Call to Artists

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

PAPO Prospectus

14th Annual Downtown Bellingham Plein Air Paint Out

Saturday & Sunday August 25 & 26, 2018, 10am-4pm

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, Sept 7, 6pm-9

Studio UFO Gallery

301 W Holly St. Bellingham, WA


Entries must be original, entirely the work of the entrant, executed on the days 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. NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS

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

Artists can submit up to two paintings on Thursday 9/5 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 $12 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 August 15th, 2018.


All work must be for sale- no exceptions.

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


THIS YEAR WE ASK ALL ARTISTS TO PAINT AT WAYPOINT PARK IN DOWNTOWN BELLINGHAM. The mission of the show is for the community to see all the artists on one day in the downtown area.

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.


August 15 Entry Form & Fee Due (earlier registrations appreciated)

Sat & Sun 8/24 & 8/25 Paint Out 10am-4pm both days

Thurs 9/5 Drop off painting to UFO before 3pm-NO LATER

301 W Holly St, free parking in lot behind Bay St

Fri 9/ 6 13th Annual Downtown Bellingham Plein Air Exhibition, 6-9pm

Wed Oct 2 Pick up unsold artwork before 3pm 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 2019
13th Annual Downtown Bellingham Plein Air Paint Out 2019




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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 )
postmarked no later than August 15th, 2019. 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 Friday Sept 6, 2019, 6-9pm, during Downtown Bellingham Art Walk.

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.

painting by Katy Zeidner, 2018

Trish Harding

PAPO Downtown Bellingham Plein Air Exhibition 2019

Friday, Oct 6,


Studio UFO Gallery,

301 W. Holly St. M-4

​Bellingham, WA 98225