LEFLEUR’S BLUFF STATE PARK EN PLEIN AIR
PAINTING COMPETITION APRIL 22, 2023
We are excited to announce LeFleur’s Bluff State Park En Plein Air Painting Competition! The goal of our event
is to hold an annual Central Mississippi plein air painting competition that will bring attention and
sales to Mississippi artists and a unique outdoor experience in one of Mississippi’s beautiful parks.
We invite you to apply to paint at the event and to invite friends and family to the park to enjoy this event.
YOUR SPONSOR’S MISSIONS:
MISSISSIPPI WILDLIFE, FISHERIES, AND PARKS
Our Mission is to conserve and enhance Mississippi’s wildlife, fisheries, and parks, provide
quality outdoor recreation, and engage the public in natural resource conservation.
PACESETTER GALLERY Our Mission is to promote the sale of original Mississippi art by
increasing community awareness through engaging cultural events.
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COMPETITION DATE: APRIL 22, 2023 9:00 AM-4:30 PM
LOCATION: LEFLEUR’S BLUFF STATE PARK, 3315 LAKELAND TERRACE, JACKSON, MS 39216.
The park is a public recreation area located on the banks of the Pearl River off Interstate 55.
Home to a 50 acre lake, a 9-hole golf course, and the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
there are many scenic areas to be inspired by within the park grounds.
ARTIST REQUIREMENTS: MUST BE A MISSISSIPPI RESIDENT OVER 18, FIRST 50 ARTISTS TO APPLY
AND PAY REGISTRATION FEE OF $40 ARE ACCEPTED.
MEDIUMS: WATERCOLOR, PASTEL, OIL, PEN AND INK, PENCIL AND ACRYLIC
PRIZES: PRE-EVENT, ALL REGISTERED ARTISTS WILL BE MENTIONED BY NAME IN SOCIAL MEDIA
AND NEWSLETTERS BY PACESETTER GALLERY AND MISSISSIPPI WILDLIFE, FISHERIES AND PARKS.
EVENT BEST OF SHOW, 2ND, 3RD, 4TH PLACE RIBBONS AND CERTIFICATES.
POST EVENT, BEST OF SHOW WINNER FEATURED IN ½ PAGE ARTICLE WITH PICTURES
AND BIO IN MISSISSIPPI WILDLIFE, FISHERIES AND PARKS MAGAZINE BOTH PHYSICAL AND
ONLINE MAGAZINE, ALSO WILL BE PUBLISHED IN NEWSLETTER AND SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS
BY WFP AND PACESETTER GALLERY. 2ND-4TH PLACE WILL SHARE ½ PAGE WITHIN ARTICLE
ABOUT THE EVENT WITH PICTURES OF WINNING PIECES, ALSO PUBLISHED IN NEWSLETTER
AND SOCIAL MEDIA BY WFP AND PACESETTER GALLERY.
WET PAINT SALE:COLLECTORS WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND WATCH PAINTING AS
THEY WALK THE PARK, EACH ARTIST WILL HAVE A PURCHASE TAG TO HANG AT THEIR STATION
WHERE THEY LIST THEIR PRICE. COLLECTORS CAN TAKE THE TAG AT ANY POINT DURING THE
EVENT AND CHECK OUT AT THE REGISTRATION TABLE OR PURCHASE DURING THE WET PAINT SALE.
GALLERY COMMISSION IS 35% PLEASE PRICE ACCORDINGLY, RECOMMEND PRICING IN PENCIL IN
CASE YOU CHOOSE TO UPDATE PRICE DURING EVENT.
SCHEDULE ON APRIL 22ND:
9:00 am-10:00 am Check in with blank canvas or paper for stamping at the registration table at
Le Fleur’s Bluff, must be 11”X14” or larger. Bring a copy of ID showing Mississippi residency.
Receive your wet paint sale tag and map for allowed painting locations throughout the park
and your box lunch ticket.
10:00 am-2:00 pm Time to Paint! Box lunch, snacks, and waters provided to all artists at noon.
2:00 pm-2:30 pm Set up easel in registration area for judging by Bill Wilson.
