The Winter Park Paint Out is a JURIED event. We encourage all plein air artists over the age of 18 to apply, and welcome both local and out-of-state participants. The Selection Committee will review all applications and choose 25 artists to participate in the 2019 event. Top revenue-generating artists from 2018 are invited back to join the 2019 event. Notification results will be sent to each applicant via email no later than November 16, 2018. An Artist Agreement form and housing information for out-of-town artists will be sent to those who have been accepted.

Artists will be selected based on their:

  • Artistic merit and skill exhibited in 3 submitted plein air images
  • Application materials
  • Ability to represent the Polasek and City of Winter Park, Orlando, and the state of Florida through their plein air art
  • Commitment to support the Paint Out with their time and involvement during the entire week of the event

Artists will be required to submit three (3) recent plein air images, an artist statement, a short bio and an active link to their website.

Please Note: Applications must be emailed and received no later than Thursday, November 1st, 2018, 5:00 PM ET. No late entries or other formats will be considered. Letters or materials sent via US Mail or hand delivered will not be accepted.

2019 WPPO Artist Application

Fields marked with an * are required

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.