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2022 Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival
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Contact Email: hvpleinair@gmail.com
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Entry Deadline: 7/28/22
Days remaining to deadline: 27

Entry Fee ( Juried Entry Fee): $50.00
Entry Fee (Paint Pass Entry Fee): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Festivals
Eligibility: National
State: New York

Juried Artists  (Fee $50; with early bird discount $40)  For artists who wish to compete for prizes in the 2022 Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival, you must be selected by a jury.  As a juried artist, you will receive a welcome bag, a map with painting sites throughout this region of the Hudson Valley, participation in the Workshop with Andrew Lattimore, entry into the Quick Draw Competition with eligibility for prizes, and entry to Juror of Awards Demonstration prior to the Exhibit Reception.  In addition, you will be able to submit up to two paintings (which are eligible for awards in the festival competition) for display at the Wallkill River School Gallery.  These and two additional paintings submitted by you will appear for sale in our online gallery until late December. Any submission to the online gallery must bear an official stamp, which certifies that the artwork was created during this event. More information about a possible Traveling Exhibit will be provided later. More detail will be provided in the Artist’s Handbook that will be provided to invited artists in September.

The Painter’s Pass (Fee $35; with early bird discount $30)   For artists who do not want to be subjected to the juried process, the Painter’s Pass will provide the following: a welcome bag with a map of painting sites throughout this region of the Hudson Valley, participation in the Workshop with Andrew Lattimore, entry into the Quick Draw Competition with eligibility for prizes, entry to Juror of Awards Demonstration prior to Exhibit Reception, display in Wallkill River School’s online shop of one painting completed during the festival.  Artists in this category are not eligible for prizes in the main gallery exhibit.   Any submission to the online gallery must bear an official stamp, which certifies that the artwork was created during this event.  More detail will be provided in the Painter’s Pass Handbook that will be provided in September to those who have registered under this category. 

ENTRY PROCESS

Entry Process for Juried Artists:

Entry will be through www.callforentry.org

Applications must be submitted by July 28, 2022

The Jury of Selection will score submissions.  Based on these scores the Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival Committee will invite up to 50 artists to participate in the competition 

Artists who won an award in the 2021 Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival are automatically guaranteed a spot in this year’s festival once you apply online (this does not waive the application fee).

The application fee for Juried Artists is $50 ($40 with Early Bird Discount - use coupon code JA2022Early) which does not guarantee you will be in the festival and is non-refundable unless the festival is cancelled.  

Competing applicants must submit an artist biography and three digital images which must be of original “en plein air” artwork created by the applicant artist within the past two years

  • Notification of selected competing artists will be emailed to each applicant no later than August 14
  • Invited artists must accept invitation by August 31 on CallForEntry.org


Entry Process for The Painter's Pass:

Entry will be through www.callforentry.org

Applications must be submitted by July 28, 2022

The application fee for The Painter’s Pass is $35 ($30 with Early Bird Discount - use coupon code PP2022Early) and provides the applicant with the benefits of The Painter’s Pass program as described above.

 

FESTIVAL PAINTING SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Submission Requirements for Juried Artists:

  • All paintings must be done “en plein air” during the event
  • 18”x24” maximum canvas or paper size
  • Only artwork with an official stamp will be permitted in the exhibition and sale
  • All submitted artwork must be available for sale
  • All artwork must be framed appropriately with wire on the back.  No gallery wrapped canvases will be accepted
  • Artwork information, tags and an art inventory form (included in packet) must be completed for each painting

For Juried Artists at least one painting, and no more than four paintings, will be due at the Artist Drop Off.  Two of these will be featured in the gallery exhibit and awards competition in addition to being for sale online.  The rest will be for sale online only and will not be eligible for awards.  All unsold art must be collected by the artists at the conclusion of the online sale or other arrangements must be made with Wallkill River School to have works shipped or stored.  For paintings that need to be shipped back to the artist, a box and packing materials with a prepaid shipping label must be left with the Wallkill River School


​Festival Painting Submission Requirements for Painters Pass Artists: 

  • All paintings must be done “en plein air” during the event
  • 18”x24” maximum canvas or paper size
  • Only artwork with an official stamp will be permitted in the online exhibition and sale
  • All submitted artwork must be available for sale
  • All artwork must be framed appropriately with wire on the back.  No gallery wrapped canvases will be accepted
  • Artwork information, tags and an art inventory form (included in packet) must be completed for each painting

