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September 13-18, 2022

Art is in the Air Artist Information

LIMITED SPACES REMAINING

What is Art is in the Air?

Our Art is in the Air Festival is a four-day, open enrollment plein air painting event that takes place in the beautiful mountainous area surrounding the town of Brevard, NC from Tuesday, September 13 to Sunday September 18, 2022. The event concludes with a “Wet Paint” Show & Sale, featuring work from the event, on Sunday, September 18th.

Participating artists are invited to explore their choice of locations Tuesday through Friday. A list of recommended locations will be distributed two weeks in advance. On Saturday, artists are required to be stationed throughout the Heart of Brevard downtown district to paint traditionally AND/OR to compete in the Heart of Brevard Quick Draw Competition.  More information on the Quick Draw Competition is provided below.

Artists will turn in their artwork by 5pm on Saturday so the work can be prepared for the Wet Paint Sale on Sunday.

Thank you to the Event Featured Artist, Jeff Ripple, whose artwork is featured in the event marketing.

Art is in the Air Festival Prospectus

The event is open to any artist over the age of 12. Artists ages 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The event application fee is $25 and payable via check or PayPal.

Please note that PayPal payments are subject to a $5 convenience fee. All application fees are nonrefundable. 

Checks should be made out to Heart of Brevard, list Art is in the Air Application Fee in the memo and mailed to 26 Times Arcade Alley, Brevard NC 28712.

There is no additional cost to enter the Quick Draw Competition on Saturday for Art is in the Air participants.

Tuesday, September 13th – Thursday, September 15th

Artist check-in daily from 10am-4pm to have their canvas or paper stamped prior to beginning work to be eligible for entry in the Sunday “Wet Paint” Sale. All registered artists must check in by 4pm on Thursday, September 15th.

Tuesday, September 13th – Friday, September 16th

Participating artists are invited to explore their choice of locations Tuesday through Friday. A list of recommended locations will be distributed two weeks in advance.

Thursday, September 15th

Artist Demonstration with Jeff Ripple 4:30pm

Friday, September 16th

5:30pm-7pm: Artist Reception

Saturday, September 17th 

On Saturday, artists are required be stationed at sites throughout the Heart of Brevard downtown district during the day to paint traditionally AND/OR to compete in the Heart of Brevard Quick Draw Competition. 

A map and recommended locations will be available two weeks in advance. 

10am-12pm: Heart of Brevard Quick Draw Competition

5pm: “Wet Tent” Drop Off Deadline (Artists may drop off work anytime between 12pm and 5pm)

Sunday, September 18th, 2022

10am: Ticketed Patron Preview and Judging
11am -5pm: Public “Wet Paint” Show and Sale
5pm-6pm: Artists collect any unsold paintings. Sold artwork claimed by purchasers with receipt.


*Schedule subject to change. Final schedule will be distributed two weeks in advance.

Works in the following approved disciplines will be accepted: painting and drawing. Acceptable media include paint, graphite, charcoal, pastel and watercolor. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact [email protected] 

Works to be hung must be no larger than 4 ft. per side (outside dimensions, horizontal and vertical, including frame).

All work must be finished and ready to hang.

All artwork must be for sale during the event. All sales will be handled through Heart of Brevard during the event. 60% of the proceeds of each art piece will go to the artist and the remaining 40% will benefit Heart of Brevard and supporting our mission. Artists checks will be mailed within 30 days of the “Wet Tent” Sale.

Heart of Brevard (HOB) will not assume any liability for loss or damage to works of art in this exhibition. Although utmost care will be taken to prevent damage, theft, or loss, there can be no guarantee as the exhibition will be in venues open to the public. Entry in the show constitutes agreement with all conditions in this prospectus.


Participating in the exhibit includes permission to sell the art entry and make digital images of exhibited artwork for HOB archives. 60% of the sale proceeds will benefit the artist and the remaining 40% will benefit HOB. If the item is unsold at the sale, the artist may choose to keep the piece or donate the item.


For more information: contact Heart of Brevard at [email protected] or 828.884.3278

This is one of the most exciting experiences of the event. Together, artists and spectators are immersed in the creative process.  See the scenes and how the artists interpret them.  Smell the wet paint and get caught up in the excitement of watching the paintings come to life before your eyes! Heart of Brevard will host a local makers market and food vendors in conjunction with Saturday’s events.

There is no additional cost to enter the Quick Draw Competition for Art is in the Air participants. Turn in all artworks in by 12:00pm. Quick Draw ribbons will be awarded. Artwork will be available for sale at the “Wet Paint” Tent Sale on Sunday.