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Paint the Beach chairman seeks artists/ sponsors

July 11, 2012
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

To the editor:

This call to artists is being sent out to artists nationwide to invite them to participate in the third annual Paint the Beach plein air competition on Fort Myers Beach Florida.

This has been a very successful festival in the past and continues to grow. If you would like to become a contributing sponsor, we can provide you with information on how this is done and what benefit it will be to your organization. As always we appreciate the support of our art organization.

Call to artists. The 2012 Paint the Beach...Sandcastles to Shrimpboats plein air festival is being held from Nov. 5-11. We invite you to participate in the third annual event and to share the invitation with your artist friends.

There will be over $2,500 in cash and prizes awarded. The judge this year is Kevin Dean, director of Selby Gallery at Ringling College of Art & Design. The awards ceremony and preview collectors' gala will be held on Nov. 9.

Artists will paint throughout the town of Fort Myers Beach and festivities will be held at Santini Marina Plaza on Estero Blvd. The event is hosted by Fort Myers Beach Art Association, Santini Marina Plaza and Fish-Tale Marina.

This is a non-juried event open to artists over the age of 18. The non-refundable registration fee is $40 with a $10 late fee after Oct. 30. A separate Quick

Draw competition will be held on Nov. 10 with a $10 fee. See or the attached prospectus for complete details and registration. There is a maximum of 60 artists.

Michele Buelow

Fort Myers Beach Art Association

Paint the Beach Chairman 2012



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