Our Towns Through Artists Eyes - Coloring Contest
Instructions for Parents
“Our Towns Through Artists’ Eyes” is a Plein Air Open this May to celebrate the historic towns of
Newtown and Yardley. There will be 55 artists “painting our towns” from May 14-27 with prizes
and an exhibition May 29-June 13 at AOY Art Center.
To get the whole community involved AOY Art Center has collaborated with the business
community to sponsor a coloring contest for grades K-8 in the belief that “Everyone’s an Artist!”
How to participate:
Download your favorites of the 8 prepared coloring pages. Coloring pages are available on the
AOY Art Center aoyartcenter.org
Newtown Mercantile Group https://www.newtownmg.org/home/
Coloring pages will also be distributed via Council Rock and Pennsbury e-boards and art
Available for pickup at
Countryside Framing and Gallery (Newtown)
Commonplace Reader (Yardley).
One entry per child please.
Drop off the entry with contact information on back to Countryside Gallery (Newtown) or Commonplace Reader (Yardley). All entries are due May 24th by close of business. No exceptions.
Prizes will be awarded in Newtown and Yardley communities for each grade level (K,1,2,3,4,5
and 6,7,and 8). Judging and awards will be announced within 24 hours. Prizes will be donated
by local businesses.
This program is being conducted by AOY Art Center in conjunction with Countryside Gallery,
Newtown Mercantile Group, Experience Yardley, Commonplace Reader and the Friends of Washington Crossing.
Our Towns Through Artists Eyes - Quick Draw/Paint for Grades 9-12
High School Artists are invited to participate in a Quick Draw/Paint session. Students will
need to register pre-register (no cost) at aoyartcenter.org. Artists under age 18 will need to
have their parents register them.
Artists will receive an email informing them of the designated location for each town. On the day
of the event, please sign-in at that location to get their canvas or papers stamped. Then the
task is to do a plein air piece within the specified 3 hours between 11am and 2pm. High school
students may use their preferred medium (pencil, charcoal, oils, acrylic, pastel etc - no
photography or video).
This will be held Sunday May 16 from 11 am - 2 pm with a rain date of Sunday May 23, 11 am -2
pm. There will be designated locations for Newtown and Yardley. Artwork will be submitted to
the coordinator for each town. Finished works will be displayed in town. Judging and awards
will be announced within 24 hours. Awards will be given for the category (not grade level) for
Newtown and Yardley.