Ready ... set ... paint!
The Great Makawao Paint-Out Invitational 2010 is set to begin as the islands' premier plein air artists compete for seven days, from crater to coast, creating hundreds of paintings in pursuit of numerous coveted awards. Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao will host the festivities, which include a lineup of free events open to the public. Load up the station wagon, pack in the kids and a lunch, and join the excitement!
The event begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday during the Makawao 4th of July Parade when all the artists are lined up and down the parade route, as they compete in a Quick-Draw: a two-and-a-half-hour race to the finish, culminating in a display and sale at 12:30 p.m. in Viewpoints Gallery.
“A Queen’s Cottage” by Joseph Fletcher
Next, this caravan of talent will descend on the grounds of the Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday. The session culminates with a lecture by Ronaldo Macedo, the juror for the event, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Hui's Solarium.
On July 8, artists will travel to Maui's Winery, located at Ulupalakua Ranch, from noon to 5 p.m.
The event concludes with an opening reception and awards ceremony at 5 p.m. July 10 at Viewpoints Gallery. All the paintings created during the event will be on display.
The following day, July 11, the artists will gather for a brunch at Market Fresh Bistro in Makawao. Everyone is invited to visit with the artists.
Viewpoints Gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For details, call 572-5979 or visit www.viewpointsgallerymaui.com.