2012 Winter Park Paint Out April 22-28

The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens hosts the Fourth Annual Winter Park Paint Out Sunday, April 22  Saturday, April 28, 2012. The exhibit runs Sun­day April 29 through Sun­day May 13. Twenty-six of the finest “plein air” artists will be painting throughout Winter Park capturing local landscapes and landmarks with oils, watercolors and pastels.

The public is invited to stop by the museum and gardens all week long to see recently completed works, watch artists painting in the gardens, and to attend free painting demonstrations.  Artwork produced during the Winter Park Paint Out will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to sup­port the preser­va­tion, main­te­nance and oper­a­tion of the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens.

Plein air, a French term meaning “in the open air,” describes artworks painted outdoors with the subject directly in view, rather than being created in a studio. Plein air artists capture the spirit and essence of a landscape or subject by incorporating natural light, color and movement into their works.

The Winter Park Paint Out concludes with a special ticketed evening event - The Paint Out Garden Party, which takes place Sat­ur­day April 28, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PMAll artists will be present, and attendees are able to discuss and purchase their works. Tickets for The Paint Out Garden Party are available through The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens. They are priced $45 in advance, $60 at the door. Be sure to purchase your tickets soon. Space is limited and the event has sold out the past three years.

Call The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens at (407) 647-6294 for additional information or visit the paint out web site atwww.winterparkpaintout.org for a complete schedule of events. The event has a rewarding program for patrons and sponsors. Please visit the website for more information on how to participate as well as details on how to follow the event on Facebook and Twitter.

2012 Schedule of Events: Gallery and Gar­dens Open Daily
Open House - Free to the Pub­lic All Week
Sun­day April 22 - 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM
Mon­day April 23 to Fri­day April 27 - 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM
Sat­ur­day April 28 - 10:00 AM until 12:00 noon
Sunday April 29 - 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM

Artists paint in the Polasek’s sculp­ture gar­dens and at other loca­tions through­out Win­ter Park. Works will be on dis­play and for sale as soon as they are com­pleted and dropped off at the museum’s wet room. Stop by to see and pur­chase works pro­duced dur­ing this year’s Win­ter Park Paint Out!

A Plein Air Celebration! Free Paint­ing Demon­stra­tions:
Sunday, April 22: 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm
Monday, April 23 to Friday April 27: 10:00 am until 6:00 pm
Saturday, April 28: 10:00 am until 12:00 noon
Sunday, April 29: 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm
Other Spe­cial Events:

Wednes­day April 25 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Sunset Painting
The pub­lic is invited to come by as Winter Park Paint Out Artists gather on the shore of Lake Kil­lar­ney at
Hill­stone Restau­rant (for­merly Houston’s). There we’ll cap­ture a beau­ti­ful Florida sun­set, then take a break from the week’s activ­i­ties. Come share the vista with us and watch as these out­stand­ing artists cre­ate a sun­set mem­ory on can­vas.  Hill­stone is located at 215 S. Orlando Avenue in Win­ter Park. Call (407) 740‑4005 to reserve a table for this spe­cial night.

Sat­ur­day April 28 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Paint Out Gar­den Party (Ticketed Event)
Join us for a spe­cial night “en plein air” at the Polasek Museum. We’ll be cel­e­brat­ing the mas­ter­ful works of Florida’s finest artists as we bring the 2012 Win­ter Park Paint Out to a close. Meet the artists from this year’s event and see the entire exhi­bi­tion before Sunday’s open­ing. Tickets are $45.00 in advance, and $60.00 at the door. Parking is limited. This event has SOLD OUT the last three years--do not miss! For ticket infor­ma­tion, please con­tact the Polasek Museum at (407) 647‑6294.“Florida Plein Air Masters”  Sun­day April 29 through Sun­day May 13
A Spe­cial Exhi­bi­tion

Sun­day, April 29 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Open­ing Recep­tion

Unsold art­work from the 2012 Win­ter Park Paint Out will be on dis­play and for sale as part of this spe­cial two-week exhi­bi­tion.

2012 Winter Park Paint Out Participating Artists
Please visit our online artist directory at www.winterparkpaintout.org  for more information about artists, including photographs and samples of work.
Stephen Bach, Orlando, FL; Jane Chapin, St. Petersburg, FL; Kathy Chenet, Longwood, FL ; Hiu Lai Chong, Maryland; Jessie Cook, Palm Coast, FL; Priscilla Coote, Naples, FL; Matthew Cornell, Orlando, FL; Katie Dobson Cundiff, Bradenton, FL; Charles Dickinson, St. Augustine, FL; Bill Farnsworth, Venice, FL; Elisabeth Ferber, Orlando, FL; Harold Fronz, Lexington, NC; Elaine Hahn, Holiday, FL; Brenda Hofreiter, Winter Park, FL; Stewart Jones, Orlando, FL; Tim Malles, Gainesville, FL; Nikolay Mikushkin, Syracuse, NY; Larry Moore, Winter Park, FL; Barbara Perrotti, Ormond Beach, FL; Robert Ross, Altamonte Springs, FL; Gary Rupp, Orlando, FL; Tom Sadler, Winter Park, FL; Morgan Samuel Price, Orlando, FL; Don Sondag, Maitland, FL; Mary Jane Volkmann, Gainesville, FL; Lynn Whipple, Winter Park, FL.

Note to Media:
Images are available to media. Please contact Debbie Komanski, Executive Director,

About the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens:
Founded in 1961, the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens holds an art collection focusing primarily on American representational sculpture, with over 200 works by Czech-born American sculptor Albin Polasek. The museum also offers guided tours of the historic Polasek residence and chapel, an outdoor sculpture garden and a gift shop. The museum is the retirement home of 2004 Florida Artists Hall of Fame recipient Albin Polasek, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of only 30 members of the National Trust’s Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios.

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