2018 Plein Air Competition

Newberry Art Center • 1200 Main Street • 9 am – 6:30 pm

Saturday, May 19th – Rain or shine

See images below for possible pictures to paint.

Check-in 9 AM on May 19. The event is open to members of SCWS with a $10 participation fee and $25 for non-members to subsidize the cost of lunch and the reception. Lunch will be a pre-prepared box artists may take with them to their painting sites. Participants must pre-register in order to be provided a lunch. Register in the form below.

Join SCWS at https://scwatermedia.com/membership/

Participants will fill out a participant agreement. Be prepared to provide an emergency contact name and number.

A map and list of additional painting venues will be provided at check-in.

  • Deliver paintings, ready for hanging (with D-rings and wire), at 3:30 PM for judging and displaying. Paintings on paper may be entered without framing or wiring and will be displayed as determined by the Art Center. Artists will sign a statement that the work was developed on May 19 and is executed in a water media. Artists are encouraged to attend the reception and leave their paintings until after the reception.
  • Exhibit, awards ceremony, and reception 5:30 PM. The public is invited.

Paint wherever you like downtown Newberry or neighboring countryside. Paintings must be in a water-based medium such as watercolor, gauche, or acrylic. No oils or water-soluble oils will be accepted into the juried awards but may be included in the show and offered for sale.

Sales will be through the individual artist; no commission will be charged on sales. 

SCWS, Newberry Arts Center, and individuals affiliated with the event assume no responsibility for theft, damage, liability, or personal injury. 

Parking: Park on the corner of Friend and Caldwell. It is in front of Central Methodist Church and the Library.

For further questions, please call David Phillips at 803.796.3352 or

e-mail dkphillipsstudio@aol.com

SC Watermedia Society

Anne Hightower-Patterson White, 2018 SCWS President

803.606.6505 patter816@aol.com

Katie Koon, SCWS Executive Director 



Marquerite Palmer, Director, Newberry Art Center




Friday: “Taste of Newberry” 

Saturday: Elvis impersonator Rick Alviti at the Opera House

Sunday: country music singer John Anderson at the Opera House

For more information: http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html