Deadline to Sign Up: January 29, 2022
Painting Drop-Off: February 5-6, 2022
Public Reception: February 26, 2022
Location: 801 Washington Lofts, Minneapolis, MN 55401
801 Gallery is operated by a condominium association in the North Loop district of Minneapolis. Their Aesthetics Committee is mounting an architecture-themed art exhibit including photos of designs by Minneapolis architect Garth Rockcastle and paintings of uniquely Minnesotan structures from Outdoor Painters of Minnesota. They will hire professionals to hang the show, host a reception for the exhibit opening, and will not handle sales or charge a commission but will publish a prospectus and price list with contact information for participating artists to promote sales.
2022 OPM members are invited to submit a large plein air or studio painting (minimum height/width 12" or equivalent, maximum height/width 48") with an explanatory photo image such as in situ photo, value study, or field sketch to display in the prospectus. Subject matter should be structural and uniquely Minnesotan: fish houses, Art Shanty Projects, mansions from the Guilded Age, State Fair structures, skyscrapers or skyways – all kinds of structures are eligible. Paintings must be completed from direct observation or field study and not only from photographs.