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September 3, 2013 > 'Paint Out' encourages art

'Paint Out' encourages art

Submitted By Robyn Leimer

The Fremont Art Association (FAA) and Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose invite Bay Area artists to participate in the 6th annual "Plein Air Paint Out" at the Dominican Sisters' 26-acre estate behind Mission San Jose in Fremont. All 2-dimensional mediums will be accepted, including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, and mixed media. Non-artists are also invited... to watch artists in action and enjoy the beautiful estate, usually not open to the public.

Check-in will be located on the grass between the Dominican Sisters' Motherhouse and courtyard entrance (take Mission Tierra off of Mission Blvd. then left at Dominican Terrace to get to the main parking lot). Blank canvases or papers will be stamped for inclusion, but only one finished piece will be accepted from each artist.

The property is filled with inspiring vistas and wildlife among landscaped lawns, trees and plants, with a backdrop of the Niles/Mission San Jose Hills but participating artists will not be limited to painting on the Dominican Sisters' estate.

Completed pieces must be returned to the courtyard by 2 p.m. for the reception and exhibition, public viewing, and optional silent auction from 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Artist's Choice as well as a People's Choice voting allows spectators to vote for their favorite works.

The event is being co-sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, Olive Hyde Art Guild, the Fremont Cultural Arts Council, and Mission Coffee Roasting Company.

Plein Air Paint Out
Saturday, Sept 14
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Check-in: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Dominican Sisters Estate
43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont
(510) 792-0905
(510) 656-4939
Cost: $15 FAA members, $25 non-members (includes FAA membership)
Participants must be at least 18 years old

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