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Mendocino Open Paint Out – A Plein Air Festival

Mendocino Open Paint Out

This event is held on September 9 – 14, 2013

Join fellow artists from September 9 – 14, 2013 for this plein air competition with more than $5,000 in cash and prizes on the beautiful picturesque northern California coast for the Mendocino Art Center’s first Plein Air Paint Out. The paint out is open to watercolor, oil, acrylic and pastel artists. This will be judged by our panel of prominent plein air celebrity artists & judges which will include:

  • John Hewitt
  • Dale Laitinen
  • Camille Przewodek
  • Clark Mitchell
  • Juan Pena
  • Michael gibbons
  • Margot Schulzke
  • Dennis Ziemienski
Painting Locations:
  • Bed & Breakfast at Howard & Ukiah Street
  • Big River
  • Cypress Point 
  • Jug Handle
  • Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  • Mendocino Headlands
  • Noyo Harbor
  • Portuguese Beach
  • Mendocino Presbyterian Church
  • Mendocino Village
  • Caspar
  • Little River Inn
  • Van Damme Beach
  • Ford House, Mendocino

Daily Schedule

unless otherwise noted

Sunrise to Noon
As celebrity artists work, you may observe without interfering

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Canvas stamping and café at MAC Gallery

Noon to 2:30 p.m.
Break for lunch.
Artists will be given a list of local restaurants to visit at their leisure.

4:30 p.m.
Hang painting in MAC Gallery.
If you plan on participating in daily wet paint exhibits, please bring your frames (if necessary), hanging materials, and wires with you.

5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
Barbecue at MAC and artist presentation

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Friday only)
Bring best painting to MAC Gallery to hang for judging

9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (Saturday only)
Bring your best painting to the MAC gallery for judging for the wet paint sale to be open to buyers and the public and receive stamp for Quick Draw

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Saturday only)
Quick Draw on Main Street

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Saturday only)
Quick Draw Sale

5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Saturday only)
Reception, awards presentation and celebration

Register early for special lodging discounts for participating artists. Registration fee for the week is $100 or $40 per day with a two day minimum.

Mendocino Art Center
45200 Little Lake Street at Kasten Street
P.O. Box 765
Mendocino, CA 95460
707-937-5818 or 800-653-3328
Fax: 707-937-4625

Stevenswood Spa Resort is only 2 minutes south, of Mendocino. Plan on coming to the coast and enjoy one of our suites, dinner and relax and get pampered in our spa.

For dinner phone 707-937-2810 or online at urban spoon.

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For spa reservations phone 707-937-2810 or online at Indigo Eco-Spa.

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