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Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association
Creativity Endures, Nature Inspires

Call for Entry

“Creativity Endures, Nature Inspires”

Pacific Grove Art Center

MBPAPA General Member Show


Gill Gallery

568 Lighthouse Ave

Pacific Grove, CA 93950


Eligibility:   Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association (MBPAPA)  members  who have paid their 2020 dues.  For further information please see our website -  


Theme:  The exhibit theme will be “Creativity Endures, Nature Inspires” and will give us a fresh start after the Covid19 hiatus.  

The possibilities are wide open: Let our wonderful area give you ideas for your best plein air work!

Paintings requirements:


  •   Paintings are to be completed primarily en plein air or be plein air inspired studio pieces


  •    They may not have been exhibited in a prior MBPAPA show 


  •   All paintings will be delivered to the show framed and ready to hang --    including hanging wire.  


  •   The  paintings’ dimensions cannot be larger than 28 inches in height or width unframed 




Please note: In addition to the usual information on the back of your painting  each piece should have a removable label on the Front of each work with title and name of artist. These “stickies” will be removed once the wall labels are up.


Sales :  PG Art Center will receive a 40% commission of sales price on all pieces sold. So please take that into account when you price your entries.


Image Submission:  This is a juried exhibit.  Each  artist may submit a maximum of 3 digital images to "" for the jury selection process. However the juror will be instructed to only pick a maximum of 2 entries per artist. This way more members have a chance to be in the show. For further information and to pay the $35 jury fee go to "", scroll down to the MBPAPA General Membership Show listing and click "enter this show".  



Juror:  Laurie Kersey




Digital image submission and fees paid  on ""  - no later than midnight August 12, 2020 Notification of Acceptance —Aug.25, 2020


Deliver accepted and framed work  to the PG Art Center Aug.29th between 1-4pm


Exhibit September 4, 2020 to October 29th, 2020


Opening reception --  Obviously we are not yet sure how the reception will be handled at that time. You will get more information in the acceptance letters.


Pick up Paintings Oct.30, 2020 12 -4 pm


Please note: artwork must remain up for the duration of the exhibit. No early pickup.

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