Inaugural Plein Air Festival April 13th -16th, 2020

Workshop Registration

2-Day Plein Air Workshop, April 14-15, 2020 9am-5pm with International Plein Air artist and instructor Guido Frick.

Guido Frick was born in Konstanz, Germany and studied art in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He teaches his Impressionistic style throughout Europe and America’s western states. Capturing the mood, with oil and watercolor, he approaches each subject with bold and vigorous brushwork, using brilliant color.

Frick relays, “As a painter, I do not like to be labeled. I’m always crossing the borderline between Impressionism and Expressionism. In art there should be no borders, no fences, no stop signs. To learn how to paint means to learn how to see.”

2-Day Plein Air Workshop is $385.00 for MBAA Members or $405.00 for non-members. But if you’re registered for the Plein Air Festival you receive MBAA member price for the workshop.

Please register for the Paint Out Event under Event Registration and the Workshop below.

Event Registration

The Inaugural Morro Bay Plein Air Festival welcomes painters and visitors to Morro Bay, California to capture and explore the town’s charming downtown, Embarcadero, ocean views, bay and harbor scenery and surrounding mountain vistas.

Registration includes one (1) Plein Air Festival Brochure, one (1) Paint Out, Continental Breakfast for 2 people, SWAG bag, Free Plein Air Demonstration, one (1) VIP Party ticket, Live and Silent Art Auctions, and the chance for award ribbons and prizes.

This Festival is made possible by Morro Bay Art Association, Morro Bay Tourism, and Inn at Morro Bay.

The Morro Bay Plein Air Festival is open to professional and non-professional artists of all skill levels. Artists may purchase additional Paint Out entries for $10.00 per canvas up to 3 canvases and submit up to 2 canvases for auction. You may also register for the workshop at MBAA member price, (a $20.00 discount) and Quick Draw Competition for an additional $20.00 for MBAA members and $25.00 for non-members. We invite the public to watch the art evolve before their eyes, to participate in the evening activities and to purchase beautiful wet paint artworks in the Silent Auction and enjoy a Live Auction of the Quick Draw Artworks.

VIP Party Registration

The VIP Party will be held at Inn at Morro Bay, one of Morro Bay’s most scenic hotels. Enjoy overlooking the bay and harbor as you dine or enjoy the lounge and lobby.

The VIP Party will start at 4pm with live music, refreshments, and wine. You will receive a copy of the Inaugural 2020 Plein Air Brochure which lists the participating artists, painting locations around the city of Morro Bay and an overview of the weeks activities.

You will also be able to pre-bid on all the Paint Out artworks in a silent auction and be eligible for exciting door prizes. The VIP Party is from 4-6pm in the Morro Bay Room in the lobby of Inn at Morro Bay. At 5pm the Quick Draw Competition will begin. You will be able come and go from the party with your registration wristband. At 6pm the party will end and the Morro Bay Room will open to the public for one last opportunity in the Silent Auction.

The VIP Party is $25.00 per person.

Every registered artists receives one (1) free ticket to the VIP Party and may purchase one (1) additional discounted ticket for 15.00 if they desire. All other VIP Party tickets are $25.00 per person.

Morro Bay Plein Air Festival Registration $40.00 non-members or $35.00 MBAA members. Registration includes April 13th demonstration from 3-5pm, April 16th Paint Out and VIP Party. You may paint additional canvases at $10.00 per canvas up to 3 canvases. Please note, only 2 canvases may be submitted to the auction. Canvas sizes not to exceed 18″ X 24″ , no minimum size.

Guido Frick Workshop $405.00 non-members or $385.00 MBAA members. 2-Day Workshop April 14-15, 2020. If you are registered for the Morro Bay Plein Air Festival you can get MBAA member price for Guido Frick Workshop.

Quick Draw Competition $25.00 non-members $20.00 MBAA members. You must be registered for the Plein Air Festival to add the Quick Draw Competition.

VIP Party $25.00 If you are registered for the Plein Air Festival you get 1 free VIP ticket for yourself and you may buy 1 additional ticket at a discount for $15.00. All additional tickets are $25.00 per person.