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Call for Plein Air Artists to Participate in "Wet Paint on the Weskeag!" Benefit Auction

May 5, 2016

The Kelpie Gallery has begun accepting artist submissions for Wet Paint on the Weskeag!, the third annual juried Wet Paint benefit auction for the Georges River Land Trust. During the weekend of the event, selected artists will paint en plein air on properties protected by the GRLT. Artists will create works on Friday, August 12 or Saturday, August 13 which will then be previewed at the gallery on Sunday, August 14 during a cocktail reception and auctioned off that evening. Proceeds from artwork sold will be split 50/50 with the artists and the Georges River Land Trust.

For the past 2 years, artists have painted along the Weskeag River and Marsh to create the works for this event. Through the GRLT’s “Bridging 2 Rivers” initiative, over 1,000 acres of land between the Weskeag and Georges Rivers are now protected, and this year the artists are invited to explore more of these areas. All mediums are welcome. Artists working in watercolors and pastels must provide a mat and clear sleeve; no frames are permitted. The completed works will be on display at The Kelpie Gallery during the cocktail reception and preview on August 14, and auctioned off live starting at 5pm.

Interested artists are invited to submit two digital images of original plein air paintings in any medium for juried consideration to participate in Wet Paint on the Weskeag! 2016. All entries must arrive by the deadline of Monday, May 2nd.

INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS:

Medium: Open to all mediums. Artists working in watercolors and pastels must provide a mat and clear sleeve; no frames are permitted.

Artwork Size: Minimum 8″ x 10″; maximum 48″ x 48″

Benefit: Proceeds will be split 50/50 between the artists and the Georges River Land Trust.

Tickets: Participating artists receive a complimentary ticket to the evening event and may purchase one additional ticket for $25. Additional tickets to the evening event are $40 per person for GRLT members in advance and $45 on the day of the event. Each ticket includes admittance to the reception and allows the ticket holder to obtain a bid number for the auction.

How to submit: Interested artists are invited to submit by email (thekelpiegallery@gmail.com) two images of original plein air paintings in any medium for juried consideration to participate in Wet Paint on the Weskeag!. All entries must arrive by the deadline of Monday, May 2nd. Samples must be submitted as digital images via email. All images should be in jpeg format at 72 dpi with the longest dimension being 600 pixels. File names for images should include both the artist’s name and the image’s title.

Artists:  There is an entry fee of $15 if selected to participate.  Further information about registration will be provided following the jurying.

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