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Cape Ann Plein Air
Cape Ann Plein Air 2020



Prospectus Cape Ann Plein Air Competition and Festival October 4 -11, 2020 

www.capeannpleinair.com 

susan@capeannpleinair.com 

Description 

For nearly two centuries, Cape Ann, Massachusetts has been a destination for some of the finest painters who paint en plein air. Cape Ann Plein Air will host its fifth annual week-long plein air painting celebration in October 2020 when the famous Cape Ann light shines at its very best. A 501c-3, and organized by representatives from various local arts organizations, as well as the Chamber of Commerce and art lovers from across the area, CAPA will bring together 35 of the finest artists in the nation to compete for over $20,000 in prizes and awards while raising awareness of all that painting en plein air is today. A portion of CAPA’s proceeds from the sale of art will go to the Cape Ann Community Foundation, a regional nonprofit which offers financial support through grants and scholarships. 

We are so grateful to our talented juror and judge for 2020! They are professional plein air artists with a wealth of talent and experience between them. 

Online Juror: Cindy Baron, https://www.cindybaron.com Competition Judge: Hiu Lai Chong, http://www.hiulaichong.com 

 

Geographic area 

Cape Ann, Massachusetts: Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, Manchester-by-the-Sea. 

Lodging 

We will do our best to provide complimentary lodging in private homes for artists from outside the area. Discounted lodging in local hotels and inns may also be available. More information will be provided upon acceptance and details will be posted on the website. 

Application Process & Fees 

There will be 31 artists juried into the event. Additionally, the top 4 CAPA 2019 prize winners are invited back (first, second, third from the Gala Competition, first from the juried QD artists) for a total of 35 participants. There will also be 10 alternates chosen and ranked by the online juror. 

Entries will be processed by www.onlinejuriedshows.com no deadline extensions!
The non-refundable fee of $50 is payable when you apply online using a credit card or Paypal. Unpaid applications will not be considered for selection. 

Print your receipt for your records. Submit 3 color images of plein air work from 2017 to present in jpeg format, RGB color. For best results, make sure each image is 72 dpi and at least 1920 pixels on the longest side. 

Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at: 

www.OnlineJuriedShows.com/help.aspx 

If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please contact info@onlinejuriedshows.com or call 949-287-8645. 

Eligibility: 18 years and older. 

DEADLINE 11:59 PM EST May 15, 2020: No Extensions! 

Jurying process 

Selected artists will be notified by email by approximately May 25th, 2020, and the list will be posted on the Cape Ann Plein Air website shortly after selection. 

 

Anticipated Event Awards (subject to change) 

1st Place $6000 2nd Place $4000 3rd Place $2000 

 

Board Prizes: 2 @ $500 each 

 

Best Americana $500 

 

Best Use of Perspective $500 

 

Best Use of Light $500

 

Best Nocturne $500

 

Best Marine $500 

 

Best Maritime Activity $500 

 

Vanishing Landscape $500 

 

People’s Choice $500 

 

Quick Draw Awards 

 

First, second and third for CAPA 2020 artists; first, second and third for general participants. 

 

General Information:
Jan – May 15: Submit works online. Deadline 12:00 AM (midnight)PST May 15, 2020. 

May 25 approx: Email notifications and posting to CAPA website and Facebook.

Sun Oct 4: Arrive on Cape Ann, check in with accommodation host. Discounted hotels will be available for housing needs before Oct 4 and after Oct 11. 

Sun Oct 4: Registration and substrate stamping, location TBD. Please bring one plein air painting not to exceed 12”x16” excluding frame, for display for the week of CAPA 2020. 

Sun Oct 4, 6-8pm: Welcoming reception, location TBD. 

Oct 4-9: Artists paint en plein air in Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, and Manchester-by-the-Sea. 

Fri Oct 9, 10am-4pm: Drop off three (3) paintings for exhibit and awards consideration at Rockport Art Association, Rockport. Image size excluding frame not to exceed 20"x 24". Up to three (3) three additional paintings may be brought in as backup for paintings to be sold. 

Gala with judge’s presentaton of awards, sales at RAAM. 

Sun Oct 11: Quick Draw and Sale: Location TBD (no fee for CAPA 2020 applicants). Prizes will be awarded. 

Special events, demos, workshops: details to be announced on full calendar at www.capeannpleinair.com

Participation in the Awards Gala and Quick Draw is required. Artists are expected to stay for the duration of the event. 

Artwork submitted for exhibit and awards must have been created en plein air, within the four Cape Ann communities, and without the benefit of photography, between 10.4 and 10.9.2020. 

The mediums of oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pastel are acceptable for this event. 

Artists are responsible for framing all submitted artwork and bringing it to the display location. Frames must be in good condition, wired in the upper third of the frame and completely ready for hanging. No saw-tooth hangers. All works on paper must be protected. 

All paintings must have the Cape Ann Plein Air 2020 stamp on the substrate. 

All exhibited artwork must be for sale. Artists set their own prices. 

All sales transactions are processed by Cape Ann Plein Air. 

A 40% commission on all sales is retained to benefit CAPA and partner arts organizations. 

Unsold paintings are the responsibility of the artist.

Questions contact:
Susan Gould Coviello, Executive Director, CAPA2020
978-837-8273
susan@capeannpleinair.com or scoviell@hotmail.com. 

A NOTE FROM ONLINE JURIED SHOWS 

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING 

REGARDING JURY NOTIFICATIONS: Notifications are sent through ConstantContact from Manager@OnlineJuriedShows.com. To ensure receipt of this notification, please add Manager@OnlineJuriedShows.com to your contact list, or safe senders list. 

On the day of notification, you can do the following, but you will also receive an email notification, sent from Constant Contact, that will state the same.

1. Go to OnlineJuriedShows.com and log in using your email address and password. 

 

2. Right above where you just logged in, click "Your Artist Profile." You are now in your account! 

3. At the bottom of your screen under "List of shows that jury by artists' work as a whole (like a Plein Air show)," you will see the show name and to the right of it you will see your jury results. It will say either, "You were accepted, click to read the letter," or "You were not accepted, click to read the letter," or "You were accepted as an Alternate, click to read the letter." 

4. While you are in your account on OnlineJuriedShows.com, click "Personal Info" and make sure your name, address, phone number, and email address are up-to-date. 

NOTE: Please be sure to read your letters in their entirety. Most acceptance letters will ask you to RSVP or will have special instructions you must follow. 

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