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Northbrook Arts Council
Paint the Town: Northbrook, IL Plein Air Painting Festival





DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO

SEPTEMBER 10, 11:59 p.m. PT

Main Event Prospectus
October 6-8, 2017
Paint the Town:  Northbrook’s Inaugural Plein Air Painting Festival


Hosted by the Northbrook Arts Commission

3 Days:  Friday, October 6th through Sunday October 8, 2017
in Northbrook, IL.  Join us to Paint the Town of Northbrook.

 

REGISTRATION:
•    Register online here:  www.OnlineJuriedShows.com
•    $40 fee entitles artist to participate in our Main Event and the Quick Paint on Sunday.
•    Fees are non-refundable, non-transferrable, and must be paid by the entry deadline.  Acceptance is not guaranteed.

ENTERING YOUR IMAGES:
•    Entry form must be filled out in its entirety.  List sizes up to the nearest inch.  Submitted images must not include matting or frame.  Crop the photos to include only the artwork.  Be sure your images are right-side-up.
•    Before uploading your images, make sure they are smaller than 4MB, but at least 1920 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi.  Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB color space.  Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at:  www.OnlineJuriedShows.com/help.aspx.  If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please write to us here:  https://onlinejuriedshows.com/Contact.aspx
•    Please add Services@OnlineJuriedShows.com and Manager@OnlineJuriedShows.com to your safe senders list to ensure notifications are received.

MAIN EVENT GUIDELINES:
A minimum of 95% of each painting must be created on-site, within the event boundaries, in the true spirit of plein air painting.  Minor adjustments or corrections may only be done in a studio to fix forms or colors.  A painting will be disqualified for judging if:
•    The artist is found using an ipad or photos on their easel;
•    The artist is standing outside the boundaries;
•    Or artist intentionally impedes the sightline of another artist.

PAINTING BOUNDARY:
The artist must be standing within the Village of Northbrook or within the Chicago Botanical Garden (in adjacent Glencoe, IL).  Other designated areas may be added prior to October opening date.  A map will be provided in your Registration Packet.

PAINTING PERIOD:
8 am Friday, October 6th through 8 am Sunday, October 8th

CHECK-IN AND MATERIAL STAMPING:
Painting materials MUST be stamped prior to starting to paint, at the Village Green Center, 1810 Walters Ave, Northbrook.
Friday, Saturday: 7am to noon, Sunday Quick Paint: 7am to 10 am

MATERIALS:
•    Each artist may submit three (3) paintings: 1 small & 2 large; or 2 small & 1 large; or 3 small.
•    Media may include: oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, and gouache.
•    For dark colored materials, please paint a white patch to provide a legible stamping area.
•    SMALL paintings: Maximum material size 12 inches x 12 inches of canvas, paper or board unframed.
•    LARGE paintings: Maximum material size 320 sq inches of canvas, paper or board unframed.
•    Formula: (square inches= length x width).  Examples: 16” x 20”= 320 sq. inches.  14” x 22” = 308 sq. inches, 12” x 24” = 288 sq. inches.

PAINTING SUBMISSION:
Paintings must be turned in at the Village Green Center, 1810 Walters Ave, Northbrook.  Check-in stamp must be visible on the back of each painting.  Paintings must be signed, appropriately framed, mounted and securely wired for hanging.  Artists must submit completed information form for each submitted piece of artwork.

We reserve the right to refuse any improperly framed paintings, wrapped canvases, stained mats, alligator hangers or those with wet paint on the edges.

PRICING:
•    The paintings will be sold at the price selected by the artist
•    Price changes will not be allowed after painting submission.  Any manual price changes found on title cards may result in the removal of the corresponding painting from the exhibit.

COMMISSIONS
:
The Northbrook Arts Commission will retain a 35% commission on all painting sales.  Artist payments will be mailed to the address provided at registration within 2 weeks of the sale.

OFF-EASEL OR POST-EXHIBIT SALES:
Please respect the substantial volunteer effort and cost expended to attract collectors and coordinate the event by paying a 10% finder’s fee on all off-easel or post-exhibit sales.  Fees may be given to the Northbrook Arts Commission at the Village Green Center.  Make checks payable to:  Northbrook Arts Commission, 1225 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, IL 60062.   Also, please provide the buyer’s name and address, so we may invite them to next year’s event.

JUDGING:
Both the Quick Paint Competition and the Main Event Competition will be judged by nationally-known plein air artist and Northbrook resident:  Brian Sindler (www.briansindler.com)

JURORS FOR ENTRY SELECTION:
Craig Blietz, Sister Bay, WI.  (www.blietzstudio.com)
Chris Sheban, Northbrook, IL.  (www.chrissheban.com)
Bruce Bondy, Northbrook, IL.  (www.bondystudio.com)

MAIN EVENT AWARDS:
Presented at the Awards Ceremony, 6:00 pm, Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the Northbrook Village Green Center, 1810 Walters Ave, Northbrook.

Best of Show...$1,000
2nd Place........$   500
3rd Place.........$   300
4th Place.........$   150
5th Place.........$   100

PAINTING PICK-UP:
All paintings must be picked up by Sunday, October 8th by 8:00 PM.  Artists removing paintings without consent will be banned from participating in next year’s event.  Abandoned paintings will be donated to the Northbrook Arts Commission.

