MSA gallery seeks plein air entries

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Main Street Arts Gallery is seeking entries for its first springtime plein air exhibition, Samantha McNally has announced.

Deadline for painters to enter is April 19. The show will be displayed at the gallery, 613 Main St., May 3-31, with a reception at 4 p.m. May 11.

The juried exhibition, “Looking Out My Backdoor,” is offering awards of $100 for first place, $50 for second and $25 for third. People’s Choice also will receive $25.

McNally is the juror of selection. A watercolor artist, she studied art at Ramapo College, Mahway, N.J., at the Ridgewood School of Art in Ridgewood, N.J., and the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She has been painting en plein air for 20 years.

She is a member of the California Watercolor Association and has earned prizes at many of the association’s shows. She is past president of the organization, holding that office from 2007 to 2010.

Her paintings are being shown at the Benicia Plein Air Gallery, Benicia, and the Valley Art Gallery, Walnut Creek.

Judges of awards are McNally, Gwenn Spratt, Pamela McCauley, the latter of whom are members of Main Street Arts Gallery.

Any artist 18 or older may enter. Paintings must be two-dimensional plein air or plein air inspired. Digital media, photography, prints and reproductions will not be accepted. Source material must be original and must not be derived from published images.

Maximum height, including frame, is 24 inches, and maximum width, including frame, is 18 inches.

All paintings must be available for sale and must have been completed within the past two years.

Entry forms and show rules are available from the Main Street Arts website, Entry fee is $25.

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