I am organising the 1st En Plein Air event at Hole Park. You will have one day to create a masterpiece, but because we have to contend with unpredictable weather, we are giving an option of two days to paint and it will be up to you to decide which day you come, once you have looked at the forecast and considered the equipment you will be using.

The public will have access to Hole Park, so be prepared for the odd spectator and even prospective buyers.

You have just one day to complete the work and we will arrange a display for the weekend in the Hole Park Coach House

The work must be for sale from £50 - £500 and only 20% commission will be taken. All unsold work must be collected by the artists at the end of the exhibition anything left will be destroyed or donated to charity.

There are no facilities to wrap or protect sold work and the buyer will be made aware of that. The art will be sold off the wall during the show, as not all buyers will be able to return to collect it.

1st Prize

  • Opportunity to be a featured artist at SmallHythe Studio, near Tenterden, at a mutually agreeable time. The prize wil be awarded to an artist who shows individuality, promise and potential. The artist will be promoted by the gallery and on the website (20% commision from sales will go to Pilgrims Hospice) Judged by Rowena McWilliams and Rowan Crew Senior RBA

    • 2nd prize
      • Kerry's Choice - Kerry will choose her favourite painting and that artist will be awarded Michael Harding Oil Paints

        • 3rd Prize
          • To be selected by a Hospice staff member the artist will be awarded Rosemary and Co Brushes

            • 4th Prize
              • Hole Park choice - the park owners will choose their favourite and the winner will receive a year's single pass to Hole Park..

Kerry has been a great friend for 29 years, we met while we were both nurse training and for the last 22 years she has been suffering with cancer which has required several major opperations. She continued to work as a qualified nurse for all these years taking time off for treatment and then going back to caring for others. She has NEVER asked "why me?" and is always willing to help others, nursing has helped define who she is. The time has now come for her to leave work and seek support from the hospice. I have been really impressed by the services on offer to Kerry and family by Pilgrims Hospice. This event is because it is something I can do to help - powerlessness is difficult. It has also given Kerry a new focus and purpose. Please help support us and have fun too. We anticipate very few costs to run this event and all profits will go to the Hospice (excluding the Hole Park entrance fee - but they are kindly giving me the Coach House space for the exhibition as a donation) if you would like to know more about the lady I admire please click the link to Kerry's story


Please note there is a typing error on some information that has been circulated- there are NO brides but there is a bridge to paint....(added 6/2/17)

One picture per person to be displayed. YOU will need to string canvases and frame paper so that it can be hung on display boards, the more professional the finish the more likley it is to appeal to a buyer. You will need to provide all the materials to do that. MAX size including any frames 75cm sq. But smaller will be good as more than 40 exhibitors now (this info is on the booking forms that have now been removed from website).

YOU will also be required to write your own for sale label, we will issue you with the label.

ARTIST FEES £21 payable in two parts.

1. Entry to Hole park of £7 must be paid on the day at the entrance, you will be able to use this ticket to gain entrance for the whole 4 days.

2. Admin fee (£15) to to take part in En Plein Air Kent is payable at the time of booking and is non-returnable whatever the weather. (profits from this section of the fee will be going to the hospice)

Although there is a choice of two days to complete the picture you have to complete it in one of the days during the opening times of Hole Park.

Be considerate to the public and maintain access when setting up your easels. Also be mindful of other artists around you. Set up on a first come first served basis.

The back of your support (canvas, paper, board etc ) will be stamped as you come in. If you need a second stamped it will be £5.

The back of your support must be labelled with your name, En Plein Air Kent registartion no. Title, Medium and price, I will supply the label.

You agree to pay 20% commission of any work sold, at the show or any commission received as a result of the show - after all it is all going to a good cause.

You are permitted to bring other finished work and have it by your easel on day you paint you can sell this work but you need to give 20% commission.

We can only take cash or cheque with ID and address taken - this will be advertised.

We are not responsible for any damage or theft of your work, you will need your own insurance if you feel it is necessary. We are also not liable for any cheques that do not clear but we will take addresses of customers on the back of a cheque and ask to see other ID for extra security.

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