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Paint Berlin Plein Air 2017

EVENT DATES: SEPTEMBER 20 - 23, 2017
"WET PAINT" SALE & EXHIBIT: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, FROM 11 AM - 3PM.

ARTIST REGISTRATION IS OPEN: PAINT BERLIN REGISTRATION FORM
PAINT BERLIN SCHEDULE & EVENT GUIDELINES
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: AUGUST 31, 2017.

This event will feature talented artists from across the region who will paint the beauty of Berlin and surrounding areas to capture and preserve the best aspects of our community.

We are very pleased to announce KIRK McBRIDE as our judge for Paint Berlin. Kirk is an accomplished and well recognized plein air artist as well Berlin resident! He has been elected a “Signature Member" of the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association and has participated in many painting events. Kirk's love of water and boats has led him to being selected as a "Signature Member" of the American Society of Marine Artists.

This year, participating artists will grace our streets, sidewalks and green spaces from September 20 - 23, providing our Community and visitors with the unique experience of seeing our surroundings through their eyes while preserving the best aspects of our Town and County..

Artists will have an opportunity to network, exhibit, and sell their artwork as well as compete for a very attractive cash prizes: $1,000 - 1st Place, $500 - 2nd Place, $250 - 3rd Place, $100 - Honorable Mention, $100 - Artists' Choice, and $100 - MD Legislators' Choice award.

Visitors are invited to come and watch artists work during this event and attend the free and open to the public "Wet Paint" sale and exhibit featuring artwork created during this event.

The exhibit will be held at the Worcester County Arts Council Gallery located at 6 Jefferson Street on Saturday, September 23 from 11 am - 3 pm. Paintings from the exhibit will be available for sale and remain on display until October 31.

Artist registration will begin on May 1 and is limited to 50 artists, 18 years or older. Artist's early registration fee is $30.00. After June 30: $40.00. Registration deadline: August 31st.

Thank you to the following sponsors who provided financial support for this event: Town of Berlin, Salt Water Media, and Joan W. Jenkins Foundation.

HOST AN ARTIST!
As some of out of town artists who will participate in this event will be looking for a place to stay, we are now seeking hosts who can accommodate 1 artist or 1 artist and their companion/spouse during a time frame including September 17 - 19.
Our professional artists will make a minimal impact on you and your family's time, as during most of the event dates they will be outdoors painting. As a host you are not required to provide their meals.
A few artists may arrive one day earlier on September 19th, to become acquainted with the area, and most depart the afternoon of September 23rd.
We hope you can help and the artists would be so grateful!

If you are interested in supporting this event by hosting an artist in your residence, please call our office at 410-641-0809. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!