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Northeast Ohio Plein Air Festival

Hello all Northeast Ohio Plein Air Artists, Here are the current details on this year’s Northeast Ohio Plein Air Festival.

This year’s event has been greatly expanded. We will be able to paint anywhere in the 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 10 am 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 the award ceremony will be from 2 pm 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 Julliard 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 November 24th, 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 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 9-11 am or Tuesday, November 30th from 3-6 pm, or by special arrangements with Kathy Pugh.

Please share these details with other artists and artists groups. We want to make this the area's largest plein air season wrap-up event for all of you for years to come.

Early sponsors include Streamline Publishing, Plein Air Magazine, Dick Blick Art Materials, 3rd Space Gallery, and Julliard Art Center.

More details will be available on the NEO Plein Air Groups Facebook page as they become known.

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