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Artist Registration Paint Menokin

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 three 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 (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

    • Evening Reception at The Visitor’s Center, Menokin (5:00 – 7:00 PM)Thursday/Friday, May 16-17: Painting Days

    • Friday 4 pm: Picnic for all artists.  

    • All work must be turned in by 3:00 PM unless arrangements are made with the Paint Menokin Committee

    •       Private preview of art by event Patrons (5:00 PM - 6:00 P
      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 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, click here.


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.

If you are paying by check, please download the application

download application here

and mail it completed with your payment.

Please make check payable to and mail to:

JART, Inc., PO Box 274, Montross, VA  22520

A single fee covers the entire event.  Failure to pay the application fee will result in application denial.

Online registration opens:  February 1, applications accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Online registration deadline:  April 30

If, some reason, you are unable to attend, refunds will be honored for cancellations up until April 15.

Online Artist Registration with Credit Card Payment

Registration is limited to 40 participants

Photograph: Upload a photo of yourself to be included on our website.
Artist Bio and Statement Uplod here

I HEREBY ASSUME ALL OF THE RISKS OF PARTICIPATING IN ANY/ALL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE 2024 PAINT MENOKIN, POWER OF PLACE PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL. This includes, by way of example and not limitation, any risks that may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities being released, from dangerous or defective equipment or property owned, maintained, or controlled by them, or because of their possible liability without fault.

I certify that there are no health-related reasons or problems which preclude my participation in this activity.

I acknowledge that this Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form will be used by the event holders, sponsors, and organizers of the activity in which I may participate, and that it will govern my actions and responsibilities at said activity.

I hereby take action for myself as follows:

(A) I WAIVE, RELEASE, AND DISCHARGE from any and all liability, including but not limited to, liability arising from the negligence or fault of the entities or persons released, for personal injury, property damage, or property theft, THE FOLLOWING ENTITIES OR PERSONS: The Menokin Foundation and JART Inc.  and/or their officers, and the activity holders, sponsors, and volunteers;

(B) INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND PROMISE NOT TO SUE the entities or persons mentioned in this paragraph from any and all liabilities or claims made as a result of participation in this activity, whether caused by the negligence of release or otherwise.

I acknowledge that Menokin Foundation and JART Inc. and their officers, or volunteers, are NOT responsible for the errors, omissions, acts, or failures to act of any party or entity conducting a specific activity on their behalf.

I understand while participating in this activity, I may be photographed. I agree to allow my photo, video, or film likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose by the activity holders, producers, sponsors, organizers, and assigns.

The Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law.


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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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