Plein Air Curaçao 2017
Art Foundation Curaçao has the pleasure to organize its 4th edition of the Plein Air Curaçao International Art Festival from March 9-18, 2017.
Every other year, the tropical island of Curaçao hosts a successful plein air festival. During this festival, local and international plein air artists paint outdoors at various locations on Curaçao. With oils, watercolors, pastels and other media these artists bring to life the beauty of Curaçao, its people and its culture to be permanently exposed abroad through paintings in homes, galleries and musea.
The theme of the 2017 Festival is Plein Air Curaçao presents Plein Aerial. The “aerial” addition this year brings together painting Curaçao from sky, land and underwater (Plein Eau) making this Festival truly a unique experience for painters and viewers.
Locations of the artists’ painting include:
March 9 – Punda Vibes
March 10 – Punda and Otrobanda
March 11 – St. Jorisbaai Windsurf Village
March 12 – Tafelberg, Pirate’s Bay and Caracasbaai by Moonlight
March 13 – Christoffelberg, Caracasbaai, Tugboat
March 14 – Fleur de Marie, Fort Nassau
March 15 – Landhuis Savonet and Landhuis Knip
March 16 – Curaҫao Museum, Punda Vibes
March 17 – Landhuis Savonet and Landhuis Knip
Artworks completed during the festival will be on display and available for sale each day at the Festival’s temporary gallery: Hanchi Snoa 27 in Punda.
Workshops will also be offered during the festival, ranging from beginner/teen to masterclass for the seasoned painters.
The Art Festival week wraps up on March 18, 2017 with the final event: the Paint-Out Competition. Artists will be painting within the historic capital of Willemstad, which is proclaimed one of the world’s most colorful cities. Willemstad is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site — one of only a handful of Caribbean sites chosen.
The final Paint-Out Competition is open to registered artists of all ages and all levels. There are four categories and four prizes:
⦁ Local Artists – $1000
⦁ International Artists – $1000
⦁ Teens/Young Adults – $150
⦁ First-time Painters – $150
The Plein Air Curaçao International Art Festival gives local and international artists the chance to expand their talents and learn new techniques in the splendor of the Caribbean’s “Hidden Treasure” – Curaçao.