Shuptrine's Hosts First Scenic City Paint Out

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Shuptrine’s Gold Leaf Designs is hosting the 1st Annual Scenic City Paint Out.  Shuptrine's invites all regional and national artists to participate in this event - all mediums are welcome to apply.  Join them for a week in April to take workshops in oils, watercolors, and pastels.  Each participant will have the opportunity paint various views in Chattanooga, win prizes and showcase their work - all for a minimal cover fee.

For their first year,  Shuptrine's has partnered with Chattanooga's Reflection Riding Nature Center,  a non-profit organization.  The $55 application and participation fee grants participants a schedule of events, unlimited access in and around Reflection Riding for the week, and a special day at the Hunter Museum, followed by a detailed tour of the facility with Chief Curator, Ellen Simak.  

Each artist will also be able to submit one painting for review, and each additional submission will be an extra $20.  All paintings will be showcased at the end of the week, and will be available for a "wet paint" sale.

Contact Shuptrine's at 266-4453 or theworkinggallery@goldleafdesigns.com for application requirements, and more information and to find out how to participate.



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