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Plein Air

Division 40
Plein Air Painting Contest at The Big E
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Entry Form & Guidelines

Entry Form must be received by August 1, 2016

Who: Adults age 18 and over. Pre-registration is required. All pre-registered exhibitors will receive an entry pass and parking pass. Limit: 30 participants, first-come, first-serve basis. One entry per exhibitor.

Why: To introduce new media to our Creative Arts department. Be prepared to answer questions from the public. You are allowed to bring one coach to answer questions for you. An entry pass and parking pass will be sent to you upon receipt of entry.

Where: Check-in at the New England Center, Door 2, between 9-10 am. The artist’s canvas, paper board, etc may be stamped by the art coordinator prior to beginning work. You are allowed up to three surfaces, but only 1 submission will be judged.

What: Bring your own art supplies and be ready to paint on location within the fairgrounds. Size is limited to 36″ x 36″. Artwork must be affixed to a firm support board for display on easel. No matting or framing of art is allowed. You are welcome to visit the Fair prior to the contest (on artist’s expense) to choose your subject area, however, no photos or sketches of your subject will be allowed on contest day.

Judging: Artwork is to be completed and in the New England Center by 3:45 pm for a 4 pm judging start time. Be prepared to display your artwork on your own easel. At the conclusion of the judging, a public awards presentation will follow in the community stage area.

Exhibiting: You may choose to leave your artwork for the duration of the Fair. Release date is Monday, October 4 between 9am and 6pm. Please indicate on your entry form if you plan to leave your artwork. Feel free to add a frame to your artwork for exhibit purposes (frames are not allowed on artwork for judging).

Prizes: 1st place- $175 2nd Place- $150 3rd Place- $125

Special Award: The Big E will offer a special award for the painter determined to have captured the essence of The Big E as determined by a representative from The Big E.

Questions Call 413-205-5015 or email
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