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Big Picnic Quick Paint Contest

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Sunday, July 22, 2018
4:30- 5 p.m.: Artist Check-in
5-7 p.m.: Quick Paint
7:15 p.m.: Purchase Award: $500 sponsored by DRAW Architecture + Urban Design.
Theis Park & Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park
Oak and 47th Street

Experience Kansas City’s Big Picnic by participating in a Quick Paint contest. Artists are encouraged to come out “en plein air” and capture the spirit of the fourth annual Big Picnic. $500 purchase award; no fee to participate. Must have 6 participants to award prize. Please pre-register by emailing your name and contact information to heidi.markle@kcmo.org


1. Painting must be done outside ENTIRELY on location from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, July 22. An air horn will be blown to mark the commencement and conclusion of the Quick Paint.

2. All traditional mediums are accepted (oils, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, ink, graphite).

3. Blank (or solid color painted background) painting surfaces must be stamped prior to painting at the check-in station between 4:30-5 p.m. on Sunday, July 23. Check-in station will be at the Information Tent on the Museum grounds.

4. Artists may paint anywhere within the Big Picnic in Theis Park and the Museum grounds.  Subject matter can be anything within sight as long as the artist is within the boundaries.

5. Artists will immediately submit work for judging and a chance to win the $500 purchase award. Return with completed work to the Information Tent upon conclusion of the Quick Paint at 7 p.m.

6. Purchase award will be chosen and prize awarded at 7:15 p.m. Winning artwork becomes the property of the purchase award sponsor, DRAW Architecture + Urban Design.

Thank you to our Quick Paint sponsor!


July 22, 2018
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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