Artist Timeline

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.

DateTimeEvent
March 1Artist online registration opens
June 15:00pmProfessional artist registration due. Email digital images and bio for jury panel
June 15Professional artists notified of acceptance
July 15:00pmEmerging artist online registration closes (or earlier if capacity is reached)
July 155:00pmArtist registration fees due to the City of Dexter

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 15th, to Saturday, August 20th.

Artist Itinerary
DayTimeEvent
Monday8:00 – 10:00amArtist Check-In #1 at Tent in Monument Park
Starting at 8:00amArtists paint in and around Dexter
TuesdayAll DayArtists paint in and around Dexter
8:00 – 10:00amArtist Check-In #2 at Tent in Monument Park
5:30 – 6:00pmArtist Check-In #3 at Reception
6:00 – 8:00pmOpening Reception for Artists
WednesdayAll DayArtists paint in and around Dexter
7:30 – 8:30amArtist Social Breakfest
ThurdayAll DayArtists paint in and around Dexter
Friday8:00 – 9:00amParticipating 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 – 11:00amCoffee and donuts for the artists in the Monument Park Gazebo
9:30am – 12:30pmQuick Draw Competition is held. Three (3) hours to spend on one (1) painting
10:00 – 11:00amProfessional Artists deliver framed Plein Air Competition paintings and reserve paintings to the Tent Gallery in Monument Park
11:00am – 12:00pmEmerging Artists deliver framed, ready-to-hang Plein Air Competition paintings and reserve paintings to the Tent Gallery in Monument Park
1:00 – 1:30pmQuick Draw Artists deliver framed. ready-to-hang Plein Air artwork to the Tent Gallery in Monument Park
2:00 – 4:00pmJudging
2:00 – 4:00pmArtist’s Choice Award Voting Begins
2:00 – 9:00pmFriday Night Exhibit opens – artwork available for immediate purchase
4:00 – 9:00pmMeet and Greet with Artists in the Tent Gallery
5:00 – 5:30pmAward Ceremony in the Tent Gallery
5:30 – 6:00pmWinning Artists Photographs
6:30 – 9:00pmMusical Entertainment in the Monument Park Gazebo
Saturday9:00am – 8:00pmExhibit and Art Sale
3:00 – 8:00pmWine and Craft Beer Reception
6:00 – 8:00pmMusical Entertainment in the Tent Gallery
8:00pmTent Gallery CLOSED
8:00 – 9:00pmArtists pick-up any unsold artworks. No early pick-ups.