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PASTEL PAINTING BOOTCAMP | Bonnie Zahn Griffith | 9:00am – 4:00pm

Bonnie Griffith, award-winning landscape artist & instructor, is offering a one day pastel painting workshop to get artists warmed up for the Festival.  The hands-on workshop will focus on composition, creating an underpainting and balancing shapes to develop a strong painting using soft pastels.

Please bring, easel, chair, apron, latex gloves (optional) soft pastels, a few hard pastels in dark and light values (gray, white, black or dark blue – Prismacolor) 1/2-1 inch old, soft brushes, paper towels, isopropyl alcohol and small container to do a wash on paper (Papers will be provided by instructor), sketch book (small), Krylon Workable Fixative and a desire to learn some new technique.  We will most likely be working in a shaded area outside.  If you need a small table for your supplies, please bring that as well.  (I use a standing easel, stool and small, folding table.)  Bonnie will provide references to paint from and will have available some favorite pastel sticks for purchase. $95


3-Day Workshop with Niles Nordquist | 9:00am – 5:00pm

This workshop is designed for artists interested in learning or expanding their abilities in plein air painting.  It features hands-on painting and personal instruction from Niles Nordquist, a nationally recognized, award winning plein air painter. $375/$325 for PAPI members. Click here to read more: Nile Nordquist Workshop


COMMUNITY PAINT ALONG | 10:00am – 12:00pm | Eagle Public Library

Open to the public! Aspiring painters are invited to join TVAA teaching artist Jessica Tookey, as she leads you through a painting demonstration. Follow along and paint your own masterpiece. Ages 10 – 100. Cost $10 and includes instruction and all art materials. To register with Eagle Parks & Rec click here. Sponsored by Treasure Valley Artists Alliance


ARTIST WELCOME RECEPTION | 5:00pm – 7:00pm | Finer Frames

Artists, don’t miss this! The competition kicks off with a private potluck social for artists & their families. Painters can get festival details, get tips for the best painting locations on local maps and pick up festival Swag Bag. Please bring a dish according to your last name: A – I Main Dish; J – R Side Dish; S – Z Sweets. Drinks will be provided.


ARTIST CHECK-IN | 8:00am – 5:00pm | Finer Frames

Artist check-in, packet pick-up and surface stamping at Finer Frames, 164 E State Street, Eagle, ID 83616. Stamping starts at 8am and continues throughout the festival.

ARTISTS PAINTING AROUND EAGLE | 8:00am to Dusk | Eagle Area

Artists paint at locations of their choosing, throughout scenic Eagle, along the Boise River and in the foothills. 3 Horse Ranch welcomes painters in their vineyards all day.

ART IN THE VINES | 7:00 – 9:00pm | 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards | 5900 Pearl Road, Eagle ID 83616

Join us for our outdoor jazz concert by the Van Paepeghem Quartet surrounded by artists & vines. The concert takes place in the beautiful vineyards at 3 Horse Ranch in the rolling foothills of North Eagle. A portion of all art and wine sales benefit the Idaho Jazz Society. A variety of delicious foods from Kanak Attack Catering will be available for purchase. Tickets $25/person includes concert, wine tasting & festival souvenir wine glass

QUICK DRAW COMPETITION | 6:30 – 8:30pm | 3 Horse Ranch Winery

What could be a better setting for a quick draw than a jazz concert in the vineyards in early evening light? Food & wine will be available for purchase. Canvas/paper stamping begins @ 6pm in our booth. Turn in your finished framed painting by 8:30pm to be considered for the special Quick Draw cash awards.  Artists registered for the Plein Air Festival are eligible for this additional competition for $10.


ARTIST CHECK-IN | 10:00am – 5:00pm | The Gallery at Finer Frames

Artist check-in, packet pick-up and surface stamping continues all day Friday. We’re happy to answer questions, give directions and share our air conditioning. Restroom is also available.

 EAGLE ISLAND PAINT OUT | Dawn to Dusk | 165 S Eagle Island Parkway, Eagle ID 83616

Artists paint at pre-determined locations throughout the 546 acre park.  Registered artists will receive a free park admission pass. The community is invited to watch artists as they paint at special location throughout the park out in the open air (en plein air). Paintings will be available for purchase at the Festival Show & Sale on Saturday evening.

NOCTURNAL PAINT OUT | 5:00pm Friday – 9:00am Saturday

New this year, this is an opportunity for artists to paint by the area moonlight and street lamp. June 9 is a full moon, so the light should be lovely. Artists registered for the Plein Air Festival are eligible for this additional competition and prize money. $10



ARTIST CHECK-IN | 9:00am – 12:00pm |  Finer Frames

Surface stamping. We’re happy to answer questions, give directions and share our air conditioning. Restroom is also available. Deadline for competition paintings to be delivered is 2:00pm.

 STATE STREET PAINT OUT | 8:00am – 2:00pm | Downtown Eagle

Join artists as they paint out in the open air “en plein air” all along State Street in Downtown Eagle and at the Eagle Saturday Market


Artists must have their completed works to The Gallery at Finer Frames no later than 2pm Saturday! All artwork must be ready to hang for the competition, show and sale. The maximum number of pieces that may be entered are; 1 for the Festival competition + 1 Thursday Quick Draw (optional) + 1 Nocturnal Paint Out (optional) +1 Saturday Quick Draw (optional)

QUICK DRAW COMPETITION | 3:00pm – 5:00pm | State Street, Downtown Eagle

Watch as the competition painters compete and have fun as they paint in 4 square blocks around Heritage Park. You’ll be able to watch artists from start to finish during the ‘quick-draw’ from 3pm to 5pm. Follow the paintings across the street to the gallery where the paintings will be auctioned off at 5:30pm. A portion of the proceeds to benefit TVAA

FESTIVAL AWARDS, SHOW & SALE | 5:00pm – 8:00pm | Finer Frames

Exclusive Patrons Preview 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Join us at The Gallery at Finer Frames to meet the artists, enjoy refreshments and purchase your own original painting. Saturday’s Quick Draw paintings will be auctioned off for charity at 6:30, immediately after the awards presentation at 6:00pm. Join us as we recognize the outstanding paintings in various categories and award the winning prizes, including Audience Choice Winners and the Grand Prize Winner. The public is invited to vote for their favorite paintings to select an “Audience Choice” winner in the categories of Best Oil, Best Water Media, and Best Dry Media. The festival exhibition continues through July.

PAPI PAINTING DEMONSTRATIONS | 4:00pm – 6:00pm | Welcome Reception

Watch art in the making! Artists from the Plein Air Painters of Idaho will be painting live in the gallery and answering questions.

SUNDAY, JUNE 11, 2017

SAVOR IDAHO INVITATIONAL | 9:00am – 5:00pm | Idaho Botanical Gardens

The Idaho Botanical Gardens are the picturesque location for a special invitational paint out during the popular Savor Idaho event hosted by the Idaho Wine Commission. Invited painters may begin the morning, but must include a wine theme in the painting. Artwork will be available for purchase at the Finer Frames booth during the event from 2:00pm – 5:00pm. A portion of art sales will benefit the Idaho Wine Education Scholarship Fund.



CLOSING RECEPTION | 5:00pm – 8:00pm | Finer Frames

Don’t miss your last chance to buy original art at the Gallery at Finer Frames. The festival exhibition concludes with a final reception and sale from 5-8pm.

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