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Paint from 8 am – 4 pm on Saturday, July 21st
Exhibition in the SC Lounge:
July 21-September 8, 2018
Reception: Saturday, July 21, 5 pm

Sign up for IN THE AIR

Last year the Scarab Club hosted IN THE AIR–its first plein air exhibition. More than 50 artists signed up to accept the challenge to paint or draw an original work of art between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm. When the artists returned their work, it was installed in the lounge–wet–and we all celebrated at the reception! It was a great community effort–and wonderful to see easels set up throughout the city, with artists painting landscapes and cityscapes. In fact, it was so much fun we’ve decided to do it again on Saturday, July 21st!

The Scarab Club invites artists to participate in its 2018 IN THE AIR exhibition. The exhibition will showcase work which has been painted between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm on Saturday, July 21st. There is no entry fee for this exhibition.

Saturday, July 21st, 2018
8 am – Noon: Check-in – Participating artists will have the back of their canvasses or paper stamped at the SC. Artists may have 2 canvasses or sheets of paper (no larger than 16’’x20″) stamped. One painting from each artist (the artist’s choice) will be accepted for inclusion in the exhibition.

8 am – 4 pm: Artists paint en plein air at locations of their choice in and around Detroit.

4 pm deadline: Paintings returned to SC and installed in lounge. Tags will be available when work is returned to the gallery.

5-8 pm: Reception-The reception for the exhibition will be held in the SC lounge

Participation is open to all artists over 18 years of age. The SC Plein Air Challenge has a theme of landscapes and cityscapes painted in and around Detroit.

There is no charge for participation in the SC Plein Air Challenge

Contact Treena Flannery Ericson at:


Stephen Magsig,Dix Avenue Bridge, Oil, 2016
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