Edsel and Eleanor Ford Ford House to host painting event with prizes – Detroit Free Press

Edsel and Eleanor Ford Ford House to host painting event with prizes – Detroit Free Press

Painters from around the region are invited to Grosse Pointe Shores’ Ford House on May 14 for its inaugural Paint Out! event.
The one-day event will host artists across the picturesque, 87-acre, historic estate of Edsel and Eleanor Ford to work outdoors with paint and easels.
Participating artists will have the opportunity to submit their paintings for juried prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250, and then sell their paintings at a party that evening.
“Ford House in spring is the perfect inspiration for painters who enjoy nature in its true beauty,” said Emily Sullivan, Ford House education programs coordinator. “We’re excited to see what masterpieces are created, and it’s always a joy to provide artists with a chance to have their work displayed and acknowledged by the community.”
Special guest juror is notable Michigan-based artist Heiner Hertling, who began his art career in Hamburg, Germany, and moved to the United States in 1965. He worked as a commercial artist in New York before moving to Detroit, where he created advertising illustrations for the auto industry.
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Hertling’s art is displayed in museums and private collections internationally. His television series Your Brush with Nature, a plein-air painting show, has given him a stage to share his knowledge with artists around the world.
Painters can create art from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Juror selection will take place at 4 p.m., and the day will end with the Fresh Paint Party, a reception where the public can meet the artists, purchase artwork and enjoy refreshments.
“We’re very excited to welcome artists of all skill levels and abilities,” said Ford House spokesperson Clare Pfeiffer. “Edsel Ford was passionate about bringing art to Detroit, but he was also passionate about learning more how to create art, and took lessons himself. So we’re very excited to be able to honor the memory of Edsel in this way.”
Paint Out! tickets are available online at fordhouse.org or by calling 313-884-4222.
Admission is $30 for Ford House members, $35 for non-members, and includes admission to the party. Painters will need to bring their own easel and supplies. Fresh Paint Party admission is $8 for Ford House members, $10 for non-members.


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