Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1, 2022

Artists may participate in one or both days

About Winterville: Winterville, Georgia in Clarke County is known to many as a classic railroad town. In the 1830’s Georgia’s earliest railroad tracks included a route from Union Point in Green County to Athens. Along this route sprang the town of Winterville. Freight shipments via the Georgia Railroad continued to travel the route through Winterville until 1984. Winterville is now a town of vintage homes and a growing art community.

We invite you to come and share the beauty of our town by participating in the 1st Annual Plein Air Painting event.

Friday, September 30, 2022:

Workshop: – Friday, September 30, 2022 at the Winterville Pittard Park Pavilion from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. The fee for the workshop will be $125.

About the Instructor, Brenda Pinnick

Brenda is a lifelong artist who now works exclusively as a painter. She paints en plein air and also loves floral still, both inside and outside. As she states “Color and light are my passion! I have a wide interest in subject matter including everyday scenes from life. I love a dirty back alley as much as I love a sunset over the ocean. It really is all about the light and atmosphere and capturing the sense of place and time”.

Brenda is a nationally recognized artist and highly sought instructor for workshops. To see her work visit her website at workshop is limited to 16 participants. The workshop includes live demos by the artist. Please bring your own plein air equipment, supports and medium. Brenda will discuss composition, lay out the pallet, proper use of materials and all other aspects of plein air painting. After her demos you will paint individually with Brenda circulating among the artists helping solve individual issues.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Paint-out and Competition – Eligibility: Open to all artists with registration and entry fee of $30. All work must be completed in the Winterville area (map provided) on Saturday, October 1 and stamped with WAC insignia on back of your canvases at the registration check in beginning at 7:00 a.m. at Pittard Park Pavilion. Only artwork with the WAC stamp will be permitted in the judged exhibition and for sale. All artworks must be clearly marked on the back with artist’s name, title, medium, size, and price if you wish to sell your work (form provided upon submission).

Entry Fee: Please submit a non-refundable entry fee of $30. Up to three (3) artworks may be submitted for judging. Entry fee includes admission to be eligible for awards and attendance at awards reception on Saturday.

Sales: This event is hosted by the Winterville Arts Council and will retain 20% commission on sales during the exhibition. Payments for all work sold will be mailed within ten (10) business days after the close of the event. Works will remain on display until Saturday at 7:00 pm, October 1 at the close of the awards reception and sale in the Winterville Auditorium. At the close of this event, artists are responsible for removing their unsold pieces. The event presenters are unable to ship any remaining canvases. After thirty (30) days, any unclaimed paintings will become the property of the Winterville Arts Council.

Plein Air Awards :

First Place …. $200
Second Place …. $150
Third Place …. $100

In addition to these cash awards, the top three pieces plus another nine (9) (chosen by Brenda Pinnick) will be featured in a 2023 calendar. A copy of the calendar will be sent to the 12 artists as part of the award. The remaining calendars will be sold by the Winterville Arts Council for $20.

Judging: Brenda Pinnick will be the judge for the event.

Schedule of Events (Rain or Shine)

Friday, September 30, 2022
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Workshop with Brenda Pinnick at the Winterville Pittard Park Pavilion. Coffee, juice and bakery items will be provided.
4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Artists preregistered for Saturday event may do early check-in and receive welcome packets, maps and badges. Location for early check-in is Pittard Park Pavilion.
Saturday, October 1, 2022 (Paint-out and competition)
7:00 a.m. At the Pittard Park Pavilion, open for check-in and stamping of canvases. Artists will receive welcome packets, maps and badges. Coffee, juice and bakery items will be provided.
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Plein Air Painting in beautiful, historic Winterville.
4:00 p.m. Deadline to submit artworks for judging and prizes. Submit at the Winterville Auditorium. Must be marked on back with artist, title, size, medium, and price, if for sale. Info cards provided.
5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Awards will be announced. Reception to follow with all artists invited to enjoy refreshments and purchase artworks.
Lunch for Friday
or Saturday:
If you are interested in a boxed lunch consisting of a cold sandwich, chips and a cookie, from our local Little City Diner you may make a selection and pay with your registration fee. Lunches will be delivered to the Pavilion each day around 11:30. Tea and Water will be provided.

The choices for the boxed lunches are as follows:


Smoked Ham & Cheddar Smoked ham, cheddar cheese, lettuces, sliced tomato, mayonnaise and classic mustard on house-made bread. Chips and cookie.

Turkey & Pepper Jack Oven-roasted turkey breast, pepper jack cheese, lettuces, sliced tomato, mayonnaise and classic mustard on house-made bread. Chips and cookie.

Plein Art Workshop Registration Form

Price: $ 125.00
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Plein Art Contest Registration Form

Price: $ 35.00
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