Scenic City Paint Out

What is the Scenic City Paint Out?

Shuptrine's is hosting the 1st Annual Scenic City Paint Out along with partners Reflection Riding, and The Hunter Museum of American Art.  The Paint Out coincides with our city-wide SPARK Festival that kicks off with Four Bridges Festival.   All artists and mediums are welcome to participate.  Join us for just a day or for the entire week anytime during of April 12 - 18th, 2013 to take workshops in oils, watercolors, and pastels, and to plein air paint various gorgeous views in Chattanooga, win prizes, and showcase your work!

Joining the PAINT OUT will give you unlimited access to our partners Reflection Riding Nature Center.  Located at 400 Garden Rd, Chattanooga.  Also planned is a special day at the Hunter Museum of American Art where the artists will have a talk and tour of historic Plein Air paintings by a Hunter Museum curator, located at 10 Bluff View Ave Chattanooga. 

and we end with a wonderful exhibition evening of Plein Air paintings by award winning artists at SHUPTRINE’S GALLERY, located at 2646 Broad Street.  Any “wet” paintings from the artists that join in will be on table viewing at the gallery for a juried competition.

A portion of the proceeds from the Paint Out will support both Reflection Riding and The Hunter Museum of American Art. 

Dates:  Friday, April 12th - Friday, April 19th - 9:00-6:00pm each day (Participate in ONE or ALL days)

Cost:    $55 - which includes all events planned for the week .

Additional Workshops Available 

  • Brett Weaver-  Saturday April 13, 2013  (9-3pm), $150.00  Oil Plein Air Workshop
  • Alan Shuptrine, Monday, April 15 (9-3pm ) $150  Watercolor Plein Air Workshop
  • Stephanie Valencia, Thursday, April 18,  (10-2pm)  $100- Digital Organization and Presentation photography Session.

Schedule for the Week of April 12-18th:

Friday, April 12th, 2013: KICK OFF!

2pm-3pm: -Meet & Greet at the gallery. Artists pick up packet for the week which will include official rules, schedules, verification of canvases, and passes for entry to each painting location. A FREE PAINT OUT certificate to enter Reflection Riding Nature Center is available.

Saturday, April 13th, 2013:

  • PAINT OUT AT REFLECTION RIDING- Anytime, anywhere!  Have fun! 400 Garden Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37419
  • WORKSHOP AVAILABLE:  9-3pm: Plein Air Oil Workshop with artist Brett Weaver at the Reflection Riding Nature Center - $150 per person.

  • 11-4pm: OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, April 13th -stop by the galleries for a talk, tour, and refreshments with manager, Stephanie Valencia and enjoy a sneak peek of award-winning Plein Air paintings.

Sunday, April 14th, 2013:

  • PAINT OUT AT REFLECTION RIDING- Meet and greet artists in many locations, enjoy your day!

Monday, April 15th, 2013:

  • PAINT OUT AT ROCK CITY!!  A gorgeous view of our city from historical Lookout Mountain.  For those who want to meet, feel free to meet at Starbucks Coffee at 9am and get started together!
  • Plein Air  WATERCOLOR Workshop with Alan Shuptrine - 9:00-3:00pm: $150 per person.    scenic park.

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013:

  • PAINT OUT AT HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART!! 10 Bluff View Ave Chattanooga, TN 37403  10 Bluff View Ave Chattanooga, TN 37403
  • 9am:  set up all stations to paint our TENNESSEE RIVER from the balcony of the Hunter Art  Museum .  All artists participating in the Scenic City Paint Out will enjoy a full day at The Hunter Museum of American Art.
  • 10am:   Join our Hunter Museum curator for a walking tour of our American fine art museum on Plein Air historical paintings.  ,

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013:

  • ENJOY YOUR DAY!  PAINT OUT at the Reflection Riding Nature Center, downtown, or another view of artists choice.

Thursday, April 18th, 2013:


  • 10-2pm  Photography Workshop with Stephanie Valencia on how to professionally photograph your artwork for digital presentation and marketing. 10:00 - 2:00pm: $100 per person which includes all instruction, and a disk with all professionally photographed artwork.

Exhibiting award-winning nationally recognized Plein Air artists -Brett Weaver, Alan Shuptrine, Lori Putnam, Roger Dale Brown, and Beverly Ford Evans and others.  Opening Reception is on Thursday, April 18th from 5:00-8:00pm. Wine and appetizers will be served.

Shuptrine’s Gold Leaf Designs- 2646 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN  Regular Hours 9-5 M-F, late night Thursday till 6pm, and December Saturdays 11-4pm. 423.266.4453 -

400 Garden Road, Chattanooga, TN 37419 | (423) 821-1160 | map | directions