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Call for Artists | Plein Air Peninsula 2017, Fall Colors

Award: Best of show $750; Second place $500; Third place $250

Deadline: 10/15/2017

Guidelines: CallToArtists2017FallColorsPublic.pdf 135.11 kB

Disciplines: Visual

Location: Local (Cleveland Area)

In celebrating the beauty and significance of the Cuyahoga Valley, the Peninsula Art Academy presents Plein Air Peninsula 2017 Fall Colors. This year’s second Plein Air event will celebrate the peak colors of the autumn and will again take place in the Village of Peninsula and the surrounding Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Plein Air Peninsula 2017 will be held October 13, 14, and 15, 2017. A juried exhibit of many of the works created during the competition will be on display and available for sale at the Peninsula Art Academy, 1600 W. Mill Street, Peninsula, October 20th through November 12th, 2017.

Awards will be presented at the artists’ reception on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 6-9pm at the Peninsula Art Academy. Judging and Prizes: Awards will include: Best of show: $750.00, Second place: $500.00, Third place: $250.00, Honorable Mentions, and the People’s Choice award.

This year we are pleased to welcome Judge David Rankin , S.A.A., A.F.C., O.W.S

The Competition is open to artists, 18 years of age and over.

Artwork must be created and finished on site at one of our identified locations in the true plein air style. Styles may range from realism to abstract, and must be in keeping with the impromptu style of plein air. Artwork must be original two-dimensional art in any medium (other than photography or computer-generated work). Canvas/paper plus frame shall be less than or equal to 28” in any one direction . All pieces must be ready for hanging with picture hanging wire attached. Each artist may submit two pieces of artwork. Artwork must be created during the competition which begins at 8am on Friday, October 13, 2017 and must be submitted to Peninsula Art Academy no later than 5:00pm on Sunday, October 15, 2017.

Works created during the competition will be juried and those selected will be displayed at the Peninsula Art Academy from October 20 through November 12, 2017. All artwork
displayed will be for sale with 60% to the artist and 40% to the Peninsula Art Academy while displayed at the Peninsula Art Academy. Works created during Plein Air may also be featured on .

Artists who wish to participate in Plein Air must: 1) complete the attached registration [found in the GUIDELINES DOCUMENT link above] form and pay a $45.00 registration fee; and, 2) bring any blank surfaces that they believe that they may use to create artwork for the competition to be stamped to the Peninsula Art Academy prior to painting. The registration fee is payable to the Peninsula Art Academy and may be paid by check or credit card.

Artists are encouraged to bring as many canvases/papers as they wish to create during the competition. Please see the Event Schedule for when you may register and have your surfaces stamped.

Please see the GUIDELINES DOCUMENT in the link above for full details, event schedule and entry form.