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Easles in Frederick event set for June 23

May 25, 2012

FREDERICK, Md. — Easels in Frederick, a plein air painting festival and competition, will hold a Quick Draw competition on Saturday, June 23. This fast-paced competition is open to all artists, professional and amateur alike.

Participants must be ages 16 and older. A registration fee of $10 will give competitors a chance at winning $1,000 in prizes.

The juried Easels in Frederick artists are automatically enter into this timed paint-out, giving the other contestants a chance to paint alongside exemplary plein air painters.

Registered artists will check in and have their canvases or papers stamped between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. and will be free to select their location to paint within a prescribed area.

Artists will have two hours to complete a painting. After the two hours are up, the paintings will be placed on display for judging and public exhibit. First prize is $500; second prize is $300; third prize is  $200.

Artists will also be able to sell their work straight off their easels during the exhibit.

For more information, go to www.easelsinfrederick.org or call The Delaplaine at 301-689-0656.

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