Artist Participation Requirements

Artists participate in the Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival in one of two categories; Professional or Emerging.

All participating artists must meet certain basic requirements.

See the appropriate section below to understand your participation requirements.

Registration Deadlines

  1. July 15 – All Artist Registration

Artist Participation Requirements

To participate in the Paint Dexter Plein Air Competition as an emerging artist you should start by reviewing the artist’s guide. Registration and a participation fee are required to participate.

A limited number of emerging artists are accepted to compete and exhibit first come first serviced. This event is open to all artists 18 years and older and all mediums including oils, acrylics, watercolor, gouache and pastels.

Below are the basic requirements to participate in the emerging artist competition.

  1. Complete the Online Registration form and select the “Emerging” competition category
    1. Select how many paintings you plan to enter
    2. Indicate if you plan to participate in the Quick Draw

Commissions on Sold Artwork

A 30% commission on all artwork sold during the Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival will be retained by the Dexter Arts, Culture & Heritage Committee, with all event sales handled by the City of Dexter. All proceeds from the art sale will go towards funding the Dexter Arts, Culture & Heritage Committee.

Payment to artists for work sold will be mailed within 30 days after the event ends.