Results are in for the 2020 MBPAPA Signature Show!

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Call for Entries! "Creativity Endures, Nature Inspires"
MBPAPA General Member Show 2020

Call for Entries! MBPAPA members are invited to enter our 2nd Summer 2020 Plein Air in Place Online Art Exhibit!

Any subject, done inside, outside, studio, patio, garden, or any safe plein air location. Still lifes, pet portraits - your choice.
Email entries in jpg format to by Tuesday, June 30. (Marte will resize them for the web page.)

MBPAPA is pleased to announce the winners!
2020 Pandemic Plein Air in Place (closed)

2020 Pandemic Plein Air in Place is now closed, and voting has ended.

  • First Place: #19 (18 votes) Congratulations, Bobbie Brainerd!
  • Second Place: #12 (10 votes) Congratulations, Cindy Wilbur!
  • Third Place: #29 and #35 (8 votes each - a tie!) Congratulations, Cyndy Davis and Paola Berthoin!

All voting was done by email. Thanks to everyone for their participation!

MBPAPA Newsletter April 2020: (PDF download)

MBPAPA 2020 Exhibits: Natividad Show Results Announced!

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Upcoming MBPAPA 2020 Events: Signature Member Demonstrations

Maggie Renner Hellmann: Carmel River Beach - is postponed TBD

Maggie Renner Hellmann will be explaining and showing how she approaches color and visualization techniques, as well as methods to use in the planning stages to create color harmony and drama in your work. Maggie will share how to use poetic Brushwork to describe the form and reflect the energy of the day.

Topic: Color, Visualization, and Brushwork
Location: Carmel River Beach
Saturday, March 28, 2020
9 am - 11 am

Ellen Howard: Carmel Beach

Location: Carmel Beach
Saturday, June 6, 2020
9 am - 11 am

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Signature Artist Jurying Event: Nov 9, 2019 - closed

The jurying process for Associate Members who wish to be considered for Signature Status in MBPAPA is scheduled for November 9, 2019 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at Markham Ranch, 154 Corral De Tierra Rd, Salinas, 93908.

You will need to bring 6 of your best plein air paintings that are well framed (ready for a show) and your bio.

The Signature members will evaluate your work on: composition, effective use of values, drawing/linear perspective, brushwork, atmospheric perspective, color harmony, consistency of style, and presentation.

The committee looks forward to seeing your new work. We plan to give carefully considered feedback to everyone.

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