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In the Air: 2019 SC Plein Air Challenge Exhibition

  • 24 Aug 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • The Scarab Club 217 Farnsworth Street Detroit, MI 48202
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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Paint from 8 am - 4 pm
Exhibition in the SC Lounge: August 24-October 12, 2019
Reception: Saturday, August 24, 5-7 pm | Free and open to the public

In 2017 the Scarab Club hosted IN THE AIR--its first plein air exhibition. More than 50 artists signed up to accept the challenge to paint or draw an original work of art between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm. When the artists returned their work, it was installed in the lounge--wet--and we all celebrated at the reception! It was a great community effort, and wonderful to see easels set up throughout the city with artists painting landscapes and cityscapes. Last year we had a great response again, and we've decide to make it an annual event.

The Scarab Club invites artists to participate in its 2019 IN THE AIR exhibition. The exhibition will showcase work which has been painted between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm on Saturday, August 24th. There is no entry fee for this exhibition.

Saturday, August 24, 2019
8 am-Noon: Check-in – Participating artists will have the back of their canvasses or paper stamped at the SC (217 Farnsworth/Detroit, MI). Artists may have 2 canvasses or sheets of paper (no larger than 16’'x20") stamped. One painting from each artist (the artist's choice) will be accepted for inclusion in the exhibition.

8 am-4 pm: Artists paint en plein air at locations of their choice in and around Detroit.

4 pm deadline: Paintings returned to SC and installed in lounge. Tags will be available when work is returned to the gallery.

5-8 pm: Reception-The reception for the exhibition will be held in the SC lounge

Participation is open to all artists over 18 years of age. The SC Plein Air Challenge has a theme of landscapes and cityscapes painted in and around Detroit.

There is no charge for participation in the SC Plein Air Challenge

All work must be for sale. The Scarab Club takes a commission of 30% for members; 45% for non-members.

Contact Treena Flannery Ericson at:

Stephen Magsig, Dix Avenue Bridge, Oil, 2016

The Scarab Club is supported in part by awards from the Kresge Foundation, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation and the National  Endowment for the Arts.

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