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The Menokin Foundation and JART, Inc.  invite you to join us for Paint Menokin, a multi-day Plein Air painting  party set within the historic campus of Menokin's 500 acres. The event promises painters four days of artistic inspiration from the property's intriguing ruin, its Remembrance Structure, its cultivated fields and its still-wild woods. Additionally, you'll have the camaraderie of other painters, and all will be invited to display completed works at the “Wet Paint” sale and reception on Friday, May 17 from 5 – 8:30 PM. We'll bring the patrons!


Event Details:
  • Registration Fee: $45 (Limited to the first 40 artists)

  • Dates: Wednesday May 15th - Friday, May 17th, 2024

  • Location: Menokin, Richmond County, Virginia

  • Paint at a variety of locations from beautiful Cat Point Creek to the  natural beauty of the fields, woods and expansive vistas, to Menokin itself


  • Wednesday, May 15

    • Artist check-in at Menokin Visitor Center (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    • Luncheon  at The Visitor’s Center, Menokin (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM)

  • Wednesday -Friday, May 15-17: Painting Days

  • F​riday, May 17
    • Friday 4 pm:   All work must be turned in to the Paint Menokin Committee

    • Private preview of art by event Patrons (5:00 PM - 6:00 PM)

    • Public “Wet Paint Show and Sale” (6:00 PM - 8:30 PM)

    • Check out and collection of purchased work (8:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

  • NOTE: For those new to Plein Air painting, there will be a 1 1/2-day workshop taught by Nana Gail Lauer, May 14 and 15.  This workshop is for those who have never painted plein air and those who are beginners with limited experience.  For more information and to register, please visit

Additional Information for Artists:
  • Registration is limited to the first 40 artists.

  • Paintings must be two-dimensional mediums, including oils, acrylics, watercolor, gouache, ink, mixed media, and pastels.

  • All paintings must be done en plein air, outside, in natural lighting, during the event.

  • Artists may submit up to five pieces for the Wet Paint Show and Sale.

  • Artwork must be wired for hanging and framed with an open back.

  • A 40% commission on all artworks sold during the event will go to the event sponsors.

  • Payment for sold artworks will be mailed within 30 days after the event.

  • Artists who sell their works off the easel during the plein air event agree to donate an amount comparable to the event commission.

  • Unsold art may be collected by the artist at the conclusion of the Wet Show and Sale or by special arrangement.


Don't miss this opportunity to capture the beauty of Menokin and share your interpretation of this magical place with art enthusiasts. Register now to secure your spot and unleash your creativity at Paint Menokin!

To register or for more information, please visit LINK FOR REGISTRATION

We look forward to seeing you at Paint Menokin!


Warm regards, 

Alice French, Director of Education  Menokin


Janice Jones, Director JART Inc.
Email: (Attn: Paint  Menokin)

About Menokin and JART, Inc.

Menokin is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit historic site and wildlife preserve. It is a National Historic Landmark where Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Francis Lightfoot Lee, built his home in 1769. This home, named Menokin, is located on the ancestral homelands of the Rappahannock Tribe and retains the name from the Algonquin language. By the 20th century, the house had fallen into ruin. Today the reimagined architectural ruin, known as the Glass House Project, weaves a modern interpretation of the past into the present across 500 acres of fields, woods and waterways, preserved in perpetuity. We welcome your interpretation of this magical place.

JART, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.  JART sponsors events like Paint Menokin, the Stafford Arts Festival, and other art events, and is committed to channeling the proceeds generated from these events back into the community where they are raised. The funds are strategically allocated to support local artists, enrich art programs, and fund inspiring art projects that contribute to the cultural vibrancy of the community.

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