Paint Out Winslow: A Celebration of Plein Air Painting on Bainbridge Island

Save the Date: September 6-8, 2019!
Paint Out Winslow
Paint Historic Downtown Bainbridge Island

Winslow Art Center Studio and Gallery invite you to enjoy three-days of painting, demos and art sales at Paint Out Winslow, a Plein air painting festival, competition, and art exhibition open to professional and non-professional artists alike. This year Paint Out Winslow highlights Bainbridge Island’s rich past by partnering with the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum.  Participants will choose from many inspiring painting venues, with a focus on Winslow’s historic architecture. Paint Out artists will vie to win cash awards and prizes, and have the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work at the Winslow Art Center Public Gallery on all three days of Paint Out Winslow. A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of each painting will benefit the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum.

Friday, September 6, 2019:

  • Exclusive Plein Air Washington (PAWA) members day. Morning registration/check-in at Winslow Art Center Studio & Gallery.

  • Demos (TBD)
  • First Friday Art Walk- Winslow Art Center hosts a reception, art exhibit, and sale of PAWA members’ work from their day of painting,  6:00pm-8:00pm.

  • Not a PAWA member? Join here!

Saturday, September 7, 2019:

  • Paint Out Winslow registration/check-in at Winslow Art Center Studio & Gallery. Paint until 5:00pm.

  • Demos (TBD)
  • Evening exhibition and wet canvas sale at Winslow Art Center. No-host bar with complimentary light hors d’oeuvres. Beverage tickets are available.

September 8, 2019: Paint Out Winslow registration/check-in at Winslow Art Center Studio & Gallery. Participants paint until 2:00pm. Afternoon judging followed by Awards Ceremony at Winslow Art Center.


Plein Air – a French expression meaning “in the open air”
1: of or relating to painting in outdoor daylight
2: of or relating to a branch of impressionism that attempts to represent outdoor light and air

En Plein air (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃ plɛn ɛːʁ], French for outdoors, or Plein air painting) is the act of painting outdoors.
This method contrasts with studio painting or academic rules that might create a predetermined look.