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Submissions have closed. Please join us June 30 exhibit reception.

Ford House presents an exhibition of “en Plein air” paintings, featuring water, one of our region’s greatest natural resources. Artists are invited to submit up to (3) works of art created en Plein air. The topic for these pieces must center on water, with special notice given to works about the Great Lakes and our own Lake St. Clair. Works must be 90% finished outside and 10% in the studio.
The selection process for this exhibit will be done by Ford House committee. Painting submissions open April 25 and close May 23.

Click here to submit work.

Click here to view official flyer

The exhibition will remain on view through August 28, 2022.


All works must be finished, dry, framed, and ready to hang once selected. They must not exceed 24 in x 24 in. 90% of each painting needs to have been done en Plein air (rather than in a studio).


April 25: Submissions open

May 23: Submissions Closed, artists will be notified by May 27th

May 31st-June 13: Drop-off window, during a preset window of time or by arrangement. This will be in an email to the selected artists.

June 30: Exhibit reception

August 28: Exhibit ends