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The 2016 Schedule of Workshops is now available for booking.
Registration for the Festival is €50 until 31st May 2016 and €60 thereafter. Click here to register

Accommodation Links: Wexford Tourism, Clayton Whites Hotel, St George's Guest House, Cuasnog B+B, Trivago, Airbnb
Press & TV coverage of last year's festival
"Watching paint dry doesn't sound promising as a tourism offering but it is the unexpectedly enjoyable aspect for visitors to Ireland's outdoor painting festival under way in the southeast."
Irish Times, 1st August 2015

Our eighth festival was another great success with over 140 artists taking part and plenty of attention from the media.
10 great reasons to visit Wexford
Irish Independent
The Irish Times
Saturday, 1st August 2015
Art In The Open on Irish TV
(Watch from the 6.5 minutes mark)
What's a Plein Air Event Like in Ireland?
Pleinair Magazine
 
2016 Workshops
18 Workshops are available this year with an international cast of tutors; Grahame Booth(NI), Ned Mueller(USA),
Lena Rivo (Portugal), John Dinan & Paul Maloney(IRL),
Marc Dalessio(Croatia), Vicki Norman & Roger Dellar & Claudia Araceli(UK) and Natalia Dik(Russia)

There are six stunning locations to choose from; Ballymore Demesne, Inistiogue, Tintern Abbey, Passage East, Curracloe and of course, Wexford Town.
   
Marc Dalessio(Croatia)
 
       
 
Lena Rivo (Portugal)
 
Claudia Araceli(UK)
 
Natalia Dik(Russia)
 
 
2016 Quick Draw
Last year over €1200 was raised for The Windmill Therapeutic Training Unit from entry fees, commission on sales, the auction of a collaborative painting and the sale of catalogues at the exhibition, the next day.
Winners of Quick Draw prizes sponsored by Spectrum Art & Framing were Claudia Araceli, Vincent Crotty and Dave West.
This year's location will be South Main Street i.e. from Anne St down to King St. The charity which will benefit this year is Wexford Marinewatch
   
David Diaz and Leon Holmes
working on painting auctioned for charity.
 
       
 
Gathering of work for judging
 
Quick Draw HQ in Bullring
 
A selection of the paintings
 
 
2016 Paint-Out Locations
This year we will be painting in two other counties apart from Wexford. The festival opens and finishes in Wexford town. On the Wednesday we'll be in the picturesque village of Inistiogue, Co. Kilkenny which has proven very popular with artists during previous paint-outs. On Thursday we will be just over the border in Passage East, Co. Waterford just a short ferry ride across from Ballyhack.
Other spots include Curracloe beach, used as a location for Omaha Beach in "Saving Private Ryan", the 13th Century Tintern Abbey and Ballymore Demesne.
   
Curracloe
 
       
 
Passage East
 
Tintern Abbey
 
Wexford
 
 
2015 Exhibition & Awards
Many congratulations to our 2015 Award Winners,
David Diaz - Mayoral Award
Kate Kos - McCauley's Pharmacy Award
Orlagh Murphy - Brandon House Hotel Award
Paul O'Kane - T Morris Bar Award
Claudia Araceli - Corcorans Irishtown Award
George Corcoran - Kelly's Resort Hotel Award
Mary Duffy - Spectrum Art & Framing Award
Frank Flood - Skytel Award
Beate Gilson - White's Hotel Award
Paul Maloney - Greenacres Café Award
People's Award 2014, Jane Meyler/Chris Clark - Joint Winners
People's Award 2015 will be announced at this year's festival.
   
 
Each winner received
a plaque and a cash award
 
David Diaz's 2015 winning painting
David at work on his painting
at Hook Head
 
2016 BBQ, Pints, Life Drawing
Other activities during the festival will include,
Our annual free barbecue at T. Morris' Bar with live music and some alcohol.
The ever popular evening Life Drawing sessions.
An Art related Lecture, to be confirmed
and a surprise or two.
Please check regularly the "Schedule" link above for all updates.
   
 
       
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