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


Signature Member Show 2024 July 5 – August 29, 2024 Pacific Grove Art Center
Deadline is May 8th. 2 weeks left to enter. Signature Members Only.
Spring Path at Garland Park by Ruth Carroll
Spring Path at Garland Park by Ruth Carroll
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or to submit.

Deadline for entry: May 8, 2024


Annand Gallery
568 Lighthouse Ave
Pacific Grove, CA 93950


Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association (MBPAPA) members who hold "signature member" status and who have paid and signed their 2024 membership registration. For further information please see their website -


Paintings will be done in plein with at least 80% completed on site of the painting. The show ‘Serendipity’ will celebrate the happy accidents in painting plein air.

Painting Requirements

  • Paintings are to be completed primarily in plein air
  • They may not have been exhibited in a prior MBPAPA show
  • All paintings will be hand delivered to the show, framed and ready to hang with hanging wire.
  • The paintings’ dimensions cannot be larger than 12x16 inches in height or width unframed
  • All paintings are for sale

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.


PG Art Center will receive a 40% commission of sales price on all pieces sold. So please take that into account when you price your entries.

Juror and Judge

Joaquin Turner

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 the PG Art Center June 29, 2024 between 1-4pm.

Please note that artwork must remain up for the duration of the exhibit. No early pickup.


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 May 14, 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 (May 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.