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Calls for ACA members' show, plein air art for Town Day

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"Courageous Colors" is the Arlington Center for the Arts' annual members' show. It is open to all media, both 2D and 3D, that explore hue, chroma and value in expressive or inventive ways.ACA members' show

The deadline to submit is Wednesday, Sept. 14. Read more details here >>

Whether your color enhances the energy of your subject, alters the message of your work, or illuminates possibilities, this is the show for you.

Accepting applications: Plein air artists for Town Day

Plein air artists

Get ready for the first Plein Air Paint Festival in Arlington, to be held during Town Day within the Winfield Robbins Memorial Garden on Sept. 17, from 9:30 to 3. Plein air painting is the act of painting outdoors. Aug. 15 is the deadline to apply.

  • All artists are welcome to apply to participate in one of two self-designated categories: Professional or Amateur Artist (art students). Prizes will go the the winners: $500 in cash will be awarded to a professional artist, $250 to an amateur winner and a gift certificate to the Arlington's Choice Winner.
  • Artists must be self-sufficient by bringing the surface previously approved in the application — see below -- and all the necessary tools to paint (easel, canvas or paper, brushes, rugs, a chair and containers for water).
  • Only water media will be accepted (watercolors, acrylic, pencils and pastels). Water will be available at the ArtLinks tent.
  • There will be two-two-hour shifts for painting. At the end of the shifts, artists will clean up and bring their finished pieces to the ArtLinks tent for display, judging and public presale.

The application deadline is 8 p.m. Aug. 15. Accepted artists will be notified by Aug. 25.

Applications will be available next week to all ArtLinks members, the New England Watercolor Society, the High School Art Department, and neighboring towns. If you are not a member of these groups, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive an application and get further details.


  This news announcement was published Thursday, July 14, 2022, and updated July 30, 2022.  Providing the information was Analiese Ruggles of the ACA and the ACAC newsletter.

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