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Join us for Plein Air Grand Marais!

News-08/08/2012-03:11 PM

You are invited to participate in Plein Air Grand Marais
  Course Catalog 2012
You are invited to participate in:  
Plein Air 
Grand Marais 
September 7-30, 2012 
In This Issue
Opening Reception
Quick Paint
Quick Links
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Plein Air Juror:
Jan Sivertson
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Jan Sivertson, the founder and owner of Sivertson Gallery, will be the 2012 juror for Plein Air Grand Marais! Jan was selected as the juror for her deep appreciation for art, the community and her impeccable taste.

Competition Awards
Main Category
1st Place $400 +  
2nd Place $250  
3rd Place $125

Other Category
Night Paint $75
Quick Paint $75
People's Choice $75
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+ Additional 1st Place award: In the main category will be featured for the month of October in Sivertson Gallery.


Hello Plein Air Artists! You will be receiving an invitation to participate in your mailboxes next week. If you are eager to register, you can do so anytime over the phone (218) 387-2737 or by downloading the registration form. Details about the competition can be found in this email as well as in the registration form.

We look forward to seeing you all again here along the North Shore of Lake Superior transforming landscapes into art!
Competition Dates: September 7-14, 2012
Plein Air 1With 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. 
Opening Reception: Friday, September 14 from 5-7pm
at the Grand Marais Art Colony
Exhibits Gather at the end of the week with all of the Plein Air Artists as well as the community to celebrate the creative spirit!

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
at Artists' Point in downtown Grand Marais 
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 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!

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.
We hope to see you this year at the 10th Annual Plein Air Grand Marais. Please help spread the word among your friends, family, fellow artists and patrons.
Art Colony Staff

Kjersti Vick - Events & Communications Coordinator
Amy Demmer - Executive Director
Kristin Blomberg - Program Assistant 

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