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People have been painting their little hearts out capturing the beauty of the North Olympic Peninsula, but Robin Anderson, director of the center, wants to remind participants that they have a week to finish their creations.
The deadline for submitting works of art to the center at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd. is 4 p.m. next Sunday, Aug. 17. The entry fee is $5.
All successfully submitted work will be entered into the Paint Out Exhibition at The Landing mall from Friday, Aug. 22, to Sunday, Sept. 14.
More than $700 in awards will be given.
The program is called painting “en plein air” — literally painting outside — and Port Angeles-based Green Crow timber company is sponsoring the Community Paint Out program.
No experience is necessary for the community painting contest, said Anne Dalton, chairwoman of Paint the Peninsula 2014.
During the community exhibition, visitors can vote for their favorites.
People's choice awards to adults, teens and youths will be presented during a special reception Sunday, Sept. 14, that also will feature demonstrations by professional artists and a mural for community painters, Dalton said.
The Community Celebration & Exhibit will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the fine arts center and art park.
Free activities will include face painting, music, food and beverages.
Registration forms for the Community Paint Out can be downloaded from www.paintthepeninsula.org, where more information can be found.
Artwork can be taken to the fine arts center any business day and must be accompanied by a registration form and entry fee.
Deadline day hours are from noon to 4 p.m.
In September, 32 professional painters will try their hand at expressing the Peninsula's outdoor attractions on canvas.
They will gather in Port Angeles from across the nation and British Columbia, then disperse to paint outdoors from Sequim to Cape Flattery to the Hoh Rain Forest from Sept. 8-14.
Their 160 original paintings will be displayed in the fine arts center gallery, and the work will be judged by artist Jim Lamb on the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 13.
Monetary awards will be given for best of show, as well as first, second and third place and artists' choice.
A public reception will be scheduled.
For more on this or other programs, visit www.pafac.org or phone 360-457-3532.