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Central Coast Plein Air Painters
Art, Love and Wine 2018


JANUARY 8 (11:59 p.m. PT)


An Exhibition of the Central Coast Plein Air Painters

Hosted by Wargin Wines
at their Watsonville tasting room
11 Hanger Way in Watsonville, CA

This exhibit is open to all Artists working in oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel residing in California
that can personally deliver and retrieve their work or have a friend do so.
Membership in the Central Coast Plein Air Painters is free and available on Facebook:

Open to all artists in California that can hand deliver and retrieve their work (should it not sell) or have a friend do so.  Artists may submit work in watercolor, acrylic, oil, and pastel.  No photography, video or 3D work will be considered.  Work must be framed or gallery wrapped with finished edges and wired for hanging.  Dimensions may not exceed 24” in height by 36” in length, not including frame. Entries must be plein air paintings, executed on location, out of doors or inspired by plein air.  The theme Art, Love & Wine is in appreciation for our host venue, Wargin Wines, and in the spirit of Valentine’s Day.  It is open to the artist’s interpretation. Artists must be able to hand deliver and pick up their work if it does not sell.  No shipped work will be accepted.

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:  If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please write to us here:
•    Please add and to your safe senders list to ensure notifications are received.

$38 for up to 3 entries.  Entry fees are non-refundable and must be paid by the entry deadline.

Judge of Awards
CCPAP is thrilled that renowned Artist and proprietor of Galerie Plein Air in Carmel, CA, Cyndra Bradford, will be our judge.  Cyndra's award-winning work communicates her passion for nature with skill and spirit and is collected worldwide in private, corporate and public collections.  Her sense of design and use of bold, loose brushwork, palette knife technique, and vivid color captures the awesome beauty of land and sea. 

Exhibition Details
The Art, Love and Wine Exhibition & Sale will be hosted by Wargin Wines at their Watsonville tasting room at 11 Hanger Way in Watsonville, CA and will feature paintings by The Central Coast Plein Air Painters of the amazing beauty of California’s Central Coast reflective of the theme Art, Love & Wine.  Selected artwork will be on display through end of March.  First, second and third place awards will be given as well as 3 honorable mentions.  Artists will receive 80% of all sales of their work.   The exhibition and sale will be promoted via social media and PR.  Artists are welcome to invite as many fans of their work as they like.  Wargin Wines will be offering complementary wine tasting of their delicious wine and light refreshments for all guests of age.

All sales will be processed through Wargin Wines

1st Place: $100
2nd Place: $75
3rd Place: $50

Timeline of events including

Open/close date for submitting work online: Nov 29th to Jan 8 by 11:59 p.m. PT.
Notifications sent out:  Jan 10th
Drop off of artwork and hang artwork: Thursday February 1st from 10am to noon
Gala Reception:  February 2nd 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00.





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