Schedule is subject to slight changes as plans are confirmed.
Tuesday, April 17 – Registration and housing assignments from 3:00-5:00 pm at Beverley Street Studio School (BSSS) at 217 W. Beverley St, Downtown Staunton. First evening lecture in the BSSS VanDerVeer Studio from 7-8 pm. Lecture will be free and open-to-the-public.
Wednesday, April 18 – Paint on the internationally renowned Polyface Farm! The farm features animals, barns/sheds, and the rolling landscape of Augusta County. There is a painting around every turn on the twenty-minute drive to the farm in Swoope where you also have the choice to paint at MeadowCroft Inn and on a the private land of Victoria Godfrey. End with an evening farm dinner at Polyface with BSSS Board of Directors, sponsors, and key volunteers. All three locations will be open to painters from dawn to dusk.
Thursday, April 19 – Choose your location! Paint at the recently renovated and newly opened Blackburn Inn, the picturesque Frontier Culture Museum, OR if looking for something more private, the beautiful Gaie Lea Farm just five minutes from downtown. Meals not provided. Professional afternoon artist demonstration at the Blackburn Inn at 3 pm. Second evening lecture at the BSSS Gallery at 22 W. Beverley St, Downtown Staunton from 7-8 pm.
Friday, April 20 – Paint Staunton Quick Draw Art Competition and Fresh Paint Show and Sale. Open to the public. Juror Fred Nichols to choose first and second prize in three categories: Professional, Amateur, and 16 and Under.
Saturday, April 21 – Paint on the locations of the Staunton/Augusta Garden Club Tour in Middlebrook. Festival culminates in an evening Gallery show and sale.
Sunday, April 22 – Show and sale continues from 10 am-12 pm, with artists to pick up their work after 12:30 pm. One-day Workshop by event juror, Nancy Tankersley.
More detailed information coming soon!