One painting from each Painter’s Pass Artist is due at the Artwork Drop Off to be photographed for the online shop.  Unsold art must be collected by the artists at the conclusion of the online sale or other arrangements must be made with Wallkill River School to have works shipped or stored.  For paintings that need to be shipped back to the artist, a box and packing materials with a prepaid shipping label must be left with the Wallkill River School

AWARDS
Artist Awards for Juried Artists Only:
The Wallkill River School will announce the awards at the Exhibition Reception.  Award categories (subject to change):

  • First Place ($1,000)
  • Second Place ($750)
  • Third Place ($500)
  • Best Audubon Site Painting
  • Best BashaKill Painting
  • ​Best Goshen Painting
  • Best Nocturne
  • Artists’ Choice

Artists Awards for Juried Artists and Painter's Pass Artists

  • Quick Draw First Place
  • Quick Draw Second Place
  • Quick Draw Third Place


EVENT CALENDAR (subject to change):

Entry and Acceptance:

  • Thurs., June 30: Early Bird Discounted Entry Fee ends
  • Thurs., July 28: Deadline for Entry
  • Sun., August 14: Jury Notifications will be emailed to all juried applicants.  A list of accepted artists will also be posted online at hvpleinair.com
  • Wed., August 31: Invited artists deadline to accept invitation (on CallforEntry.org)

Festival Week:

  • Mon., October 10:     Check-in/Canvas Stamping 9a-12p at Quick Draw Workshop or 4-6pm at Wallkill River School
  • Mon., October 10:  9a-12p Quick Draw (location TBA)
  • Tues., October 11:     9a-12p Workshop with Andrew Lattimore at Lawrence Farm
  • Wed., October 12:   9-12 or 1-4 Optional Group PaintOut at Bashakill Wildlife Management Area
  • Thurs., October 13: 9-12 Optional Group PaintOut at Goshen Green Farm
  • Fri., October 14:
  • 9am-12pm Optional Group Paintout at Goshen Farmers’ Market
  • 1-4:30pm Artwork Drop Off at Wallkill River School
  • Sat., October 15:
  • 12-1pm Juror of Awards Demonstration
  • 1-3pm Exhibit Opening and Reception (awards announced at 2pm)
  • Sun., November 6:    End of Exhibit. All artwork will be left at the School in order for it to remain for sale online until Dec. 31 or if it is to be included in Traveling Exhibit.

Pick Up Artwork

  • Fri.-Sun., January 6-8:  12-5p
     

WORKSHOP WITH ANDREW LATTIMORE.  Oct. 11, 9am-12pm at Lawrence Farm, 306 Frozen Ridge Road, Newburgh, NY 12550                                

Description: Lawrence Farms is a family-owned farm with long scenic views of mountain ridges, historic barns, and established orchards and a small cafe and produce stand.  From  9-9:30am, Andrew will be doing a plein air demonstration.  After the demonstration participating artists will do their own paintings on the farm.  He will drop in with the artists as they are working on their paintings.  

Cost:  Included in fee for accepted Juried Artists and for Painter’s Pass Artists.  All others go to  www.hvpleinair.com to register for a fee of $45.  


Instructor:  Andrew Lattimore  (www.andrewlattimore.com
Artist Andrew Lattimore has been teaching fine art for over 25 years.  At the age of 17, he went to the National Academy of Fine Arts in NY, completing his studies in 3 years.  Afterwards, he went to Florence for 2 years, and then moved to UK to study landscape painting.  Upon his return to the US, he quickly attracted the attention of galleries and collectors. His paintings hang in collections in the US, Italy, France, UK and Hong Kong.  Andrew deeply observes color, value, texture, form and atmosphere within the landscape which contributes to the harmony and overall design of his paintings. He returns to Europe and the UK frequently to teach plein air workshops. 

 

QUICK DRAW COMPETITION (Oct. 10, 8:30am-12pm, Location TBA):

Ready, Set, Paint!  The Quick Draw Competition is a 2-hour painting competition with prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places. You must check in and bring your canvas for stamping between 8:30 and 9am on Oct. 10 and paint between 9 and 11am.  Judging begins at 11:30am.  Juried Artists and Painter’s Pass Artists are both eligible for prizes in this event.  Open to all others for a fee of $15.  Kids 17 and under paint free (there will be special prizes for kids).
 

