Hey Guys...I don't know what you think of this. Technically
it is not a true plein air competition in the strict sense of plein air
but since that is how it is positioned I felt I needed to share this.
Pre-registration is now available for "Beyond the Canvas" MARN's take on Plein Air. Not into plein air? Wait! Don't delete this message read on: For this event MARN hopes to broaden the scope of plein air by including all types of media, hence the name, Beyond the Canvas. By expanding this plein air event to include not just traditional forms like oils, acrylics, watercolors, and pastels but also motion picture (time-based media), photography/digital images, printmaking, and sculpture/assemblage we contemporize the art form. Participants will be required to use the location to inform their work and all assets must be gathered with in the 10-day time frame. However the work does not necessarily need to be produced entirely on site. Event Guidelines below and at marnonline.com. Registration form available at MARNonline.com Ø Open to all Media, Split into 5 Categories o Traditional (Oils, Acrylics, Watercolors, Pastels, Charcoal, Pencil) o Time-Based Media o Photography/Digital o Printmaking o Sculpture/Assemblage (found object from Valley or sculpted from Valley influences) Ø Cash and Merchandise Awards for each category with additional Best In Show Award Ø Work will be juried by Annemarie Sawkins; Haggerty Museum, David Barnett; Barnett Gallery, & Tim Frautschi; local collector. Ø Pre-registration $35 through Sept 20, 2010. $45 on-site registration at Derse 3800 W. Canal St. Friday Oct. 1 2-6:30pm and Saturday Oct. 2 10a-3p Ø Maximum dimension 36” in any direction Ø All artists must certify that work was conceived and executed between October 1st and October 11th, 2010 Ø Work will be delivered on October 11th 2010.. Ø All artists must sign a liability waiver. Artists will be responsible for their own health and safety requirements while participating in Beyond the Canvas. Everyone paints at his or her own risk. MARN assumes no responsibility for theft, damage or liability. The artist is responsible for insurance of his or her artwork. We will make our best effort to assure the security of the artwork once it is at the judging and display site. Ø Artist’s packet will include a lanyard which should be worn while working in the Valley to identify participants as artists Ø All work must be ready for presentation o Sculpture free standing or ready to mount o Works on canvas must be wired o Works on paper may be framed or able to be hung by spring clips o Time Based Media must include Mpeg4 capable digital picture frame (which would be sold with work) Ø Work will be presented at silent auction closing on Oct 16th, 2010 o Auction opens on October 15th 2010 in conjunction with October’s Gallery Night and Day activities. Exhibition will be at Helios, 1207 W. Canal st. o Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday October 16th, 2010 with the action closing at 8:00pm o Artist may specify opening bid (suggest ½ fair market value) o 30/70 commission split (with 30% going to support MARN’s continuing mission of professional development) o Abandoned art works will be considered a donation to MARN’s Art Treasure Hunt silent auction in May 2011. Work should be picked up by Tuesday October 19th, 2010. -- Melissa Musante Executive Director Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN) 414.305.2109