The Mendocino Art Center hosts the sixth annual Mendocino Open Paint Out (MOPO), a plein air festival, welcoming more than 60 artists – working in watermedia, oil and pastel – visiting from Idaho, Illinois, Nevada, Oregon, and throughout California. 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 400 paintings were created in 2017. • Featured artists painting exhibition (opens September 1): MOPO co-founder John Hewitt, Wendy Brayton, Ellen Howard, Suzi Marquess Long, Will Maller and Dennis Simpson. Reception: September 8, 5pm to 8pm. • Featured artist demonstrations: September 18-21, 2pm and 7pm (no demo on Friday, September 21 at 7pm). Donations requested. • Festive and social evening gatherings at the Mendocino Art Center: Food and drink available, September 18-20, 5pm to 7pm. • People's Choice Party: Friday, September 21, 7pm to 9pm. See all paintings created during the week and vote for your favorite painting. • Quick Draw Competition and Sale: Saturday, September 22. Watch the competition, 11am to 1pm (location to be announced) and then vote for YOUR favorite piece at the Quick Draw Sale, 2pm to 4pm. • Celebratory Reception and Awards Presentation: Saturday, September 22, 4pm to 6pm. Enjoy wine and appetizers and be there for the presentation of more than 25 awards. • Your last chance to buy your favorite painting! The gallery will be open 10am-5pm. Complete schedule at http://www.MendocinoArtCenter.org/pleinair Gallery Hours: Monday, September 17: 10am-5pm Tuesday, September 18: 8am-7pm Wednesday, September 19: 8am-7pm Thursday, September 20: 8am-7pm Friday, September 21: 8am-4pm & 7pm-9pm Saturday, September 22: 10am-7pm Sunday, September 23: 10am-5pm
This event occurs every day until September 23, 2018.