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Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association
MBPAPA Signature Member Show Local Inspiration

Call for Entry

MBPAPA Signature Member Show

Local Inspiration

July 1 -Sept 23, 2018

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History


165 Forest Ave

Pacific Grove, CA 93950


Eligibility:   Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Assocation (MBPAPA)  members who hold "signature member" status and who have paid their 2018 dues.  For further information please see our website - 


Theme:  The exhibit theme will be “Local Inspiration”.  The Museum would like to showcase the lesser known parks in the area, ie. SFB Morse Preserve, Elkhorn Slough, Jacks Peak, Garland Ranch and the DelRey Oaks Frog Pond as well as the George Washington Park in PG.


Paintings requirements:


• Paintings are to be completed primarily en plein air. 


• They may not have been exhibited prior in a MBPAPA show


• All paintings will be delivered to the show framed and ready to    hang including hanging wire. 


• The  painting dimensions cannot be larger than 12x16 unframed, the space for the show is fairly limited.


Please note: the back of the painting should contain a firmly attached label that states your name, title, medium and price.


Sales The museum will handle sales and charge a 20% commission. We will also provide a folder with the artist”s information and pictures of the pieces on display.

It is very important that you bring an insert for this display folder with the images, price and your contact information during drop of.


Image Submission:  This is a juried exhibit.  Each signature member artist may submit a maximum of 3 digital images to "" for the jury selection process.  For further information and to pay the $35 jury fee go to "", scroll down to the "Local Inspiration" listing and click "enter this show". 


Please note

By entering you are promising to deliver the painting if it is juried in and you will not offer it for sale in the meantime” 


Juror:  well known artist, teacher George Rivera


Digital image submission and fees paid  ""  - no later than midnight Sunday June 17th 2018


Notification of Acceptance – Monday June 25th, 2018


Deliver accepted and framed work  to the PG Museum of Natural History on June 27 between 12-3pm

Exhibit – July1-Sept 23rd


Opening reception --  All MBPAPA members, guests and the public are invited to an opening reception be held  July 20th at the PG  Museum for Natural History,  165 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950


Pick up of Paintings – Sept 24,2018  time to be announced

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