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Frank Bette Center for the Arts
Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout 2024



 EXHIBITION TITLE             Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout


 EXHIBITION DATES           July 29 - August 3, 2024


                            “En Plein Air” exhibit at Frank Bette Center August 9 – September 28, 2024


 LOCATION                          San Francisco Bay Area.  Artists will paint the island city of Alameda’s tree lined streets, stately Victorian homes and shops, marinas, ships in the Estuary, views of San Francisco and the Bay


 JUROR                                 Barbara Tapp


 COMMISSION                     60% Artist; 40% Frank Bette Center for the Arts


                          Monday, April 8, 2024


 HOW TO APPLY                  Upload all artwork through Online Juried Shows. Log in on this page and click Enter This Show. The non-refundable 2024 fee for new entries of $60 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 RGB color images in jpeg format (under 4 mb), no more than 4000pixels on the longest side and 1400 pixels on the shortest side @ 300 dpi.Submitted images should represent recent plein air artwork. For help with your submissions, contact or 888-666-1351.


 ENTRY FEE                           The non-refundable 2024 fee for new entries of $60 is payable when you apply online using a credit card or PayPal.


 NOTIFICATIONS                  Artists are selected from all applicants by the selection team. Artists will be notified by email when the results are ready to view in their OnlineJuriedShows artist profiles, and the list will be posted on FBCA web site by Wednesday, May 8, 2024.                


CONSIDERATIONS             Please note the following:

·       Participation in the Saturday, August 3 PAPo exhibit at South Shore Center is required.

·       Artwork submitted for Awards must have been created en plein air, without the benefit of photography, within Alameda city limits, and in the specified limits of the “Off Island Day” between July 29- August 2, 2024.

·       All painting mediums are acceptable.

·       Artists are responsible for framing their exhibited artwork, bringing it to the exhibit locations and hanging it on the displays provided. Artwork with plexiglass instead of glass is preferred. 

·       Artwork with a finished edge is acceptable. Filament line for hanging artwork and scissors are provided.

·       Only those paintings created in the 2024 Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout are eligible for awards. 

·       All paintings must have the 2024 Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout event stamp(s) on the substrate.

·       After the awards jurying process is completed, artists may add to their display of plein air paintings.

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

·       All sales transactions during the paintout must include sales tax and be processed by FBCA,

whether sales are made during an exhibit or off your easel out on the streets. 

·       A 40% commission on all sales is retained to benefit FBCA; as this is a fundraising event for the center. 60% of the sale price is paid to the artist.

·       Unsold paintings are the responsibility of the artist.

·       Artwork refunds to purchasers are permitted within 7 days with a receipt; if artwork is in original condition. 

·       All artists are invited to submit works from the week of painting for “En Plein Air” in the gallery at Frank Bette Center for the Arts at no additional cost.



Upon request, by July 15, we will do our best to provide complimentary lodging for artists from outside the area in private homes in Alameda for the week of the PAPo if conditions allow. 



QUESTIONS              Margaret Fago, Co-Chair-person, 2024 Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout

    Frank Bette Center for the Arts

    1601 Paru Street, Alameda, California 94501


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