The Hermitage Artist Retreat is partnering with the Englewood Art Center to offer a plein air painting day on Friday, November 20, on the Hermitage campus, 6660 Manasota Key Road, in Englewood

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COME PAINT WITH US IN PLEIN AIR

The Hermitage Artist Retreat is partnering with the Englewood Art Center to offer a plein air painting day on Friday, November 20, on the Hermitage campus, 6660 Manasota Key Road, in Englewood. The day is scheduled from 9:30 to 2:30. An exhibition of the work, which will run from November 24 through January 31, 2016, is also planned in the Hermitage Palm House. Plein air painting at the Hermitage is free. Those who want to be part of the juried exhibition must register and pay a $30 pre-registration fee up until Wednesday, November 18. Late or day of registration for inclusion in the exhibit is $40. Registered artists may enter up to three pieces.

We have been offering plein air painting at the Hermitage for the past four or more years,” commented Bruce E. Rodgers, executive director. “The old Florida setting with our historic building and lush foliage is ideal. This year’s exhibit in our newly acquired Palm House is very exciting. It’s just the sort of community use we had hoped for.”

Those participating in the exhibit will have a chance at awards/prizes for first, second and third place.  The announcement of the winners will be at a special reception on Wednesday, December 2 from 5:00 to 7:00. For more details and registration information please contact the Englewood Art Center during these times, in person: Tuesday 9am – 9pm; Wednesday – Saturday 9am – 4pm; by phone: 941-474-5548Or by email: [email protected].

The Hermitage is a not-for-profit artist retreat located at 6660 Manasota Key Road in Englewood, FL. It invites accomplished painters, sculptors, writers, playwrights, poets, composers and other artists from all over the world for residencies on its beachfront historic campus. Artists are asked to contribute two services to the community during their stay and as a result, Hermitage artists touch thousands of Gulf Coast community residents with unique and inspiring programs each year. All Hermitage community programs are partially sponsored by the Women’s Exchange and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. In addition, the Hermitage awards and administers the prestigious Greenfield Prize, an annual $30,000 commission for a new work of art, rotating among three disciplines: visual art, music and drama. The Hermitage also partners with the Aspen Music Festival and School to award the annual Hermitage Prize to a composition student during the Festival. For more information about The Hermitage Artist Retreat, call 941-475-2098 or visit the website at www.HermitageArtistRetreat.org.

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