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Artwork must be taken to the arts center at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd. by 4 p.m. The center opens at noon today.
Each entry must be accompanied by a registration form and $5 entry fee.
No experience is necessary for the contest of community painting “en plein air” — literally, painting outside.
All successfully submitted work will be entered into the Paint Out Exhibition at The Landing mall from this Friday to Sunday, Sept. 14.
More than $700 in awards will be given in the program sponsored by Port Angeles-based Green Crow timber company.
During the community exhibition, visitors can vote for their favorites.
People's choice awards to adults, teens and youths will be presented during a special reception Sept. 14.
The free Community Celebration & Exhibit will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the fine arts center and art park.
It will feature demonstrations by professional artists and a mural for community painters, as well as face painting, music, food and beverages.
Registration forms for the Community Paint Out can be downloaded from www.paintthepeninsula.org.
Following the community contest, 32 professional painters will express the Peninsula's outdoor attractions on canvas.
They will gather in Port Angeles from across the nation and British Columbia, then disperse to paint outdoors from Sequim to Cape Flattery to the Hoh Rain Forest from Sept. 8-14.
Their 160 original paintings will be displayed in the fine arts center gallery, and the work will be judged by artist Jim Lamb on the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 13.
Monetary awards will be given for best of show, as well as first, second and third place and artists' choice.
For more on this or other programs, visit www.pafac.org or phone 360-457-3532.