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Mendocino Open Paint Out Awards Reception:
September 24, 5 pm – 8 pm

September 19-25, 2016

Mendocino Open Paint Out – A Plein Air Festival
8 Featured Artists | 57 Participating Artists
Watch Featured Artists Paint | Daily Wet Paint Sales | Demonstrations & More

Mendocino Open Paint Out


     


John Hewitt, Mendocino Open Paint Out
John Hewitt
Debbie Abshear
Debbie Abshear

The Mendocino Art Center hosts the fourth annual Mendocino Open Paint Out, a plein air festival. The festival includes plein air painting, with wet paint sales of new artwork each day in the Art Center's galleries by more than 60 artists, twice daily demonstrations by featured artists, the opportunity to watch featured artists paint outdoors, and nightly community dinners.


Marcia Burtt
Marcia Burtt
Ellen Howard
Ellen Howard

 

Saturday, September 24, there will be a Quick Draw Competition from 11am-1pm, with the location to be announced just prior to the start time. The public is invited to watch the competition and then vote for their favorite piece at the Quick Draw Sale, held from 2pm to 5pm, at MAC. The day’s festivities will continue with a special MOPO Reception and Celebration, including an awards presentation, from 5pm to 8pm.


Paul Kratter
Paul Kratter
Suzi Marquess Long
Suzi Marquess Long

 

Sunday, September 25, the Mendocino Art Center hosts a Wine Tasting Event, 1pm-4pm. Enjoy live music, a selection of wines from Mendocino County wineries - including Lulu Cellars, Handley Cellars, Bliss Family Vineyards, Roderick Vineyards and Signal Ridge Vineyard - and cast your vote for the Viewer’s Choice Award. Admission is free. $10 for tasting, includes Mendocino Art Center wine glass.


Camille Przewodek
Camille Przewodek
Robin Purcell
Robin Purcell

 

The eight featured artists – MOPO co-founder John Hewitt, Debbie Abshear, Marcia Burtt, Ellen Howard, Paul Kratter, Suzi Marquess Long, Camille Przewodek and Robin Purcell – will paint on location each day during MOPO, conduct daily demonstrations (2pm and 7pm, donations requested), and also judge the artwork of 57 participating oil, pastel and water media artists competing for over $8,000 in cash and prizes. The Mendocino Art Center is welcoming artists from throughout California, as well as Florida, Nebraska, Oregon and Pennsylvania.

Admission to all events is free and open to the public, including watching the celebrity artists paint.