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Mendocino Open Paint Out - A Plein Air Festival

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Mendocino Art Center’s
MENDOCINO OPEN PAINT OUT – A PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL
on Northern California's Beautiful Mendocino Coast September 24–26, 2021 Registration is Now Open!

The Mendocino Art Center (MAC) hosts the Mendocino Open Paint Out (MOPO), a plein air festival established in 2013. The Mendocino Coast, located along a beautiful expanse of the Pacific Ocean in northern California, is a spectacular setting to paint en plein air. Artists claim that the quality of light is unlike anywhere else in the world.

From the rugged surrounding landscape, to the bay and beaches, to the quaint Victorian architecture and water towers in the town of Mendocino, to the nearby vineyards and wineries, artists are sure to find abundant creative inspiration, and will remember the beauty and tranquility of the Mendocino Coast long after visiting.

Join fellow artists on the picturesque northern California coast for the Mendocino Open Paint Out:
• Compete for prizes

• Sell your artwork in wet paint exhibitions in a professional gallery space | Select paintings will also be curated at the end of the event for a special Mendocino Open Paint Out Exhibition continuing through October 17

• Stay on campus, steps from the Pacific Ocean (book early, rooms fill quickly! Call 707.937.5818 ext. 10)

• Bring a painting for an event opening Artists Showcase Exhibition

• Meet and mingle with fellow participants and featured artists at a no host happy hour, followed by a complimentary pizza party on Friday night

• Watch evening demonstrations hosted by featured artists Ellen Howard and Dale Laitinen

• Start your day with a complimentary continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday

• Unwind with a festive social gathering and enjoy a no host happy hour and dinner on Saturday evening

• Compete in the Quick Draw Competition & Sale on Sunday

• Enjoy a light, no host lunch on Sunday afternoon

• Attend the celebratory awards presentation Sunday afternoon

• And, of course, paint en plein air all day at locations of your choosing!

Check-in will start Friday, September 24, 9am, and the event will conclude Sunday, September 26, 3pm.

Prize summary: 
6 awards to be presented
Prizes Details: 

To be determined

Deadline: 
09/10/2021

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
$110 or $95 for Mendocino Art Center members
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FORM + FLOW

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FORM + FLOW Pop-Up Art Show

The exhibition will feature the juxtaposition of different artworks depicting the movement of energy, or motion; with the solid, dependability and strength of good form.

Submissions of a variety of mediums will be considered for an exhibition curated by Luisa Esposito, independent curator and owner of Hampton House Events, LLC., based in Southampton, NY.

The following categories will be given the most consideration​

DANCER/ATHLETE especially sculpture

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

HORSES

The exhibition will be on view September 4th-5th at Hampton House, LLC in Southampton.

10% of all Hampton House, LLC proceeds for this event will be donated to ocean conservation 

Deadline: 
08/14/2021

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Participation Cost to cover Opening Party
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Open Call For Online Exhibition

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“Marvelous Art Gallery” is looking for International Artists to fill our 2021 online exhibition schedule! In these strange times, we’d like to start a digital project around the work that people are making in their artistic isolation. It's free to entry and easy! All visual art supports are acceptable (painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, digital, prints ) with the exception of sound and video arts. Submit your art to be a part of an online exhibition.

There is no limit to the number of images an artist can submit. Please visit the website to submit your images:

Deadline: 
12/31/2021

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Dawn to Dusk

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Award-winning painter Lucy Marks unveils her solo exhibition at Petworth House and Park from 3 July to 19 September 2021 – 50 paintings in oil and watercolour – inspired by the iconic National Trust site. 

“The title of the exhibition, Dawn to Dusk, is a nod to Turner, who regularly visited and painted Petworth” Marks explains. “His work featured sunsets and sunrises in both watercolour and oil. As a landscape painter I, too, wanted to capture the cycle of a day at Petworth. From its dreamy sunrises to its gentle and dramatic sunsets.” 

Lucy Marks is an award-winning landscape painter whose dynamic compositions communicate the changing energy and movement within the landscape and capture the energies of the land, sea and sky. She starts by working outside, drawing sketches in watercolour and oil from the landscape, then creates the final piece in her studio, removing any superfluous indication of representation or figuration. 

Don’t miss Lucy Marks’ solo exhibition, Dawn to Dusk, at the Servants’ Quarters Gallery, Petworth House and Park, from 3 July to 19 September 2021. The works will also be available to view and purchase on Lucy Marks’ website. 

