Plein Air Competition

Novice and Experienced Categories

Marshall J. Gardner Center For The Arts

Calling all plein air painters!

Painting 10am-2pm Exhibit 6-8pm Entry fee: $30 Prizes for both Novice and Experienced categories

Arrive at the gallery at 10:00am with your canvas, paints and easle (or whatever surface you will be painting upon) – canvases will be stamped upon arrival

Select your favorite spot in the area and start creating!

2:00pm return to the gallery to clean up/frame/hang your piece

dine or shop at one of the local boutique businesses on Lake Street, or rest up and then…

6:00pm-8:00pm return to the gallery for the exhibit and sale of your painting

If you have never been involved in a plein air painting event or want some tips, artist Christopher Toepfer will conduct a quick ‘class’ from 9am-10am.

Royce Deans

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“Plein Air Competition” is part of our Artisan Fairs, and Exhibits series.

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