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Northbrook Friends of the Arts
Northbrook Arts Commission - Annual Plein Air Painting Festival 2018




Main Event Prospectus
September 26-30th, 2018  Paint the Town:  Northbrook’s 2nd Annual Plein Air Painting Festival


Hosted by the Northbrook Arts Commission

5 Days:  Wednesday, September 26th through Sunday September 30, 2018 in Northbrook, IL.  Join us to Paint the Town of Northbrook. With additional painting area added for 2018

 

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.  Other designated areas may be added prior to September opening date and will include The Chicago Botanic Garden and PORTIONS of Glenview and Deerfield.   A map will be provided in your Registration Packet.

PAINTING PERIOD:
After the meet and greet event on Tuesday Evening, September 25th artists may begin.  Event will officially begin morning of September 26th and close on September 30th with the submission of the Quick Paint entries at noon. 

CHECK-IN AND MATERIAL STAMPING:
Painting materials MUST be stamped prior to starting to paint, at the Village Green Center, 1810 Walters Ave, Northbrook.
Tuesday evening at Meet and Greet event (Location to be announced) OR Each morning at the Village Green Center from 7:30am to 10am., Saturday: 7:30 am to noon,


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 Friends of the Arts, 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:
Judges for both the Quick Paint Competition and the Main Event Competition will be announced on selection.

 

 

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, 1:00pm  at the Northbrook Village Green Center, 1810 Walters Ave, Northbrook.

Best of Show...$ 1,200   (PLUS ad in outdoorpainter.com $750 value)
2nd Place...$750
3rd Place...$500
Honorable Mention...$150
Honorable Mention...$150
People’s Choice...$250
Selection through voting by spectators and visitors to event     Artist’s  Choice...$250
Selection through a vote by artists participating in the event

PAINTING PICK-UP:
All paintings may be picked up by Sunday, September 30th 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.  See below for participation in future exhibitions.

FUTURE EXHIBITIONSAfter last year’s event we held a series of exhibits of unsold work and paintings that were not entered in the exhibition but were painted plein air during the event.  We sold nearly as many paintings in these subsequent exhibitions as in the original show.  The same terms of sale will apply.  We expect to show the work in 3-5 venues AFTER the show.  This helps the artist, the promotion of plein air painting, and our event.  We DO NOT ANNOUNCE there will be any further shows prior to our event as we want the buyers to step up and buy during the exhibit. 

PUBLICITY:  This event is sponsored by the Northbrook Arts Commission.  We make a great effort to advertise and promote the event throughout our community and beyond.  We recognize that a great plein air event requires bringing people out to watch the artists and to view and purchase work.  Last year’s event received great public and press attention including articles in numerous local publications and live FOX NEWS coverage on the final day. 

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
Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th
2018

Hosted by the Northbrook Arts Commission

September 26-30th.  Quick Paint competitions on two days!

 


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:

Friday Evening Nocturne Event: This event will take place between 5:30-9 pm.  Artists will be encouraged to paint in the designated downtown area.  Map will be provided in your Registration Packet.          

Saturday Morning Quick Paint: This event is tentatively scheduled to be at the Glen Park Center in an area of the park and a portion of the shopping area.  Map will be provided in your Registration Packet. 

                
Sunday Morning Quick Paint: 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 noon for Saturday and the Sunday Quick Paint.  Artists will have 2.5 hours from time of canvas stamp to turn in work.

Details for Friday Nocturne event will be announced.  


CHECK-IN AND MATERIAL STAMPING:
Painting materials MUST be stamped each day 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 for each event. 
•    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.
•    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, Nocturne Event, and the Main Event Competition will be judged by a well known plein air artist to be announced.

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 AWARDS:
Presented at the Awards Ceremony, 1:00 pm, Sunday, September 30, 2017 at the Northbrook Village Green Center, 1810 Walters Ave, Northbrook.  Winners will be awarded as follows in both events
1st Place....$300
2nd Place...$200
3rd Place....$100

PAINTING PICK-UP:
Paintings may be picked up at conclusion of event.  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.  See below about leaving paintings for continuing exhibitions.

FUTURE EXHIBITIONSAfter last year’s event we held a series of exhibits of unsold work and paintings that were not entered in the exhibition but were painted plein air during the event.  We sold nearly as many paintings in these subsequent exhibitions as in the original show.  The same terms of sale will apply.  We expect to show the work in 3-5 venues AFTER the show.  This helps the artist, the promotion of plein air painting, and our event.  We DO NOT ANNOUNCE there will be any further shows prior to our event as we want the buyers to step up and buy during the exhibit.  Participation in the future exhibitions is encouraged but entirely at the discretion of the artist. 

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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