Call for Artists – Paint the Point


GO ART! is proud to co-sponsor a plein air painting event this summer and fall in Orleans County.  


Paint the Point is a multi-day plein air competition open to all area artists.  Painters are invited to paint in any medium any day or any number of days from August 1, 2019 to September 15, 2019 within an 8-mile radius of Point Breeze (at the mouth of the Oak Orchard River where it meets Lake Ontario.)  Sign-in for participants is at the white gazebo at 14504 Lakeshore Road, Kent. Participating artists who register on the day(s) they paint will be invited to submit two wired and framed pieces for a juried exhibition from September 19th to October 16th at the Black North Inn.  The Black North Inn will hold an Opening Reception on Thursday September 19th at 6:30 PM for the month-long show that will run through Columbus Day weekend.   


Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the plein air category ,with three special prizes also awarded: one for best non-plein air submission of the local scene (drawing, photography, digital, studio work, etc.), one determined by popular vote during the show, and a $100 prize sponsored by the Orleans County Chamber of Commerce for a piece featuring any local business.  $400 in prizes in all but the business category are being provided by the Oak Orchard Neighborhood Association. The event is co-sponsored by GO ART!, the Black North Inn, The Oak Orchard Neighborhood Association, and Orleans County Tourism.


Artist members have been invited from the following groups:  Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters, Greater Rochester Area Plein Air Painters, the Batavia Society of Artists, the Rochester Art Club, the Brockport Artists Guild, and members and friends of GO ART!  Artists need not be a member of any organized art group to participate. There is no fee to participate in the event or the show. All are welcome!


For additional information contact GO ART!, or Board member Chris Manaseri at