Schedule

More details by day listed below this general schedule! 

Thursday, March 18 – Artists arrive!

Friday, March 19 - Opening Luncheon

Saturday, March 20 – QuickDraw

Sunday, March 21 – Plein Church

Wednesday, March 24 – Student Art Day

Thursday, March 25 – Small Painting Reveal

Friday, March 26 – Artists’ Choice Reveal and Maecenas Gathering

Saturday, March 27 – Collectors’ Gala

Sunday, March 28 – Open House and Artists depart

Event Schedule

    • 19 Mar 2021
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    • 28 Mar 2021
    • (EDT)
    • The Joe Center for the Arts, Port St. Joe
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    You can become a collector by buying a package at the levels listed and receive benefits as listed at each level.

    The special Maecenas level, those that purchase at the $1000 level and above, receive that amount in painting purchase credit and also get to attend the Friday night, March 26th Maecenas party at the Joe Center of the Arts in Port St. Joe. This special evening will be the reveal of the artists' select paintings and they will all be available to purchase for the first time by those in attendance. You will also get to visit with the artists and enjoy a delicious dinner menu with other guests that evening. 

    The Collector's Gala will be held on Saturday night this year, March 27, and is open to all Collectors. Collector packages begin at $100. On this special night, the artists will be displaying all their paintings from the week.

    Come enjoy one or both of these evenings of great food and great music, talk with the artists, and choose that special masterpiece to purchase for your own collection! Please contact us for details, at info@pleinairfl.com.

    A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. 

    • 19 Mar 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • The Joe Center for the Arts, 201 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe
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    Workshop with Morgan Samuel Price - "Daily Life in Paint"

    Genre painting has been in the forefront of plein air painting for as long as there has been plein air painting. The recording of everyday life has taught us much about daily life in history.  We will select a scene. Capture the figures and design the painting.

    The workshop, March 19, starting at 9 am. $95 per person, register online. Please meet Morgan at The Joe, 201 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe. 

    Bring a sack lunch or plan to lunch at one of the great restaurants in Port St. Joe. 

    • 19 Mar 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • 86 Water Street, Apalachicola, FL, 32320
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    “Add Structures to your Pastel Landscapes or Cityscapes with Confidence”

    Nancie King Mertz, PSA-MP, IAPS-MC & EP, CPP-MP

    Concept

    Whether you’re big city or small town, this workshop will turn your favorite views of buildings and structures into dramatic, expressive paintings. Examine space, perspective, and design through practical hands-on lessons that aim to help you build confidence.

    Experience

    Whether Plein Air or studio, a short demonstration clarifying techniques and sharing pointers on perspective and composing a scene will be offered to start each day. From there, Nancie will assist students one-on-one. Depending on your comfort and skill level, you can expect to complete two or more paintings each day. Individual attention will be stressed in this experience opposed to group lecture. Open to all levels.

    Instructor

    Nancie King Mertz has spent her lifetime painting in oil and pastel. She received her BFA in Painting from the University of Illinois and her MA from Eastern IL University, where she taught for 3 years.. She was awarded the Master Circle by International Association of Pastel Societies, also their Eminent Pastelist Distinction,  and is a Master Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and Chicago Pastel Painters. Nancie teaches workshops across the country and abroad, and is on the faculty for the Plein Air Convention and the IAPS Convention. While Nancie has traveled to nearly 20 countries and to cities around the country for plein air inspiration, Chicago, her home, remains her favorite city to explore and paint. 

    Plein Air Workshop:
    Sturdy easel with waist-high table to hold your pastels, or tripod with attached plein air box.  Rolling cart or backpack to hold all gear.

    Required materials:

    • Assorted soft and hard pastels. If purchasing, my Signature Richeson sets are available from our gallery (773-832-4038) and from Dakota and Judson Outfitters. • Sturdy fan brush • Shallow jar lid that your fan brush fits into • Closed container for denatured alcohol (alcohol may be provided) • Rigid pastel panels or pastel paper taped to a rigid board, suggested 12x16” or smaller. We will complete one or two (or more) paintings each day. • Vine charcoal • Waxed paper or glassine and painter’s tape to wrap finished pieces • Rigid board to sandwich your finished work for transport • Wet wipes. I recommend the facial cosmetic ones. • 

    Meet on Water Street at the HCA (Center for History, Culture and Art), 86 Water Street (between Avenues D and E) and Nancie will select a painting location from there. There is adequate parking along Water Street. The workshop, March 19, starting at 9 am. $95 per person, register online.

