Dueling Brushes 2011
Date and Time: Saturday, October 1, 2011 – 9 am to 11:30 am
Eligibility: The Dueling Brushes competition is open to all artists, MAPAPA members and non-members. Paint Annapolis 2011 juried artists and MAPAPA founding artists participating in the Paint Annapolis 2011 event are also eligible to participate in Dueling Brushes.
Registration: All artists can register for the event on this site or at the Paint Annapolis tent next to the Market House on Thursday Sept. 29th and Friday Sept. 30th. You must register by 5:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30th. to avoid a late fee. Last minute registrations will be taken at the tent next to Market House on Saturday morning from 8 to 8:45 am. Your registration fee entitles you to enter your work in the outdoor exhibit/judging event after the timed competition.
Registration fee is $25, last minute registration (after 5 pm on Friday, September 30--see above) is $35.
Check-in: All entrants must pick up their preprinted label for the Dueling Brushes event, available (except for last-minute registrants) at the Paint Annapolis tent next to the Market House at the City Dock on Friday, September 30th. Labels for last-minute registrants will be available at the tent on Saturday morning. Artists should fill in their name, title of work, medium, and price. This label is proof of registration and must be attached to work in order for it to be exhibited and judged. Name tags and hats will also be available on Saturday morning.
Set Up: Artists may set up their equipment and choose their sites Saturday morning before the competition officially begins at 9 am.
Exhibit and Judging: At 12 noon, all artists will bring their completed artwork along with their easels to the designated exhibit/judging area at the Susan B. Campbell area of the City Dock.
Prizes: Winners will be announced at 1 pm. With $1,600 in cash prizes: $500 for first, $350 for second, $250 for third and $500 for a Peoples' Choice Award. Three "Honorable Mention" awards will also be made. Artwork must be removed from the exhibit area after the awards ceremony.
Sale of Artwork: Each Dueling Brushes artwork must be clearly marked with a label provided to registered entrants. The label must list the price of the artwork.
Commissions: MAPAPA will take 25% commission on all sales. Our intent is to be able to provide credit card capability to encourage sales.