February 14, 2018 – (Key West, FL). Call for artists: Celebrate Tennessee Williams with plein air painting contest

Recreational and professional painters are invited to participate in Key West Art & Historical Society’s Saturday, March 3 cash-prize plein air painting contest celebrating the legacy of Tennessee Williams, the acclaimed playwright and artist who made Key West his home for 34 years. The contest subject is the Key West Art Center at 301 Front Street, where Williams purchased artwork while attending the gallery’s opening in 1960.

Each artist category will have two winners, blind-judged by four qualified arts community leaders. First-place award is $200, second place is $100. Winners will be announced at the Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration on March 26 at the Tennessee Williams Museum. Artists retain ownership of their work, which they may offer for sale at the March 26 reception.

A $20 entry fee includes choice of canvas or watercolor paper; artists must supply their own paints. Register at kwahs.org/event/tennessee-williams-plein-air-painting-contest by March 2 or in person at the Custom House Museum on March 3. For more information, call Cori Convertito, Ph.D. at 305.295.6616 x 112 or visit http://www.kwahs.org/events/tennessee-williams-birthday-celebrationYour Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island.

Photo Caption:

Tennessee Williams painted this portrait of Key West philanthropist David Wolkowsky, titled “L’inconnu C’est les Yeux,” which is currently on exhibit at the Custom House Museum. Key West Art & Historical Society invites recreational and professional painters to participate in a Saturday, March 3 plein air painting contest celebrating the legacy of Tennessee Williams. (Image provided by Key West Art & Historical Society)