Registration for the Dusk to Dark competition segment will take place from 2:00pm-4:00pm at Peter White Public Library (217 N. Front St. in Marquette), and painters will have the evening to complete their pieces before submitting on Saturday.
Registration for Saturday's main competition will take place from 7:00am-9:00am at the Presque Isle Pavilion just north of Marquette, and painters will have until 4:00pm to finish and submit their pieces. Finished pieces from both competitions can be returned to the Pavilion to be displayed and considered for judging.
A fee of $25.00 will be collected in-person upon registration for those who pre-register, and $35.00 for those who register at the door. An artist may submit one or two blank canvases/substrates to be stamped for entries. Registered artists will receive an informational packet as the event draws near that includes painting venues, a map, a restroom guide, and local attractions.
Judging of both competitions will take place immediately following the conclusion of Saturday's painting time once all pieces are submitted. Artists may bring frames for pieces if desired, but this is not required. Frames may be wired for hanging or displayed on easels - a limited number of easels and display screens will be available for use.
A public reception will be held from 5:00pm-8:30pm at the Presque Isle Pavilion, during which an awards ceremony will be held and barbecue, drinks, and other refreshments provided. Awards totaling at least $2,000 will be awarded for Best of Show, First Place, Second Place, Honorable Mentions, and People's Choice categories.
For more information, contact the Marquette Arts and Culture Center by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call (906) 228-0472.
SATURDAY - Fresh Coast Plein Air: Painting the Landscape 7:00am-9:00am Registration/Check In at Presque Isle Pavilion 7:00am-4:00pm Painting Time 4:00pm Artwork Drop-off deadline at Presque Isle Pavilion 5:00pm-8:30pm Public Reception and Awards Ceremony