Call to Artists

Please read carefully as the paint out and thhe show have changed for this year!

PAPO Prospectus

12th Annual Downtown Bellingham Plein Air Paint Out

Saturday & Sunday Sept 16 & 17th 2017, 9am-5pm

The purpose of this paint out is to promote public awareness and appreciation of Plein Air Painting and Art in Bellingham in general.

Our goal is to paint at specific intersections and be seen along or near the Holly Street corridor. The sponsor Studio UFO will promote the event to the public. This is not a fundraiser. Artists will get 70% of sales.

Sponsored by Studio UFO,Contact person-Trish Harding 360-319-6115,,

Artists Reception Friday, Oct 6, 6pm-9

Studio UFO Gallery

301 W Holly St. Bellingham, WA


Entries must be original, entirely the work of the entrant, executed on the day of the paint out only.

Entries must be original paintings, no photocopies or Xerox, giclee or other reproduction.

Paintings must be on paper, board, or stretched canvas in the size of any size.

Entries must be framed or edges painted with wire that hangs 2.5 inches from the top of the painting and ready to hang when delivered.

Entries must reflect the uniqueness of Downtown Bellingham and 85% completed en plein air.

Artists can submit up to two paintings on Thursday 9/28 at 3pm or before.

The Exhibition will be hosted by Studio UFO Gallery.


Paintings only – No photographs or giclees, or drawings

Paintings can be any size

UFO Gallery reserves the right to refuse any work, which does not meet the criteria or is not suitable for the gallery mission.

All artists are expected to attend the artist reception and exhibition and encouraged to invite family, friends & clients.

Entry Fees

Non-refundable entry fee is payable to Trish Harding.

The entry fee is $10 and must be paid by check or credit card to Studio UFO.

A signed entry form must accompany the entry fee.

The entry fee and entry form must be postmarked no later than Sept 14th, 2017.


All work must be for sale- no exceptions.

Studio UFO Gallery will charge 30% commission for each artwork sold.


Artists will report to a location of his/her choice to paint in downtown Bellingham around or near the Holly Street Corridor. The mission of the show is for the community to see all the artists on one day in the downtown area, therefore we ask that you choose a spot downtown where you are visible to the public.

Artists are asked not to use business establishment’s restrooms unless you do business with them and do not block entrance to any establishment.

Paint with a buddy if you can.


Studio UFO reserves the right to photograph entries and artists in action and use photographs for the purposes of documentation, education, publicity and to encourage public interaction with the arts. You give that permission by your entry.


Studio UFO assume no responsibility for loss or injury to person or property during this event.

Every reasonable precaution will be taken during the receiving, installation, and exhibition of work. The Gallery assumes no responsibility for loss or damage incurred.


Sept 14 Entry Form & Fee Due

Sept 16 & 17 Paint Out 9am-5pm

9/28 Drop off painting at UFO before 3pm-NO LATER

Oct 6 12th Annual Downtown Bellingham Plein Air Exhibition

Oct 6 Artists Reception, 4-6pm

Nov 1-2-8-9th Pick up unsold artwork these days before 3 or by appointment

Studio UFO is the best place to learn to paint or learn to paint better! All skill levels welcome. Trish Harding School of Art is located at 301 W Holly St M-4, 360 319-6115.

PAPO Entry Form 2017

12th Annual Downtown Bellingham Plein Air Paint Out




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Make check payable to Trish Harding. Send this Entry form and your check or credit card information (must have all of the above to use credit card & I will sign the receipt which you will be emailed to you)

postmarked no later than Sept 14, 2017. Earlier entries are highly encouraged! Fill out completely and return entry in entirety, make a photocopy and keep one for your records. Sign the entry form. No refunds.

An exhibition of the work will be shown at Studio UFO Gallery. Artists’ Reception 10/6.

Prospectus available online at or or call 360 319-6115. Mail prospectus to Studio UFO 301 W Holly St M-4, Bellingham, WA 98225. This event is sponsored by Studio UFO.

Trish Harding