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Mendocino Open Paint Out - A Plein Air Festival
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Duration: All Day
Where: Mendocino Art Center
Calendar: Mendocino Family Calendar
Website: http://www.MendocinoArtCenter.org/pleinair
Contact: Michael McDonald, 707-937-5818, email

The Mendocino Art Center hosts the fifth annual Mendocino Open Paint Out (MOPO), a plein air festival, welcoming more than 60 artists - working in watermedia, oil and pastel - from five different states, Canada and the British Virgin Islands.   All activities are free and open to the public: • Plein air painting - watch artists paint outdoors all week.    • Daily wet paint sales: new paintings each day in the MAC galleries. More than 300 paintings were created in 2016. Expanded gallery hours this year! • Featured artists painting exhibition (opens September 1): MOPO co-founder John Hewitt, Jody Bryan, Maeve Croghan, Susan Elwart Hall, Chuck Kovacic and Jim McVicker. Reception: September 9, 5pm-8pm. • Featured artist demonstrations: September 19-22, 2pm and 7pm (no demo on Friday, September 22 at 7pm). Donations requested.    • Festive and social evening gatherings at the Mendocino Art Center: Food and drink available, September 19-21, 5pm to 7pm. • People's Choice Party, Friday, September 22, 7pm to 9pm. See all paintings created during the week and vote for your favorite painting.    • Quick Draw Competition and Sale: Saturday, September 23. Watch the competition, with a new twist this year, 11am to 1pm (location to be announced) and then vote for YOUR favorite piece at the Quick Draw Sale, 2pm to 5pm. • Celebratory Reception and Awards Presentation: Saturday, September 23, 5pm to 7pm. Enjoy wine and appetizers and be there for the presentation of more than 20 awards. • Live Jazz, mimosas and brunch bites: Sunday, September 24, 11am to 3pm. Last chance to buy your favorite painting! Complete schedule at http://www.MendocinoArtCenter.org/pleinair

 Gallery Hours: 
Monday, September 18: 10am-5pm 
Tuesday, September 19: 8am-7pm
 Wednesday, September 20: 8am-7pm
 Thursday, September 21: 8am-7pm 
Friday, September 22: 8am-5pm & 7pm-9pm 
Saturday, September 23: 8am-7pm 
Sunday, September 24: 10am-4pm

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This event occurs every day until September 24, 2017.

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