11th Annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air Quick Draw


Friday, June 18, 2021 • 9:00AM-2:00PM • Free to enter, but registration is required.

The Allegany Arts Council is pleased to invite members of the public to join for a fun and exciting day of plein air painting in our 11th Annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air Quick Draw!

What is the Quick Draw?

The Quick Draw is a timed, 2-hour painting event which invites novice and experienced painters to try their hand at creating a plein air masterpiece.

While plein air painters make the process look simple, painting a work within a 2-hour window is enormously challenging, and must take into consideration the elements, location and drying time needed to create a true work of art.

The Quick Draw is free event, but registration is required to participate and prizes are awarded to both our artist class and members of the community, so grab a friend, a few supplies, and come join us for a fun afternoon of painting.


The Quick Draw event takes place on Friday, June 18, 2021, with the following schedule

9:00AM-10:00AM     Registration (Centre Street in front of the Allegany Arts Council)
10:00AM-12:00PM    Quick Draw Painting (artists may choose anywhere in downtown Cumberland)
12:15PM-1:00PM        Quick Draw Judging & Awards Presentation


The Quick Draw event is juried by Nancie King Mertz, our 2021 juror, and will award the following prizes:

2021 Artist Class:
1st Place: $800
2nd Place: $650
3rd Place: $500

Community Members and Students:
Community Artist: $200
Student Artist: $100

For additional information, please view or print the Rules and Registration Information.

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