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Kensington Plein Air Event

  • 03 Sep 2011
  • 6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Kensington, Maryland
As you may know, the Montgomery Art Association’s, “Paint the Town” Labor Day Weekend Art Show has been a major art event in Kensington, Maryland for close to 20 years.  We’d like to invite you to participate in this well-attended exhibition.  Thousands of people visit this show and many works sell.  
The event is held in the Kensington Armory, located at 3710 Mitchell Street in Kensington, MD 20895, over the Labor Day Weekend.
There are two stipulations in order to participate in this show:

  1. One  of the pieces of artwork must reflect or be representative of the Town of  Kensington.  (Abstracts are fine. Your  representation of the town may be in the artistic style of your  choice)
  2. All  artists are asked to assist with the show in some capacity.  This may be accomplished in many ways:  assisting with the reception, publicity, soliciting donations, hanging flyers,  cashiers, greeting guests, setting up and hanging…

The show will be judged by award winning artist and Workshop Instructor, Ed Moore.  All artwork will be accepted into the show, the award winners will receive cash and prizes.
By receiving the application at this early date, you should have ample time to visit Kensington and get a feel for the community so that you may depict a piece of the town in your artwork.  Registration for “Paint the Town” is via the attached application, which is due by August 26th, 2011.  

Additional Plein Air Event:
In addition to the Kensington Armory exhibition, there is also a Plein Air Event that takes place on Saturday, September 3rd from daybreak to 3:00 pm.  This event is free for members of MAA and $5.00 for non-members.  You do not need to participate in the general show in order to participate in the Plein Air Event.  It will be judged separately from the general show at 3 pm on Saturday, September 4th.  These artworks will then be on exhibit at the Armory Show and available for sale if so desired.
Registration for the Plein Air Event will be held at the Kensington Armory at the following times:
- Thursday, September 1st between 5:00 - 7:00 pm
- Friday, September 2nd between 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Saturday, September 3rd between 9:00 - 9:30 am
Bring blank canvases or art paper with you.  We will stamp the back.  Painting must not begin until daybreak on Saturday, September 3rd.  
If you have any questions about either event, please feel free to call or email me.

I look forward to seeing you at the show.  And remember, you don’t need to be an MAA member to participate.
Debra Halprin
halprinart@aol.com <mailto:halprinart@aol.com>
www.halprinart.com <http://www.halprinart.com/

Please follow link to registration form:

Go to www.mapapa.org to visit the main website of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association.

Mailing Address (general inquiries to Board Chairman- do NOT send payments): 3831 Proctor Lane, Nottingham, MD 21236-4748
For mailed membership payments, please contact membership@mapapa.org for the current address. Do NOT use an archived address, as it may no longer be accurate.

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