    Bring a sack lunch or plan to lunch at one of the great cafes in Apalachicola.

    • 19 Mar 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • The Joe, 201 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe

    Watch artists Stewart White and Tara Will as they capture the architecture and atmosphere of Port St. Joe along Reid Avenue. 


    • 19 Mar 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Riverfront Park, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola

    Join artists Kathie Odom and Charles Dickinson as they documents the Apalachicola River and the boats that ply it.  


    • 19 Mar 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Millpond Pavilion, Apalachicola, FL

    Kick off the 2021 Forgotten Coast en Plein Air in style!  Join us for lunch with the artists, volunteers, visitors and greater arts community at the Millpond Pavilion in Apalachicola. Noon - 1:00 pm (no fee required). 

    • 19 Mar 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • The Joe, 201 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL

    “The Infectious Creativity of Change” by Mark Shasha 

    Steve Jobs said that “creativity is connecting things.” Mark’s residency will explore the connection of elements in the Forgotten Coast, such as climate change and the morphing coastal culture. Riffing on the theme that necessity is the mother of invention, Mark will illustrate how change sparks creativity. Through interviews of biologists, architects, seafood workers, city planners, and other integral, but seemingly unconnected, parts of the community, Mark synthesizes how creative thinking, and its infectious nature, can build stronger community infrastructure, both metaphorically and physically. 

    Presentation: March 19, 6:00-8:00 pm, The Joe, 201 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe. 

    • 20 Mar 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • St. George Island
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    LOCATION: 

    The 2021 Quickdraw will be held on St. George Island this year, featuring a wide range of exceptional subject matter sure to challenge and delight all artists. Exact location is the Lighthouse area. All completed work will be displayed for judging and sales. Enjoy beautiful scenery at the reception immediately following the quickdraw awards at this same location (outdoors for safety). 

    ARTISTS REGISTRATION: 
    NOTE: If you have a credit from last year's canceled event, please register to secure your place but do not pay the invoice you will receive. We will apply any credits daily, so do not worry if you receive a payment reminder. Contact us at info@pleinairfl.com if you have questions about this.

    On site registration begins at 8:00 am EST and the registration fee is $20. This event is open to anyone over the age of 14 who wishes to participate and has their own supplies and easels. You will choose either the Professional or Open Class for the competition. Artists may use any medium, but must paint in the plein air tradition. Canvases must be blank, and design work cannot begin prior to the 9 am horn. 

    DATES AND TIMING: 
    Saturday, March 20 - 8:00 am - 8:45 am EST:  Artists check in at the registration desk, pay if they haven’t already paid online, have their blank canvases stamped, and pick up their title & price label.  No canvas will be stamped if painting/design has been begun prior to the starting time.  Deadline for pre-registration is Thursday, March 20th.

    Saturday, March 20 - 9:00 am EST:  A horn will sound and artists may begin painting en plein air style on any subject.  The Quickdraw artwork must be created during the Quickdraw time frame.  Any violators will be banned from future events.

    Saturday, March 20 - 11:00  EST:  The closing horn will sound and the Quickdraw artists bring their just completed artwork and easels to the exhibit/sale area for the judging and sale.  Artists are responsible for returning on time even if they are not within hearing distance of the horn.  There is little turnaround time, so please be prepared with a title and price when the Quickdraw volunteer visits you and establishes your catalog number.

    JUDGING/AWARDS: 

    All artists must be set up for judging by 11:30 pm EST. Judging will begin at 11:30 pm EST and end at 12:30 pm EST. The Quickdraw Awards are announced and ribbons are awarded. The judge will make comments about the winning paintings selected and an outdoor reception will be held immediately afterwards here at this location. 

    SPECIAL QUICKDRAW EXHIBITION FOR 2020: 

    A special exhibition of a limited number Quickdraw works will be selected and hung at the wet room as a feature of the 2021 event. Please note that all paintings must be properly framed and ready to hang. Volunteers will be available to assist, but artists must provide their own frame ... so plan in advance and bring one with you. The exhibit will be open each day from 11 am to 5 pm, March 22-28, 2021. It will close at 3:00 pm on the 28th. There is no additional charge to participate in the exhibit and sale if your painting is selected by the judge.

