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Welcome to the 3rd Annual North Carolina Open Plein Air 

Hosted by Mooresville Arts, the North Carolina Open Plein Air Event, 2017, will be held Tuesday, August 22 – Sunday, August 27, 2017.

Harold Frontz will conduct a 3-day Plein Air Workshop, August 22, 23 and 24, in both oils and acrylics.  Harold will select three sites, one for each day. A welcome, get to know each other picnic, will be held on Tuesday evening, August 22 (day 1) after the workshop.

Please see his workshop overview, “Capturing the Moment: a Plein Air Painting Workshop”. Cost of the workshop will be $175.00.

Open Plein Air Paint Out will be August 25, 26 and 27. 

Paint Out cost will be $25.00. Sunday will be ½ day for painting and preparation.

We have selected many painting sites throughout the Mooresville and Lake Norman area. A detailed list of the sites will be forthcoming. We will also have a list of restaurants and eateries, including special promotions for our visitors. The Marriott has arranged a special evening of refreshment and optional gallery display for our participants.

To be eligible for the Wet Hang Exhibition and Sale, works must have been completed during the paint out (August 25-27,2017) the canvases stamped with official trademark, framed, wired for hanging and delivered to the Mooresville Arts Depot no later than 12:00 on Sunday, August 27.

All work must be hung by 1:00 at the Mooresville Arts Depot. Judging and special purchase awards, will be chosen from 1:00 until 3:00. A special reception, honoring YOU, our artists and event sponsors, will be held on Sunday afternoon, August 27, beginning at 3:00. Presentations and awards will be announced during the reception. The participating artists are invited and encouraged to leave their work for display and purchase August 27 through September 22, 2017. People’s Choice Awards will be announced September 19, 2017.

We are looking forward to this wonderful event.

Thank you,

NC Open Plein Air Committee

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