Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association
Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association

A Journey to Harvest

General Membership Show May 30, 2024 – May 1, 2025 Natividad Medical Center, Salinas, CA
Deadline was April 8th. Members Only.
1st place 2023, Rankin Pasture by Julia Munger Seelos
1st place 2023, Rankin Pasture by Julia Munger Seelos

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Deadline for entry was April 8, 2024


Natividad Medical Center
1441 Constitution Blvd.
Salinas, CA 93906


Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association (MBPAPA) members who have paid their 2024 dues. For further information please see our website -


Paintings are to be done in plein air. That means the original painting must be created on site. The theme is to focus on growing, production and harvesting.

Painting Requirements

  • Paintings are to be done in plein air. That means the original painting must be created on site.
  • They may not have been exhibited in a prior MBPAPA show.
  • All paintings will be hand delivered to the show, framed. There is no need for hanging devices. They will not be used.
  • The paintings’ dimensions can be of any size.
  • Canvas wrap is not acceptable.
  • Please note that artwork must remain up for the duration of the exhibit. No early pickup.
Please note: In addition to the usual information on the back of your painting, each piece should have a removable label on the Front of each work with title and name of artist. These “stickies” will be removed once the wall labels are up.


All paintings must be for sale, with 70% of the sales revenue going to the artist and 30% going to Natividad Medical Foundation’s Spiritual Care Fund. Please price your art accordingly. There will be no later change of price once the painting has been juried in.


This exhibit will be hosted by Natividad Medical Foundation and will be hung on the second floor of Natividad Medical Center, near the Foundation offices. The show will hang for approximately one year.

Juror of Selection

Bill Davidson

Judge of Awards

Gerard Martin

Entry Fees

$35 for up to 3 works

Image Submission

This is a juried exhibit. Each artist may submit a maximum of 3 works for the jury selection process. The juror will be instructed to only pick a maximum of 2 entries per artist. This way more members have a chance to be in the show.

Hand Deliver

Hand deliver accepted and framed work to Natividad Medical Center. Call ahead at 755-4187 (or email [email protected]) to schedule a time for delivery and pick up of last year’s painting if need be.

Show start date

Pictures of accepted paintings will be available on Natividad Medical foundation website. Gallery | Natividad Foundation

When a juried in painting sells, the artist will be notified by the Foundation and asked to replace it with another painting of similar size.


For questions about MBPAPA or this prospectus, please contact Cyndy Davis at [email protected]. For technical questions, please see the Support section below or contact [email protected].

Additional Notification Information

Notifications will be emailed by the end of the day on April 16, 2024. We cannot respond to inquiries regarding the status of notifications before that time.

Please add [email protected] to your email safe senders list.

After notifications are sent, you may view the status of your entry in your ShowSubmit artist account’s Entry History. Accepted works will be notated by a green check.

If you do not receive your email, you may also view your notification letter using the View Notification link in your Entry History.

Note: Entries made prior to 2023 may not display the View Notification link.

Image and Filename Specifications

  • Submit your original JPEG image files.
  • Crop out all parts of the photo that are not the actual work; do not show mat, frame, etc, only the work itself.
  • Image must be displayed right side up.
  • You do not need to resize your image files.
  • You do not need to rename your image files.

Additional Entry Information

  • You will pay for your entry by credit or debit card using our secure checkout system.
  • After your entry is submitted and paid for, you may log back in to review your entry, edit artist and image information, and add or substitute images up until the entry deadline (April 8, 2024.)
  • Entry fees are not refundable and must be submitted and paid by the entry deadline.
  • Entries cannot be accepted or changed after the deadline. Incomplete entries will be disqualified.


For questions about the entry process or this website please contact ShowSubmit Support at [email protected]. We will get back to you between 9am and 6pm Eastern Time, Monday to Friday. You can also view the Support Center, Entry Guide, or our FAQ.