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Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association
Farm to Frame

Call for Entry

“Farm to Frame”

Natividad Medical Center

1441 Constitution Blvd.

Salinas, CA  93906

MBPAPA General Membership Show


Eligibility:   Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association (MBPAPA) members who have paid their 2023 dues.  For further information please see our website - Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association Fine Art (

Exhibition Description:  The exhibition is a joint project of MBPAPA and the Natividad Medical Foundation.   


  •   Paintings are to be inspired by plein air.  That means sketches, small painting or the original painting must be created on site.  The theme is to highlight the agricultural industry of California.    
  •   They may not have been exhibited in a prior MBPAPA show 
  •   All paintings will be hand delivered to the show, framed.  There is no need for hanging devices. They will not be used. The paintings’ dimensions can be of any size. Canvas wrap is not acceptable.  


All paintings must be for sale, with 70% of the sales revenue going to the artist and 30% going to Natividad Medical Foundation’s Spiritual Care Fund.  Please price your art accordingly.  There will be no later change of price once the painting has been juried in.


Please note: In addition to the usual information on the back of your painting, each piece should have a removable label on the Front of each work with title and name of artist. These “stickies” will be removed once the wall labels are up.


Location:  This exhibit will be hosted by Natividad Medical Foundation and will be hung on the second floor of Natividad Medical Center, near the Foundation offices.  The show  will hang for approximately one year.


Image Submission:  This is a juried exhibit.  Each artist may submit a maximum of 3 digital images to ""  for the jury selection process.  The juror will be instructed to only pick a maximum of 2 entries per artist. This way more members have a chance to be in the show. Click enter this show and log in to begin your entries and pay the $35 entry fee. Image files must be jpg and under 4 mb. For help with your entries contact or 888-666-1351.


Juror:  Warren Chang

Judge:  Warren Chang




Digital image submission and fees paid on ""  - no later than midnight April 14, 2023 


Notification of Acceptance. Results in your Artist Profile —April 21, 2021


Hand deliver accepted and framed work to Natividad Medical Center,  May 3- 4, 2023.   Call ahead at 755-4187 (or email to schedule a time for delivery and pick up of last years painting if need be.  


Exhibit:  May 30, 2023- May 1, 2024


Please note that artwork must remain up for the duration of the exhibit. No early pickup.


Reception:  May 30, time TBD


Show start date –pictures of accepted paintings will be available on Natividad Medical foundation website

When a juried in painting sells, the artist will be notified by the Foundation and asked to replace it with another painting of the same size.

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