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CALL FOR ARTISTS: Mendocino Plein Air Festival

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: Mendocino Plein Air Festival


The Mendocino Art Center (MAC) hosts the sixth annual Mendocino Open Paint Out (MOPO), a plein air festival. The Mendocino Coast, located along a beautiful expanse of the Pacific Ocean in northern California, is a spectacular setting for a plein air festival. Artists claim that the quality of light is unlike anywhere else in the world.

From the rugged surrounding landscape, to the bay and beaches, to the quaint Victorian architecture and water towers of the town of Mendocino, artists are sure to find abundant creative inspiration. And, you will remember the beauty and tranquility of the Mendocino Coast long after your visit.

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Join fellow artists on the picturesque northern California coast for the Mendocino Open Paint Out: 

Compete for more than $8,000 in cash and prizes, including advertisements in Plein Air Magazine and Southwest Art
Sell your artwork in daily wet paint exhibitions in a professional gallery space
Stay on the Mendocino Art Center campus, steps from the Pacific Ocean (book early, rooms fill quickly!)
Meet and mingle with the featured artists at a complimentary pizza party
Enjoy festive nightly social dinner gatherings at the Mendocino Art Center
Watch daytime and evening demonstrations hosted by featured artists
Compete in the Quick Draw Competition & Sale
Attend the People’s Choice Party and the celebratory reception and awards presentation
Start each day with a complimentary continental breakfast
And, of course, paint en plein air daily!

Deadline: 08-11-2018
Mendocino Art Center
Mendocino, CA

Contact: Mendocino Art Center Registrar
Phone: 707.937-5818 x10