Call to Artists for Paint the Towns in Fall Color

Thursday Oct. 7 - 14, 2021

Call to Artists for Paint the Towns in Fall Color

Plein Air Competition and Exhibition

Art, Adults

Click Here for Paint the Towns in Fall Color Artist Prospectus

Registration Form

Click here for the Artist Calendar

Each painting must be created on-site, within the event boundaries, in the true spirit of plein air painting. Minor adjustments or corrections only may be done in a studio to fix forms or colors. A painting will be disqualified for judging if: the artist is found using an iPad or photos on their easel, the artist is standing outside the boundaries.

painting period: Oct. 7 to Oct. 14 within Plymouth, Greenbush, Glenbeulah, and added Road America Track boundaries

Special Paint Weekend: Oct. 9 & 10 Artist are invited to Paint on the Grounds of Road America! (Safety Rules and Guidelines will be given to the Artists, as the Track will be Hot)

Painting boundary in Plymouth and Surrounding towns of Greenbush and Glenbeulah :Counterclockwise Directions of outer boundaries- Start at Hwy 67 and Cty Rd G near Armstrong head eastward on Hwy 67 > Cty Rd U/Kettle Moraine Scenic Dr > Cty Rd U > Cty Rd M > Cty PP/M > Cty Rd J > Cty Rd P > A/Kettle Moraine Scenic Dr > Hwy 23 West > Cty Rd G > Back to Hwy 67. Boundary Map to be provided at Registration. Road America only on Oct. 9& 10.

• The first 45 artists to register will be accepted. (Entry fees received over 45 artists will be refunded). • $45 fee if postmarked before Sept. 30th ($50 after Sept. 30th) entitles artist to participate in the full event and all areas within the painting boundaries.

locations** for check-in and material stamping: Painting materials MUST be stamped prior to starting to paint. Locations and times below: Plymouth Arts Center 520 E Mill St, Plymouth, WI 53073 (920-892-8409)


  • Oct 7 & 8 PAC Reception desk: 10AM-4PM
  • Oct 9 PAC Classroom 8AM– 10AM & PAC Reception Desk 12PM-3PM
  • Oct 10 PAC Classroom 8AM– 10AM & PAC Reception Desk 12PM-3PM
  • (NO STAMPING on Monday Oct 11)
  • Oct 12 & 13 PAC Reception Desk 10AM-4PM

Evenings Stamping and Painting Submissions Saturday, Oct 9th and Sunday, October 10th, 6:00-8:00 PM in the Plymouth Arts Center Classroom. If you are unable to check-in at these times, please email or to make other arrangements.


  • media may include: oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels and gouache.
  • for dark colored materials, please paint a white patch to provide a legible stamping area.
  • each artist may initially submit three (3) paintings: Framed Size may not exceed 30” length or width
  • maximum frame width: 4 ¼ inches maximum mat width: 4 inches (watercolors)

FINAL PAINTING SUBMISSION: Thursday, Oct. 14th 2 – 5 PM at the PAC Classroom ONLY, No Exceptions. Judging will follow later that evening.

  • each artist may initially submit up to three (3) paintings (See materials for Sizes)
  • check-in stamp must be visible on the back of each painting
  • paintings must be signed, appropriately framed, mounted and securely wired for hanging we reserve the right to refuse any improperly framed paintings, wrapped canvases, stained mats, alligator hangers
  • Replacement Paintings: Each Artist may submit two extra works for use as replacement paintings if any of your (or others) paintings sell during the exhibit.

*All the same rules apply as the regular exhibit, but they must be boxed upon entry.

pricing: Paintings will be priced at the artists selected “Starting Bid” for the silent auction that ends at 9pm on Oct 15th. Artists will also select a “Buy it Now” (retail) price. Any purchases on Oct 15th prior to the end of the silent auction at 9:00PM, will be sold at the selected “Buy it Now” pricing. Winning Silent Auction Bids will close at 9:00PM. After the Oct 15th Reception and during the Extended Sale through November 19 the paintings will be sold at the “Buy it Now” retail price selected by the artist. (Usually the “Buy it Now” pricing is set higher.) Price changes will not be allowed after painting submission.

commissions: The PAC will retain a 35% commission on all painting sales. Artist payments will be mailed to the address provided at registration within 3 weeks following the sale.

Off-easel or post-exhibit sales: Please respect the PAC for hosting this event, a 10% finder’s fee on all off-easel or post-exhibit sales is expected if painted during the event off of the PAC grounds. Funds may be given to the Plymouth Arts Center Event cashier at the gallery. Make all checks payable to: Plymouth Arts Center; mailing address: P.O. Box 253, Plymouth, WI 53073. Also, please provide the buyer’s name and address, so we may invite them to the event in following years.

Thursday, Oct 14th after 6pm. The judge/s for the main event: TBA

Public Reception Party, Friday, Oct 15th at 6:00-9:00 PM. (Artists social/preview at 5:30 PM)

awards: Presented Friday, Oct 15 at 6:45 pm during the Reception Party

  • Best of Show $1000
  • 2nd place $ 750
  • 3rd place $ 350
  • Merit Award $ 100
  • Merit Award $ 100
  • Sunshine Award $ 100
  • Merit Award (non cash)
  • Merit Award (non cash) Each artist may win only one of the awards listed above, and only one award listed below. Best of Historic Town and Artists Choice awards may be awarded to any paintings in the exhibit.
  • Best of Road America award: $ 150
  • Best of Fall Colors award: $ 100
  • Artist’s Choice Award $ 150
  • People’s Choice Award $100 Tallied and Announced at 8:30pm Oct 15th


Artist must fill out a federal W-9 form prior to the event or at registration.

painting pick-up/extended sale in Main Gallery 110 North: For this event, we are displaying the Plein Air works in the Main Gallery 110 North. The works will hang until Nov. 19th and should be picked up on Nov. 20th (time TBA) This is a month-long Exhibition in the main Gallery 110 North.

NO exceptions to these dates/times unless you email or in advance to make other arrangements, or have another artist pick up your works)…………..
Abandoned paintings will be donated to the Plymouth Arts Center after one month after the close of the Nov. 19th Exhibition date.

Regardless of cause, the artist agrees to bear all risk and expense for any loss, theft or damage to their artwork or other personal property or injury to their person. The artist agrees to be responsible for insuring their artwork, all necessary shipping, and to abide by all rules set by the Plymouth Arts Center.

ATTENTION: There will be Two Artist’s Socials during the event- TBA. Check on the PAC website under Visual Arts/Plein Air Event to locate the Artist’s Calendar to be released mid Sept.

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