Paint Your Heart Out in New Hope

What could be better than basking in the shade of a weeping tree along the river on a warm summer day. Sandy Askey Adams has perfectly captured this feeling in Newtown, Pa.’s Tyler Park. She will be one of four artists at an upcoming paint out.

Bucks County Gallery of Fine Art, 77 W. Bridge St., New Hope, Pa., will be featuring an outdoor paint out, “Watch Them Paint,” including Sandy Askey Adams, Katharine Krieg, Maggie Leiby and Steve Messenger, June 13, 3-9 p.m.

“Watch Them Paint” is an opportunity for you to see the four award-winning artists show what has won them prestigious recognition. During the three-hour paint out, you’ll see how oil, pastel, and watercolor paintings are created first hand. You can check back several times during the event to see the progression from start to finish.

There will be a chance for onlookers to enter to win a framed painting just for stopping by. In the event of inclement weather, the painting will proceed indoors at the gallery.

Also on June 12 and 13,  BOI’s of New Hope has opened its plein air competition to all artists wishing to compete. All 2-D mediums are welcome and the competition hours are  June 12, noon-6 p.m., and  June 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. BOI’s of New Hope will Select a Best in Show award of $400 to one lucky artist, and TAWA (Trenton Artist Workshop Association) will award a $350 TAWA Member Award.
Artists wishing to compete need to be accepted into the competition prior to the start of painting. A complete list of the rules can be found at gallery website: www.BOIsfNewHope.com. There, you will find a prospectus for information, rules and an application. This is a rain or shine event.

Artist reception and Awards:  June 13, 6-9 p.m. The show runs thru July 10th. The reception is free and open to the public.

The opening reception coincides with the New Hope Second Saturdays.

BOI’s of New Hope, l 9 West Mechanic St., New Hope, Pa., is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, noon to late evening – other times by appointment. 215-862-8292,  www.BOIsofNewHope.com.

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