Hello all Northeast Ohio Plein Air Artists,
Here are the current details on this year’s Northeast Ohio Plein Air Festival. [More details will be shared as the situation evolves.]
I am very pleased to report the very generous support from our sponsors. Please take every opportunity to support these fine businesses as they have supported all of us.
Plein Air Magazine and Streamline Publishing remain front and center supporting our event. They have stuffed our goodie bags with paints, tube wringers, aprons, backpacks, art instruction videos and Plein Air magazines.
Gamblin has provided a voucher for our First Place Winner with a $500 value of Gamblin oil paints and art supplies.
Blick Art Materials is providing a generous Second and Third Place Prizes of $300 and $150, as well as an Artist Choice Award of Blick Art Material $50 Gift Certificates.
Judsons Art Outfitter/Guerrilla Painter for all the support and products offered to plein air painters over the years, see their online catalog of plein air supplies and equipment, educational material, and line of Guerrilla pochade boxes.
And Juilliard Art Space for hosting our reception and award ceremony, giving us a venue to gather, display and sell our art.
This year’s event has been greatly expanded. We will be able to paint anywhere in the northeast Ohio region between October 1, 2021 and October 23, 2021. On Saturday October 23rd we will come together for one afternoon of submission, judging, awards and reception. There will be a 2 hour window to register and submit your art from 10am until noon. Go get yourself a nice lunch in the area while we jury, judge and hang the show. The open reception and viewing with award ceremony will be from 2pm until 5.
I am very excited to share with you that we have a gallery space to exhibit and sell our participating art. It is the Juilliard 3rd Space Art Gallery in Canton, Ohio, at 600 Market Avenue, Canton, OH 44702. It has been great working with Kathy Pugh and she and the board have lowered their commission from sales from 30% to 20% for our event and for the exhibition period thru November24th, 2021.
There will be a registration process and fee this year so that we can build a kitty for future events and keep this event growing. Artists can submit up to 2 works for a $30 fee and $10 for additional qualifying art. We will try to make registration forms available online before the event.
All art should be framed and ready to hang ON A CENTRAL D-RING, this allows us to accept and hang more art .If submissions exceed the available space we will jury in the top 40 or so pieces and artists can take home any unaccepted art the same day. There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes awarded to the top art as selected from this year’s judge. Kathy has arranged for a judge this year who is a prominent art collector from this area. Unsold art can be retrieved on Saturday November 27th from 9-11am or Tuesday November 30th from 3-6pm, or by special arrangements with Kathy Pugh. We will also have an Artist’s Choice Award again this year. All participating artists present on October 23rd will be allowed to vote for his or her choice.
Please share these details with other artists and artists groups. We want to make this the areas largest plein air season wrap up event for all of you for years to come.
Again, please be sure to support our sponsors including Streamline Publishing, Plein Air Magazine, Blick Art Materials, Gamblin, Judsons Art Outfitter and 3rd Space Gallery and Juilliard Art Center. More details will be available on our facebook page as they become known.