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2023 Plein Air Quick Draw Artist Registration

The ‘Plein Air Smokies’ Quick Draw Competition & Art Sale is an immersive experience for both artists and spectators. The art festival is part of the week-long Plein Air Smokies event in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The Plein Air Quick Draw will take place in Downtown Maryville, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023, 9am-11am. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 9 a.m. Artists paint ‘en plein air’ from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Framed art judging will take place at 11:30 a.m. and the Awards Presentation will be at 12 p.m. The art sale will be held from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Greenbelt Pavilion. Friends of the Smokies will receive a 45% commission of artwork sold to benefit Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The Quick Draw is open to any registered artist over the age of 14. Mediums accepted are watercolor, oil, pastel, and acrylic.

Registration Fee: $30

Before Registering…

Get the details and review Competition Rules HERE.

You can register here or download & print the form, mail to: Friends of the Smokies, PO Box 1660, Kodak, TN 37764. For day-of registration, you can print and bring the form to the registration table at Jack Green Park between 7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m.

Artist Name(Required)