NO ARTIST HOUSING FOR 2022: 
Our top priority is the health and safety of our artists and hosts. We are once again unable to offer Artist Housing for our festival due to uncertainty regarding COVID-19.  We hope to resume offering housing at our 2023 festival.

 
JURY OF SELECTION:

Thomas Adkins (http://thomasadkinsfineart.com)
Thomas Adkins is an oil painter who divides his time between his Southbury CT and Bristol ME studios. He graduated from the Paier College of Art in New Haven and took graduate classes at the School of Visual Arts in NY. He exhibits in galleries and museums across the U.S. and is an elected member of the CT Plein Air Painters and the Lyme Art Association. He has won numerous prestigious awards, and won the 2020 HVPAF "Best of Goshen" Award and "Artists Choice" Award at the HVPAF. He has exhibited in the Mystic Museum International Marine Exibition, The Butler Institute of American Art, Mattatuck Museum and The New Britain Museum of American Art.

Hema Gupta (hemagupta@hotmail.com):                             
Hema Gupta, from NJ, is a self-taught artist working primarily with watercolors. With a keen interest in plein air painting she strives for a loose and impressionistic style in her work. She enjoys painting a wide variety of subjects, from urban landscapes and seascapes to portraits. Her plein air work has been highly awarded locally and regionally and she has exhibited her work in many shows with frequent sales. She loves to participate in plein air contests. She won First Place in the Quick Draw at Plein Air Easton in 2021 , First place at LBI Plein Air Plus (2021) and Second Place in Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival (2021). She is a Signature member of the Northeast Watercolor Society and an Associate Member of Garden State Watercolor Society.

 

Shawn Dell Joyce (http://www.shawndelljoyce.com):       
Shawn Dell Joyce founded the Wallkill River School of Art and has won many prestigious awards for plein air painting. She is a Signature Member of NY Plein Air Painters, and International Plein Air Painters, and has been featured in many national newspapers and magazines like the NY TimesPlein Air Podcast with Eric Rhoads, Pastel Journal MagazineTampa Bay Magazine, and Plein Air Magazine. She is represented by six galleries around the country including Wallkill River School in NY, Woodfield Fine Art in St. Petersburg FL, and Lakeside Inn Gallery in Mt. Dora FL.

JUROR OF AWARDS

Joseph Sundwall                    
A native of Chicago, Joseph Sundwall found his path as an artist as a child and his talent was encouraged by his family and teachers.  He studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and enjoyed a successful career in New York City as a graphic artist before turning back to fine arts again at the Arts Student League, the National Academy of Design, and St. Oswald’s Studio of London.  Today, Joseph divides his time between figure painting and landscape, which usually includes animals and, of late, birds in particular.  His painting style relies in great part on wet-into-wet techniques, plus the juxtaposition of areas of flat paint with modeling and vigorous brushwork playing off areas of studied strokes. Joseph has taught oil painting privately in NJ and NY, and regularly demonstrates the art of portrait painting before arts associations. He recently moved to Montgomery, NY, and has enjoyed painting en plein air in the Hudson Valley. Joseph is represented by J.M. Stringer Gallery in Vero Beach, FL, and Portraits North in Lexington, MA.  If you would like to learn more about Joseph, please visit www.josephsundwall.com.

 

Contact Information:

hvpleinair@gmail.com
Susan Roth, Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival Committee Chair

Wallkill River School,  232 Ward Street, Montgomery, NY 12549
845-457-2787        email: info@wallkill.art         www.wallkill.art

Sarah Fortner Pierson, Exec. Dir., Wallkill River School spierson@wallkill.art

 

For Juried Artists  

Competing applicants must submit:

  • an artist biography no larger than 300 words in narrative form. Please do not submit a resume or a list
  • three digital images which must be of original “en plein air” artwork created by the applicant artist within the past two years
  • for Early Bird Discount use coupon code JA2022Early 

For Painter's Pass

Painter's Pass registrants need only complete the application.  No bio or images are needed. For Early Bird Discount use coupon code PP2022Early

All artists are eligible to apply.