hangers, fishing line or chain is not acceptable.
- Mats, glass and plexiglas must be free of scratches and clean.
Light Chaser Boards Members will not mail or drop off your work or bring it to the field. You must make an appointment with the member storing you painting and pay your fine before you can pick up your painting. You can ask a friend or another artist to pick up your work. They will sign for it at pick up. If you know you cannot pick up your painting, please arrange for someone to pick it up. Light Chaser Board Members cannot be responsible for dropping off or picking up your paintings.
Good luck, happy painting, and have fun.
Paint Sarasota Paint Out.
Paint Sarasota Paint Out.