Key Dates: 

Exhibition Opens: 3 July 

Meet the Artist: 25 July, 13 August, 4 September 

Artist’s Demonstrations: 11 July, 22 July, 11 August, 28 August 

Exhibition Closes: 19 September 

To keep up to date with the latest news and announcements, follow us on social media and join the conversation: 

Lucy Marks:

Instagram: @lucy_marks_art 

Facebook: @lucymarks.co.uk 

Twitter: @marks_lucy 

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The Tropic of Color

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It's Time.  Vestige Concept Gallery Presents: The Tropic of Color.  This exhibit seeks to showcase works of art from any style that feature idyllic scenes of "Paradise": islands, beaches, coves, hidden bays, tropical sunsets, oceans, pleasures, treasures, and romantic getaways. Vaporwave, Chillwave, Retrowave..   Artwork could also be night scenes, seaside bars, clubs, dancing, and/or a summer storm on the horizon... 

We are seeking artwork of any kind, from Emerging, Mid-Career, and/or Professional Artists. Work should somehow relate to the theme of the show.

"The Tropic of Color" In-Person opening reception party will be held Saturday, August 7th, at 6 PM.  Special live performance or DJ will accompany the event.

ELIGIBILITY

"Paradise" is open to any artists over age 18, within the United States and Canada.

Work should ideally have been created in the last three years, and must be the original artwork, ready to display.

The specific work must not have been previously displayed in a Vestige Concept Gallery exhibit.

Work must be for sale. (No "NFS" or deliberate overpricing)

No Giclees or reproductions of original works will be accepted unless the work itself is a Giclee.  Please note this in the media tag, if applicable.

ENTRY PROCEDURE

All entries and fees will be processed through www.callforentry.org

Applicants may submit up to six (6) entries. Two (2) entries are included in the $25 application.

An additional charge of $5 per entry is charged for any additional submissions.

Application deadline is July 22st, 2021

Artists will be notified of acceptance by July 24th, 2021

Shipped works of art must arrive no later than Wednesday, August 4th, 2021.

CONDITIONS OF ACCEPTANCE

Artists accepted into the show must send an email confirmation upon acceptance, plus be willing to provide an artist pic, short bio, and web/social links (if applicable). These items are necessary for the Online version of the show and other promotion. By submitting this information, you provide Vestige Concept Gallery all rights to post the work on their gallery website and within a paper brochure for the event.

Accepted artwork must be the actual artwork as seen in the submitted images. No substitutions. Vestige Concept Gallery reserves the right to pull any artwork that differs from the images in the accepted submission.  Any Giclees will automatically be pulled from the show unless it was initially stated that the work itself is a Giclee.

Accepted artwork listed for sale must be for the price listed in the submission. No last-minute price changes.

Vestige Concept Gallery will retain a 25% commission for any artwork sold--please factor this into your pricing. 

Artists are responsible for shipping & optional shipping insurance to and from Vestige Concept Gallery. A prepaid return shipping label must be included. Fedex or UPS only. No cash or checks.

Shipped work must be sent in reusable, sturdy boxes and marked with your name. No loose peanuts. Artwork framed with glass is the responsibility of the artist and is not recommended.  Artwork with glass that arrives in broken condition may be pulled from the event if artist is unable to remedy the issue.

Late or damaged work will not be exhibited.

Art damaged in transit is solely the responsibility of the artist and shipper. Artwork may also be hand-delivered, if applicable.  

Wall pieces MUST be securely wired, framed, and properly prepared for display.  Painted edges and/or a clean edge gallery wrap (i.e. the gallery edges were masked off prior to painting), are acceptable.  Sawtooths are ok for photography only, that weighs less than 5 pounds

2D Work must not exceed 30lbs, including frame.  3D work or audio/video must be available to discuss the display with gallery member, if selected, and you will be placed into "waitlist" status and be contacted by the gallery.   3D artists may wish to inquire with the gallery first before submitting. 

TIMELINE

JULY 22  Application deadline.
On or before JULY 23    Acceptance notification
AUGUST 4  Deadline for shipped or dropped-off work
AUGUST 7    Opening Reception
AUGUST --  normal business hours
AUGUST 29   Show closes
AUGUST 30  Unsold artwork is packaged and shipped back

Any questions please reach out to: contact@vestigegallery.com
All applications must be received through callforentry.org

Thank you for applying!

Deadline: 
07/22/2021

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
25
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Regional Painting Competition Open Call

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TORPEDO FACTORY ARTISTS OPEN CALL REGIONAL PAINTING COMPETITION July 23 – August 22, 2021 Torpedo Factory Artists @ Mosaic |  105 District Ave, Fairfax, VA  22031 Open to 2D artists residing or working in Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania working in watercolor, oil, ink, gouache, acrylic, encaustic and mixed media. ‍ 

Prize summary: 
see below
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Juror Awards:
$ 750 Best in Show sponsored by FrameMasters
$ 500 Second Place sponsored by Rhonda Campbell Perry of Campbell Residential Group
$ 150 Third place sponsored by Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL)
$100 Best Watercolor in Show sponsored by Potomac Valley Watercolorists
Honorable Mention Certificates Awarded by Juror

Deadline: 
06/28/2021

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
$40 for up to 3 pieces, $5 each for up to 2 additional entries $35 for up to 3 pieces for TFAA members, $5 each for up to 2 additional entries
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