The Gunnison Plein Air Open
The Gunnison Plein Air Open is an ancillary event of the Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational. This event is free and open to all CBPAI Open Class Artists.
The event starts at 10 am on Saturday, July 5th at the Gunnison Arts Center, where you can get your painting surfaces stamped. You are free to paint anywhere you care to drive from Gunnison. This event culminates in a sale starting at Legion Park on Sunday, July 6th at 6 pm. You will be free to set up your easel or easels in the park and display your paintings for sale during the popular Sundays at Six concert series. The Gunnison Arts Center will have a sales table to collect payments for artists, including a credit card system, and will collect and remit sales tax as appropriate. The sales commission on these sales is 30%.
After the sale, the Gunnison Arts Center will select about a dozen of the most impressive paintings that did not sell, and offer to display those at the Center for sale for an additional month. That opportunity is optional and subject to the discretion of the Open Class artist in question.