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Black Hills Plein Air Paint Out
7th Annual
September 19-21, 2024

2024 Judge - to be announced

Auctioneer: to be announced

2024 Schedule of Plein Air Events

Thursday, September 19:
9am - 3pm Registered Artists check in at the Hill City Arts Council office at the
Old World Plaza, 280 Main Street, Suite 12 (Upstairs), Hill City.
• All blank surfaces must be stamped at the HCAC office.
• Prior to arrival, please complete your price/description
tags that were sent to you for each piece of homework
you bring. Deliver your art and associated tag to the Jon Crane Gallery.
9am - 4:30pm Plein Air painting.
5pm Thursday event paintings must be submitted at the Jon Crane Gallery by 5pm for Best of Day judging.
6pm - 8pm Artists Meet and Greet will be held at the Chute Rooster in Hill City. Heavy appetizers and drinks will be provided.
6:30 Best of Day announced.

Friday, September 20:
9am - 11am Artist’s check-in and canvas stamping, if needed, at the Hill City Arts Council Office.
9am - 2:30pm Plein Air painting.
3pm – 4pm Turn in your wet paintings at the Jon Crane Gallery.
4pm Doors at the Jon Crane Gallery will close to Artists and the public.
4pm – 5pm Wet paintings judging.
5:30pm – 6:30pm Sponsors and Artists Reception (invitation only) at the Jon Crane Gallery. Appetizers and refreshments will be served.
6pm Award presentations.
6:30pm – 8pm Sponsors and Artists Reception - Open to the public.
7:30pm Artist’s Choice and People’s Choice balloting ends.
7:45pm Artist’s Choice and People’s Choice awards will be presented.

Saturday, September 21:
8am – 9am Surfaces stamped for the “Quick Draw” at the Hill City Arts
Council office.
9am Artists will remain at the Old World Plaza until 9am at which
Time Artists will be released to proceed to their downtown location of choice to set up and start painting. No Early Set Up is Allowed.
9am - 11:30am “Quick Draw” competition painting.
12pm Submit Quick Draw no later than 12 noon to the auction location. (Location to be announced).
12pm - 12:30pm Quick Draw judging.
12:30pm Best Quick Draw Award – Live Auction immediately following.
12:30pm Live Auction. The public is encouraged to attend.
▪ The Artist is paid 70% of the selling price of the painting and BHPAPO/HCAC receives 30% of the selling price.
▪ Following the auction, please stay and enjoy the Art Walk in downtown Hill City. The Art Walk will continue
till 3pm.
4pm Artists must pick up all unsold art from the Jon Crane Gallery no later than 4pm. Please check out with an Event Representative.




2024 List of Artists

coming soon!

2023 Winners

Best of Show-Sandy Newman

Honorable Mention-Cheryl LeClair

Best Downtown Hill City-Rodger Ellingson

Thursday Best of Day-Marsha Knopf

Friday Best of Day-Jovann Armstrong

Best Quick Draw-Jovann Armstrong

People's Choice-Sandy Newman

Artist's Choice-Sandy Newman

Best of Show $500
Honorable Mention $300
Thursday Best of Day $150
Friday Best of Day $150
Best Downtown Hill City $200
People’s Choice $250
Artists’ Choice $250
Best Quick Draw $200

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