Featured Receptions

    • 18 Mar 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Holy Family Center, 203 Dr. Frederick S. Humphries St., Apalachicola, FL

    Kick off the 2022 Forgotten Coast en Plein Air in style!  Join us for lunch with the artists, volunteers, visitors and greater arts community at the Holy Family Center, 203 Dr. Frederick S. Humphries St. in Apalachicola. The luncheon is from Noon-1:00 pm (no fee required).

    • 19 Mar 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Millpond in Apalachicola
    Register
    LOCATION: 

    The 2022 Quickdraw will be held in Apalachicola this year, featuring a wide range of exceptional subject matter sure to challenge and delight all artists. Exact location is the Millpond, 479 Market Street, which is located at the north end of Water Street. If you use Google Maps however, it drops you before the actual location, so make sure to go to the end of the street to find the registration location. All completed work will be displayed for judging and sales. Enjoy beautiful scenery and plan to attend the reception at the Coastal Resiliency Training Center (CRTC) in Eastpoint (located at 60 Island Drive) that afternoon from 4pm-6pm to hear the Judge's comments and see the works chosen for display. 

    ARTISTS REGISTRATION: 

    Online registration closes on Thursday, March 17th at midnight EST. On site registration begins at 8:00 am EST on the day of the event 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 19 - 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 17th.

    Saturday, March 19 - 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 19 - 11:00am  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 am EST. Judging will begin at 11:30 am 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 a reception will be held that afternoon at the CRTC, located at 60 Island Drive in Eastpoint, from 4pm-6pm. 

    SPECIAL QUICKDRAW EXHIBITION FOR 2022: 

    A special exhibition of a limited number Quickdraw works will be selected and hung at the wet room as a feature of the 2022 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 21-27, 2021. It will close at 3:00 pm on the 27th. 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 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Scallop Republic, 411 Cape San Blas Rd, Port St Joe, FL
    Brienne Brown will be the featured artist for the Scallop Republic Artist's Reception. Come meet Brienne and the other artists and see their work! Artists will have their work on display and be ready to discuss. 
    • 20 Mar 2022
    • 6:30 PM
    • The Joe, 201 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe

    Residency Presentation & Reception - Steven Walker

    Presentation: Sunday, March 20, 6:30 pm, The Joe, 201 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe

    • 21 Mar 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Lynn's Quality Oysters, 402 Highway 98, Eastpoint

    Artists will be painting around the working waterfront in Eastpoint and Morgan Samuel Price will be the featured artist at this reception.  Come meet Morgan 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.

    • 21 Mar 2022
    • 6:30 PM
    • Holy Family, 203 Dr. Frederick S. Humphries St., Apalachicola

    Residency Presentation & Reception - "Diversity in the Modern Plein Air Movement

    Join artists Michelle Held and Manon Sander along with FAMU (Florida A & M University) student artists as they present their work from this residency. 

    Presentation: Monday, March 21, 6:30 pm, Holy Family, 203 Dr. Frederick S. Humphries St., Apalachicola

    • 22 Mar 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 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 Charlie Hunter. Come meet Charlie 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.

    • 23 Mar 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Location TBA

    Terry Miura will be the featured artist at the Mexico Beach reception. Come meet Terry and the other artists and see their work of Mexico Beach recovery scenes. Reception location will be the Welcome Center at 102 Canal Parkway 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 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 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, Bill Suys will be the featured artist presenting his work at the reception. Come meet Bill and the other artists and see their work!  Artists will have their work on display, and be ready to discuss.

    • 25 Mar 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 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. 

    • 26 Mar 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • The Joe Center of the Arts, Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL

    The Collector's Gala is held on Saturday night this year, March 26th, 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.

    • 27 Mar 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Wetroom, The Joe Center for the Arts, Port St. Joe
    Our second Sunday and final day of the 2022 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. 

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