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Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association
2015 MBPAPA Members' Exhibit - Our Best Work -- Open Subject

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 2015 MBPAPA Members' Exhibit

Our Best Work -- Open Subjects


Eligibility:  Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association (MBPAPA) members who have paid their 2015 dues.  

Image Submission:  This is a juried exhibit.  MBPAPA members may submit a maximum of 3 digital images of their works to "onlinejuriedshows.com" for the jury selection process.  For further information on submitting images and to pay the $35 jury fee go to -- "onlinejuriedshows.com," scroll down to the MBPAPA 2015 Members' exhibit listing and click "enter this show.”

Exhibit Description:  The goal of this exhibit is to provide an opportunity for MBPAPA members to display their work and to provide an opportunity for the public to view and purchase the excellent plein air work and studio work being produced by MBPAPA members.

The exhibit will be held in the Pacific Grove Art Center (PGAC), 568 Light House Ave, Pacific Grove CA from May 1, 2015 through June 25 2015.

MBPAPA members and the public are invited to attend an exhibit opening reception to be held at PGAC on Friday May 1 from 7 to 9 PM.

Exhibit Theme:  Our Best Work -- Open Subjects. This exhibit provides an opportunity MBPAPA members to display what they consider their best work and favorite subjects.  Any subject and style and medium is acceptable including landscapes, portraits, and still lifes."  However, in keeping with the "plein air" ideals of our organization, use "live" models and still life set ups (not photographs) for your inspiration.

Artwork Requirements:

    o  Each painting will be delivered to the show framed and ready to hang -- including hanging wire.  Be sure that the highest part of the hanging wire is at least 1 1/2 inches from the top of the frame so that the hanging hardware will be hidden from view behind the frame.

    o  All paintings shall be delivered with an attached label specifying:

        Artist Name
        Painting Title
        Painting Size
        Sales price

In addition print the artist name on the back of the painting, stretcher bar or frame so that we can identify the painting in the event the label is inadvertently detached.

    o  Canvas size shall not exceed 36 inches in height or width.

    o  Painting shall not have been displayed in a previous MBPAPA show.

    o  Paintings must be available for purchase.

Juror:  The juror for this show is Mr. Brian Blood.  Mr. Blood is a very well know artist and teacher who resides in the Monterey Bay Area.

Revenue from Sales:  Revenue from sales will be distributed as follows -- 60% to the artist, 40% to PGAC.

Important Dates:

April 6 -- final day to submit digital images and pay jurying fee to onlinejuriedshows.com

April 17 -- notification of acceptance

April 25 from 10 AM to 4 PM --- Deliver your juror accepted and ready to hang painting(s) to the Pacific Grove Art Center, 568 Light House Ave, Pacific Grove CA

Friday May 1 from 7 to 9 PM. -- Show opening reception at the Pacific Grove Art Center

June 26 from 12:00 to 4:30 PM -- Pick up your painting from the Pacific Grove Art Center.  Note -- PGAC does not provide for late pick up and there is a $25/day fee for paintings left after the scheduled pickup time.