Bluff StrOKES PAINT OUT 2019
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 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 6 pm).
Sales will again take place at Steeple Square, 15th and White Streets.
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.
Special 2018 Guest - Rose Frantzen
Demo and Critique for artists - Wednesday evening
Rose's demo and critiques were the highlight of the week for many artists.