En Plein Air - Platinum Jubilee

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Windsor & Eton En Plein Air - Platinum Jubilee
Saturday 30th July 2022 in Windsor Castle

En Plein Air - Platinum Jubilee is an open-air painting event and competition open to both amateur and professional artists and artists’ groups.

Royal consent has been granted to allow the competition to be staged within the walls of Windsor Castle as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. This is a privileged unique opportunity and a not to be missed chance to soak up the magnificent architecture while painting in such a stunning setting.

Artists are invited to create their own masterpiece over a six-and-a-half-hour period in one of ten or more locations within The Castle grounds, including the beautiful, secluded Moat Garden. There will be a limited number of artists allowed at each location.

What Should I Expect
This special experience offers artists a wonderful painting opportunity in one of the world’s most recognised castles. You will be setting up your easel and spending the day in one of a number of prime sites in this historic venue. Expect a well organised event ending in a competition with cash prizes and exhibition, where you can sell your work. Plan on a busy day of painting. There will be plenty of visitor interaction and the chance to network with fellow artists. It will be a tiring but thoroughly enjoyable experience.

How to Enrol
Please read the terms and conditions below and complete the booking enrolment form and pay the £50 entry fee. Artists places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Enrolment closes Friday 22nd July at 12 noon.
You are permitted to bring one helper and they will also need to provide security ID for registration at Carluccio's, Windsor Royal Station, to accompany you into The Castle.

Judging and Prizes
Windsor & Eton En Plein Air will be judged by three professionals in the field.

First prize - £1000.  The winning artist is also offered a 25% discount on a stand at this November’s CONTEMPORARY ART FAIRS – WINDSOR plus £500 worth of Loxley artists materials.
Second prize - £500
Third Prize - £250
Every entrant will receive a 20% discount voucher for Loxley artists’ materials.

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Event Details – Terms & Conditions
Paint or draw within pre-allocated locations on Saturday 30th July 2022.
Maximum size of artwork 1m x 1m.
All work must be completed en plein air.
All canvases or paper must be stamped during registration by the organisers prior to any work being undertaken. More than one canvas can be stamped but only one can be entered into the competition.
Finish painting at 4.00pm and submit one piece of completed work by 5.00pm at Windsor Royal Station. (Exact location subject to change due to weather or other circumstances).
Work should be unframed and presented for exhibition with your own easel. The exhibition will be set up and manned by the organisers.
The exhibition and judging will take place on Saturday 30th July at 5pm at Windsor Royal Station (opposite the Castle).
Artists may if they wish price their work to sell during the exhibition. Any sales transactions are artists’ responsibility. We do not charge commission on sales.
Any unsold work must be collected by 7pm on Saturday 30th July.
Due to the sensitive nature of the painting venue, extra security measures may need to be put in place and you will be kept informed of these details.
Gazebos and tents are not permitted in The Castle grounds. Artists are responsible for bringing appropriate shade/wet weather cover plus sufficient refreshments for the day.
Please supply all your own artists materials, easels, chairs etc.
Ambassadors will be present throughout the day, directing you to where you need to be.


Running Order for the Day 

Registration, canvases stamping and security

8.00am – 9.00am

Carluccio's, Windsor Royal Station


9.30am – 4.00pm

Windsor Castle

Hanging of pop-up exhibition and refreshments

4.00pm – 5.00pm

Windsor Royal Station


from 5.00pm

Windsor Royal Station

Prize Giving

from 6.00pm

Windsor Royal Station

Exhibition open to public

5.00pm – 7.00pm

Windsor Royal Station


N.B. All the above information about En Plein Air Platinum Jubilee is subject to change without prior notification.

Click here (or click on the thumbnail below) to view the participant information pack, including photos of the painting locations within Windsor Castle. If you have any further questions please email enpleinairwindsorandeton@hotmail.com
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