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Mon, Sep 27



Humboldt Open Paint Out - 2021

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Humboldt Open Paint Out - 2021
Humboldt Open Paint Out - 2021

Time & Location

Sep 27, 2021, 12:01 AM PDT – Oct 02, 2021, 11:59 PM PDT

Eureka, 603 F St, Eureka, CA 95501, USA


About your registration

The Redwood Art Association invites one and all to the third annual Humboldt Open Paint Out. Artists are invited to paint some of the most dramatic scenery in all of North America. Back by popular demand, the event runs from September 27 through October 2 2021. The show will remain up for two weeks after the contest until October 15. Awards will be presented on October 2nd. Humboldt County offers many vistas including the dramatic coastal cliffs off Scenic Drive in Trinidad or descend trails to capture the crashing waves off of the isolated beaches. Popular locations to set up an easel would include Patrick’s Point, the Eel River Valley, the Arcata Bottoms, the meandering back-roads of Humboldt County, or the magnificent redwood forest.

Judge: Jennifer McChristian, award-winning, nationally known plein air artist.

Rules of the Competition 1. Each artist will draw for a space at the Redwood Art Association’s Gallery at 603 F Street, Eureka. Artists will hang and frame their own work. Basic tools for hanging will be supplied at the gallery. Some spaces will vary slightly, and location will be based on the luck of the draw.

2. Artists may paint plein air anywhere in Humboldt County, everything must be painted outdoors during the time frame of the competition. All mediums are welcome.

3. Check in will start 8 am on September 27th. Participants must get their canvas and paper stamped at the gallery before they paint on their substrate. Only stamped canvases and paper will be allowed in the show. All work must be framed with artist name, title, medium, and price. Artists will be provided with title cards to fill out for all works shown. RAA takes a 30% commission on artwork sold.

4. An Entry fee of $95 for Redwood Art Association members and $145 for nonmembers will be accepted on first come first serve basis until spaces are filled. Cancelations will be accepted up until August 30th. As part of an entry folder for each artist they will receive a rules list, map of Humboldt, and name placard with home location to be placed above RAA gallery assigned drawing hang site.

5. The artwork will remain up at the gallery for two weeks after the contest. Take down will be on October 16th. Out of town artists may take their art down after the contest. Artists may have additional canvas and paper stamped any time the gallery is open.

6. All art for judging must be hung no later than 2pm on October 2nd.

7. All art must be removed on Saturday October 16th by noon.

Check in: Monday, September 27th & Tuesday September 28 - 8:00am-10:00am, Redwood Art Association, 603 F Street, Eureka, phone: 707-268-0755


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