San Angelo Fairgrounds, 50 East 43rd Street
QUICK DRAW OPEN PAINT-OUT
8:00am – Artist registration & check-in opens at the gate east of the Coliseum
9:00am – COME WATCH or COME PAINT!
All area Artists (18 yrs. & older) are invited to join with our 34 Competition Artists in this year’s Quick Draw Paint-Out at the San Angelo Roping Fiesta! In a short 2 ½ hours, artists will attempt to ‘lasso’ the essence of West Texas on their canvasses.
COME WATCH FOR FREE! Wander the fairgrounds and find our 34 Competition Artists as well as artists from across the state, here to paint cowboys & horses, the action at the indoor roping arena, and hundreds of kids & animals at the junior livestock show. So much to paint!
WANT TO PAINT? Register online or at Gallery Verde during the week, or at the Fairgrounds between 8am & 9am for a $10 Registration Fee if you want to paint in this fun competition.
11:30am – with a big HOOEY! The artists must stop painting & frame their artwork for judging. By the way, a “HOOEY” is the final loop by the rider when roping a calf.
HIGH NOON – JUDGING, AWARDS & SALE
Artists, easels and paintings are corralled at the big STAR in front of the Housley Building (maps available).
2018 EPAT judge Kenn Backhaus announces the winning paintings and awards $2850 in cash prizes.
All Paintings are for SALE and now is your opportunity to visit with the artists and ‘rope yourself a colorful memory’ of cowboys & paintbrushes - benefitting these amazing artists AND the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts!
65TH ANNUAL ROPING FIESTA
50 East 43rd St, San Angelo Fairgrounds, entrance east of the Coliseum
1 to 4pm – COME WATCH
The Competition Artists will be in the stands, capturing the action in the longest running stand-alone roping event in the world!
Roping tickets are $12 and may be purchased at the gate.
These paintings may be purchased this afternoon and picked up (framed) at Fort Concho on Sunday.
ENPLEINAIRTEXAS 2018 ARTIST EXHIBIT & SALE
9am to 5pm – Open FREE to the Public at Fort Concho, 600 Burgess St.
View and purchase your favorites from over 250 paintings painted ‘en plein air’ this week!
Cast your vote for the ‘STRAY CALF AWARD’!
ART IN THE AFTERNOON
More information to come soon about painting activities for children at Fort Concho!
'ROPE YOURSELF A PAINTING' PARTY!
6 to 8:30pm – Quartermaster Building at Fort Concho, 600 Burgess St.
Put on your best Western Bling for a night of food, dancing, and unlocked treasures at old Fort Concho! Mingle with your favorite EnPleinAirTEXAS Artists, surrounded by all the West Texas treasures they have painted this week. Bring your dancing shoes and don't miss the excitement and surprise guests at 7pm!
7:00pm – “MINI-PEARLS of the CONCHOS” Exhibit GRAND OPENING!
EXCLUSIVE 1st Viewing & Sale of the 2018 ‘Mini-Pearls’ –
34 paintings 6”x 6” or 6”x 8” that were painted this week by the Competition Artists & can be purchased TONIGHT!
$1500 in cash awards handed out by judge Kenn Backhaus.
Exhibit & Awards Sponsored by Fran & Tom Gregg
$25 per person