    SALES: 

    Each artwork is required to be for sale and to have a title and a price written on the provided label.  Each participating artist should consider Forgotten Coast en Plein Air his or her gallery.  There will be a 50% commission collected from the proceeds of each Quickdraw sale to fund this event; any violators will be banned from future events.  Proceeds from our annual plein air event are shared with communities in Franklin and Gulf counties.

    Note: Any work sold prior to 2:00 pm must remain on display until 2:00 pm. Artwork and artist supplies are the sole responsibility of each artist.   
    • 20 Mar 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Lighthouse Park, 2B E Gulf Beach Dr., St. George Island

    Come watch the artists Michelle Held, Kathleen Hudson and Mark Shasha as they capture the beauty that is St. George Island and the St. George Lighthouse. 


    • 20 Mar 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • St. George Island Lighthouse, 2 E Gulf Beach Dr., St. George Island

    Artists will be painting around the public beach area near the St. George Island Lighthouse.  The featured artist at the reception will be Kathleen Hudson. Come meet Kathleen and the other artists and see their work! Reception is held at the St. George Island Lighthouse, and artists will have their work on display, and be ready to discuss.

    • 21 Mar 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Riverfront Park, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola

    Enjoy gospel music as artists Morgan Samuel Price, Charles Dickinson and Stewart White capture a Sunday morning service on the waterfront in Apalachicola.  Nothing could be more joyful!  

    • 21 Mar 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Scallop Republic, 411 Cape San Blas Rd, Port St Joe, FL

    Meet artists Jeanette Herron, Tara Will, and Shelby Keefe as art enthusiasts gather to view their work and converse about the art and the setting. 

    • 21 Mar 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Scallop Republic, 411 Cape San Blas Rd, Port St Joe, FL
    Shelby Keefe will be the featured artist for the Scallop Republic Artist's Reception. Come meet Shelby and the other artists and see their work! Artists will have their work on display and be ready to discuss. 
    • 22 Mar 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Lynn's Quality Oysters, 402 Highway 98, Eastpoint

    Watch artists Michelle Held, Randy Pitts and Tara Will capture the atmosphere, tradition and lifestyle of the small fishing community of Eastpoint around Lynn's Quality Oysters.



    • 22 Mar 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Lynn's Quality Oysters, 402 Highway 98, Eastpoint

    Artists will be painting around the working waterfront in Eastpoint and Michelle Held will be the featured artist at this reception.  Come meet Michelle and the other artists and see their work! The reception is held on the back deck at Lynn's Quality Oysters, overlooking the bay.  Artists will have their work on display, and be ready to discuss.

    • 23 Mar 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Mexico Beach - Location TBA
    Join artists Kathie Odom, Nancie King Mertz and Charles Dickinson as they capture the scenes in this beautiful area. They will be painting along the beach area between 8th Street and 1st Street.


    Note: All of Forgotten Coast en Plein Air events run on Eastern time, so events in Mexico Beach will be one hour earlier than local time. For example, an event starting at 2:00pm Eastern, will actually start at 1:00pm Mexico Beach (Central) time.




    • 23 Mar 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Location TBA

    Charles Dickinson will be the featured artist at the Mexico Beach reception. Come meet Charles and the other artists and see their work of Mexico Beach recovery scenes. Reception location will be the grass area across from Mango Marley's, located at 3102 US Hwy 98 in Mexico Beach. Artists will have their work on display, and be ready to discuss.

    Mexico Beach CDC: 888-723-2546.

    Note: All of Forgotten Coast en Plein Air events run on Eastern time, so events in Mexico Beach will be one hour earlier than local time. For example, an event starting at 2:00pm Eastern, will actually start at 1:00pm Mexico Beach (Central) time.

    • 24 Mar 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Millender Park/Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint

    Join the featured artists as they paint with local students from Gulf and Franklin County schools. Each artist will work one-on-one with a student to paint their own plein air piece from 9am to 1pm. The students will sign their paintings and volunteers will help frame them onsite. Artists, students, teachers and volunteers gather at noon for lunch to celebrate the day's accomplishments.  The student paintings will then be taken to hang in the Wetroom in Port St. Joe for the duration of the event.  If you miss Student Art Day, be sure to go by and see their paintings in the The Joe in Port St. Joe at 201 Reid Avenue. 

