It's time to get your paints, brushes, pastels, canvases and cameras ready for another annual Silent & Live Wet Paint Auction.
This year, artists will have an entire week to create a one-of-a-kind artwork in the medium of their choice (including Raku-fired ceramics). We've built in more time to make work in order to make sure you catch good weather. Artists can deliver their artworks to the Museum during open public hours throughout the week prior to the Saturday, August 17th auctions. Museum staff will be on hand to give 'fresh' artwork an official "Wet Paint" stamp. Artists may submit 2 works to the Wet Paint auctions.
This year, bidders will have one day, and ONE DAY ONLY, (Saturday, August 17) to place their bids at the Silent and Live Auctions. See the full day's schedule, below.
The Wet Paint Auction day is FREE. There will be nibbles complements of La Forge Casino Restaurant and Newport Craft Brewing and Distilling, cash bars, and much more.
We would like to recognize and thank our Lead Sponsor, the Bazarsky Family Foundation, for their generous support of Wet Paint 2019. We are also grateful for the support of our Platinum Sponsor Lila Delman Real Estate as well as Joan Abrams. We'd like to thank our generous In-Kind donors La Forge Casino Restaurant, Newport Craft Brewing and Distilling, Granny Squibbs Iced Tea and Allen's Wine & Spirits.
All proceeds from the event support the mission of the Newport Art Museum.