Competition Dates: September 7-14, 2012
With 7 days to explore our 3,340 square miles you can expect to find more than enough inspirational territory. Experience a vibrant art scene against the majestic backdrop of Lake Superior, the greatest fresh water lake in the world, and the Sawtooth Mountains featuring the most vertical relief in the Midwest.
All competition canvas, paper, board (etc) must have the office Art Colony stamp on the back. Stop by the Art Colony anytime between Sept. 7-13 between 9am-4pm to get your materials stamped. For more details about the event, click here.
Gather at the end of the week with all of the Plein Air Artists as well as the community to celebrate the creative spirit!
Opening Reception: Friday, September 14 from 5-7pm
at the Grand Marais Art Colony
Paintings must be turned in by NOON on Friday, Sept. 14 to be included in the exhibit.
Exhibit will remain on display at the Art Colony until September 30. Artwork pick-up is Monday, October 1.
Quick Paint: Thursday, September 13 at 4pm
Artists are given 90 minutes to complete a painting. With a shot gun start and the North Shores' ever changing weather, it is always an entertaining and fascinating spectacle to watch!
at Artists' Point in downtown Grand Marais
Open Grill on the beach to follow the event (public is welcome to attend). We will provide condiments and chips, please BYO drink & grill-able entree.
Click to view photos & the video from the 2011 Quick Paint.