Bluff StrOKES 2019 PAINT OUT
See dubuque through artists' eyes!
Sixty plein air (in open air) artists from 14 states will paint Dubuque scenes Sunday, Oct. 6 - Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. At the end of the week we will display the paintings in historic Steeple Square in downtown Dubuque. We will award $10,000 in prize money and the finished work will be ready for sale! This is an exciting opportunity to see your community anew through the eyes of artists. Check their websites for examples of their work. You will see a variety of styles and media.
welcome 2019 artists!
We will be making announcements about special events, awards, and other paint out developments as we get closer to October. Watch this space for updates. Also, we may be updating the prospectus - as we approach the event make sure you have the most up-to-date copy.
Artist Schedule - tba
Award Structure - tba
Watch the artists; come to our sales!
Bluff Strokes 2019 Paint Out will run October 6 to 12. Watch for more information in this space. Sales will take place at Steeple Square, 15th and White Streets:
Friday Patron Preview Party (6 to 9 pm). Admission cost $125 includes entry for two, Jubeck’s brew, wine, and light supper by Pete’s Thai; and a $100 voucher toward your painting purchase! Tickets: River Lights Bookstore, 11th and Main, or any Premier Bank branch.
Saturday Public Sale (9 am to 4 pm).
Sales will again take place at Steeple Square, 15th and White Streets. Many artists will be painting at the Farmer’s Market and fresh paintings will continue to be brought in.
Our 2019 Juror - greg Summers
Bluff Strokes HOME base - Steeple Square
A Dubuque icon since 1867, the former home of St. Mary’s Parish is being restored as a community and event center. Steeple and stained glass windows restoration are in progress. The former church, now the Steeple Square Community Event Center, will be home base for Bluff Strokes.