PAINT THE TOWN
In the Spring, 30 Plein Air artists from across the nation will work in various medium to capture the outdoor sights and scenes of historic Marble Falls and the panoramic Texas Hill Country. For a week, with thousands of visitors, there will be an expansive exhibiting/sales gallery, live demonstrations, a Quick Draw downtown, Sunrise and Nocturne painting, a student competition, nationally recognized judge, Mark Fehlman will present the award winners and a full day of family arts activities.
PLEIN AIR SOUTHWEST GALVESTON
Plein Air Southwest is juried membership paint out competition presented by the Outdoor Painters Society. The 2022 event is hosted by Galveston Historical Foundation, Galveston, Texas. Juried artists compete for $25,000+ in cash and merchandise. Artists will paint for 6 days and nights at selected locations within the city of Galveston.
JUNE 28-JULY 4
Each summer, over the Fourth of July weekend, the Sheridan Arts Foundation hosts 20-25 nationally renowned plein air artists in beautiful Telluride, Colorado for a week of outdoor art.
The Telluride Plein Air Festival has become an indispensable part of Telluride’s Independence Day festivities, allowing locals and tourists alike to observe some of the nation’s top plein air artists at work. The festival culminates in a three-day sale, where the artists display the work they have created all week long
DRIGGS PLEIN AIR
The 10th Annual Driggs Plein Air Festival takes place the last week of July. Over 65 professional and emerging artists from all over the country set up their easels outdoors to paint the scenery in Driggs and Teton Valley. The judges for this year's event are Patrick Saunders and Christine Lashley
SPRING CITY PLEIN AIR COMPETITION
END OF AUGUST
Spring City, a bucolic small town and registered historic district located in the heart of Utah, is a favorite painting locale for many artists. The scenic, pastoral landscape lends itself to creativity and landscape painting. Spring City Arts hosts one of the premier annual plein air painting events in the State of Utah.
SONOMA PLEIN AIR
The 18th annual Sonoma Plein Air Festival will be September 6-11, 2021, bringing acclaimed artists to Sonoma for a week in September to paint, show and sell their work to benefit youth art education in Sonoma. Each of our nationally acclaimed Plein Air Artists create 8-12 paintings during Plein Air Week out and about in Sonoma, Marin and SanFrancisco.
EN PLEIN AIR
In 1921, in tiny Christoval, just south of San Angelo, local artists founded the Texas Artists Camp which grew to be one of the leading plein air gatherings in the Southwest.
100 years later, the same inspiration that attracted those early painters when they arrived 'way out west', is alive today. EnPleinAirTEXAS is a legend among the plein air artist community and now in it's 9th year, one of the top 5 plein air competitions in the country, attracting award-winning artists from around the world.