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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 three categories of artist involvement: Juried, Open, and Student. 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 15. Beginning April 16, the Juried Class general entry fee is $75.00 ($60 for SAM members), with the deadline for registration being May 19, 2017. Applicants will be juried into this class, and accepted artists will paint on location in the Great Lakes Bay Region between June 12 and June 17. 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 2017 Registration Form. Please send the registration form and all necessary attachments to exhibitions@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. 

Entry Deadline: May 19, 2017

Juried Class Entry Fee

 

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 15. Beginning April 16, the Open Class general entry fee is $50.00 ($40 for SAM members), with the deadline for registration being June 2, 2017. 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 12 and June 17, 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 2017 Registration Form. Please send the registration form and all necessary attachments to staff@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.

Entry Deadline: June 2, 2017

Open Class Entry Fee

 

Student Class:

Registration is open to all students with a valid high school or college ID 16 years and older, currently residing in the United States. The Student Class early bird entry fee is $20.00 ($15 for SAM members), with a deadline of April 15. Beginning April 16, the Student Class general entry fee is $25.00 ($20 for SAM members), with the deadline for registration being June 2, 2017. 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 12 and June 17, 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 2017 Registration FormPlease send the registration form and all necessary attachments to exhibitions@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. 

Entry Deadline: June 2, 2017

Student Class Entry Fee

 

 

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