2nd Annual Quick Draw ‘Sailing with the Paint Brush” – Call to Artists


2nd Annual Quick Draw “Sail with the Paint Brush”


registration closed

Sponsored by Renaissance School of Art

Portion of the proceeds will benefit Sarasota Sailing Squadron


Watercolor painting by Vladislav Yeliseyev

SRQPAP invites you to join our open paint out to help Sarasota Sailing Squadron in their mission to promote environmental awareness and the science of seamanship and navigation, while fostering a spirit of good fellowship, courtesy and sportsmanship.

The art created during the Quick Draw will be framed, judged, and sold off the easel immediately following the announcements of the awards.


Marina Yeliseyev, Director, Renaissance School of Art – marina@yeliseyev.com; 941-330-6865

Craig Bridges, Manager, Sarasota Sailing Squadron – manager@sarasotasailingsquadron.org; 941-388-2355

Event Date and Time:

April 18, 2018, 9:30am – 3pm

Entry Deadline:

 We still accept entries until all spots are filled in

Stamping canvases:

Wed April 18, 9am – 10am


renowned artist Vladislav Yeliseyev


1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, 2 Honorable Mentions.

Awards are not finalized yet and will depend on the number of participants and contributing sponsors.

Event Schedule

9:30am – Registrations and stamping canvases

10 am – 12pm Painting

12pm – Setting up “Off Easel” for judging and selling

12pm – 2pm – food and drinks for artists

1pm – Award announcing

1pm – 4pm – Sales

4 pm – Pick up unsold works

Event Description:

April 18th The Renaissance School of Art with the SRQ Plein Air Painters, will host a ‘quick draw’ (paintings created in less than 2 hours) event: ‘SAILING WITH THE PAINT BRUSH’ as a fund raising benefit for the Sarasota Sailing Squadron. The event is FREE to the public with all the art created in the morning being offered for sale, starting in the afternoon, at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron, 1717 Ken Thompson Parkway, next to Ken Thompson Park on City Island.


open to all plein air artists in all 2D mediums; limited to first 30 artists.


no min, no max (whatever fits on your easel)

Frame requirement:

gallery frame or gallery wrap canvas

Awards Sponsors:

Keeton’s Art Supply
Plein Air Magazine
Rosemary Brushes
Gamblin Artists Colors
Stakenborg Fine Art
TECHNICHE Performance, Safety, Comfort
Sandra Appignani and Mark Baumgarten with Premier Sotheby’s Realty

Entry fee: $30

Entry procedure:

  • Pay Fee of $30 – payable online below or by check. If you are paying by check, make it to Renaissance School of Art and mail it to 4600 Pine Harrier Dr. Sarasota, FL, 34231
  • Email your bio/statement and an image (s) of your recent work in jpg size approx. 1000 pixels on the largest side. Files shouldn’t be too small or too large. Email it to srqpap@gmail.com Name your file: FirstNameLastnameTitleMedium.jpg  If you don’t name it appropriately, we won’t be able to recognize the author and therefore will not promote your work.

Artwork Sale:

Artwork must be for sale. In the event of sale, artists will receive 60% of final price. 30% of sales will be donated to Sarasota Sailing Squadron, the rest will cover expenses occurred in preparation of this paint out, processing and other fees. We are asking you to bring an additional painting created at Sailing Squadron previously (not eligible for awards) for the showcase. It will required stand or small table easel to exhibit your work while you are painting in the field.

3 comments for “2nd Annual Quick Draw ‘Sailing with the Paint Brush” – Call to Artists

  1. Amy Webber
    March 5, 2018 at 10:30 AM

    Opps thought this was on Saturday sorry cant do it this year

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