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Plein Air Competition

2015 Plein Air Peninsula CALL TO ARTISTS:

Celebrating the importance of the Cuyahoga River and the beauty of the river valley, the Peninsula Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, presents Plein Air Peninsula 2015. This year’s event, which will celebrate the beauty of the Cuyahoga Valley, the River and the Village of Peninsula, will take place in and around the Village and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

photo courtesy NPS/Peter Wilson

Plein Air Peninsula 2015 will be held June 5, 6 and 7, 2015.
Please join us in this artistic event and help celebrate the wonder and beauty of the Cuyahoga Valley. A juried exhibit of some of the works created during the competition will be on display and will be available for sale at the John F. Seiberling Gallery in the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park Administrative Offices at 1403 West Hines Hill Road, Peninsula, June 12 thru July 30, 2015. Select award winning pieces will be displayed at the Conservancy’s Trail Mix Peninsula store. Awards will be presented at the artists’ reception on Sunday, June 14, from 2 to 4pm at the John F. Seiberling Gallery.

Judging and Prizes:

Awards will include:
Best of show: $500 Second place: $300, Third place: $200

Honorable Mentions and Winking Lizard People’s Choice award. This year’s judge is Ron Beahn. 

Eligibility:
The Competition is open to artists, 18 years of age and over. Employees of the National Park, the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and members of the Peninsula Area Chamber of Commerce may enter but are ineligible for awards. 

Format:
Original two-dimensional art in any medium other than photography may be created during this event. No three-dimensional or computer generated work will qualify. Canvas/paper plus frame shall be less than or equal to 28” in any one direction. All pieces must be ready for hanging. 

Exhibition Venue:
Works created during the competition will be juried and those selected will be displayed at Seiberling Gallery June 12 thru July 30, 2015. A selection of award winning pieces will be displayed in the gallery at the Conservancy’s Trail Mix Peninsula store. All artwork will be for sale with 60% to the artist and 40% to the Peninsula Area Chamber of Commerce (PACC). Winning artwork will be featured on www.explorepeninsula.com 

Criteria:
Each artist may submit 2 pieces for jurying. The judge shall determine which entries will be exhibited. All paintings exhibited will be judged in the competition and will be eligible for awards.

Artwork must be created on site in the true plein air style and may not be worked on off site or generated from reference photos. Styles may range from realism to abstract, and must be in keeping with the impromptu style of plein air.

All sales of artwork during the competition (June 5-7) must be made through the Peninsula Area Chamber of Commerce (PACC). 

photo courtesy NPS/Peter Wilson

Application:
Applications will be received by mail or phone through June 7th.
A $35 registration fee will assist in covering the cost of the juror, prizes and logistics. Checks, payable to PACC, are preferred.
Credit cards will be accepted 

Please include your Artist statement/bio with the entry form. 

For entry form click here

Procedure:

Artists must check in at Peninsula Art Academy and have their blank surfaces stamped, 1600 West Mill Street, (across from the depot station). Phone 330-657-2248. Artists are encouraged to bring as many canvases/papers as they wish to create during the competition. You may come to Elements Gallery Thursday night for stamping and info so you may get an early start on
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All canvases/papers must be stamped to be accepted for judging. 

Event Schedule:

Note: refer to maps you receive at registration for painting locations. Some sites require prior permission

Thursday, June 4:
5pm-7pm Registration and stamping, Peninsula Art Academy

Friday, June 5:

8am-5pm Registration and stamping, Peninsula Art Academy.
8am-5pm Paint out: Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Designated sites only
8am-5pm Deliver completed artwork, Peninsula Art Academy
5pm-7pm Peninsula After Hours, Village Wide events (TBA)
7pm-9pm Voices in the Valley: Live music from Dan Bankhurst at the historic GAR Hall. $7 admission. Food and beverages available for purchase.  

Saturday, June 6:

8am-5pm Registration and stamping, Peninsula Art Academy. 8am-5pm Paint out: Peninsula area sites.
8am-5pm Deliver completed artwork, Peninsula Art Academy 6pm-9pm
Village wide evening events TBA
8-10 Voices in the Valley: Live music from Roger Hoover at the G.A.R. Hall.  $7 admission.  Food and beverages available.

Sunday, June 7:

8am-3pm Registration and stamping, Peninsula Art Academy.
8am-5pm Paint out: Peninsula area sites
8am-5pm Deliver completed artwork, Peninsula Art Academy
NO SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 5PM SUNDAY. 

 

Artists may deliver up to 2 completed works to be juried. Finished works must be framed, with picture hanging wire attached. Gallery wrap is discouraged.

Pick Up of Art: Pick up of artwork from the Seiberling Gallery will be Friday, July 31st from 9 to 4 pm. Saturday August 1st 9am-11am

Other arrangements may be made by calling 330-858-8926. Any items not picked up by August 8 or without prior arrangement become the property of the Peninsula Area Chamber of Commerce and may be donated.

Press: Press releases will be emailed to area contacts. Include on a separate sheet any email addresses you would like us to include in our press list. Also, on a separate sheet, please list any email addresses you would like to receive an email invitation
to the exhibit.

Contact: For additional information contact
Chris Weigand at 330-858-8926. 
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Peninsula Area Chamber of Commerce

www.explorepeninsula.com 

is proud to partner with
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
www.nps.gov/cuva

 and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park
conservancyforcvnp.org 

to bring you this event!

We wish to send a Thank You to our sponsors
without your help, this would not be possible!



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