Call for Artists: Paint Grand Traverse 2019

Call Details
Call Opens
Event date(s)
August 11-18, 2019
Application fee
Free for CTAC members / $25 non-members

Paint Grand Traverse is a week-long plein air painting festival and competition featuring artists from across the country. The second annual Paint Grand Traverse will take place August 11-18, 2019, and is hosted by Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City. The week features sales events, live demonstrations, a kids paint out, parties, and more.

The artist application for Paint Grand Traverse 2019 will open on Monday, October 15 at 9:00am Eastern Time. The application is open to all plein air artists working in a painting medium. Links to upload your materials will be posted at that time.

To apply, you will need:

1) 5-7 JPG images of en plein air works completed within the past two years.

  • Images should be cropped to the borders of the artwork, and should not include frames.
  • Minimum resolution: 2000px long on the shortest side. High-resolution photos preferred.
  • File names must follow this format:  LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_title.jpg   The title may be abbreviated (e.g. "sunset"), but images without a first name and last name in the file name will not be reviewed, and your application will be considered incomplete.

2) Your plein air resume/CV, in .pdf, .doc, or .docx file format.

3) $25 application fee (waived for current Crooked Tree Arts Center members)

Paint Grand Traverse 2019 artists will have obligations the evening of August 11 - the morning of August 18, and are expected to participate each day and attend all sales events.


Open to all plein air artists ages 18+ working in a painting medium.