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Community Call for Entry: Expressions 'en plein air' 2021 Exhibit

Updated: Jul 2, 2021

Community members of all ages are invited to participate in the second annual “Expressions – en plein air” exhibition to be held at the ACWL-Nuveen – August 3 – September 11. We schedule this show to coincide with the multiple outdoor themed art classes we offer for youth and adults during the month of July -

The exhibit not only gives students and faculty from the ACWL-Nuveen summer classes an opportunity to showcase their talent, it is an open invitation to our community to display the creative ways they celebrate the beauty and preciousness of our natural environment. It is FREE for all participants to exhibit – our only stipulation is that the artwork entered in the show have been originated and partially produced outdoors.

Lori McElrath-Eslick Kathy Rogers, plein air painting Eric Michaels

We welcome artwork created using paint, drawing materials, fiber, clay, found beach debris and other mixed media. Have you been inspired to compose music, write poetry, or create a video? We would love to see what inspires you! And artists have a chance to win prizes! We will be awarding prizes in the following categories:

· People’s Choice

· People's Choice Runner-Up

· ACWL-Nuveen Award

· Youth Award

Check out the Expressions – “en plein air” 2021 entry form here. For more information stop by 106 E. Colby Street, email or call - 231 – 893 -2524

Please note we still have spaces available in some of our youth and adult art classes offered during the month of July. We have an excellent line-up of instructors excited to share their love of creating “en plein air”. To learn more and to sign up, visit


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