2017 Programme

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Saturday, 11 November:
Arrivals/Welcome Party at Coco Reef Hotel

  • 4 pm: Registration desk will open
  • 4 to 7 pm: Stamping of canvases/paper (stamping will also be available on site for each paint session, first hour of painting only)
  • Collection of any pre-ordered art supplies and frames, welcome bags and name badges.
  • Purchase of any additional dinner, lunch or tea tickets
  • 6 to 7:30 pm: Welcome Cocktail Party, Coco Reef Hotel
  • Need ideas for dinner? Consider dining right at Coco Reef Resort.

Sunday, 12 November:
South Shore, Private Home Location

  • 10.30 am: Coco Reef pick up for pre-arranged transport
  • 11 am to Noon: Stamping of canvases and paper
  • 11 am to 4 pm: Paint out all day
  • Box Lunch provided (pre-paid)
  • A free night for painters

Monday, 13 November:
Private Home Location

  • 9.30 am: Coco Reef pick up for pre-arranged transport
  • 10 to 11 am: Stamping
  • 10 am to 4 pm: Paint out all day
  • Box Lunch provided (pre-paid)
  • Evening option: Dinner at the Masterworks (tickets must be pre-purchased).
  • Enjoy a cocktails and buffet dinner in the Rose garden at Masterworks,
  • The Gallery will be open for your view of the Bermuda Collection and current exhibition.

Tuesday, 14 November:
Urban Painting

  • 9 am: Coco Reef pick up for pre-arranged transport
  • 9.30 to 10.30 am: Stamping at drop-off point (Bermita Library, Queen Elizabeth Park (Formerly Par la Ville Park)
  • 9.30 am to 4 pm: Paint out all day: Enjoy painting in the City of Hamilton, your choice of location.
  • Lunch on your own.
  • Bermuda National Gallery and the BSOA will be open for your enjoyment in the City Hall.
  • 4.30 to 6 pm (Optional): Gallery 117, 117 Front Street, for Cocktails
  • 5 to 7 pm: DNA Art shop will be open for any art supply refreshers
  • 6 pm: Night painting session in Hamilton: Location of your choice.
  • 9 pm: Transport back to the hotel from the Flagpole on Front Street.

Wednesday, 15 November:
Dockyard & Commissioner’s House

  • 9.30 am: Coco Reef pickup for pre-arranged transport
  • 10 to 11 am: Stamping at Dockyard Arts Centre.
  • 10 am to 4 pm: Paint out all day anywhere in the Dockyard area, your choice of the Clock Tower, marina, Commissioner’s House and ramparts
  • Lunch on your own at one of the many venues in Dockyard.
  • 4 to 5 pm: Tea served at Dockyard Arts Centre. (Tickets must be pre-purchased)
  • 5.15 pm: Pick up from Dockyard Arts Centre for pre-arranged transport back to Coco Reef; Ferry or buses back to Hamilton for those who wish to return to Hamilton.
  • Free evening to enjoy and/or finish work

Thursday, 16 November:
Quick Art Competition in St. George’s

  • 8.30 am: Coco Reef Pick Up for pre-arranged transport.
  • 9.30 to 10.30 am: Stamping at Drop-off point, Town Hall
  • You are free to paint anywhere in the St George’s area.
  • 1 pm Deadline for Quick Art competition drop-off at Town Hall. All work must be framed, ready to hang and left for collection. Completed Quick Art entry and label form MUST on the back of the painting. Only one piece can be submitted.
  • Lunch on your own after the quick art, with time to enjoy the shops.
  • 2.30 pm: Pick up for pre-arranged transport back to Coco Reef from the town Square.
  • Free Evening to enjoy on your own.

Friday, 17 November:
FREE DAY and Dinner at Private Home

Enjoy a free day and evening to finish and frame your work for the festival exhibition, or find new locations on your own

  • 5 pm: Coco Reef pickup for pre-arranged transport
  • 5.30 to 9.30 pm: Cocktails and Dinner gathering: After a fun filled week, enjoy a relaxed buffet dinner with all your new friends, fellow artists, and sponsors at a Private home. (Ticketed/pre-paid event)
  • 10 pm: Pick up for pre-arranged transport back to Coco Reef Hotel.

Saturday, 18 November:
Plein Air Art Festival Finale, Bermuda Society of Arts, City Hall

  • 8 to 9.30 am: Artist work collected from Coco Reef Hotel
  • 9 to 10 am: All other artists to take their entries to the BSOA no later than 10 am for hanging in the Festival Exhibition. All entries must have two entry forms attached, clearly indicating in which category they are to be entered,
  • All work must be collected and submitted by 10 am
  • Noon to 3 pm: Judging (Gallery closed)
  • 4 to 7.30 pm: Exhibition open to Public Opening
  • 6 pm: All prizes awarded
  • 7.30 to 8.30 pm: Collection of all artwork not sold
  • 9 pm: Pick up for pre-arranged transport back to Coco Reef Hotel OR enjoy dinner on your own in the City of Hamilton (making your own way home post-dinner).

Please click here for more prize information.

Sunday, 19 November:
Guest Departures

Guests to arrange for their own transportation to airport.

Rain Locations

Details to come.