Welcome and thank you for participating in this year’s festival!
Below you will find a timeline to help prepare for and participate in the Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival.
|January 9||Artist online registration opens|
|June 1||5:00pm||Professional artist registration due. Email digital images and bio for jury panel|
|June 15||Professional artists notified of acceptance|
|July 1||5:00pm||Emerging artist online registration closes (or earlier if capacity is reached)|
|July 1||5:00pm||Professional artist registration fees are due or must notify Paint Dexter that their dues are on the way.|
|July 15||5:00pm||Emerging artist registration fees are due or must notify Paint Dexter that their dues are on the way.|
Artists who do not pay their registration fees by the proper due date or do not notify Paint Dexter prior to the due date will be moved to the waiting list and that spot will become available to the next person on the waiting list. Those on the waiting list will have five business days to respond and pay their registration fees online.
All artists are required to check-in at one of the three “Check-In” times before commencing to paint.
This year’s festival runs from Monday, August 14th, to Saturday, August 19th.
|Monday||8:00 – 10:00am||Artist Check-In #1 at Tent in Monument Park|
|Starting at 8:00am||Artists paint in and around Dexter|
|Tuesday||All Day||Artists paint in and around Dexter|
|8:00 – 10:00am||Artist Check-In #2 at Tent in Monument Park|
|5:30 – 6:00pm||Artist Check-In #3 at Reception|
|6:00 – 8:00pm||Opening Reception for Artists|
|Wednesday||All Day||Artists paint in and around Dexter|
|Thurday||All Day||Artists paint in and around Dexter|
|Friday||8:00 – 9:00am||Participating Quick Draw Artists (professional & emerging) deliver framed, ready-to-hang Plein Air Painting Competition artwork and any reserve paintings and simultaneously register for Quick Draw at the Tent Gallery in Monument Park. Have canvas/paper stamped for Quick Draw.|
|8:00 – 11:00am||Coffee and donuts for the artists in the Monument Park Gazebo|
|9:30am – 12:30pm||Quick Draw Competition is held. Three (3) hours to spend on one (1) painting|
|10:00 – 11:00am||Professional Artists deliver framed Plein Air Competition paintings and reserve paintings to the Tent Gallery in Monument Park|
|11:00am – 12:00pm||Emerging Artists deliver framed, ready-to-hang Plein Air Competition paintings and reserve paintings to the Tent Gallery in Monument Park|
|1:00 – 1:30pm||Quick Draw Artists deliver framed. ready-to-hang Plein Air artwork to the Tent Gallery in Monument Park|
|2:00 – 4:00pm||Judging|
|2:00 – 4:00pm||Artist’s Choice Award Voting Begins|
|2:00 – 9:00pm||Friday Night Exhibit opens – artwork available for immediate purchase|
|4:00 – 9:00pm||Meet and Greet with Artists in the Tent Gallery|
|5:00 – 5:30pm||Award Ceremony in the Tent Gallery|
|5:30 – 6:00pm||Winning Artists Photographs|
|6:30 – 9:00pm||Musical Entertainment in the Monument Park Gazebo|
|Saturday||9:00am – 8:00pm||Exhibit and Art Sale|
|3:00 – 8:00pm||Wine and Craft Beer Reception|
|12:00 – 5:00pm||Musical Entertainment in the Tent Gallery|
|8:00pm||Tent Gallery CLOSED|
|8:00 – 9:00pm||Artists pick-up any unsold artworks. No early pick-ups.|