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The Great Lakes Bay Plein Air Festival celebrates the art of plein air painting and the beauty of the Great Lakes Bay Region.

Great Lakes Bay En Plein Air has two categories of artist involvement: Juried and Open. Please see below for specific information regarding each class.

 

Juried Class:

Registration is open to all artists, 18 years and older, currently residing in the United States. The Juried Class early bird entry fee is $60.00 ($50 for SAM members), with a deadline of April 16. Beginning April 17, the Juried Class general entry fee is $75.00 ($60 for SAM members), with the deadline for registration being May 25, 2018. Applicants will be juried into this class, and accepted artists will paint on location in the Great Lakes Bay Region between June 11 and June 16. Artists not accepted into this class will be notified and automatically entered into the Open Class (see below). Juried Class artists will be eligible to submit up to three pieces for awards and exhibition, and will have opportunities to sell artwork with no commission fees. Details on cash prizes to come. 

To register, artists must complete and sumbit the Great Lakes Bay En Plein Air Festival 2018 Registration Form. Please send the registration form and all necessary attachments to assoccurator@saginawartmuseum.org or by mail to 1126 N. Michigan Avenue, Saginaw, MI 48602. The entry fee may be paid via check made out to and mailed to SAM, or through our secure PayPal account (see below). Please indicate the method of payment on your registration form. 

Juried Class

Open Class:

Registration is open to all artists, 18 years and older, currently residing in the United States. The Open Class early bird entry fee is $40.00 ($30 for SAM members), with a deadline of April 16. Beginning April 17, the Open Class general entry fee is $50.00 ($40 for SAM members), with the deadline for registration being June 1, 2018. All applicants to this class will be accepted; however, the Saginaw Art Museum reserves the right to exclude artwork from exhibition if deemed to be below museum standards. Open class artists will paint on location in the Great Lakes Bay Region between June 11 and June 16, will be eligible to submit up to three pieces for awards and exhibition, and will have opportunities to sell artwork with no commission fees. Details on cash prizes to come. 

To register, artists must complete and sumbit the Great Lakes Bay En Plein Air Festival 2018 Registration Form. Please send the registration form and all necessary attachments to assoccurator@saginawartmuseum.org or by mail to 1126 N. Michigan Avenue, Saginaw, MI 48602. The entry fee may be paid via check made out to and mailed to SAM, or through our secure PayPal account (see below). Please indicate the method of payment on your registration form.

Early Open Class

 

Questions? Please contact the museum at 989-754-2491 or staff@saginawartmuseum.org