National Model Painting Month (NaMoPaiMo)

Founded by Jennifer Buxton in 2017, National Model Painting Month (NaMoPaiMo) is an internet-based art project that takes place during the month of February. Participants are challenged to paint one model horse between 12:00 a.m. February 1 and 11:59 p.m. February 28. This is not a painting contest. The emphasis is on the act of painting itself. Everyone who completes the challenge is a winner. The NaMoPaiMo Facebook page, in conjunction with the Braymere Custom Saddlery blog, provides participants with tutorials, support and motivation throughout the entire process.
The Rules

The goal of NaMoPaiMo is to encourage, empower and educate hobby artists of all skill levels. Participants may use the event in whatever way best suits their needs. That said, there are some rules for people who want to be an official part of NaMoPaiMo.
  1. Participants must sign up before midnight on January 31. 
  2. Participants must paint one three dimensional model equine. There are no scale or medium requirements, but medallions and models of other animals are not permissible. 
  3. Models may be customized, prepped and primed before the start of NaMoPaiMo. However, the entirety of the finishwork must be completed between 12:01 AM February 1 and 11:59 PM February 28. 
  4. To complete the challenge, one photo of the finished model must be uploaded to the official "I Did It" album on the NaMoPaiMo Facebook group or emailed to NaMoPaiMo@gmail.com.
Registration

Here is the link for the official NaMoPaiMo 2018 Registration: http://ryanbuxton.com/namopaimo/

One entry per person. Although participants are encouraged to paint as many models as they can during the NaMoPaiMo period, only one model can be their official NaMoPaiMo horse. Please choose carefully. Registration is a commitment, and participants will not be able to change their minds after the fact.

Particpants are not required to provide their complete address. However, without this information, they will be not eligible for prizes.

Entry fees

All participants will be asked to pay an optional $2 entry fee. 


Prizes

Everyone who finishes NaMoPaiMo is a winner, and some of the winners will receive prizes. These will be distributed by Jennifer, both at random and for merit. Merit prizes will be awarded to people who display exceptional effort and enthusiasm and are a positive contributor to the NaMoPaiMo community. With more than three hundred participants expected, not all winners will receive prizes. These are a bonus and should be viewed as such!

Facebook Page

Although it is not required, entrants are encouraged to participate on the NaMoPaiMo Facebook group.

This is the best place to share progress photos, ask for advice and support other NaMoPaiMo participants. 

Some of the Facebook page's content will be re-posted on the Braymere Custom Saddlery blog. Participants who do not want their words or pictures to be shared, must let Jennifer know in advance.

NaMoPaiMo parties

Participants are encouraged to host and attend NaMoPaiMo painting and/or prepping parties. Please let Jennifer know if you are holding a party!

Contact Information

NaMoPaiMo@gmail.com

Van Gogh medallion sculpted by Kylee Parks, Studio Thornrose
This is one of the many outstanding prizes for NaMoPaiMo 2018
We painted more than two hundred models in 2017. Sign-ups for the 2018 event will open, January 1, 2018. Please join us to make this the biggest and best hobby event ever!
2018 NaMoPaiMo staff:
  • Jennifer Buxton
  • Christina Riley
  • Margaret Balch
  • Isaac Brushett
  • Sandra Gibson
  • Sarah Townsend
2018 NaMoPaiMo donors:
Have something you'd like to donate? Please contact Jennifer at NaMoPaiMo@gmail.com.

2 comments:

  1. Woohoo! So looking forward to this again! I have a model on the way specifically for NaMoPaiMo this year! Thank you Jennifer & crew!

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  2. The birth of a great hobby tradition! Can't wait to see all the finished pieces!

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