• Mendocino Open Paint Out - A Plein Air Festival

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    Name: Mendocino Open Paint Out - A Plein Air Festival
    Date: September 18, 2017
    Event Description:

    The Mendocino Art Center hosts the fifth annual Mendocino Open Paint Out (MOPO), a plein air festival, welcoming more than 60 artists - working in watermedia, oil and pastel - from five different states, Canada and the British Virgin Islands.


    All activities are free and open to the public:


    Plein air painting - watch artists paint outdoors all week. 


    Daily wet paint sales: new paintings each day in the MAC galleries. More than 300 paintings were created in 2016. Expanded gallery hours this year!


    Featured artists painting exhibition (opens September 1): MOPO co-founder John Hewitt, Jody Bryan, Maeve Croghan, Susan Elwart Hall, Chuck Kovacic and Jim McVicker. Reception: September 9, 5pm-8pm.


    Featured artist demonstrations: September 19-22, 2pm and 7pm (no demo on Friday, September 22 at 7pm). Donations requested. 


    Festive and social evening gatherings at the Mendocino Art Center: Food and drink available, September 19-21, 5pm to 7pm.


    People's Choice Party, Friday, September 22, 7pm to 9pm. See all paintings created during the week and vote for your favorite painting. 


    Quick Draw Competition and Sale: Saturday, September 23. Watch the competition, with a new twist this year, 11am to 1pm (location to be announced) and then vote for YOUR favorite piece at the Quick Draw Sale, 2pm to 5pm.


    Celebratory Reception and Awards Presentation: Saturday, September 23, 5pm to 7pm. Enjoy wine and appetizers and be there for the presentation of more than 20 awards.


    Live Jazz, mimosas and brunch bites: Sunday, September 24, 11am to 3pm. Last chance to buy your favorite painting!


    Complete schedule at http://www.MendocinoArtCenter.org/pleinair

    Gallery Hours:

    Monday, September 18: 10am-5pm

    Tuesday, September 19: 8am-7pm

    Wednesday, September 20: 8am-7pm

    Thursday, September 21: 8am-7pm

    Friday, September 22: 8am-5pm & 7pm-9pm

    Saturday, September 23: 8am-7pm

    Sunday, September 24: 10am-4pm

    Event Media:
    Mendocino Art Center
    45200 Little Lake Street at Kasten Street
    Mendocino, CA
    Contact Information:
    Michael McDonald
    All events are free and open to the public
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