For the third year in a row, the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens will sponsor a Quick Draw Competition at the City of Winter Park’s Earth Day in the Park on Sunday, April 15, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The plein air, or outdoor, painting competition is open to both amateurs and professionals age 16 and up.
Artists in the competition have only two hours to complete their work. During this time, all registered participants will set up their supplies and paint or draw in downtown Winter Park. Blank canvases will be stamped the morning of the event to ensure that all paintings are created during the limited time frame. Each participant will have two hours to create a unique work of art based on the beautiful surroundings of Park Ave.
After the paintings are completed, they will be displayed on the artists’ easels in Central Park for an Art Stroll from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The public will vote for their favorite piece to win the People’s Choice Award. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: First Prize – $250; Second Prize – $150; Third Prize – $75; People’s Choice – $100, sponsored by the City of Winter Park.
Sunday, April 15, 2017
9 – 10 a.m. — Mandatory artist check-in and canvas stamping at Albin Polasek Museum’s booth in Central Park
10 a.m. — Start horn will sound. Artists have until 12 noon to paint within the area of Park Avenue, Central Park, or within walking distance
Noon — End horn will sound
12 noon to 12:30 p.m. — Artists return to registration area and drop off their finished work
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. — Art Stroll and “People’s Choice Award” voting
2:30 p.m. — Judging (Closed to public)
2:45 p.m. — Award presentation located on the East Stage near Garfield Avenue
3 p.m. — Artists pickup their painting and easel
Prizes will be awarded for the following categories:
First Place — $250
Second Place — $150
Third Place — $75
People’s Choice — $100
All participants will receive a City of Winter Park Earth Day t-shirt
Registration is limited for the Quick Draw Competition and costs $35. Sign up by April 14, 2018, at 5 p.m.
The Earth Day Quick Draw Competition is a lead-up event to the Albin Polasek Museum’s signature annual event, the Winter Park Paint Out plein air festival. The 10th Annual Winter Park Paint out will be held from April 22 to 28, 2018, with an entire week of free programming and events. Visit winterparkpaintout.org for more information and a schedule of events.