The 2018 Annual Punta Gorda Quickdraw is presented by the Visual Arts Center. This is a fun and friendly competition where artists have three and a half hours (8:30am – 12:00pm) to depict picturesque historical Punta Gorda in the medium of their choice. This competition is open to all 2D artists. Registration is limited to 50 artists on a first come, first served basis.
REGISTRATION: Registration is $20. Register at the VAC front desk. You may also register the day of the event with cash or check, IF there are spots left. Registration is limited to 50 artists on a first come, first served basis. A detailed timeline of events will be provided in your registration packet.
Our sponsors provide awards for $300 First Prize, $200 Second Prize and $100 Third Prize plus Merit for Best Non Oil Medium, Merit for Best Architectural Subject, and Merit for Best Use of Light. There will also be a Best of of Show award for the combined Annual Show and Quickdraw paintings. Our Judge: Heather Arenas.
Collector’s Preview Luncheon
Collector’s Preview starts at 1pm in the Main Gallery. Enjoy a meet and greet with participating artists and preview the freshly finished paintings and the current plein air show. A Sandwich Buffet by the Wyvern hotel in the Main gallery will be available for purchase ($15 per person).
Paintings from the Quickdraw, along with the Plein Air exhibit will be on display in the Main Gallery until January 25.