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Bennekerry Plein Air Competition

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Bennekerry Plein Air Competition

Time: July 21, 2013 all day
Location: Duckett's Grove, Co. Carlow
Website or Map: http://www.carlowgardentrail.…
Phone: 086 1724074 or 087 2797062.
Event Type: plein, air, contest
Organized By: James Doyle
Latest Activity: Jul 23, 2013

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Event Description

Sunday 21 July.

Frank O'Meara workshop and Plein Air Contest.

In honour of late artist Frank O'Meara, there will be a plein air day and competition at Duckett's Grove, Bennekerry which is 2.5 miles from Carlow Town.

As part of the Bennekerry Gathering weekend there will be a family day with evening banquet in the historic grounds of Duckett's Grove Gothic Mansion Ruins,  remembering International artist, the late Frank O'Meara who is buried in the local graveyard.

 Mary Stratton Ryan who has studied Frank O' Meara for 40 years will give a short talk, and judge the work of the day for which there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd prize.

1st prize - Artist Palett, linen canvas, top quality hog hair brushes and paints to the value of €200.00

2nd prize - Artist's Easel

3rd prize - Artist's sketchbook and drawing materials.


It will be a fantastic event for all artists and a number of local artists will be taking part.  As part of this event, the organisers would like to invite you to take part in the Plein Air workshop. 

If you are interested in attending and taking part, please RSVP this page.  There is no charge for taking part or attending the event and anyone fortunate enough  to sell their painting fresh from the easel may do so commission-free. 

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Comment by Norah Blount on July 23, 2013 at 7:07

Comment by Sally Downey on July 22, 2013 at 23:11

Congratulations to Sean, Michael and Frank on winning 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in the Plein Air competition. And thanks to Tony and James for organising a great day - one to remember.

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