Tuesday, August 27, 2013

2nd Annual Riverfront Paint Off begins September 1st!

Sept 1 - 7, 2013

     A week-long painting event in Historic St. Charles! Come see artists create in beautiful St. Charles, and see their artwork displayed in local galleries! 

     The artists are displaying their artwork at Picasso’s Coffee House as the guest artists for the month of September. Also see their artwork at Framations (218 N. Main Street) and Remington’s (302 North Main Street) from September 7th till the end of the month. This event is hosted by Rebecca of Dog-Eared Books, LLC.  Learn more!

     The Best of Show is Konstantin Kublanov!  He won over $180 in cash and prizes from Robin's Nest on the Katy Trail, and St. Charles businesses!  He is also automatically juried into the Spring Artwalk, sponsored by the St. Charles Riverfront Arts Council.  Konstantin will also be featured in a donated half page article in the Streetscape Magazine!  
      Second Place is Juliette Travous, with her beautiful pastel of the Missouri River!  Juliette won over $120 in gift cards and gift items from Main Street Businesses.  
      Marty Coulter won Third Place with his oil painting "Eco Park"!  He won a $50 gift card donated by Donatelli's Bistro in Lake St. Louis.  

Special thanks to our photographer, Rich Brock!  He donated his time this week to take beautiful photos of the artists and their work!  Photos will be posted soon!  

      Labor Day, September 2, we had 12 artists out in St. Charles, painting the beautiful weather!  This morning, for the Sunrise paint, art patrons, Mr. and Mrs. Bernhardt, chose a painting to purchase as the first place for the paint off.  The winner this morning was Judy Brown, with her lovely watercolor!  She took home a $200 check, donated by the Bernhardts. 
     Also on Labor Day, we hosted an afternoon paint from noon till 4, with the theme, "Afternoon on Main Street".  The winner, chosen by Mr. Leistner, local art teacher, was Marty Coulter!  The prize for 1st place was a gift basket with gift items, gift cards, and cash from local businesses, valued at $150.  Pictures to come soon! 

     Tuesday, September 3, artists painted in a Timed Paint in the morning with the theme, "Signs of Life".  The two participating artists created beautiful work, and split the gift basket prize.  In the evening, 5 artists worked to paint the sunset in just 3 hours!  The winner of the sunset paint was Marty Coulter!  

     Wednesday, September 4, artists painted 136 S. Main Street, as commissioned by building owner Penny Pitman.  Penny picked her favorite painting to buy for $200, as the first place.  Linda Green-Metzler was the winner!  Thank you to Penny for sponsoring on such short notice!  
     Wednesday evening we also did a sunset paint.  Artists brought in their lovely paintings, and then voted to choose a winner Artists' Choice style.  Lorraine McFarland was chosen by her peers as having the best painting of the evening!  

     Thursday, we had our last Timed Paint, from 9am-2pm, with the theme, "Street Scenes".  Sean Long, local art teacher chose Becky Helton's beautiful oil painting as the nicest portrayal of a street scene, in an unconventional style.  

     These paintings are all hanging at Picasso's Coffee House for the month of September!