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Painting on the Prairie: a virtual Harvey Dunn plein air paint out

Painting on the Prairie Harvey Dunn paint out - Aug. 7-9
Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 – Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020

Event Details

Join us for a unique Harvey Dunn Society VIRTUAL Plein Air Paint Out - August 7-9 - via social media and live video chat. Artists are invited to paint anywhere, share their works online and join social media get-togethers and demonstrations with other artists and art lovers. People's Choice and Artists Choice prize money and paintings for sale online! Hosted by the Harvey Dunn Society and co-hosted by the Brookings Arts Council and the South Dakota Art Museum.

There's no charge to participate!

Registration is required. Registration Form / (to be emailed to Ashley Ragsdale at the Brookings Arts Council)

For event updates: Harvey Dunn Society Facebook page and the Painting on the Plains Facebook Event page

For more information, contact:

Dianne Larson | 605-203-0896

Steve Randall | 605-521-7109


(check the Harvey Dunn Society's Facebook page for updates):

Friday and Saturday, August 7-8

Painting and Posting

  • 9:00 - 5:00 Paint outdoors and post photos throughout the day to online galleries provided to registered artists

Open Artists Chat and Demonstrations, via Zoom

Check in throughout the day to connect with other artists

  • 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Welcoming remarks by host and sponsors
  • 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Check in with other artists throughout the day
  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Happy Hour!

Artist Demonstrations, via Zoom

  • Times TBA Various artists to be announced on the Event page

Sunday, August 9

Painting, Posting, Awards and Online Paintings Sale

  • 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. More time for painting, posting and Zoom chatting
  • 11:00 a.m. deadline Painting photos uploaded to the awards gallery
  • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Online voting for People's Choice Awards
  • 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Artist Awards and concluding remarks, via Zoom

Event Audience

Public includes SDSU Faculty/Staff/Students SDSU Faculty/Staff SDSU Students