Competition Rules

PAINT OUT RULES

1. Locations for the Paint Out competition will be your choice of Tidelands Park, Coleman Park, Art Center Morro Bay Patio, Inn at Morro Bay Patio (front or rear), Dorn’s Restaurant (front patio), or State Park Marina & Marina Peninsula Trail/Boardwalk (near Bayside CafĂ©) See Map page for locations.

2. CHECK-IN will be from 8-10am, Thursday April 16th at Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay, CA 93442. All artists must check in.

3. SET-UP – Artists may choose their sites and begin painting anytime after they check in. Painting ends promptly at 2pm.

4. STOP – All artists must stop painting at 2pm and take their wet painting to Inn at Morro Bay, located at 60 State Park Rd, Morro Bay, CA 93442 (805) 772-5651 between 3-3:30pm. All finished artwork will be for sale at a silent auction, during and after the VIP Party. A 25% commission will be retained by Art Center Morro Bay. Artists retain 75% of the sales price. You may submit up to 2 pieces of finished artwork for auction.

5. Artists get 1 canvas stamped per event registration. For an additional fee of $10. artists may have 2 additional canvases stamped. A limit of (2) canvases may be submitted for the Silent Auction. (One) unsold artwork may be exhibited at Art Center Morro Bay after the festival.

6. The monetary transaction for each artwork sold will be handled by Event Staff. California sales tax of 7.75% will be added to the price of each painting that sells and will be collected by Art Center Morro Bay. A 25% commission will be retained on any artwork sold as a result of this event at Inn at Morro Bay or Art Center Morro Bay. Any artists who sells his/her artwork outside of the competition to avoid paying the required commission will be banned from future events. Artists will be paid on the 1st of the month; May 1, 2020

7. For ease of handling, each painting must be FRAMED & WIRED prior to exhibiting and judging. Only canvas, canvas board, paper or other flat substrates will be allowed. All substrates must be framed or the edges fully covered with paint. Festival Stamps must be visible on all works, including works on paper.

8. By 3:30pm all artists MUST have their completed artworks to INN at MORRO BAY, 60 State Park Rd, Morro Bay. Only stamped canvases/substrates/paper will be accepted. You may enter two (2) completed artworks for the Paint Out and one (1) for the Quick Draw.

9. The competition will be judged by Guido Frick. Prizes for the Paint Out will take place at approximately 4pm at Inn at Morro Bay in the Morro Bay Room located in the front lobby. All art will be hung and ready for silent auction bidding by 4pm; the start of the VIP Party. Each painting must be framed, have a title and reserve price and required to be for sale.

10. AWARDS: $1,075 will be awarded for the Paint Out event at the VIP Party held in the Morro Bay Room at Inn at Morro Bay, April 16, 2020 accordingly; $500. to First Place, $300. to Second Place, $175. to Third Place & $100. to (1) Honorable Mention. The Festival concludes with the evening activities at Inn at Morro Bay.

11. Up to one unsold painting per artist may be transferred to Art Center Morro Bay for exhibiting through May 11, 2020. All unsold artwork must be picked up on May 12th at Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay between 10am and 2pm. ACMB will not ship artwork. Please make prior arrangements for shipping.

Quick Draw Rules

1. The location of the Quick Draw Competition is the Inn at Morro Bay, 60 State Park Rd, Morro Bay, CA (805) 772-5651 Places will be designated within the lounge area. Please be aware that people will be crowding around to see you paint. Be mindful of your space.

2. CHECK-IN time is no later than 4pm, Thursday April 16th. You will need to set up your easel and be ready to paint at 5pm. VIP Party will be available to you after 4pm. You must be pre-registered for the Quick Draw Competition.

3. Artists will have 2 hours to paint, from 5-7pm. If a registered artist is late in arriving with their pre-stamped canvas, they may paint and will forfeit their lost time and all artists must stop painting promptly at 7pm; ready to frame their artwork.

4. All artists must STOP painting at 7pm and frame their wet painting. All finished artwork will be for sale during the live auction with NO RESERVE. A 25% commission will be retained by Art Center Morro Bay. Artists will be paid 75% of auctioned price during the following week.

5. Only canvases, canvas board, paper or other flat substrates will be allowed. All substrates must be framed or the edges fully covered with paint. Event Stamps must be visible on all works, including works on paper.

6. The maximum number of pieces that may be entered are two (2) from the Paint Out and one (1) from the Quick Draw Competition.

7. The Quick Draw judge will be Guido Frick. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded just prior to live auction, at approximately 7:15pm.

8. The monetary transaction for each artwork sold will be handled by Event Staff. California sales tax of 7.75% will be added to the price of each painting that sells and will be collected by Art Center Morro Bay. A 25% commission will be retained on any artwork sold as a result of this event at Inn at Morro Bay or Art Center Morro Bay. Any artists who sells his/her artwork outside of the competition to avoid paying the required commission will be banned from future events. Artists will be paid on the 1st of the month; May 1, 2020

9. AWARDS: $1,075 will be awarded for the Quick Draw Competition held at Inn at Morro Bay, April 16, 2020 accordingly; $500. to First Place, $300. to Second Place, $175. to Third Place & $100. to (1) Honorable Mention. The Festival concludes with the evening activities at Inn at Morro Bay.

10. Up to one unsold painting per artist may be transferred to Art Center Morro Bay for exhibiting through May 11, 2020. All unsold artwork must be picked up on May 12th at Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay between 10am and 2pm. ACMB will not ship artwork. Please make prior arrangements for shipping.