Quick Draw Competition is happening in Chambersburg on September 9. Quick Draw Competition is a plein air painting competition that asks artists to complete a painting in a set time frame. These competitions began in 2017 and are extremely popular. Now, one is coming to downtown Chambersburg…thanks to the work of local art cooperative The Foundry. Painters will be set up in a two-block radius of Chambers Fort Park.  In case of inclement weather, indoor painting areas and subjects will be provided.

Painters will be using any medium to create 2-dimensional art such as oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastel, colored pencil, graphite, charcoal or collage are permissible.  No photography or digital art is permitted. Other 2-d materials and mediums may be acceptable with permission of the Plein Air Chambersburg Planning Committee. Subject Matter is anything observed while standing within the Plein Air Chambersburg Quick Draw Area.

Works will be judged by Beth Bathe, who has been painting in oil en plein air since 2013. She participates in high-profile competitions from Maine to Washington State, including Plein Air Easton MD, Door County WI, Cape Ann MA, Sedona AZ, Telluride CO and others, for a total of 10+ competitions a year.  In 2022 she served as the juror for the prestigious Plein Air Abingdon festival. Her paintings have won numerous awards and honors and she was a featured artist in the 2018 February/March and December/January 2020 issues of PleinAir Magazine.

Enjoy watching the artists or be an artist yourself. For more information and a schedule, visit https://www.foundryartmarket.com/plein-air-chambersburg .