Bluff StrOKES 2018 PAINT OUT
See dubuque through artists' eyes!
Sixty plein air (in open air) artists painted Dubuque scenes Sunday, Oct. 7 - Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. At the end of the week we displayed the paintings in historic Steeple Square in downtown Dubuque. We awarded $10,000 in prize money and the finished work was ready to sell!
Looking to 2019 - Watch the artists; come to our sales!
Bluff Strokes 2019 will run October 6 to 12. Watch for more information in this space. For planning, our sales will be:
Friday Patron Preview Party (6 to 9 pm). Admission cost TBA.
Saturday Public Sale (9 am to 7 pm).
Sales will again take place at Steeple Square, 15th and White Streets.
Our 2018 Juror - Nancie King Mertz
Nancy will demonstrate plein air painting techniques Saturday, Oct 13 at Steeple Square - time TBA
Bluff Strokes HOME base - Steeple Square
A Dubuque icon since 1867, the former home of St. Mary’s Parish is being restored. 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.
Special Guest - Rose Frantzen
Demo and Critique for artists - Wednesday evening, October 10: Time TBA
Rose's demo and critiques were the highlight of the week for many artists.
Interested in painting Bluff Strokes in 2019?
Bluff Strokes Paint Out 2019 will run from Sunday, October 6, to Saturday, October 12. We are targeting February 1 to have our registration form and prospectus available. If you are not on our email list, sign up at the bottom of this page to ensure you receive timely notice. Due to increasing interest, we will be developing a new protocol for acceptance.