Public Quick Draw

The Public Quick Draw is a competition where anyone who registers is invited to paint among the professional artists in the historic Tyler Gardens located at Bucks County Community College. This is a timed contest where artists will have 2 hours to complete an entire piece. Over $500 in cash prizes will be awarded. If you would like to paint in the Quick Draw follow the registration process below.  We would like to express our deepest thanks to Artists of Yardley for sponsoring this event!

Don’t forget to bring your own paint and drawing supplies!

Public Quick Draw Registration

Come paint with the professional artists!
Sunday, October 6

First Prize: $250 & LederEasel 
Second Prize: $125
Third Prize: $75
Honorable Mention : $50

Check-in 10 a.m.
Painting time: 10:30-12:30 p.m.
Judging will begin at 12:45 p.m.
Awards presented at 1:15 p.m. 

Registration is open to artists ages 16 and older. (Artists under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.)

All art produced during the public quick draw will be displayed for sale during the judging, with prices determined by the artist/guardian. Bucks County Plein Air Festival will retain a 40% commission for each piece sold.

All artists must submit a completed W-9 form at time of check-in.

For more information, e-mail or call 215-968-8097.

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Public Quick Draw Juror


James Bongartz began his passion for art during formal childhood lessons at the Carnegie Institute and continuing at Carnegie-Mellon University following a BSEd in art education from Edinboro State University of Pennsylvania. He has painted for over thirty years, exhibiting in galleries and juried shows throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Many of his works are in private collections. Most paintings are responses and interpretation from his own photography. Mastering the use of color and brushwork as a form of processing imagery and evoking experiences are current inspirations.