17th Annual Historic Dublin Paint Out Competition


Paint Out Competition In Historic Dublin, OH

we have a new date for the
17th Annual Historic Dublin Paint Out

We had to reschedule the Paint Out to the fall, and we finally have a new date.

The Paint Out Competition will be on October 24, 2020, which is also the day of the Family Fall Fest.

Booth location and more details will be posted soon.

Save the date:

saturday, October 24, 2020
9-3 pm
In Dublin, Ohio

In an effort of minimizing physical interactions and exchanges on the day of the event, online pre-registration and payment are strongly encouraged.

We will continue to monitor the situation and try to make the best decisions to keep everyone safe.

Stay safe, keep creating.


Juror: Mark Gingerich

Born in Germany to American missionary parents, Mark Gingerich grew up both in Hamburg and Central Ohio.  He enjoyed drawing from an early age, winning national awards in his teenage years for his drawings.

As an artist who paints en plein air, Mark embraces the history and challenge of painting outside on location.  His looseness of style and handling of color and light draw upon the French Barbizon and Impressionist traditions.  He has also been inspired by influential American plein air painters such as Kevin Macpherson, Ralph Oberg and John Budicin and attended numerous workshops including those presented by the Scottsdale and Fredericksburg Art Schools.  While these influences have been instrumental in Mark’s early growth and continuing inspiration, he is essentially self-taught and feels that art cannot be totally taught by a teacher—each artist must find his or her own voice on the canvas. According to Mark, “The aspiring artist must let go of all influences and let the subconscious move the brush in order to paint with conviction and emotion.”

Whether painting in the Ohio countryside with a vintage clothed model, rendering a still life in the studio, or venturing out into the landscape of California, the East Coast, or Italy, Mark seeks to translate his emotional response into visual poetry.  He is a founding member of the Ohio Plein Air Society and a member of the American Impressionists Society.  He and his wife, Shana, live near West Jefferson, Ohio, and enjoy being involved in the lives of their five children.

Paint Out wet sale

New! We are planing to have the paintings for sale to the public on that day, until 4 pm.

Paintings must turned in no later than 3 pm, those turned in earlier can be made available for purchase as soon as they are turned in.

Paintings can not be picked up before 4 pm.


We are not sure at this point if we will be able to have a real-life exhibit at a local venue.
We are planning on a ONLINE SHOW on the the Dublin Area Art League website.


The Historic Dublin Paint Out is partially funded by the Dublin Arts Council though a Community Arts Grant to encourage community engagement, cultivate creativity, and foster life-long learning through the arts, and by Blick Art Materials.

The Rules

Info about the Paint Out competition:

The registration table will be at the corner of High and Bridge St., in Dublin, OH (a close-by address to enter in your GPS is 12 W Bridge St, Dublin, OH.)

    1. Stamping. Get your support stamped before your start painting.Get your support stamped before you start painting.
      – Artist may get several BLANK supports stamped and pay only one entry fee of $15.
      – If at the end of the day artists want to submit multiple entries, he/she has to pay an extra $10 per additional entry.
      – We start the registration and stamping at 9 am. You are welcome to arrive earlier and scout a place to paint, start making value studies, but keep your support blank for until stamping (uniform toning is acceptable).
    2. Cost: The entry fee is $15.00 for the first entry, $10 for any extra entry (you’ll pay the extra-entry fee at the end of the day, when you turn in).
    3. Where: Artists are allowed to set up their easel anywhere in the Dublin area, preferably on streets where the public may enjoy their work. Yes, you are allowed to cross the new pedestrian bridge. 🙂
    4. Subject matter: Paint what you see. No painting from photo.
    5. All media except photography is allowed. All styles will be considered and will be judged on the merit of the final work.
    6. Important: All paintings must be turned in, completed and framed (or wired for hanging), by 3 pm. Wet paintings, drawings, and watercolors must be framed. Unframed canvases are allowed, but must be dry and wired to hang.
  1. Supplies: bring your own.
  2. Age: 16+.
  3. Judging: The juror, renown artist Mark Gingerich, will judge the entries after 3 pm on the same day.
  4. Prizes:  Best of Show $200, funded by the Dublin Arts Council. 1st Place $100, 2nd Place $75, 3rd Place $50.
  5. Pre-registration will make lines shorter and safer on the day of the event. Pre-register below.
If a painting sells during the wet sale, all transactions are processed by the dublin art league, which will keep a commission of 5%.
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