2017 Paint The Point Event Prospectus

August 9 - 12, 2017

 

Document Contents

Main Event Prospectus

Nocturne Event Prospectus

Quick Paint Event Prospectus

 

Main Event Prospectus

 

Registration

Registration is $50.00, and is open to all artists, with a limit of 45 participants. Registration ends July 31, 2017, or when the participation limit is met, whichever occurs first.

Artists may register online at www.artsmp.org. They may also print out a registration form, and send it, along with a check to:

Arts Mineral Point

P.O. Box 325

Mineral Point, WI 53565

There is no onsite registration.

Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

Main Event Check-In and Canvas Stamping 

The three Main Event painting days are: Wednesday, August 9; Thursday, August 10; and Friday, August 11. Artists do not need to paint every day to participate in the Main Event.

Artists must check-in at 215 High Street, and have their canvases stamped, between 7:00 am and 10:00 am. If artists need additional canvases stamped, they may return to 215 High Street between 7:00 am and 10:00 am, on any of the three painting days. 

Canvases will not be stamped at other times or locations.

Information kits with badges, maps, etc. will be issued when the participants check-in. 

 

Materials

Media may include oils, acrylics, watercolors, gouache, pastels or color pencils. Maximum size of unframed canvas, paper or board: 16" x 20”.

 

Submissions

Artists may submit two paintings for entry into the Main Event competition that were created over the 3 day (Wednesday - Friday) Main Event period.

The two paintings must be submitted at the Main Event exhibit space at 203 High Street, between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm Friday afternoon. 

The paintings must be stamped, signed, framed and ready for hanging and conform to the size limitation. Paintings must be clearly labeled on the back with artist name, title, and retail selling price. Artists must include the information/price card for each work when submitting the paintings. These cards are provided in the information kits.

 

Painting Locations

Artists may choose any subject or view anywhere within the Township limits of Mineral Point. The township is a much larger area than the city and affords many different vistas. The township and city map, along with an interactive area map, are posted on the www.artsmp.org website. Copies of these maps will be included in the check-in package.

 

     Pricing 

Artists will assign a suggested retail price for each painting. This is the price that will be accepted for the artwork.

 

Jury and Awards

A jury committee, appointed by Arts Mineral Point, will conduct judging for the Main Event Friday afternoon after 4:00 pm. Awards winners will be announced during the Friday Evening reception. 

Awards are as follows:

Best Of Show                                 $1,300.00

1st prize                                          $1,000.00

2nd prize                                         $775.00

3rd prize                                          $550.00

4th prize                                          $450.00

Honorable Mention                          $325.00

 

Sale

The paintings will be displayed and offered for sale, on Saturday, August 12 from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm at 203 High Street.

 

Commissions

Arts Mineral Point will receive a 35% commission on all sales. Artists will be paid 65% of the final selling price. Payments to artists will be made within two weeks of the event. For example, if a painting is sold for $100.00 the artist will receive $65.00 for the painting.

 

Post Event Pick-Up

Unsold artwork must be picked up from 203 High Street after 6:00 pm on Saturday, August 12. Any works not picked up will become the property of Arts Mineral Point, Inc. 

 

Liability

Arts Mineral Point, Inc. will take the best care of the works during the event. Artists will agree to take on all risk and expense for any theft or damage to the artwork, or personal property. The artists will agree to be responsible for insurance, any shipping, and to abide by the rules set forth in this prospectus.

 

Friday Evening Awards Reception

Artists, plus one guest, are invited to join Arts Mineral Point board members, volunteers and sponsors on Friday evening, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the exhibit venue, 203 High Street,  for beverages, great conversation and the Main Event Awards presentation.    

 

Lodging and Other Amenities

Please refer to www.mineralpoint.com for information about Mineral Point lodging. Be aware that rooms fill up quickly so make your reservations early! If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.

 

Off Easel Sales

Off easel sales are prohibited at any time during any of the Paint The Point events.

 

Nocturne Event Prospectus

 

Registration

Registered artists may also participate in the special Nocturne Competition, beginning Wednesday evening, August 9, and ending Thursday morning, August 10.

 

Check-in

Artists must check-in, Wednesday evening, August 10, between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm, at Gray Dog Deli, 215 High Street and have their canvases stamped for the Nocturne Competition. 

 

Materials

Media may include oils, acrylics, watercolors, gouache, pastels or colored pencils. Maximum size of unframed canvas, paper or board: 16" x 20”.

 

     Location

Artists must paint within a specific geographic area in the Mineral Point historic commercial district defined by the map in the information kit.

 

Submission

Artists must submit their one completed painting at the exhibit venue, 203 High Street, by 8:00 am Thursday morning, August 10. The painting must be stamped, signed, framed, ready for hanging and must conform to the size limitation. The painting must be clearly labeled on the back with artist name, title, and retail selling price. Artists include a information/price card when submitting paintings. Pricing format will be the same as the Main Event Pricing.

 

Jury and Awards

Judging for the Nocturne event will be conducted Thursday afternoon by the jury committee appointed by Arts Mineral Point. The award winner will be announced during the Dessert Reception Thursday evening.

Award is as follows:

Winner          $300.00

2nd Prize         $150.00 Richeson Certificate 

 

Quick Paint Event Prospectus

 

Registration

Artists who registered and participated for the Main Event are automatically entered in the Saturday Morning Quick-Paint Competition.

 

Check-in

Artists must check-in, between 7:00 am and 8:00 am, at Gray Dog Deli, 215 High Street and have their canvases stamped. 

 

Materials

Media may include oils, acrylics, watercolors, gouache, pastels or color pencils. Maximum size of unframed canvas, paper or board: 16" x 20”.

 

Location

Artists must paint within a specific geographic area in the Mineral Point historic commercial district defined by the map in the information kit.

 

Horn Start

Artists may start painting at the sound of the horn at 8:00 am. 

 

Horn Stop

Artists must stop painting at the sound of the 10:00 am horn. 

 

Submission

Artists must submit their one completed painting at 203 High Street, before 11:00 am. The painting must be stamped, signed, framed, and must conform to the size limitations. The painting must be clearly labeled on the back with artist name, title, and retail selling price. Artist must include the information/price card when submitting the painting. Pricing format will be the same as the Main Event Pricing. Artists must supply an easel to display the painting. Weather permitting, easels will be arranged along the sidewalk from the exhibit venue, heading WEST (facing the venue, heading left). If weather does not permit an outdoor open-air exhibit, easels will be erected in an oval inside the exhibit venue. 

 

Jury and Awards

A jury committee, appointed by Arts Mineral Point, will conduct the Quick Paint event judging Saturday after 11:00am. Award winners will be announced at the venue after jury deliberation. 

 

Awards are as follows:

1st prize             $300.00

2nd prize            $150.00

3rd prize            $ 125.00 

 

 

Quick Paint Sale

The paintings will be displayed on easel and will be offered for sale after awards are announced, untll 6:00 pm. Saturday, August 12.  Unsold paintings must be picked up after 6:00 pm.

 

 

Arts Mineral Point      PO Box 325         Mineral Point, WI 53565           contact@artsmp.org        (608) 285-2958