Mendocino Open Paint Out
on Northern California's
Beautiful Mendocino Coast

September 17–23, 2018

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All events are open to the public and admission is free.
Donations are requested for the featured artist demos.

Gallery Hours: 10am-5pm

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Registration and substrate stamping in the Mendocino Art Center Gallery.

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception: Meet and mingle with the featured artists and enjoy a complimentary pizza party.

All Day
Paint any time you wish within the geographic boundaries provided. As featured artists paint, you may observe without interfering.

Gallery Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
(Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 5:00 p.m.)

Wet Paint Sale in the Mendocino Art Center’s professional gallery space. You are encouraged to frame and hang your paintings as you complete them. Buyers are in the gallery throughout the week.

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Café MOPO — coffee and continental breakfast in the Mendocino Art Center Gallery.

8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Friday, until 4:00 p.m.)
Substrate stamping in the Mendocino Art Center Gallery.

2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. (except Friday at 7:00 p.m.)
Featured artist demonstrations and presentations.

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (except Friday)
Unwind after a day of painting with a festive and social dinner gathering at the Mendocino Art Center. Food and beverages available for purchase.

By 5:00 p.m.
All artwork must be hung for final judging.

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
People’s Choice Party. See all paintings created during the week. Vote for your favorite painting.

A fun-filled weekend with a Quick Draw Competition and Sale, Viewer’s Choice Award voting, a celebratory reception and awards presentation, and more! All activities will end on Sunday, at 5:00 pm.

Schedule subject to change.




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Mendocino Open Paint Out

The Mendocino Art Center is a very special place, located in a stunning, rural location, overlooking a rugged expanse of the Pacific Ocean, 150 miles north of San Francisco. It has been a haven for artists since 1959, when founders Bill and Jennie Zacha first realized the potential of this unique community as an artists' colony.

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Today the Mendocino Art Center is a highly regarded artistic and educational institution known for retreat-style classes led by superlative artist-instructors. More than 150 two- to five-day classes are offered each year in ceramics, fiber arts, fine art, jewelry/metalsmithing and sculpture.

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The art galleries feature monthly exhibitions spotlighting the creative works of local and national artists and the Mendocino Art Center continues to be at the heart of what makes the Mendocino Coast an enchanting and vibrant place to visit.