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Paint the Park Green at Glen Echo

  • 22 Oct 2011
  • 9:00 AM
  • 23 Oct 2011
  • 3:00 PM
  • Glen Echo Park, MD 20812

Paint the Park Green, at Glen Echo Park

Presented by The Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio


A “green” landscape painting competition with the mission of preserving and protecting America’s national parks to help build better futures for families, children and our planet. The Paint Out is designed to educate and inspire artists to become more environmentally aware and health conscious with their materials and methods in creating art.


Deadline for Applications - Saturday October 1st

(Enrollment is limited to the first 75 who apply, so please sign up early!)

Painting competition - Saturday Oct. 22nd, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30p.m. and Sunday Oct. 23rd 9:00am -3:00pm

Jurying - Sunday Oct. 23rd 3:00- 4:00pm

Reception - 4:30-6:00pm

Awards Ceremony - 5:00pm-5:30pm

“Green” Videos focusing on paint conservation, disposal of toxic materials, and substitutions for toxic

materials will be available at:

http://yellowbarnstudio.blogspot.com/, starting October 8th, 2011.

Where do we paint?

The setting for the event will be Glen Echo Park, a magical place situated on the Potomac Palisades near

Bethesda, Maryland. Originally a Chautauqua retreat, then an amusement park, this National Park is now

host to a variety of arts, environmental and history programs.

7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812


Each participant may show one painting, framed and wired for hanging. “Best in Show” will receive a $500 prize, 2nd place $250, and 3rd place $100. A $500 prize will also be awarded for the best painting done using

our “green check list” for environmentally sound practices. All entries must be framed before jurying.

How much?

The cost of participation in the paint out will be $25 for members of Friends of the Yellow Barn and $50 for

non-members. New members are eligible for the member rate. On arrival for the paint out, participants will

receive a Yellow Barn tote bag including samples of paints and products provided by paint-out sponsors.

Who do we contact for more information?

Yellow Barn Studio Manager, J. Jordan Bruns – Jordan@jjbruns.com

“Paint the Park Green” is sponsored by the Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio with support from the Unilever United

States Foundation, Inc. and other sponsors. Yellow Barn programs are presented in cooperation with the Glen Echo

Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, Montgomery County, and the National Park Service.

For application , please see link:



Go to www.mapapa.org to visit the main website of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association.

Mailing Address (general inquiries to Board Chairman- do NOT send payments): 3831 Proctor Lane, Nottingham, MD 21236-4748
For mailed membership payments, please contact membership@mapapa.org for the current address. Do NOT use an archived address, as it may no longer be accurate.

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