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CALL FOR ARTISTS: En Plein Air Event at Town Day 2023

Welcome Plein Air Artists to the Second Annual En Plein Air Paint Festival in Arlington, MA to be held during the Town Day Festivities within the Winfield Robbins Memorial Garden on September 23, from 10:30am to 4:30pm. Deadline for application is August 20th, 2023 at Midnight. Accepted artists will be notified by August 25.
Details of Paint Out Competition:
1.    All artists are welcome to participate. There will be first and second prize awards to the winners selected by 2 professional jurors, and a gift certificate will be awarded to a winner selected from an “Arlington Votes” ballot box. First prize is $500, and second prize is $250.
2.    All artists must be self-sufficient by bringing the surface previously listed and approved in the application-see below, and all the necessary tools to paint (easel, canvas or paper, brushes, rugs, chair and containers for water).
3.    There will be 2 artists working in one of the 3 pre-assigned areas within the park at each shift. One artist may be selected to work within the ArtLinks tent.
4.    Only water or dry media will be accepted (watercolors, acrylic, pencils, and pastels). Water will be available at the ArtLinks tent. NO-OIL BASED MEDIA is allowed.
5.    There will be 2-two-hour shifts for painting. At the end of the shifts, artists will clean up and bring their finished pieces to the ArtLinks tent for display, judging and public pre-sale.
9:30 am – 10:30 am | Check-in for All Artists. Stamping of panels/Canvas/Surfaces and pick up map to the pre-assigned spots within the park will begin in the ArtLinks tent located inside the park.
10:30 am – 12:30 pm | PAINT for First Shift Artists.
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm | PAINT for Second Shift Artists.
2:30 to 3:00 pm | Display all artwork in tent
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm | Judging and Announcement of Winners
3:30pm – 4:15 pm | Art is offered for sale to the public
Application Requirements:
– Attach five (5)examples of plein air paintings, including size and media you will use, in an email to: by Midnight August 20th, 2023
– Short bio & Artist Statement, no more than 100 words
– Contact information (website/social media presence, email and phone #)

(Art by Felipe Eguia)


Fresh Ink: Contemporary Explorations in Printmaking – The Umbrella Arts Center is pleased to accept submissions for the juried exhibition Fresh Ink: Contemporary Explorations in Printmaking, November 16 – January 4, 2024, at The Umbrella as  part of the Boston Printmakers BiennalePrintmakers from all across New England are invited to submit works created using printmaking processes that push the boundaries of the medium and speak to contemporary audiences.  All work must include handmade techniques.  No digital prints.  Variations and combinations of woodcuts, linocuts, lithographs, aquatint, screenprinting, monoprints, etching, collagraphs, engraving, etc. will be considered. Juried by Carolyn Muskat.  Apply by Friday, September 15, 2023 here.

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