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2nd Annual Plein Air Paint Festival and Exhibition

This year's Paint San Juan plein air paint festival and exhibit is being held the first week in August in Historic Downtown San Juan Bautista.
Exhibit Timeline
Plein Air Exhibit: August 4 - September 2, 2012
Awards Ceremony: Sunday, August 5, 1pm
Evening Reception: Saturday, August 11, 5-7pm
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Galeria Tonantzin
115 Third Street, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
Galeria phone: 831.623.2783. Galeria Hours: Fri-Sun 12-5pm
Dr. Jennifer Colby, curator, of Galeria Tonantzin. Jennifer holds Masters Degrees in Art from Fresno State and Theology, Religion and the Arts from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. In May 2001, Jennifer received her Ph.D. in Humanities at the California Institute for Integral Studies in San Francisco.
The show was juried and awards presented on Sunday.
  • 1st Place and Artist's Choice: Andrew Ballantyne of San Jose "The Dressmaker's Cabin"
  • 2nd Place: Ruth Carroll of Watsonville "Mission Bells"
  • 3rd Place: Don Lonsbrough of Pacific Grove "Main Street San Juan Bautista"
  • Honorable Mention: Carole Belliveau of Hollister "Mission Garden"
  • Honorable Mention: Joe Aki Ouye of Pacific Grove "Veterans' Gate"
  • Juror's Award (one month in 2013 solo exhibit in Galeria Tonantzin's Garden Gallery) Sungwoo Kim of Prunedale "El Camino Real"
  • Patron's Choice (in memory of gallery patron Manny Santana) Maggie Renner Hellmann of Santa Cruz "Jardines a la Van Gogh"
Artist Timeline
San Juan Historical Society has historical activities and costumed docents the first Saturday of each month. Artists may enjoy painting on these days prior to the event.
-- Entry paperwork and fees ($35) may be paid at delivery time
-- Paint and join MBPAPA ($45) if not already a member
Paint: from August 2, 7am to August 4, 2pm
Deliver Wet Canvases: August 4, 2:30pm
Pickup: September 2, 3-5pm
Maximum Horizontal Width: 24