LIABILITY:
Regardless of cause, the artist agrees to bear all risk and expense for any loss, theft or damage to their artwork or other personal property or injury to their person.  The artist agrees to be responsible for insuring their artwork, all necessary shipping, and to abide by all rules set the Northbrook Arts Commission.

For any additional information please contact Bruce Bondy.  847.421.6999 or bruce@bondystudio.com

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Quick Paint Prospectus
Sunday, October 8, 2017

Paint the Town:  Northbrook’s Inaugural Plein Air Painting Festival

Hosted by the Northbrook Arts Council

October 6-8, 2017
Quick Paint competition on October 8th.

 

REGISTRATION:
•    Register online here: www.OnlineJuriedShows.com  
•    $40 fee entitles artist to participate in our Main Event and the Quick Paint on Sunday.
•    Fees are non-refundable, non-transferrable, and must be paid by the entry deadline.  Acceptance is not guaranteed.

ENTERING YOUR IMAGES:
•    Entry form must be filled out in its entirety.  List sizes up to the nearest inch.  Submitted images must not include matting or frame.  Crop the photos to include only the artwork.  Be sure your images are right-side-up.
•    Before uploading your images, make sure they are smaller than 4MB, but at least 1920 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi.  Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB color space.  Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at:  www.OnlineJuriedShows.com/help.aspx.  If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please write to us here:  https://onlinejuriedshows.com/Contact.aspx
•    Please add Services@OnlineJuriedShows.com and Manager@OnlineJuriedShows.com to your safe senders list to ensure notifications are received.

QUICK PAINT GUIDELINES:
The painting must be created on-site, within the event boundaries, in the true spirit of plein air painting.  A painting will be disqualified for judging if:
•    The artist is found using an ipad or photos on their easel;
•    The artist is standing outside the boundaries;
•    Or artist intentionally impedes the sightline of another artist.

PAINTING BOUNDARY:
The artist must be standing within the Village of Northbrook in the Village Green or in the designated downtown area.  Map will be provided in your Registration Packet.

PAINTING AND FRAMING PERIOD:
8 am to 1 pm, Sunday, October 8th

CHECK-IN AND MATERIAL STAMPING:
Painting materials MUST be stamped ON SUNDAY prior to starting to paint, at the Village Green Center, 1810 Walters Ave, Northbrook.  The clock will start for you when your materials are stamped.

MATERIALS:
•    Each artist may submit one (1) signed painting.   
•    Media may include: oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, and gouache.
•    For dark colored materials, please paint a white patch to provide a legible stamping area.
•    SMALL paintings: Maximum material size 12 inches x 12 inches of canvas, paper or board unframed.
•    FRAME width: Maximum 4 ¼ inches.
•    MAT width:  Maximum 4 inches (watercolors).

PAINTING SUBMISSION:
2 ½ hours from time materials are stamped or by 1 pm, whichever comes first.
•    Paintings must be turned in at the Village Green Center, 1810 Walters Ave, Northbrook.  
•    Check-in stamp must be visible on the back of each painting
•    Paintings must be signed, appropriately framed, mounted and securely wired for hanging.
•    Artists must submit completed information form for each submitted piece of artwork

We reserve the right to refuse any improperly framed paintings, wrapped canvases, stained mats, alligator hangers or those with wet paint on the edges.

PRICING:
•    The paintings will be sold at the price selected by the artist
•    Price changes will not be allowed after painting submission.  Any manual price changes found on title cards may result in the removal of the corresponding painting from the exhibit.

COMMISSIONS:
The Northbrook Arts Commission will retain a 35% commission on all painting sales.  Artist payments will be mailed to the address provided at registration within 2 weeks of the sale.

JUDGING:
Both the Quick Paint Competition and the Main Event Competition will be judged by nationally-known plein air artist and Northbrook resident:  Brian Sindler (www.briansindler.com).

JURORS FOR ENTRY SELECTION:
Craig Blietz, Sister Bay, WI.  (www.blietzstudio.com)  
Chris Sheban, Northbrook, IL.  (www.chrissheban.com)
Bruce Bondy, Northbrook, IL.  (www.bondystudio.com)

QUICK PAINT EVENT AWARDS:
Presented at the Awards Ceremony, 6:00 pm, Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the Northbrook Village Green Center, 1810 Walters Ave, Northbrook.
1st Place....$300
2nd Place...$200
3rd Place....$100

PAINTING PICK-UP:
All paintings must be picked up by Sunday, October 8th by 8:00 PM.  Artists removing paintings without consent will be banned from participating in next year’s event.  Abandoned paintings will be donated to the Northbrook Arts Commission.

LIABILITY:
Regardless of cause, the artist agrees to bear all risk and expense for any loss, theft or damage to their artwork or other personal property or injury to their person.  The artist agrees to be responsible for insuring their artwork, all necessary shipping, and to abide by all rules set the Northbrook Arts Commission.

For any additional information please contact Bruce Bondy.  847.421.6999 or bruce@bondystudio.com