3:00 pm-3:15 pm Winners announced by Bill Wilson
3:15 pm-4:30 pm Paintings available to the public for Wet Paint Sale through Pacesetter Gallery.
Checks for all artworks sold will be written to the artists and mailed within two business days
after the event.
JUDGE BILL WILSON:Bill Wilson’s portrait work is found throughout the country including the
Mississippi Supreme Court Building, law offices, banks, and homes throughout Mississippi.
Wilson’s career spans decades and includes many styles and mediums, always leading back to his
central purpose, to tell stories. You can see these stories unfold in his children’s book illustrations,
magazine illustrations, animations, storyboarding, fine arts and caricatures. The artist also
shares his knowledge through a variety of workshops, for more information about classes contact
Bill Wilson at email@example.com.
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LEFLEUR’S BLUFF STATE PARK EN PLEIN AIR PAINTING COMPETITION
REGISTRATION FORM 2023
ADDRESS (MS ONLY)_________________________________________________________________
WEBSITE: (IF APPLICABLE)__________________________________________________________
BIOGRAPHY: WRITTEN IN 3RD PERSON TO BE USED FOR PUBLICATION_____________________
LIST ANY AWARDS OR NOTABLE HONORS:_____________________________________________________________________________
I, __________________________________, release the use of any images of myself or art created at the
event for marketing purposes and publicity for this and related future events. I understand the piece
that is created for this event must be priced and available for sale at the wet paint sale, with Pacesetter Gallery
receiving a commission of 35% of the sale.
The gallery will collect and pay all necessary sales tax and credit card processing fees and a check for
65% will be mailed to me within 2 days of the close of the event for any pieces purchased at the event.
I understand all paintings must begin with a blank canvas or paper without any underpainting or preparations
AGREEMENT and RELEASETHIS RELEASE is executed on this day of , by , acting for and on
behalf of , (Releasors), , in favor of the State of Mississippi, Department of Wildlife,
Fisheries, and Parks, (Releasee).Releasors, being of lawful age, in consideration of being permitted to attend the
LeFleur’s Bluff State Park En Plein Air Painting Competitipn , do for myself and on behalf of my corporation/business entity, my
heirs, executors, administrators, assigns, and successors in interest, hereby release and forever discharge Pacesetter Gallery, LLC
and the State of Mississippi, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, its heirs, administrators, executors, and successors in interest,
of and from any and every claim, demand, action or right of action,
of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, arising from or by reason of any bodily injury or personal injuries
known or unknown, death, or property damage resulting or to result from any accident which may occur as a result
of any participation in the LeFleur’s Bluff State Park En Plein Air Painting Competition and while in
or upon lands controlled by the Department (specifically__LeFleur’s Bluff State Park__), whether as the result of
negligence or not.Releasors hereby assume full responsibility for the risk of bodily injury, death, or property
damage that any participant or guest of the festival event may experience, while engaged in the event.
Artist painting, public viewing of the artists as they work, wet paint sale, etc., and upon lands controlled by the
Department.Releasors further release all employees, officers, independent contractors, or other agents of the Releasee, professionals,
guests, or other persons, from any claim whatsoever on account of first aid, treatment, or other service received by Releasors or any race
participant/guest during his/her participation in Artist painting, public viewing of the artists as they work, wet paint sale, etc.,
at __LeFleur’s Bluff State Park. Releasors expressly agree that this release, waiver, and indemnity agreement is
intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Mississippi and that if any portion
thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.
Releasors finally state, aver, and affirm that he/she/they have carefully read the foregoing release and know the contents
thereof and have signed this release as his/her/their own free act, after first having been authorized so to do.
This release contains the entire agreement between the parties hereto and the terms of this release are contractual
and not a mere recital.The Releasors further agree to the following additional provisions: _____________________________________________________________________________________
All applications and questions please email to firstname.lastname@example.org please do not call the gallery, email and we will get
back to you asap with the payment password for the Eventbrite registration site or to answer any additional questions.
Once your payment has been received by the Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks through the https://LeFleurs-Bluff-State-Park-Competition.eventbrite.com you will be registered!