Take part in KC’s 5th Annual Brush Creek Art Walk as an anticipated 70+ artists take on the challenge of painting in the great outdoors! The public and painters alike are invited to come out and walk, bike or trike the nearly 4 miles of walkways along Brush Creek as Pleinair (landscape) painters, over the course of three days, work toward completing two finalized submissions in oil, pastel, watercolor and mixed media solely on site. Whether a single three-day painting or works done in a matter of hours, registered artists have the chance enter up to two completed and framed works for the chance to show for twelve cash prizes in an awards/opening reception.
QUICK PAINT EVENTS
This year features a total of three Quick Paint Events. Corporate or individual sponsorship of $1,000 provides the winning artist a $500 cash prize and the sponsor to walk away with an original (potentially framed) work along with notable promotional opportunities. Contact Alex Hamil for sponsorship responsibilties and availability for judging at these events.
Friday, September 16, 7-10 p.m. “Nocturne”, J.C. Nichols Fountain and Country Club Plaza
Saturday September 17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. “Butterfly Day”, The Anita B. Gorman Disovery Center, 4750 Troost
Sunday September 18, 5-8 p.m. “East side Sunset”, Brush Creek Community Center, Lake of the Enshriners
NOTE: All registered artists are invited to join us for each and all of these events! Quick Paint
purchases, while property of the purchaser/sponsor, remain eligible for additional prize and
cash awards. These paintings will be on temporary display during the evening of the
reception and on view through the month of October at The Discovery Center.
CALL FOR ARTISTS
Artists of all ages and media are welcome – Registration is $35 and will last through this
weekend event. Registration can be made online via PayPal or mail your check to “ArtsKC
(106 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106). Pay to the order of: Brush Creek Art Walk 2016.
Plein-Air Painters will have three days (and two nights) to complete two finished paintings
on-site along the Brush Creek corridor. Registered artists will submit two framed paintings
for a chance to show in this ‘juried’ gallery exhibition opening Tuesday, October 4h running
through the month of October. Paintings MUST be painted entirely on-site. “En plein air”
means “in the open air” and during this three day event four zones are designated along the
4-mile stretch of Brush Creek with prizes for the top three paintings from each zone and a
total of 12 awards and prizes. Zone 1 through Zone 4: $300 first place (x4), $200 second
place (x4), $100 third place (x4). All accepted paintings are eligible for one of 10 Honorable
Mentions (ribbons only)
BRUSH CREEK’S PARKS AND WALKWAYS
From Summit to Elmwood, there is a continuous trail along the Creek. Included in this year’s
event we are expanding the corridor even more. The goal is to pay particular attention on
the various parks and walkways that dot the landscape and may be often undervalued for
their contribution to making our’s an exceptional city with an urban core.
Brush Creek has gone through a major transformation since the devastating flooding back in
1977. Several new bridges have been built, the creek has been reshaped, and landscaping,
walkways, and fountains have created a beautiful greenway.
Photos are available upon request.
ART OPENING RECEPTION
The Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center,4750 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110
October 4, 5-8 p.m.
The public is invited to view over 70+ juried paintings of Brush Creek on display through the month of October. Ribbons, certificates and cash awards will be presented to the winning artists promptly at 7 p.m. Paintings, though available for sale (online) beyond the reception, no cash transactions will be allowed following the reception. 20% of all proceeds from the evening’s sales will be donated to the Missouri Department of Conservation as a gift to our hosts for this event.
THE ANITA B. GORMAN CONSERVATION DISCOVERY CENTER:
This will be Brush Creek Art Walk’s second opportunity to display work for the month of
October in the gallery and conference room of The Discovery Center. Financed and managed
through the Missouri Department of Conservation and various donors, this 10-minute walk
from the Plaza shooping area is a unique, hands-on urban conservation education center
located on eight acres in the heart of Kansa City. Open to the public 5 days a week. Mon.-Fri
8am to 5pm / open until 7pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month / 1st and 3rd
Saturdays from 9am to 4pm / Closed all State Holidays (4750 Troost).