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Art Colony Plein Air Competition Continues...

Aug 29, 2017 07:45AM, Published by Editor, Categories: Arts+Culture

Plein Air Grand Marais is an outdoor painting competition in which artists have 7 days to capture the 3,340 square miles of Cook County.  Blank canvas turns into fresh works of art depicting this scenic landscape.
Spend the day on the look-out for artists at work. Once an artist has been spotted, watch as the painting unfolds under the mastery of the artist’s brush.

Lutsen Mountains Paint out
This is a great opportunity to see artists paint a different part of the county. Take the gondola to the top of the mountain, soak up the incredible view, and spot some artists working along the way.
Artists' Point: Quick Paint
During this category event, artists have 90 minutes to complete a painting.  With a shot gun start and finish, artists battle weather, wind and waves in this entertaining spectacle that produces incredible art!  A great opportunity to see over 50 artists scattered over Artist Point, truly bringing the tombolo’s name to life. 

An Overview of the Plein Art Schedule includes:

Check-in for Competition: Friday, September 8 from 9am-4pm 
Pincushion Paint-Out: Saturday, September 9 from 1-5pm at Pincushion Overlook
Lunch Discussion: Outdoor Painters of Minnesota 
Monday, September 11 | Allison Eklund | 12 pm - 1 pm
Quick Paint: Thursday, September 14 from 4-5:30pm at the Harbor
Invite and Jury Paintings Due: Friday, September 15 from 8:30-10am at the Johnson Heritage Post
Juror Lecture by Kami Mendlik: Friday, September 15 at 11am at the Grand Marais Art Colony
Open Class Paintings Due: Friday, September 15 from 1:30-2:30pm
Opening Reception: Friday, September 15 from 5-7pm at the Johnson Heritage Post
Exhibit: Saturday, September 16 - Sun, Oct. 29 at the Johnson Heritage Post & Grand Marais Art Colony

For full details about the event, this year's painters, and past competition winners - go to the Grand Marais Art Colony website here.

Minnesota Fire Danger
Boreal Ship Spotter - larger view here