    • 24 Mar 2021
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
    • Downtown Port St. Joe, Lighthouse

    You'll find it amazing what the artists Randy Pitts and Kathie Odom find to paint in the dark!  A unique set of challenges and techniques will be on display as the artists paint in the moonlight.   Come meet the artists and see their work! Light refreshments will be served for a relaxing evening of art and enjoying the night skies! 

    • 24 Mar 2021
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
    • Riverfront Park, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola

    You'll find it amazing what the artists Kathleen Hudson and Jeanette Herron find to paint in the dark!  A unique set of challenges and techniques will be on display as the artists paint in the moonlight.  Come meet the artists and see their work! Light refreshments will be served for a relaxing evening of art and enjoying the night skies! 

    • 25 Mar 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Marine Street Riverfront Pavilion, Marine Avenue Riverwalk, Carrabelle

    Watch artists Kathleen Hudson, Shelby Keefe and Stewart White capture Carrabelle panoramas at their best, from the Pavilion on the Marine  Street Avenue Riverwalk.



    • 25 Mar 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Riverfront Pavilion on Marina Drive, Carrabelle, FL

    Artists will be painting along the Marine Street Riverfront Pavilion along the working waterfront in Carrabelle.  After the demonstrations, Stewart White will be the featured artist presenting his work at the reception. Come meet Stewart and the other artists and see their work!  Artists will have their work on display, and be ready to discuss.

    • 25 Mar 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • The Joe, 201 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe

    Come see the new selection of small paintings painted this week by the artists! These will be hung for the first time this evening so be sure to get your first choice by coming to the reveal! Public is invited (no tickets required) from 5:00-7:00pm at The Joe, 201 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe. Don't miss out on purchasing one of these little jewels for your collection!

    • 26 Mar 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Riverfront Park, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola

    Join artists Randy Pitts and Jeanette Herron as they document the Apalachicola River and the boats that ply it.  


    • 26 Mar 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • The Joe Center of the Arts, Reid Avenue, Port St Joe, FL

    This special event is by invitation only for Maecenas level ($1000 and up) Collectors. Held at the Wetroom this year in Port St. Joe, this event brings together artists, collectors, and special guests for an evening of relaxed conversation and relationship building in a beautiful setting. Macenas level Collectors will have first choice in purchasing the reserved paintings from the event. The artists vote on the Artists' Choice award painting at this event, and the winner is announced during the evening. The Artists' Choice painting is traditionally purchased by the FCCC board for its permanent collection.  
    Come enjoy the evening of great food and great music, talk with the artists, and choose that special masterpiece to purchase for your own collection!  Please contact us for details, at info@pleinairfl.com.

    In order to sign up to attend the Maecenas Dinner, you must sign up as a Collector at the $1000 level or above. Please click HERE to access our Collectors Page to sign up to attend this event.  or contact us for details, at info@pleinairfl.com. 

    • 27 Mar 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • The Joe, 201 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe

    Watch artists Mark Shasha, Shelby Keefe and Michelle Held capture the
    architecture and atmosphere of Port St. Joe. 


    • 27 Mar 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
    • The Joe Center of the Arts, Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL

    The Collector's Gala is held on Saturday night this year, March 27th, and is open to all Collectors. In order to attend, you must purchase a Collector's package at the $100 level or above. Please purchase at this link

    On this special night, the artists will be displaying all their paintings from the week. Come enjoy the evening of great food and great music, talk with the artists, and choose that special masterpiece to purchase for your own collection! Please contact us for any questions or details, at info@pleinairfl.com.

    • 28 Mar 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Wetroom, The Joe Center for the Arts, Port St. Joe
    Our second Sunday and final day of the 2021 event will be the last opportunity to purchase artworks that capture the essence of our beautiful community and landscape. Come celebrate the end of the week together in Port St. Joe. 
    • 28 Mar 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • The Joe, 201 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe

    Watch the artist that was awarded Artists' Choice for this year. Who is it? We will only know after the reveal on Friday evening so come to the demo to watch this artist and a demonstration of their choice!


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