Artist Application

Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Winter Park Paint Out. Each year, the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens hosts 25 artists during the last week of April for our signature fundraising event. The Winter Park Paint Out is a JURIED entry event. We encourage all plein air artists to apply, and welcome both local and out-of-state participants. Select artists from the 2016 Paint Out will be asked to return based on their amount of sales. The remaining spaces are open to any other artists wishing to return in 2017 or to participate for the first time.
To be considered for one of these open positions, please review the Terms and Conditions of Participation and complete the following application.

ALL artists must submit a completed application along with three recent (within the last 2 years) plein air images (not studio work). Please allow enough time to fully complete the application. Incomplete applications will not be saved.

You may also email your application to

Deadline for entry is Wednesday, November 1, 2017, Midnight ET.

2018 WPPO Artist Application

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Use this space to describe your artistic philosophy, inspiration, or motivation.

All participating artists are required to provide a head shot to be featured on promotional materials. Head shots should be a recent, high resolution image (300 dpi) with a plain background featuring the artist's face and shoulders straight on. The artist's features should be plainly visible (no sunglasses, etc.). Please note your image will be cropped to fit a 2" x 2" format.

Use the space below to list up to five (5) of your most recent or significant awards, achievements, and/or exhibitions. (Please limit each accolade description to 150 characters)

Use the space below to provide some background information about your training, artistic journey,  and interests. (Typically, this section is written in the third person. For example, "John Doe discovered plein air painting while..." or "Mr. Doe received his degree in fine arts from...")

Use the space below to list five (5) Fun Facts about yourself. Example: "I can play 'Free Bird' on the ukulele."
These will be attached to each artists' display space and used throughout the week. Be creative and share something whimsical and surprising!
This is a popular feature of the Winter Park Paint Out and serves as "creative advertising." (Please limit each fun fact to 150 characters).

Please attach three (3) images of three separate plein air works completed by you.
The selection panel will use these images to judge your work. These examples should be recent (created within the last two years) plein air works (not studio) of the type and quality you would expect to create during the Winter Park Paint Out. Please complete the field below for corresponding information. (High resolution images are not required. Images with file size less than 500KB are preferred.)

For each painting attached above: enter the title, size and medium (e.g. oil on canvas, acrylic on board, pastel, watercolor) in the space provided. Please name each of your attached image files with the appropriate title.

Entering your name acts as a signature to acknowledge that you agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions of Participation in the Winter Park Paint Out.

By submitting this application, you acknowledge and agree to permit the use and publication of the following information (excluding personal contact information) and images by the Polasek Museum to create our online directory and event program for the 2017 Winter Park Paint Out, to promote current and future events and for any other purposes deemed appropriate by the Polasek Museum. The Polasek Museum may use the content in its sole discretion.