PLEIN AIR EASTON
Plein Air Easton is the largest and most prestigious juried plein air painting competition in the United States. Celebrating its 15th year in 2019, the competition is held in Easton, Maryland each July. Plein air painters produce art from life (as opposed to in the studio). Artists from all over the United States and beyond apply to this competition. There will be 58 competing artists painting throughout Talbot County, Maryland the week of July 14th. Many of the world's most accomplished artists have Easton at the top of their wish list of competitions and we will continue to set the bar for excellence in the coming year.
SONOMA PLEIN AIR
The 17th annual Sonoma Plein Air Festival will be September 9-14, 2019, 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.
JUNE 22-JULY 4
Heber Valley is proud to be the home of Wasatch Plein Air Paradise, Utah’s largest annual fine art painting competition and sale. Now in its 14th year, WPAP 2019 is hosted by the Midway Art Association, a group of local artists, collectors and art enthusiasts formed to encourage and support our growing art community through art education and sales. Over 100 artists from Utah and surrounding areas will converge in Midway to paint ‘en Plein Air’, or in the open air of Wasatch County.
DRIGGS PLEIN AIR
JULY 24-AUGUST 3
The 8th Annual Driggs Plein Air Festival takes place the last week of July. Over 70 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 years competition are renowned plein air artists John Poon and Scott Christensen
SPRING CITY PLEIN AIR COMPETITION
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. The judge for this year's competition will be Jeff Horn, a terrific and widely collected California based painter of outdoor landscapes.
Love Utah’s canyon country and supporting working artists and artisans? Make plans now to attend the premier art event of the Colorado Plateau – the 16th Annual Escalante Canyons Art Festival-Everett Ruess Days in late September 2019 in Escalante, Utah! Escalante is off the beaten path – along Utah’s only All American Road, Scenic Byway 12 – between Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef National Parks, in the heart of Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument.