Plein Air Newberry

Plein Air Newberry is the perfect opportunity for artists like you to get out and paint, creating artistic community even in the midst of COVID. It’s really simple! On October 16th, artists will choose a painting location in Newberry County, paint to their heart’s (or eyes’) content, have their piece ready for judging by 3PM, and listen for their name to be announced at the awards ceremony at 4:15! See below for additional details:

Date: October 16, 9AM – 4:15PM
Location: Newberry Art Center (NAC), 1200 Main Street, Newberry
Cost: $25 per member, $30 per non-member (includes lunch)
Registration Deadline: October 13
Check In Time: 9AM at the NAC
Submission Time: 3PM at the NAC
Award Ceremony: 4:15PM at the NAC, cash awards totaling $750

Additional Rules:

  1. Must paint in Newberry County
  2. Only watermedia paintings will are eligible for awards
  3. Other media is welcome and will be eligible to be shown and for sale
  4. 30% commission on all sales to NAC


But it’s not too late to join in on the festivities! Be sure to attend the event, enjoy the reception immediately following awards, or peruse the works in the weeks after at the Newberry Arts Center.