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Call for Artists: Savage Paint Out

March 1 - April 21

We are thrilled to announce our first Savage Paint Out (Mini Plein Air) in April 2023. During this three-week-long event, artists of all ages & experience are invited to paint an outdoor scene within the historic mill town of Savage, MD. Whether you are an experienced artist or have never even picked up a paintbrush before, anyone can participate!


Special thanks to our local sponsors Carroll Baldwin Hall, Savage Mill, and HorseSpirit Arts Gallery for making this event a reality.

Join us for 3 weeks of painting outdoors beginning on the first of April, and celebrate with us at an awards show on April 22nd.

Online Registration via Eventbrite
In-Person Registration Form can be picked up and completed at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery
Registration is from March 1st to April 21st
No entry fee
Map of the Savage Geographic Painting Area will be provided

Painting Requirements:
Painting begins Saturday, April 1st

Painting ends Friday, April 21st
Painting must be done outside, “plein air” style
Artist must paint a scene within the boundaries of the Savage Geographic Painting Area (map provided during registration)
Artist may work in any medium
Paintings cannot exceed 16” x 20” in size
Artist may enter two paintings into the public art show and awards day.

Public Art Show and Awards Day:
When: Saturday, April 22nd from 9:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Baldwin Common, Savage, Maryland (Rain location: Carroll Baldwin Hall)


Schedule of Events:

9:00am: Painting Set Up
Artist must provide an easel for displaying their work and a title for their artwork.
If the work is for sale, provide a price. Artist is responsible for taking payment directly from the buyer.

10:00am: Public Art Show and Jurying
Juror Liz Henzey, Director, Columbia Arts Center
Public voting for the “People’s Choice Award”
Accompanied by interactive art activities for all ages and live music.

11:30am: Awards Ceremony and Celebration
Awards announcements
1st Place: $250 Gift Certificate to HorseSpirit Arts Gallery and Savage Mill Gift Basket
2nd Place: $100 Gift Certificate to HorseSpirit Arts Gallery
3rd Place: $75 Gift Certificate to HorseSpirit Arts Gallery
Three Honorable Mentions: $25 Gift Certificate to HorseSpirit Arts Gallery
People’s Choice Award: $100 Gift Certificate to HorseSpirit Arts Gallery and $20 in Savage Mill Bucks

Youth Award (Age 14 and under): $100 + a Savage t-shirt courtesy of the Savage Community Association

1:00pm: After Party at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery
Let’s congratulate the winners!
Visitors can view some of the winning pieces from the Savage Paint Out Art Show
Celebrate with champagne and cake

Select works will be on display in Savage Mill's New Weave Commons.

Interested in Volunteering? Get in on the action by signing up here today!

The Town of Savage looks forward to welcoming you all to “Build Community through Art!”

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