The 7th Annual PleinAir Salon Art Competition consists of six bi-monthly competitions throughout 2017-2018 and culminates in the Annual Grand Prize winner being announced on stage at the Plein Air Convention and Expo in April. Our bi-monthly competitions feature 19 categories including: best overall winners, medium, subject and age. The entry fee is $35 for the first painting and $13 for every painting thereafter. Each person is allowed to enter as many paintings as they want in as many categories as they want. A new feature to our competition is the monthly cash prizes we are awarding to the first, second and third place winners of each bi-monthly cycle.
Scott Shields of the Crocker Museum in Sacramento, CA will select the 19 winners in the October/November 2017 cycle and all of those winners will be eligible for the grand prize in April 2018. The more you enter the better your chances of winning. Annual winners are announced at the Plein Air Convention and Expo each April. The upcoming convention will take place in Santa Fe on April 16, 2018. We award cash prizes to three honorable mentions as well as the second and third place winners. The Grand Prize winner takes home $15,000 and the will be featured on the cover of PleinAir magazine.
Please visit our website for more details and to enter your painting today!